Firefox 68 Out for Desktop, iOS and Enterprise – Brings Darker Reader View & Customization for IT Pros
Mozilla has launched the latest version of its privacy-focused browser. Firefox 68 is now available for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. The latest version brings a number of new improvements, including a darker reader view and IT Pro customizations.
"Since our last Firefox release, we’ve been working on features to make the Firefox Quantum browser work better for you," the company wrote. "With this latest Firefox release we’ve added new features so you can browse the web the way you want - unfettered and free"
We’ve also made improvements for IT managers who want more flexibility when using Firefox in the workplace.
Some of the Firefox 68 highlights include:
- Better Dark Mode for Firefox Reader View: While Firefox already had a dark mode, it now covers more than just the text area, including the sidebars and toolbars.
- Firefox Recommended Extensions: Mozilla said that it has curated a "list of recommended extensions that have been thoroughly reviewed for security, usability and usefulness." This is extremely important since you normally don't know what you are getting and people just avoid extensions altogether, which could offer useful additional functionality. You can find this list on the “Get Add-ons” page in the Firefox Add-ons Manager.
- Customization for IT Pros: Firefox has now added a number of new enterprise policies for IT pros to customize managed Firefox for their employees. More details on that available at GitHub.
- Cryptomining and fingerprinting protections have also been added to "strict content blocking settings in Privacy & Security preferences."
There are also two iOS-specific features: a new "Recently Bookmarked" section and ability to reorder, rename, or update the URL for bookmarks; and the ability to set sites to always open with Desktop Version.
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