Firefox maker Mozilla has released version 75 of the browser with a revamped address bar and major search improvements.
But while it won't change its regular browser release schedule as Google and Microsoft have done during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic , it is holding back new security and privacy features that affect site compatibility.
Many of Mozilla's recent releases have tackled privacy and online tracking, but the focus on Firefox 75 is all about improving search for everyone who is remote working.
It's also focused on maintaining backward-compatibility to ensure Firefox changes don't kill access to key websites, such as government services and video-conferencing apps.
Additionally, given the extra reliance on video-conferencing apps like Zoom, Cisco WebEx, Google Hangouts Meet, and Microsoft Teams, Mozilla has "prioritized fixing video-conferencing issues specifically in this time of greater usage".
So, Firefox 76 is still scheduled for release on May 5, but there may be a shortage of announcements about new features, especially ones that have the potential to cause issues for users when accessing government websites or video-conferencing services.
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