September 30, 2023

Mozilla introduced Firefox 115, the most recent model of its flagship net browser, and the final that can assist Home windows 7 and eight.x. However no worries, hold-outs: Mozilla will proceed delivering safety fixes.

“In January 2023, Microsoft ended assist for Home windows 7 and Home windows 8,” the discharge notes clarify. “As a consequence, that is the final model of Firefox that customers on these working techniques will obtain. Customers on Home windows 7 and Home windows 8 will robotically be migrated to the [Extended Support Release] (ESR) 115 model of Firefox in order that they proceed to obtain essential safety updates.”

That is additionally the final Firefox model to assist Apple macOS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (Excessive Sierra), and 10.14 (Mojave). As with the unsupported Home windows variations, customers on these macOS variations will probably be migrated to the Firefox ESR model 115 and can proceed to obtain essential updates too.

Firefox 115 additionally consists of some new options, like fee technique import from Chromium-based browsers, {hardware} video encoding on Linux, the addition of shut buttons on the Tab Supervisor drop-down, a streamlined UI for importing knowledge from different browsers, and fallback assist for the Cisco OpenH264 plugin when the PC doesn’t assist H264 video decoding.

There are additionally two notable fixes on Home windows: Magnifier now accurately follows the textual content cursor when the Firefox title bar is seen, and people with OS geolocation disabled can now approve geolocation on a case-by-case foundation with out inflicting system-wide community instability.

When you don’t have already got Firefox, you possibly can obtain it from the Firefox web site.