Firefox 124 expands Qwant to more languages ​​and areas

Firefox 124 with Qwant

Mozilla released today Firefox 124. Available on your FTP server for about 24 hours, it is an update without many really notable new features, but this is usually the usual trend since they changed their development model to update every four weeks. One month ago was introduced a tool to report incompatibilities with web pages, and after an update in which we had a higher number of new features, Firefox 124 is somewhat more discreet.

Now, for those who prefer other search engines and do not have the browser in English, Firefox 124 does have a surprise for them, or at least I think so because I have not found more information about it: Qwant and Ecosia deberían be available, but as I say it is something yet to be confirmed – what exactly that “expansion” that they probably activate remotely means – and that I have not seen in the Nightly or Beta version. In any case, they are two of the new arrivals that appear in the following list. UPDATED: Ecosia has not reached the stable version, but Qwant is there as an optional search engine.

What's new in Firefox 124

  • Caret navigation mode now also works in the PDF viewer.
  • In Firefox view, open tabs can now be sorted by recent activity or tab order. Recent activity is the default option.
  • Firefox now populates the Windows taskbar jump list more efficiently, which should allow for a smoother overall browsing experience.
  • Firefox on Mac now uses the macOS Full Screen API for all types of full screen windows. This should better align with the expected macOS user experience for full-screen spaces, the menu bar, and the Dock.
  • Starting with Firefox 124, Qwant availability has been expanded to all languages ​​in the France region along with Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland.
  • Ecosia availability has been expanded to all languages ​​in the Germany region along with Austria, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
  • Added support for AbortSignal.any.
  • HTTP(S) and relative URLs can now be used when creating WebSockets.
  • Various security fixes.

Firefox 124 has been announced a few moments ago and can now be downloaded for all supported systems from your official website. It is also available in the Mozilla repository and will soon arrive on Snapcraft and Flathub. The different Linux distributions will add the new packages to their official repositories in the next few hours.


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