Firefox 120 further improves the privacy of Mozilla's web browser

Firefox 120

One of the reasons to continue sticking with Mozilla's web browser is its philosophy regarding privacy. While Google prepares things like Maniest v3 and flirts with technologies such as the one in which different services can access our entire history, Mozilla launches versions of its browser such as Firefox 120 with a list of new features in which words like "privacy" or "protection" stand out.

Firefox 120, as always, can be downloaded from Mozilla's FTP starting this weekend, but it is not until Tuesday at noon (in Spain) when the launch becomes official, it can be downloaded from the link on its website and publish the release notes with the new arrivals which includes the new version.

What's new in Firefox 120

  • Firefox includes a new context menu feature, Copy Site No Tracking Link, which ensures that copied links no longer contain tracking information.
  • Firefox now supports a setting (in Preferences/Privacy & Security) to enable Global Privacy Control. With this option, Firefox informs websites that the user does not want their data to be shared or sold.
  • Firefox private windows and ETP-Strict privacy settings now enhance Canvas APIs with Fingerprint Protection, continuing to protect our users' online privacy.
  • Firefox has enabled the cookie banner blocker by default in private windows for all users in Germany. Firefox will now automatically reject cookies and discard annoying cookie banners from supported sites.
  • Firefox has enabled URL Tracking Protection by default in private windows for all users in Germany. Firefox will remove non-essential URL query parameters that are often used to track users on the web.
  • Firefox now imports TLS trust anchors (e.g. certificates) from the operating system root store. This will be enabled by default on Windows, macOS and Android, and if needed, can be disabled in settings (Preferences/Privacy and Security/Certificates.
  • Added keyboard shortcuts to edit and delete a credential selected in “about:logins”: to edit: Alt + Intro (Option + return on macOS); To erase:  Alt + Recoil (Option + Del on macOS).
  • Ubuntu users now have the ability to import from Chromium when both are installed as Snap packages.
  • Picture-in-Picture now supports corner snapping on Windows and Linux. You just have to hold down the key Ctrl while moving the PiP window.
  • The units "lh" and rlh" can now be correctly parsed and calculated as lengths. This allows authors to specify lengths in terms of the line height of the element (or the root element).
  • WebAssembly GC is now enabled by default, allowing new languages, such as Dart or Kotlin, to run in Firefox. This makes it possible for reference cycles between the guest language and the host browser to be collected.
  • Added the User Activation API, which allows JavaScript to check if the user is or has been active on the page (clicking, etc.) with "navigator.userActivation".
  • Early hint preconnect is now enabled, informational status code 103. This allows servers to send resource binding headers before the final HTTP response and improves performance on servers that use this feature.
  • Users can now use an added devtools feature to simulate browser tabs being disconnected.
  • The style editor panel now includes a new “pretty print” button located in the panel footer, similar to the pretty print button found in the debugger panel. It can be used to format style sheets (for example, those that are minified). Previous functionality, where minified files were automatically formatted, has been removed.
  • The Rules panel within the Inspector panel now displays colors in the new CSS Color 4 formats (e.g. OKLCH) as hex/named colors. This ensures that they match the original values ​​used by the current page.
  • Various security fixes.

Firefox 120 has arrived four weeks after v119 y can now be downloaded since official website. In the next few hours it will begin to reach the official repositories of most Linux distributions and the flatpak and snap packages will also be updated.

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