Firefox, as a world-renowned browser, has a self-developed kernel. Previously, it did not have a self-developed translation function. Instead, users need to install extensions such as Google Translate. Recently, Mozilla announced the launch of Firefox Translations, a self-developed translation tool for Firefox. Unlike conventional translation tools, the translation function of Firefox Translations is completed locally in the system to protect user privacy.
Mozilla officially stated that Firefox Translations has been officially launched in the Firefox Nightly version. However, users of this browser will need to manually turn it on :
- Enter about: config in the Firefox address bar;
- Search for extensions.translations.disabled;
- Set the option to false;
- Just restart the browser.
When Firefox Translations is enabled, a translation button will be displayed at the top of the web page. The function is also relatively complete and you can get a feel of it presently. This latest feature by Mozilla gives users more translation options. Of course, users can still opt to remain with the Google Translate plugin or have both. Whatever the case is, Mozilla promises that its native translation feature brings more security.
Firefox browser for macOS: optimize dark mode and support native fullscreen
According to the weekly update of Firefox-Nightly, Mozilla is improving some items of the macOS version of the browser to enhance the browser’s native visual effects. The new improvements include
- Support for the macOS system’s native full-screen
- Animation effects when the scroll bar hits the bottom and top of the web page
- Improvements to the dark mode.
According to Mozilla, a new flat scroll bar animation effect has been enabled in Firefox Nightly. However, users need to manually enable the native full screen and enhanced dark mode functions by themselves. If you need to activate the native full screen, you will have to enter “about:config”, then open “full-screen-api.macos-native-full-screen”. To enable the enhanced dark mode, you need to enter “about:config” again, and then open “widget.macos.respect-system-appearance”.
The improvement work on macOS native full-screen support and enhanced dark mode is still in progress. Therefore, users who want to be early adopters may encounter many problems after enabling these features in Firefox Nightly. Users who pursue stability can wait for the official stable version of this browser. The official version of Firefox90 is here. The current version of Firefox90 on the Nightly channel is the beta version (expires on June 1). According to the FX Trains from Firefox, the official version of Firefox90 should be available on July 13, 2021.