According to the four-week schedule, Mozilla released The Firefox 77 Stable Earlier this month, and the next major update will be available on June 30. While Firefox 78 is not expected to bring significant functional changes, the desktop version is expected to see a number of improvements in tab management. If you’re used to the current way browser interactions, the new version may take a while to adapt.
First, Firefox 78 will further simplify the overall experience of the Tab Situation Menu. In the case of closing tabs, for example, the current version can be closed by right-clicking.
But starting with Firefox 78, you’ll face an increase in the number of steps: (1) right-click; (2) close multiple tabs; and (3) close tabs.
TechDows points out that this extra step means that Firefox 78 simplifies the “situational menu” on the main tab page. Doing so, however, makes it difficult to access specific options.
Second, Firefox 78 introduces a new option to allow users to select “Recover tabs that have just been closed.”
For senior users of the browser, however, it has always been recovered through the Ctrl-Shift-T key combination.
In other words, this change from Firefox 78 will require additional clicks for users who are used to the way they are currently operating.
Mozilla has now released a beta version of Firefox 78 (78.0b3) and, if all goes well, the stable version will be available to all users on June 30.
The changes will cover all desktop platforms, meaning that Apple macOS and major Linux distributions will face the same changes in addition to the Microsoft Windows operating system.