Firefox celebrates version 100
A reason to celebrate for the Mozilla Foundation: Version 100 of the Firefox browser was released on May 3, 2022. Apart from the round number and the usual model maintenance, there are few real innovations, and if there are, they rather affect Windows and OS-X. The most noticeable change for Linux users is the scrollbars, which take up less space as long as the mouse is not hovering them. This behavior can be overridden in the settings with the “overlay scrollbars” option.
Other new features also available under Linux, according to the release notes: Subtitles can now be displayed in picture-in-picture (PIP) mode; the spell checker now supports multiple languages instead of just per page.
The update for Firefox in Ubuntu is provided as a snap, since Canonical for easier maintenance no longer builds and provides .deb packages for Firefox since the release of Ubuntu 22.04. See our Firefox catalog entry for more info.