Firefox 75 Brings Redesigned Address Bar for Faster Searching

Posted on April 7, 2020 by Mehedi Hassan in Mozilla Firefox, Web browsers with 11 Comments

Mozilla is today launching Firefox 75. It’s the latest update to its web browser, and it brings the usual bug fixes and improvements as you’d expect.

But the main new feature on Firefox 75 is an improved address bar. Mozilla is updating the address bar to make searching faster and smarter from the address bar.

The new changes include a refreshed look, with larger font, and shorter URLs. Mozilla claims the improved look is optimized for smaller laptop screens. Searches on the address bar are also slightly smarter, with Firefox now highlighting additional popular keywords when you are searching for something.

The new address bar also puts your top sites on the address bar. When you click on the address bar, it will now show your most visited sites that you can quickly open right from the address bar. And if you happen to have of those sites already opened in a tab, it will indicate that, and you can just jump to the existing tab instead of opening a new tab.

The changes are not really major, but if you are a Firefox user, I can see why these changes would improve the browsing experience.

Mozilla also announced today that it will stick to its 2020 release schedule despite the COVID-19 outbreak — at least for now.

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