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Tech & Science Firefox 81 supports PDF forms and introduces a new browser theme

11:40  23 september  2020
11:40  23 september  2020 Source:   zdnet.de

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Firefox-Neu © DEFAULT_CREDIT Firefox new users can now fill out, print and save PDF forms in their browser. There is also an auto-fill function for credit card data. In addition, Firefox 81 now also opens SVG and Webp files.

Mozilla has updated its Firefox browser to version 81 . The update mainly brings changes under the hood that are aimed at developers. Support for AcroForm for filling out PDF forms and the Alpenglow browser theme are also new.

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Support for AcroForm enables PDF forms to be filled out, saved and printed in the browser. The interface of the integrated PDF viewer has also been revised.

is also new that users can start and pause the playback of audio and video in the browser via the keyboard or a headset. The function is also available if the playback takes place via a tab in the background or even if another application is in use instead of Firefox.

Another innovation is initially reserved for users in the USA and Canada. Firefox 81 offers you the option to save and manage auto-fill data for credit card data in order to simplify the shopping experience with Firefox. Mozilla is gradually rolling out the function to its users.

In addition, Firefox now supports opening other types of files downloaded with the browser. From now on, XML, SVG and Webp files can also be opened directly in the browser without any additional application.

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As with every update, the developers also used Firefox 81 to close security gaps. The current Security Advisory 2020-42 lists six vulnerabilities, three of which represent a high risk. Among other things, several memory errors have been fixed, which may allow the smuggling and execution of malicious code. The browser should also now be less prone to spoofing and cross-site scripting.

users who have already installed Firefox will receive the update automatically. However, it can also be started manually using the “About Firefox” item in the Help menu. Firefox 81 is also available on the Mozilla website .

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