Mozilla officially released today the Firefox 71 web browser for all supported platforms, including Linux, Windows, and macOS, a release that adds various improvements and new features.
While we already took an early look at Firefox 71, which our readers could download since yesterday, Mozilla has published more details release notes that highlight a much-improved built-in password manager that can now recognize subdomains and automatically fill domain logins and provide breach alerts from Firefox Monitor for users with screen readers.
Furthermore, the integrated Enhanced Tracking Protection, which was enabled by default in the Firefox 69 release, now offers users more information about the actions it takes by displaying notifications when Firefox blocks cryptominers, as well as a running tally of blocked trackers in the protection panel, which users can access by clicking the address bar shield.
Native MP3 decoding on Linux, Windows, and macOS
Another interesting feature that Mozilla implemented in the Firefox 71 release is native MP3 decoding, which is available across all supported platforms, including Linux, Windows, and macOS. As expected, this will allow Firefox no longer rely on third-party plugins to decode MP3 audio streams on websites, which should also improve the overall performance of the web browser.
For all platforms, Firefox 71 also adds a new kiosk mode that allows you to use the web browser in kiosks, running it exclusively in full-screen. For Windows users, Firefox 71 also brings Picture-in-Picture (PiP) support to be able to detach videos from their web page and watching them in a floating, resizable window so you can work in other tabs while keep watching.
Other than that, Firefox 71 comes with a redesigned internal configuration page (about:config) that has been rewritten in HTML, new locales for Catalan (Valencian) (ca-valencia), Tagalog (tl), and Triqui (trs), and a bunch of new features and improvement for web developers. You can download Firefox 71 for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows right now or update your installations via OTA (Over-the-Air) updates.