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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.

Steps to Recover Lost and Deleted Data in Linux

Losing files can generally be a painful experience, especially when it comes to a lot of vital information and Linux users are not exempted. Often, when these files are deleted, they cannot be recovered because people do not have the technical know-how to deal with them.

It is however possible to recover files. To recover deleted or lost files, illustration is needed. For example, a file ‘linuxshelltips’ on removable media (/dev/sdb5) on our Linux system at (/media/dnyce/117137A85FFD287C) partition was deleted and needs to be restored.

It is possible to recover deleted files in Linux with TestDisk Data Recovery Tool. Not only is the tool effective in recovering lost data, it can also be used to restore corrupted file systems in a Linux environment.

TestDisk Data Recovery Tool can be installed on major Linux distributions. Once installed, it is important to switch to the root user account and start TestDisk and press [Enter] on the highlighted option that says “Create a new log file.”

Once the action has been taken, users will receive a list of all the hard disk devices present on their systems. They can then navigate to the device from which they want to recover their lost data.

The next action is to use the keyboard arrow keys and navigate to the [Proceed] menu option at the bottom of the drive list.

Although TestDisk tends to highlight the most practical option, users are advised to select the default option for the partition table by pressing [Enter] on the keyboard, then clicking on the [Advanced] option and pressing [Enter] on the keyboard.

After that, users can navigate to the partition option, which displays the [Undelete] option at the bottom of the terminal window, and press [Enter] on their keyboard.

After the action, the deleted linuxshelltips file is restored.

Users who wish to recover more than one file are advised to use the keyboard key [a] to select/deselect them. To copy multiple selected files, it is recommended to use the keyboard key [c].

The sources for this piece include an article in Linuxshelltips.

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