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Firefox 105 Offers New Features for Linux Users
Mozilla is promoting the upcoming Firefox 105 with amazing features and the new version is now available to the beta channel for public testing, early adopters, and bleeding edgers.
As part of the new update, Mozilla has used the long-awaited two-finger swipe gesture horizontally on Linux for navigating back and forward on a site without holding down the Alt key.
Firefox 105 will also fix some memory issues that were present in earlier versions of the open source web browsers and were well noticed on low-memory systems.
“Firefox is less likely to run out of memory on Linux and also performs better towards the rest of the system when memory is running low,” Mozilla said.
Firefox 105 offers a new option in the Print Preview dialog, which allows users to print only the current page, and the scripting tool provides web developers with support for defining persistent scripts.
Although Firefox 105 is not yet a major release, it is good to see that Mozilla is already dealing with major issues, with the final release of Firefox 105 scheduled for September 20, 2022.
Users interested in the current better version can test the new Linux changes by downloading the binary for 64-bit systems from the official website or for 32-bit systems from Mozilla’s FTP server.
Mozilla has released software requirements for GNU/Linux, although the company has stated that GNU/Linux distributors can provide packages for user distribution that have different requirements. Firefox will not run at all without the following libraries or packages, including glibc 2.17 or higher, GTK+ 3.14 or higher, libstdc++ 4.81 or higher and x.Org 1.0 or higher (1.7 or higher is recommended).
The sources for this piece include an article in 9TO5LINUX.