Mozilla has released Firefox 75 as scheduled, with the upgraded browser sporting some changes in the address bar designed to streamline in-browser searches.
While Firefox 75 release comes as it was scheduled months earlier, top rivals Google and Microsoft had postponed their respective browser releases by weeks or had to scratch one version entirely because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Microsoft had announced that they will temporarily suspended Edge releases, but Mozilla thinks otherwise with the believe that they can maintain 2020 Firefox release schedule even as they navigate the global crisis together.
What's New in latest Firefox 75 Release?
Mozilla has maintained its 50% faster release cadence, which corresponds to every four weeks instead of the regular every six, which may mean that Firefox users should expect fewer new functionality in each upgrade.
In the case of Firefox 75, the new browser version only added improvements in the address bar, as one that stood out, the address bar will now drop down a list of first eight websites from the tab page. The function saves users from the need to open a new tab each time they want to navigate to their favorite site.
And Firefox users can change the order of the sites within the list, by simply adding to it or subtracting from the thumbnails on the new tab page, or reshuffling the ones already on it.
There are other changes in the address bar's user interface (UI) including boldfaced keywords based on search string being entered, which helps to narrow the search even further, as Mozilla asserted and a re-sized field and font, which all expand when typing a search string and contract to normal size when done.
Mozilla also highlighted some developer and enterprise-specific changes, ranging from loading attribute on elements to support for certificates on the macOS certificate store.
How to Upgrade to the latest Firefox 75?
Firefox 75 is available for Windows, macOS and Linux, and can be downloaded from Mozilla's official site or from the respective app stores. But as Firefox updates happen in the background, most users will only need to relaunch the browser to receive the latest version.
While those who failed to get automatic update can manually update on Windows, by pulling up the menu under the horizontal bars at the upper right, then click on the help icon, which is the question mark within the circle. And select "About Firefox" and the upgrade will begin.
Those on macOS, should select "About Firefox" which can be found under the "Firefox" menu. And the page will show whether the browser is up to date or recommend the refresh process.