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Firefox 93 Is Now Available for Download, Finally Enables AVIF Support by Default

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Finally, after numerous delays, support for the next-generation AV1 Image File Format (AVIF) image format, which is based on the modern and royalty free AV1 video codec, is now enabled by default. It was supposed to land in Firefox 86 first, but it’s finally here in the Firefox 93 release.

AVIF support in Firefox was in development for more than four years. The new feature landed since Firefox 86, but it wasn’t enabled by default until now due to various bugs and regressions. Firefox 93 is the first release of the popular web browser to enable it by default to help you save even more bandwidth.

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Firefox 93 Released with AVIF Support, Insecure Download Protect

  • Firefox 93 Released with AVIF Support, Insecure Download Protection

    AVIF image support is especially notable as it was supposed to feature in last months’ Firefox 92 release. For those unaware, AVIF is a royalty-free image format that boasts comparable quality to JPEG but at a much reduced file size.

    Eagle-eyed users may notice that the Firefox download progress bar now respects system colour scheme on Linux desktops. The browser had been applying its own CSS to the bar which, under certain GTK themes, rendered it invisible.

Firefox 93 Primed For Release With AVIF Image Support

  • Firefox 93 Primed For Release With AVIF Image Support, Canonical Managing Official Snap

    While the formal announcement has yet to hit the wire, releasing today is Firefox 93.0 as the newest monthly feature update to Mozilla's web browser.

    Though there have been some rather light releases this year out of Mozilla's new expedited release schedule, Firefox 93 aligns with being one of the more exciting releases in recent history. After prior failed attempts, Firefox 93.0 finally has AVIF image support enabled for the release.

Firefox 93 AVIF support

  • Firefox 93 AVIF support

    The release of the Firefox 93 browser has taken place. Let’s consider the main changes in the new version.

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