Mozilla released the 75th edition of Firefox today. As always, this time brought a lot of bug fixes and changes to the developer singings the Web app, but the main feature of this update is the refresh of the address bar, which is the address bar you use most often – although now it’s usually more like a search bar than a URL bar, and users will soon notice the change.
Today’s update brings three major changes to the Firefox address bar:
1. When you click To enter the address bar, it will open a list of the most visited websites.
2. If you’ve already opened the site in a tab, it’s highlighted in the list, and you can jump directly to the tab via a shortcut.
3. When you start searching in the address bar, Firefox now also makes automated queries easier to read. This is a small change but very useful.
With this round of redesign, the address bar has a new look, and you may notice that it’s getting bigger.
Mozilla also said today that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Mozilla does not need to make any changes to its 2020 release plan for the time being. While its biggest rival, Google, has decided to skip a major version of Chrome’s release schedule, you’re unlikely to see any change in the way and frequency Mozilla releases Firefox. But the team did notice what is going on with the browser today and prioritized the fix for running the video conferencing system inside the browser.
“In the future, we will continue to study all new features and planned changes and focus more closely on backward compatibility and any issues they may pose to users.” Mozilla’s development team wrote today.