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Introducing New Colorways for Firefox 94

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Today, Firefox is launching Colorways, a new feature that allows our users to express their most authentic selves and to bring them joy while browsing the web. As we challenge what the browser has been, and expand and define the vision of what Firefox browser is and can be, part of that challenge is to ask ourselves “who is it for and who can use it easily and feel included in the experience?”

We caught up with Mikal Lewis, Senior Director, Product Management for Firefox, to hear more about his vision for Firefox and the impetus for launching Colorways.

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94.0 Firefox Release

  • 94.0 Firefox Release

    With 94, you’ll find a selection of six fun seasonal Colorways (available for a limited time only). Now you can find a color to suit (or lift) your every mood.
    Fun fact: Did you know we have more daily users with color themes than dark or Alpenglow on Beta? With Firefox 89, 32% of users clicked through to customize their color theme. And that was just on the first day! We decided to introduce these new Colorways to give our users more to love.

  • Firefox 94.0 Released With Linux Build Using EGL For Better Performance, Power Savings

    Firefox 94.0 is now available and for a change it's quite exciting on the Linux front.

    Firefox 94.0 introduces seasonal color schemes, support for using about:unloads to release system resources by manually unloading tabs without closing them, Site Isolation is now enabled for helping fend off side-channel attacks like Spectre, and a wide variety of bug fixes. The bug fixes in Firefox 94.0 also include some performance and security fixes.

OMG! Ubuntu and LWN

  • Firefox 94 Released with Major Performance Improvements

    Mozilla Firefox 94 is now available to download.

    The latest update to the famed open source browser enables the OpenGL EGL backend by default under X11 for Intel. AMD and recent Mesa users (NVIDIA is still working to add support for EGL to its proprietary Linux driver).

  • Firefox 94.0 and Firefox ESR 91.3.0 [LWN.net]

    Firefox 94.0 has been released. Linux users should see improved WebGL performance and reduced power consumption for many workloads. The about:unloads page shows the user information about open tabs and allows them to release system resources by unloading tabs without closing them. Site Isolation provides better protection against side-channel attacks. See the announcement for more new features in this release.

Latest Coverage of Firefox 94 Release

  • Firefox 94 Brings Colors and Gains Security

    The list of the noticeable enhancements in Firefox 94 includes Colorways, site isolation, as well as multiple performance and security improvements.

    The latest stable version of the Firefox web browser, version 94, is now rolling out. There’s quite a bit going on with a couple of new features, some add-ons updates and a whole lot of performance fixes and improvements.

    There are also all important security updates which roll out in every version update and new release to the browser.

  • Firefox 94 Released with a new OpenGL backend for Linux - LinuxStoney

    Today, Tuesday, Mozilla officially releases Firefox 94 and Firefox ESR 91.3 at the same time. As usual, the new versions have been on the servers since yesterday . Linux users can look forward to more speed in WebGL rendering and less energy consumption, because the OpenGL API is also changing from GLX to its modern successor EGL under X11 , as Mozilla developer Martin Stransky reports in his blog .

  • Firefox 94.0 Released with “Unload” option to Release System Resource | UbuntuHandbook

    On the first launch of Firefox 94, a dialog will pop-up allows you to choose between color schemes. By clicking on “Explore colorways“, it allows to choose between 6 color palettes with live preview. And each has ‘Soft’, ‘Balance’, and ‘Cold’ colors to choose from.

    For those using Mesa driver >= 21, Firefox 94 now uses the Linux graphics stack EGL instead of GLX. This will increase WebGL performance and reduce resource consumption. Ubuntu 21.04 and Ubuntu 21.10 may have the benefit, though proprietary Nvidia driver is not supported at the moment.

    The new Firefox introduced a “about:unloads” page, allows users to manually unload inactive tabs to release system resources. Though it can be disabled by settings “browser.tabs.unloadOnLowMemory” to false.

  • Mozilla Releases Security Updates for Firefox, Firefox ESR, and Thunderbird | CISA

    Mozilla has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Firefox and Firefox ESR. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. 

    CISA encourages users and administrators to review the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 94 and Firefox ESR 91.3.

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