Firefox 73 released with global zoom level setting

Mozilla Firefox 73.0 was released today. The new release includes new global zoom level settings and high contrast mode improvements.

Per-site zoom is still available, but Firefox 73.0 adds a new global default zoom level setting. about:preferences Under “Language and appearance”.

Low vision users rely on Windows high contrast mode. Websites in high contrast mode are now easier to read without disabling the background image.

Firefox 73.0 Release highlights:

  • New global zoom level setting.
  • Improved high contrast mode.
  • Improved audio playback
  • WebRender will be deployed on laptops equipped with Nvidia with a drive newer than 432.00 and a drive smaller than the screen resolution of 1920X1200.
  • Various security fixes.

Firefox 73 released with global zoom level setting

Download / install Firefox on Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 20.04 already included a new Firefox package in the main repository, but Firefox 73.0 can be upgraded via the Software Updater utility within a few days for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and Ubuntu 19.10. Check here.

Firefox 73 released with global zoom level setting

Alternatively, you can install the Firefox 72 Snap package (running in the sandbox) from Ubuntu Software. It can be installed with pre-installed Firefox and will be automatically updated to the latest version.

Firefox 73 released with global zoom level setting

In addition, the Mozilla Firefox website offers a non-installed (extract executable and run) tarball for all Linux desktops.

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