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Firefox browser will soon support keyboard multimedia keys​

Mozilla Firefox will soon introduce its new feature which enables users to control songs and videos in the browser through multimedia keys.
‘Firefox 81’ is the new version that carries this new feature, which company set for release in last September, unfortunately, the expectation was failed. Even though, it is enabled in Firefox 81, Firefox users are having a chance to enable it at the moment also, as multimedia key support has been secretly existing in Firefox v71, which was put in December 2019, reports ZDNet.

Users need to access to about:config settings page in the Firefox browser to as the initial step of setting up the feature. Then, type media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled and to activate it needs to double click the option. When done, users will have the option to press any of the multimedia keys on their keyboards and control the media content inside Firefox, may it be a tune, song or video. At the point when this occurs, Firefox will show an overlay popup on their screens, in the upper right corner of the screen.


The new feature by Firefox is expected to optimize the user experience and the user base. However, it cannot be said that Firefox is the first browse which supports for multimedia keys. In March 2019, Google Chrome was able to introduce it with its Chrome 83 version.

As of late, the revamped Microsoft Edge outperformed Firefox to take the second situation in the program advertise globally, as per the most recent information from NetMarketShare. With more than 71 percent share, Google Chrome ruled the browser market in July, the information appeared. The Chromium-based Edge program snatched 8.09 percent share, somewhat in front of 7.36 percent share of Firefox in July. For quite a long time, Firefox had been the top Google Chrome was an alternative, however now, its position has slipped to the third position.



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