Firefox 117.0 is out with better Linux Wayland Integration

Mozilla Firefox 117.0 is available to download now! Let’s see the changes in the new rapid release of this popular free open-source web browser.

According to the release note, the new Firefox 117.0 extended credit card auto-fill support for users IT, ES ,AT, BE, and PL locales.

Firefox now has a dom.event.contextmenu.shift_suppresses_event option in about:config to prevent the context menu from appearing. Which is enabled by default and useful to avoid undesirable outcomes on sites which specify their own behavior when pressing shift+right-click.

For macOS users, there’s new option ‘Use the tab key to move focus between form controls and links‘ added in the settings page (about:preferences).

And Linux on Wayland (e.g., Ubuntu and Fedora Workstation), Firefox now uses system default sharing indicator rather than its own screen sharing indicator.

Other changes in Firefox 117.0 include:

  • Enable improved CSS nesting support by default.
  • Support RTCRtpScriptTransform
  • Support ReadableStream.from, allowing creation of a ReadableStream from an (async) iterable.
  • Firefox now supports the codemath-style and math-depth CSS properties and the font-size: math value.
  • New CSS compatibility tooltip in the Developer Tools Inspector.
  • console.clear() no longer clears the Console output if the “Enable persistent logs” option is enabled.
  • YouTube video lists now scroll correctly when navigating with a screen reader.

How to Get Firefox 117.0

For the official release note as well as download link, go to the page below:

Most Linux will update Firefox through the system repository, so the best way is just wait and keep your system up-to-date. You’ll get Firefox 117.0 in next few days.

For Ubuntu 22.04 and higher prefer .deb package, there’s Mozillateam PPA available for choice. Though, you have to set HIGHER priority for that PPA to avoid Snap.

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