Firefox 94 Brings Updated Homepage on iOS, Battery Saving Mode on Mac

Firefox today released Firefox 94 for iOS devices, which introduces a new homepage design that adds several quality of life improvements to the browser. Firefox says that the new features are designed for "short bursts of online interactions that are constantly interrupted by life."

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The update adds a feature that jumps back to the last open active tab so you don't lose what you were browsing when you close the app, and recently saved bookmarks are easier to find and get to.

All of your recent searches are also now grouped by topic, so you can return to something you were researching with just a tap.

Firefox is also planning to add a way to get rid of tabs that are no longer relevant to you. When this feature releases on iOS in the coming months, tabs you have not visited in the last 14 days will be moved to an inactive state where they're still viewable, but they no longer clutter the tab view.

On the desktop, Firefox 94 adds 18 new themes to choose from with six new limited-time seasonal colorways, and it uses Apple's low power mode for fullscreen video on YouTube and Twitch to extend battery life for long viewing sessions.

There's also a new Site Isolation feature to protect Firefox users against side-channel attacks like Spectre.

The iOS version of Firefox can be downloaded from the App Store, and the Mac version can be downloaded from the Firefox website.

Tag: Firefox

Top Rated Comments

kirreip Avatar
5 weeks ago

Who even uses Firefox anymore?
I do. On my Macs and PCs. And I love it. Thanks for asking.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
splitpea Avatar
5 weeks ago

Who even uses Firefox anymore? Safari and Chromium based browsers tend to run better than Firefox.
Not really into signing my entire online existence over to Google with Chrome. And Safari isn’t nearly as customizable or easy to make as ergonomic as Firefox. FF is the perfect power user browser.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
5 weeks ago

Who even uses Firefox anymore?
People who don't want to see a Chromium world like when we had an Internet Explorer 6 world.

Maybe you weren't around back then?

https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/4/16805216/google-chrome-only-sites-internet-explorer-6-web-standards

Firefox has been my primary browser through every iteration since the Netscape Navigator days followed by the Mozilla suite.

I've tried just about every other browser out there (Safari, Chrome, IE, Edge, Opera,...), but none are as customizable or have the extension support of Firefox.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Martyimac Avatar
5 weeks ago

Who even uses Firefox anymore? Safari and Chromium based browsers tend to run better than Firefox.
You would be surprised. I do and have no desire to "learn" Safari especially after the dumpster fire that was Safari over the last few recent months. And Chrome has me scratching my head why anybody would use it after all the negative reports pertaining to Chrome on mac.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Heckles Avatar
5 weeks ago

Who even uses Firefox anymore? Safari and Chromium based browsers tend to run better than Firefox.
I do, Firefox is my main browse. Safari is ok, but I can’t get use to it. I not a fan of Chromium browsers except Vivaldi, but they don’t make an iOS version.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ronin22 Avatar
5 weeks ago

You would be surprised. I do and have no desire to "learn" Safari especially after the dumpster fire that was Safari over the last few recent months. And Chrome has me scratching my head why anybody would use it after all the negative reports pertaining to Chrome on mac.
Also, from what I've seen recently with the new macbok pros, Firefox plays embedded videos without spiking the "windowserver" process turning my laptop into a heating blanket.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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