Some time ago Chrome and Edge services were reported to have provided the latest support through the release of their version 109. Not too long ago, Mozilla's browser service also provided their support for Manifest V3 with the release of version 109, Thursday (19/01).
The development of Manifest V3 has indeed begun to be seen, Google Chrome became the beginning of browser services that provide their support, not long ago there was Microsoft through Edge with a Chromium base that came with the same support. They both released version 109 to support Manifest V3.
What about the Mozilla Firefox service? The latest news shows that the company has released Manifest V3 support with the release of the Mozilla Firefox 109 version. In addition to providing improvements to the latest Manifest support, Firefox also provides support for feature improvements.
There are several Changelogs shared by Mozilla Firefox with its users, more clearly see below:
- Manifest Version 3 (MV3) extension support is now enabled by default (MV2 remains enabled/supported). This major update also ushers an exciting user interface change in the form of the new extensions button.
- The Arbitrary Code Guard exploit protection has been enabled in the media playback utility processes, improving security for Windows users.
- The native HTML date picker for date and DateTime inputs can now be used with a keyboard alone, improving its accessibility for screen reader users. Users with limited mobility can also now use common keyboard shortcuts to navigate the calendar grid and month selection spinners.
- Firefox builds in Spanish from Spain (es-ES) and Spanish from Argentina (es-AR) locales now come with a built-in dictionary for the Firefox spellchecker
- Effective on January 16, Colorways will no longer be in Firefox. Users will still be able to access saved and active Colorways from the Add-ons and themes menu option.
- On macOS, Ctrl or Cmd + trackpad or mouse wheel now scrolls the page instead of zooming. This avoids accidental zooming and matches the behavior of other web browsers on macOS.
- The Recently Closed section of Firefox View now equips users with the ability to manually close/remove URL links from the list.
- The empty state messages and graphic components surfaced in Firefox View for the Tab Pickup and Recently Closed sections have been updated for an improved user experience.
With this change, it is certain that Mozilla will be just like other browser services that only provide extension support for Manifest V3 and weaken Manifest V2. But don't worry, there's still plenty of time for developers to change their development to Manifest V3.