What you need to know
- Mozilla recently released Firefox version 91.
- Firefox 91 includes support for Windows single sign-on, making it easier to sign in to Microsoft accounts on the web.
- The latest version of the browser also has over 1,200 bug fixes and a handful of other new features.
Mozilla released Firefox version 91 this week. The latest version of the browser has over 1,200 bug fixes and a handful of new features compared to its predecessor. Among its new features is support for Windows single sign-on (SSO). This feature lets you log in to Microsoft work and school accounts with credentials from your PC.
The update also adds a "more comprehensive logic for clearing cookies," according to Mozilla. This prevents hidden data leaks.
Here's what's new, as outlined by Mozilla (opens in new tab):
- Building on Total Cookie Protection, we've added a more comprehensive logic for clearing cookies that prevents hidden data leaks and makes it easy for users to understand which websites are storing local information. Learn more
- Firefox now supports logging into Microsoft, work, and school accounts using Windows single sign-on. Learn more
- The simplify page when printing feature is back! When printing, under More settings > Format select the Simplified option when available to get a clutter-free page. Learn more
- HTTPS-First Policy: Firefox Private Browsing windows now attempt to make all connections to websites secure, and fall back to insecure connections only when websites do not support it. Learn more
- We've added a new locale: Scots (sco)
- The address bar now provides Switch to Tab results also in Private Browsing windows.
- Firefox now automatically enables High Contrast Mode when "Increase Contrast" is checked on MacOS
- Firefox now does catch-up paints for almost all user interactions, enabling a 10-20% improvement in response time to most user interactions.
Firefox 91 performs catch-up paints for "almost all user interactions," according to Mozilla. The company explains that this results in a 10-20% improvement in response time for most interactions.
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