Firefox version 102 emphasizes the safety and security of online tracking. But the Mozilla Foundation web browser also gets other welcome improvements and bug fixes.
What’s new in Firefox 102?
When you browse the web, you are often tracked down using many tools which are not always easily detectable. To combat this permanent tracking, Firefox is adopting a new browsing profile. Therefore, the Strict setting available in your browser’s Privacy and Privacy settings will block social network trackers, cross-site cookies, content used for tracking, cryptocurrency miners and fingerprint scanners. A solid protection that can however disrupt your navigation as some websites will refuse to be viewed if they cannot exploit this data. In this case it will be necessary to return to a standard protection mode.
Also new for the browser, this time more a cosmetic order, is the ability to suppress the display of the download panel as soon as a file download starts. Right-clicking on the download button icon accesses the menu to disable panel display.
Finally, PIP (Picture in Picture) video playback mode is improving with subtitle support for HBO Max, Funimation, Dailymotion, Tubi, Disney + Hotstar and SonyLIV platforms.
What are the advantages of Firefox?
Firefox presents itself as a lightweight and stable browser. It can be customized at will using the many graphic themes offered and can also adapt to the system interface by adopting the light or dark mode depending on the choice made. It also gives you access to a huge catalog of extensions to enrich it and add functions. In addition, by creating a Firefox account, you can synchronize your open tabs, browsing history and bookmarks between all devices – computers and mobile phones – connected to the same account. Above all, Firefox has never stopped, besides the versions, to emphasize the confidentiality of its users. With the help of the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) the browser is equipped with tools to limit tracking by advertising agencies or social networks and automatically blocks pop-up windows for added security.
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