What’s new in Firefox 103, available now

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Firefox releases aren’t usually packed with features like new updates for Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, but today’s Firefox 103 update does have some useful changes.

Firefox now has improved performance on high refresh rate monitors running at 120Hz or higher, which should be useful for anyone with a high-end PC gaming setup or Mac computers with Apple ProMotion displays (currently only the MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch). ). Speaking of Mac, Firefox 103 also has “Improved responsiveness on macOS during periods of high CPU load.”

Mozilla also continues to improve subtitles in Picture-in-Picture mode, which first arrived in the Firefox 101 update. If you have subtitles enabled on whatever you’re viewing (and the site supports PiP subtitles), you can now adjust the font size directly from the popup window. Mozilla also added support for subtitles on Funimation, Dailymotion, Tubi, Hotstar, and SonyLIV.

Picture-in-Picture in Firefox, running on Windows
Picture in Picture in Firefox

There are a few other minor new features in Firefox 103 for desktop. Required fields are now highlighted when editing PDF forms, startup time has been improved on PCs with mechanical hard drives (as opposed to the best SSDs), and most buttons in browsers are now accessible with the Tab and Arrow keys . Firefox is now also pinned to the Windows taskbar after installation.

Not much is happening with the Android version of Firefox this time: version 103 only has three bug fixes and no new features. Mozilla hasn’t yet released a changelog for Firefox 103 on iPhone and iPad, and it hasn’t started rolling out to the App Store either.

Firefox 103 is slowly rolling out to Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android; if you don’t have it yet, you should get it soon. You can download Firefox from Mozilla official website, Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Microsoft Store.

Source: Desktop Release Notes, Android Release Notes