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Firefox 106

Mozilla has released Firefox 106 with the new Firefox View, which adds a pinned tab that enables you to find and open previously closed tabs on both the currently running desktop browser and other devices. The Web browser is also updated with 18 new “Colorways” (six colors with three different intensity settings for each color), text recognition in images (requires macOS 10.15 Catalina and later) to extract text from a selected image to the clipboard, and the capability to edit PDFs (including writing text, drawing, and adding signatures). (Free, 124 MB, release notes, macOS 10.12+)

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  1. In Firefox 106.0.3 (and perhaps all 106.0.x), private browsing window headers are in a dark mode. I cannot find a switch to use the Light color scheme. Any help? (I’m comfortable using about:config but don’t know where to look.) Thanks.

  2. Change your theme (“Add-ons & themes” from the hamburger menu in the upper-right corner).

    The default theme selects light vs. dark based on system settings and appears to always use dark for private browsing windows.

    Other themes may not do this. For example the “MacOS Jaguar Pinstripe classic” theme I normally use (Mac OS X Jaguar Pinstripe classic – Get this Theme for 🦊 Firefox (en-US)) doesn’t.

  3. Thanks, @Shamino; once again your advice was spot on.

    I had set Settings > General > Language and Appearance > Website appearance to “Light” to no avail, but Add-ons & themes showed “System theme — auto” as enabled. I enabled the “Light” theme and that fixed the issue. (For some reason, in Settings > General, the text strings “Language and Appearance” and “Website appearance” have copying disabled. What was the programmer thinking?)

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