Mozilla has joined Google Chrome in the three-digit version world with Firefox 100 available this morning.
With the move to Firefox 100, various routine improvements have been made to the open-source cross-platform browser, but nothing too special. Most important is the scrollbar changes for Linux and Windows 11. By default, scrollbars will not take up space by default, but this behavior can be changed through the Firefox preferences area with the ” overlap scrollbars”.
Firefox 100 users on Windows can also take advantage of hardware-accelerated AV1 video decoding when using supported GPUs/drivers. Firefox on Linux currently does not allow hardware-accelerated AV1 with newer GPUs.
Firefox 100 also supports captions/subtitles on Amazon Prime Video/YouTube/Netflix when running in Picture-in-Picture mode, supports or Picture-in-Picture video captions with websites using WebVTT, the browser‘s built-in spell checker now supports multiple languages simultaneously, improved fairness between painting and other event handling, and various other minor changes. There’s also the usual assortment of bugfixes.
Downloads for Firefox 100 via Mozilla.org.