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Mozilla to release Firefox 100 on May 3

Mozilla to release Firefox 100 on May 3
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6 Apr, 2022
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Soon after Google has released the new version of its Chrome browser — Chrome 100 — on stable channels, Mozilla has also announced that it will be rolling out the first three digits version of Firefox — Firefox 100, on May 3.

Though Mozilla has not shared much details about the new rollout, its bug tracking platform Bugzilla claims that the web browser will enable support for ‘AV1 codec’ hardware decoding. AV1 codec is an open-source video coding format tailormade for video transmissions over the Internet.

According to a report by Android Police, users will now be able to seamlessly activate the HTTPS-only mode in settings.

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HTPS, which stands for ‘Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure’ is actually an amalgamation of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) with the Secure Socket Layer (SSL)/Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. Furthermore, HTTPS-Only Mode is a security-enhancing mode that compels all connections to websites to use it. Also, enabling this mode provides a guarantee that the users’ connections to websites are upgraded to use HTTPS and hence are secure.

Currently, it is available in beta version in the market and the company claims that the standard release interval of Firefox is four weeks (without counting urgent patch updates), meaning that every four weeks there will be ‘a new version of Firefox Release’. The release interval is sometimes lengthened due to holidays, as per the company’s claims.