Mozilla is working to make Firefox feel at home on macOS
While Google Chrome, Safari, and Microsoft Edge are currently the best browsers, Firefox also remains a very popular choice, with many seeing it as the only viable alternative to the avalanche of Chromium-based apps.
This is the reason why Mozilla is fully committed to improving the experience with Firefox on all platforms, and the most recent versions of Nightly come with a host of refinements specifically aimed at Apple users.
In other words, Mozilla wants Firefox to feel right at home on macOS, and Nightly builds allow the company to experiment with all kinds of improvements.
As Neowin spotted, Mozilla recently confirmed that the macOS version of Firefox now supports the rubber band crush effect, which is actually the animation you see when you touch the top and bottom of the website while scrolling.
Improved dark mode
Additionally, Mozilla says it is also working on an improved dark mode for Firefox on macOS, and the company says users can already enable it by enabling the called pref. widget.macos.respect-aspect-system in the Nightly version of the browser.
A long-awaited update for Firefox in the Apple ecosystem is full support for native fullscreen mode, which would obviously be useful for those who watch videos, whether on YouTube or elsewhere, using this browser.
“We are working on supporting native full screen on macOS. Enable it by enabling the full-screen-api.macos-native-full-screen pref. This will (among other things) create new full screen spaces for videos. You can, for example, place a native split-screen full-screen YouTube video next to another application, ”says Mozilla.
Needless to say, all of these improvements are currently in the Nightly version, so it would take a while before they make it to the stable version of Firefox, but you can try them out today by downloading the latest experimental version.