Mozilla Firefox version 106.0 is now available along with Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) version 102.4.0. The ESR versions are maintained for more than a year which enterprises and educational institutes can use to avoid frequent updates.
If you have already Firefox installed on your computer, then you may not be able to update it using the update function immediately, since Mozilla will be rolling that out gradually. However, you can still upgrade it by downloading version 106 from the links provided below.
Since Mozilla has not published any release notes at the moment, we are not entirely sure of what this release includes. However, we do have a gist through the previous Beta releases.
If you are a developer, you may want to check out Firefox 105 release notes for developers.
Let us take a closer look at what this release offers before getting to the downloads.
Table of contents
- Complete Release Build: 106.0
- Release Date: Monday, October 17th, 2022
- Compatibility: Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Linux, MacOS, iOS, and Android.
- Previous Build: Firefox 105.0
Improvements in Firefox 106
The Firefox web browser now allows users to add different annotations to a PDF file open in the browser. This new feature allows you to add text to PDFs, draw on them and add signatures, etc.
Although this feature was available in Firefox version 105 as well, it was not enabled by default. Instead, this experimental feature had to be enabled manually by toggling a flag.
Like the other modern browsers, Mozilla has finally included a set of welcome screens to its web browser. After updating to Firefox 106, you will see a welcome screen permitting you to set up the browser according to your preferences.
You can either skip the screens one by one or configure your browser according to your liking.
From these screens, you can change your default browser to Firefox, import data from other browsers, select a color theme, and sync your open tabs across devices using a QR code.
Firefox 106 also brings a major improvement to the WebRTC capabilities that are based on the libwebrtc v103 library.
This improves the Windows and Wayland screen sharing and RTP performance. It also enhances its reliability, offers richer statistics, lowers CPU consumption, and increases frame rates on macOS during WebRTC screen capture.
Update to Firefox 106
If you already have Mozilla Firefox installed on your computer, then updating it would be easy. Follow the guide below to update your existing Chrome browser to version 106.0.
Launch Firefox and click on the 3 lines in the top-right corner to open the menu. Then click Help.
Now click About Firefox.
You will now see a pop-up window that will automatically begin searching for an available update and install it. Once installed, relaunch the browser to update it.
Note: The browser closes when you click Relaunch and then reopens, restoring all closed tabs.
Once it relaunches, you can verify that the browser has been updated by returning to the About Firefox pop-up.
Download Mozilla Firefox 106
The download links given below are for the English version of the browser. If you want to download Firefox 106 in another language, you may get the link from here.
Download Firefox 106 for MacOS (dmg) (123 MB)
Download Firefox 106 for MacOS (pkg) (131 MB)
Download Firefox 106 for Android (74 MB)
Install Firefox 105
The following method is a guide for installing Mozilla Firefox on a Windows computer. Installing it on macOS and Linux devices would not be so different.
If you already have Firefox installed on your computer, then installing it again using a downloaded package would automatically upgrade the existing version.
Execute the downloaded package and you will see the installation wizard. On the first screen, click Next.
Now select Standard installation and then click Next again.
On the next screen, leave the default location and then click Install/Upgrade.
The browser will now begin the installation. When completed, click Finish.
Firefox will now be installed/updated to version 106.
Uninstall Mozilla Firefox
If you feel like removing Firefox from your PC, simply follow these steps:
Open the Programs & Features applet by typing in appwiz.cpl in the Run Command box.
Now look for “Mozilla Firefox” under the list of installed apps and double-click it to uninstall it.
The uninstallation wizard will now open. Click Next.
Now click Uninstall.
When removed, close the wizard by clicking Finish.
Firefox will now be removed from your computer.
Mozilla Firefox Changelog History
|Firefox Version||Release Date||Features|
|Firefox 107||15-Nov-22||Improved performance, Power profiling support on Linux and Mac devices.|
|Firefox 106||17-Oct-22||PDF Annotations, WebRTC improvements, and a welcome screen for initial setup.|
|Firefox 105||20-Sep-22||Performance improvements, retracted 2-finger swipe feature, option to print the current page only.|