Firefox 87 now available with SmartBlock, as well as many minor fixes and tweaks
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The browser market share worldwide doesn't look good for Mozilla right now, with Chrome reigning supreme at almost 80 percent and all the others below 10 percent. According to Kinsta, Firefox currently holds third place with 7.69 percent, followed by Microsoft Edge (5.83) and preceded by Safari (8.87). However, Mozilla keeps improving its product, and less than two days ago, Firefox was updated to version 87.
Firefox 87 comes with the following noticeable changes:
- Less website breakage in Private Browsing and Strict Enhanced Tracking Protection with SmartBlock, a feature that provides stand-in scripts.
- A new default HTTP Referrer policy that trims path and query string information to prevent accidental leakage of sensitive data.
- Full support for the VoiceOver built-in screen reader on macOS.
- Silesian locale (szl) support.
In addition to the above, Firefox 87 also sports various security fixes, as well as solutions for accessibility-related bugs that affected video controls, the Add-ons Manager, and more. The Enterprise edition got its own set of bug fixes and new policies, while the tools and the Web Developer menu overall received their share of adjustments and fixes as well.
Firefox 87 is now available for desktop users across all major platforms. The mobile versions should get updated soon as well.