The latest version of the Firefox browser is rolling out to users on macOS and Windows, bringing some small but welcome quality-of-life improvements – including 120Hz refresh rate support.
Now, those of you who are using the best web browsers on a laptop like the 16-inch MacBook Pro (2021), or have a monitor with a VRR of 120Hz or higher, can experience smoother scrolling when exploring the web.
Firefox 120Hz update (opens in new tab) means pages will appear less blurry as you scroll, allowing you to more easily navigate through content to find the nugget of information or link you’re looking for.
Finding what you need in PDFs is also getting easier. Firefox will now automatically highlight the parts of a PDF you need to fill in, making your digital documents easier to complete.
There are also some new accessibility updates. When using picture-in-picture to watch a subtitled video, you can change the font size directly in the video window, making it much easier to reduce or enlarge the text. Some new sites now support picture-in-picture subtitles, including Funimation and Dailymotion.
If you want to make all text bigger in Firefox, the Windows ‘Grow Text’ setting now changes the size of all text in the browser instead of just the system font sizes. It will also be easier to open Firefox on Microsoft’s operating system as the browser will now be pinned to the taskbar during installation on Windows 10 and Windows 11.
Last but not least, you can finally use your keyboard to access the Tabs toolbar. Just use Ctrl/Cmd+L to access the address bar, then Tab and Shift+Tab to move between groups of toolbar buttons. Once you find the right group, the left and right arrow keys will allow you to move through the individual buttons in that group.
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