Mozilla announced the release of Firefox 113 today, with its flagship web browser gaining enhanced Picture-in-Picture (PiP) capabilities and several other enhancements.
“The Picture-in-Picture feature allows you to pop videos out of their webpages into floating, always on top, windows, so you can watch while continuing to work in other tabs,” Mozilla explains. Enhanced Picture-in-Picture [lets you] “rewind, check video duration, and effortlessly switch to full-screen mode on the web’s most popular video websites.”
Other updates in Firefox 113 include:
Enhanced address bar search. Now, when you search Google or another search service from the Firefox address bar, the address bar will continue to display your search term instead of a URL so that you can continue refining it as you search. There is also a new result menu so you can more easily remove items from your results history and dismiss sponsored Firefox Suggest entries.
Enhanced private windows. Private windows now block third-party cookies and content tracker storage.
Password enhancements. Firefox-generated passwords can now include special characters, so they are more secure by default.
Accessibility improvements. A redesigned accessibility engine significantly improves the speed, responsiveness, and stability of Firefox when used with screen readers, East Asian input methods, enterprise single sign-on software, and other accessibility applications.
Bookmark improvements. When you import bookmarks from Safari or a Chromium-based browser, the favicons for those bookmarks will now also be imported by default.
AV1 image format improvements. Firefox now supports AV1 files containing animations (AVIS).
Drag-and-drop improvements. Mozilla has fulfilled a 13-year-old feature request(!) by allowing Firefox to support files being drag-and-dropped directly from Microsoft Outlook.
Scrolling improvements. The elastic overscroll effect has been enabled by default on Windows: you will see a smartphone-like bouncing animation now when scrolling with two fingers on a touchpad or multitouch display.
Language improvement. Firefox is now available in the Tajik (tg) language.
Security improvements. Firefox 113 includes a long list of security improvements, including enhanced security in the Windows GPU sandbox.