Mozilla Firefox 82 released with improved performance, new look for Picture-In-Picture and more

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Mozilla today announced the release of Firefox 82.0 update with new improvements. This Firefox 82 update comes with improved performance. For Windows users, opening new windows got quicker by 10%. Also, with this update, Firefox now uses DirectComposition for hardware decoded video, which will improve CPU and GPU usage during video playback, improving battery life. You can find the full change log below.

  • With this release, Firefox introduces a number of improvements that make watching videos more delightful:
    • the Picture-In-Picture button has a new look and position, making it easier for you to find and use the feature.
    • Picture-In-Picture now has a keyboard shortcut for Mac users (Option + Command + Shift + Right bracket) that works before you start playing the video.
    • For Windows users, Firefox now uses DirectComposition for hardware decoded video, which will improve CPU and GPU usage during video playback, improving battery life.
  • Firefox is faster than ever with improved performance on both page loads and start up time:
    • Websites that use flexbox-based layouts load 20% faster than before;
    • Restoring a session is 17% quicker, meaning you can more quickly pick up where you left off;
    • For Windows users, opening new windows got quicker by 10%.
  • You can now explore new articles when you save a webpage to Pocket from the Firefox toolbar.
  • WebRender continues to roll out to more Firefox users on Windows.

Source: Mozilla

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