The new Firefox update was released on July 26, 2022 and it is already the eighth of the year. Firefox 103 brings in its bag nine security patches to resolve several flaws that had been reported to Mozilla – among these patches, there are two deemed critical, five moderately risky and finally two relatively benign last.
For this alone, it is recommended to update the web browser to limit its exposure to possible future computer threats. But Firefox 103 doesn’t just plug holes in the software. It also brings new features and extends features that have begun to be deployed in the program for several versions already.
What’s new in Firefox 103
- The “picture in picture” (PIP) mode, which allows you to embed a video in miniature so that it always appears in the foreground of the screen, is progressing: it now manages the subtitles of videos hosted on Dailymotion, Tubi, Hotstar, Funimation, and SonyLIV;
- More generally, the size of subtitles in PIP mode can be adjusted in the video thumbnail;
- Elements of PDF forms that are required are highlighted so you can fill them in without missing them;
- Firefox performance improves on a screen whose display applies an image refresh rate of 120 Hz and above (such as 144 Hz screens);
- On macOS, Firefox is more responsive even under heavy CPU load;
- On Windows, Firefox can now automatically insert itself into the Windows 10 and 11 taskbar when installed, so you can get there faster;
- Also on Windows, Firefox extends and standardizes the accessibility options of the operating system, so as to apply them both to the interface and the content, and not only to the size of the text.