If there is one thing that Mozilla does better than the competition, it has to be the fact that it constantly releases major updates for Firefox. This is why it shouldn’t come as a surprise to find out that Firefox 89 is now available to download for Mac, Windows, and Linux. This is a high-priority update that all Firefox should download as soon as possible because it comes with lots of improvements. In fact, let’s go ahead and check them out
Firefox 89 – What’s New?
Below you can check out the full patch notes for Firefox 89 as listed on the official blog:
In today’s major release, Firefox sports a fresh new design that gets you where you’re going online, fast and distraction-free. And since we’re all about privacy, we’re also expanding integrated privacy protections in Firefox, so you feel safe and free to be yourself online thanks to fewer eyes following you across the web.
We obsessed over distractions, extra clicks and wasted time. The resulting new design is simple, modern and fast and delivers a beautiful experience to support what people do most in Firefox.
The toolbar is naturally where you start every web visit. It’s the place where you type a URL to go somewhere online. After web page content, it’s what you look at most in Firefox. The new toolbar is simplified and clutter-free so you get to the good stuff effortlessly.
Menus are where key Firefox actions and commands live. We’ve consolidated extra menus to reduce clutter and be more intuitive through the three bars menu in the upper right or by right-clicking to activate it on your computer screen. The new look reorganized and streamlined our menus to put the best actions quickly at your fingertips.
Tabs got a makeover so they are now gently curved and float above the toolbar. It’s an exciting change that also serves as a reminder that tabs aren’t stationary. So grab those tabs, move them around and organize them as you like. Tabs also got a glow-up to be a touch brighter when active.
As we can see from the patch notes listed above, the new Firefox 89 update is a major release that takes the browser’s performance to the next level. This is why we are advising all users to download and install the update as soon as possible.