Firefox for Mac gets faster and gets support for fast screens

The Firefox browser has been updated to version 103 with a number of news and improvements. Some of these apply specifically to the Mac, and it is especially users with Apple’s latest 14- and 16-inch Macbook Pro models who will notice a big difference.

Namely, the update adds support for screens with 120 hertz and higher refresh rates. It’s been around for a long time in external displays, but came to Apple’s built-in displays first in the Macbook Pro with the M1 Pro/Max last fall.

The Mac version of the program also becomes more responsive during periods of heavy load, through a switch to a more modern programming interface that ensures that no single process can claim the entire processor.

Other news include extended support for subtitles in the picture-in-picture function, better support for pdf forms, support for copying text from forms with hard spaces preserved and the ability to reach the buttons in the tab bar with keyboard navigation.