After the early release of the installation package for firefox 71 stable, Mozilla now publishes the update log for the new version. As previously reported, the new version introduces new picture-in-picture, Kiosk mode, and a new-year-new about-the-page: config page, and provides many improvements to Firefox’s password manager Lockwise.
While Firefox 71 isn’t very updated, it brings some interesting new features, such as the new kiosk mode, which opens a web browser directly in full screen without any interference elements. This applies to kiosks and can be enabled via the –kiosk command line parameters.
Mozilla Firefox’s Kiosk Mode enables them as follows:
(1) Download the nightly build version of Firefox 71 to Mozilla’s website.
(2) Right-click the shortcut on the desktop and add the kiosk suffix to its ‘target’ property.
(3) Click on ‘App’ to open Firefox through this shortcut, which means you can use it in full screen in Kiosk mode.
(4) If you want to set the default open website, you can also add the suffix of “https://Google.com” kiosk.
(5) Print can be turned on immediately using the –kiosk -printing command line argument.
(6) Since the F11 button does not work, you will need to close the current tab or window through the Alt-F4 key combination.
Picture-in-picture mode is now available on windows platforms and is about to land on macOS and Linux platforms. Lets the video elements on the page pop up into a floating window that can be sized and set to “Stay front” to be in front of all desktop windows and not obscured by other windows.
Most importantly, Firefox 71 promises to redesign: config internal configuration pages, more features and more detailed information through Certificate Viewer, and the introduction of new server-timing information in the web panel of the development tool. Service-related timingthats that allow web developers to analyze other request and response details.
Firefox 71 Stable Update Log
Improve Lockwise (built-in password manager)
Firefox recognizes subdomains and will automatically populate domain login information via Lockwise
Users using screen readers consolidate violation alerts from Firefox Monitor
More about Enhanced Tracking Protection
Notification s when Firefox blocks mining
By clicking on the address bar, you can access the running records of the blocked trackers in the protection panel
Firefox on Windows now uses Picture-in-Picture Video mode: select the blue button on the right edge of the video to open a floating video window, allowing users to watch videowhilewhile while browsing other tabs.
Native decoding of MP3 on Windows, Linux and macOS platforms
Various security fixes
Re-implementing the configuration page in HTML (about:config)
Firefox now offers additional Tranian (Valencia) (ca-valencia), Tagalo (tl) and Triqui (trs)
New Kiosk mode feature sits with maximum screen space for customer-facing displays
Developer’s Network panel checks WebSocket messages and automatically formats various frame formats
Console’s new multi-line editor mode provides an IDE-like experience that can be easily iterated on longer snippets
Network Panel’s new resource blocking feature simulates the effects of tracking protection, security, service outages and poor connectivity for more reliable testing