Download Mozilla Firefox 106.0 With PDF Annotations And Welcome Setup Screen

Mozilla Firefox version 106 has been released with Firefox ESR 102.4. This update includes PDF annotations, a welcome screen to set up the browser, and some WebRTC improvements.

Firefox 106

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.

Release Summary

  • Complete Release Build: 106.0
  • Release Date: Monday, October 17th, 2022
  • CompatibilityWindows 1110, 8.1, 8, 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Linux, MacOS, iOS, and Android.
  • Previous BuildFirefox 105.0

Improvements in Firefox 106

PDF Annotations

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.

PDF annocations in Firefox 106
PDF annotations in Firefox 106

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.

Welcome Screen

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.

New Firefox welcome screens
New Firefox welcome screens

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.

WebRTC Improvements

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.

  1. Launch Firefox and click on the 3 lines in the top-right corner to open the menu. Then click Help.

    Firefox help
    Expand Help from the menu
  2. Now click About Firefox.

    Firefox about
    Open Firefox’s About page
  3. 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.

  4. Once it relaunches, you can verify that the browser has been updated by returning to the About Firefox pop-up.

    Updated 5
    Firefox updated

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.

You can download Firefox 102.4.0 ESR from here.

For Windows

Download Firefox 106 64-bit (exe) offline installer (54 MB)

Download Firefox 106 64-bit (msi) offline installer (55 MB)

Download Firefox 106 32-bit (exe) offline installer (52 MB)

Download Firefox 106 32-bit (msi) offline installer (53 MB)

For MacOS

Download Firefox 106 for MacOS (dmg) (123 MB)

Download Firefox 106 for MacOS (pkg) (131 MB)

For Linux

Download Firefox 106 for Linux (tar.bz2) (75 MB)

For Android

Download Firefox 106 for Android (74 MB)

For iOS

Download Firefox 106 for iPhone/iOS

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.

  1. Execute the downloaded package and you will see the installation wizard. On the first screen, click Next.

    Firefox install 1
    Proceed
  2. Now select Standard installation and then click Next again.

    Firefox install 2
    Select installation type
  3. On the next screen, leave the default location and then click Install/Upgrade.

    Firefox install 3
    Install or upgrade Firefox
  4. The browser will now begin the installation. When completed, click Finish.

    Firefox install 4
    Close wizard

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:

  1. Open the Programs & Features applet by typing in appwiz.cpl in the Run Command box.

    appwiz
    Open Programs and Features applet
  2. Now look for “Mozilla Firefox” under the list of installed apps and double-click it to uninstall it.

    Double click Firefox
    Double-click Firefox
  3. The uninstallation wizard will now open. Click Next.

    Firefox uninstall 1
    Proceed
  4. Now click Uninstall.

    Firefox uninstall 2
    Begin uninstallation
  5. When removed, close the wizard by clicking Finish.

    Firefox uninstall 3
    Close the wizard

Firefox will now be removed from your computer.

Mozilla Firefox Changelog History

Firefox VersionRelease DateFeatures
Firefox 10715-Nov-22Improved performance, Power profiling support on Linux and Mac devices.
Firefox 10617-Oct-22PDF Annotations, WebRTC improvements, and a welcome screen for initial setup.
Firefox 10520-Sep-22Performance improvements, retracted 2-finger swipe feature, option to print the current page only.
Mozilla Firefox features introduced in each version

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Subhan Zafar is an established IT professional with interests in Windows and Server infrastructure testing and research, and is currently working with Itechtics as a research consultant. He has studied Electrical Engineering and is also certified by Huawei (HCNA & HCNP Routing and Switching).

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