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Firefox version 68 has arrived with a darker reader view and extension recommendations

about 3 years ago by IanDorfman

The latest stable release of Firefox, version 68, is now available on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. This release comes with some major changes, such as a redesigned add-on manager. It also comes with some mobile-focused updates.

The major features of this release, according to the Mozilla blog post announcing its availability, are as follows:

• Firefox Recommended Extensions and more: Mozilla has curated a list of recommended extensions reviewed for security, usability, and usefulness. You can find the list on the “Get Add-ons” page in the Firefox Add-ons Manager (about:addons).

  • In addition, reporting any bad extensions you come across has been simplified. It can be done directly through your Firefox Add-ons Manager to ensure others’ safety. According to Mozilla, this new feature is "part of the larger effort to make the add-ons ecosystem safer."

• Popular User Requested Features added to Firefox for iOS: Version 68 adds two features which have been asked for by the community:

  • Bookmark editing – A new ‘Recently Bookmarked’ section is now a part of bookmarks and also added support for editing all bookmarks. Now users can reorder, rename, or update the URL for bookmarks.

  • Set sites to always open with Desktop Version – Some sites aren’t optimized for mobile; for those sites, the version that loads on desktops is the better and preferred experience. With Firefox 68, you can set sites to always open in desktop mode, with a badge to help you identify when a site is being displayed in desktop mode.

Download links for Firefox can be found on its official website for both desktop and mobile platforms.

Further coverage: The Mozilla Blog gHacks Tech News VentureBeat

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Firefox is a cross-platform web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation. Firefox is a popular product, used in over 50 languages and available for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS.