Introduced Firefox Reality PC Preview for VR Devices and a New Print Preview Interface for Firefox 81

Mozilla released recently the introduction of a new revision of the browser for virtual reality systems «Firefox Reality PC Preview»Which is a browser that supports all Firefox privacy features, but offers a three-dimensional user interface different that allows browse sites within the virtual world or as part of augmented reality systems.

Unlike the main edition of Firefox, the Reality version is characterized by supporting Android devices, Firefox Reality PC focuses on virtual reality platforms that connect to personal computers.

About Firefox Reality PC Preview

In addition to the interface for control through a 3D helmet, which allows you to view traditional two-dimensional pages, the browser offers web developers the WebXR and WebVR APIs with VR extensions for WebGL and CSS, which allow creating specialized three-dimensional web applications for interaction in virtual space and implementing new 3D navigation methods, mechanisms for entering information and interfaces for find information.

As well Supports viewing of 360 degree space videos on a 3D helmet. Control is done through VR controllers and data entry in web forms through a virtual or real keyboard.

Firefox Reality PC Preview is a new virtual reality web browser that provides 2D overlay navigation along with immersive applications and supports immersive web-based experiences for PC-connected virtual reality headsets. You can access the conventional web, floating in your virtual environment while using the controller to interact with the web content.

You can also watch 360 videos from sites like Vimeo or KaiXR, with many exhibits of immersive experiences from around the world. With Firefox Reality PC Preview, you can explore 3D web content created with WebVR or WebXR, such as Mozilla Hubs, Sketchfab, and Hello WebXR. And of course, Firefox Reality PC Preview contains the same privacy and security that sustains regular Firefox on the desktop.

The Firefox Reality PC Preview builds are available for installation via the HTC Viveport catalog (for now, only for Windows 10).

Y works with all 3D helmets compatible with the Viveport platform, including Vive Cosmos, Vive Pro, Valve Index, Oculus Rift, and Oculus Rift S.

New print preview interface

Another news that was released about Firefox, fue inside the Nightly branch in which forms the basis for the launch of Firefox 81.

In this browser testing branch information was released about a new implementation of the browser's print preview interface.

The new preview interface stands out for opening in the current tab with the replacement of existing content (since the old preview interface led to the opening of a new window), that is, it works by analogy with the reader mode.

In Firefox, when you click on the menu and select the print option, the Print Preview opens from the current browser window instead of using a new window.

Since the error reported 19 years ago, Firefox it should close the browser window if you close the Preview window print, which is not intentional by design to prevent data loss.

To make the print preview UI consistent with the other applications in Windows and to fix UI flaws, Mozilla is preparing a interface de print user modal lashes for Firefox and is available in Firefox 81 Nightly and is also enabled on the Experiments page as 'Print Preview Redesign'.

Tools for adjusting page layout and print settings have been moved from the top panel to the right, which also includes additional options such as controlling the inclusion of header and background printing, and the ability to select a printer.

The print.tab_modal.enabled setting is provided in about: config to control the inclusion of a new mode.


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