The Mozilla Firefox browser now has a separate version for the Microsoft Store on Windows 11, and the firm released the first upgrade for this version today.
As a result, Firefox 94.0.2 is better for Windows 11 users, as it fixes a fault that caused the browser to hang when specific assistive technology was used.
Aside from that, this is a tiny update, as seen by the small version number increase.
Firefox in the Microsoft Store
Mozilla launched Firefox in the Microsoft Store earlier this month, with the company praising Microsoft for the improvements it made to the Store experience.
Following the debut of Windows 11, which comes with a substantially refined Microsoft Store, the software giant also allows browsers that are published here to use their very own engines. In other words, browsers that are published in the Microsoft Store don’t have to use the native Windows engine but use their own, and this means fewer changes are required on the app’s side.
Mozilla applauded the change, explaining the Microsoft Store is indeed heading in the right direction.
“Until recently, Microsoft’s store policies required that all web browsers use the engine that Microsoft had built into their platform which meant we were unable to ship the Firefox you know and love in the Windows Store. This was not only bad for you but bad for the web because it meant that the web on Windows 11 would only have the features Microsoft was willing to provide. People deserve choice and we’re glad there is an easier option to download Firefox on Windows,” Mozilla said.
“Now that Microsoft has changed their policies, we are finally able to ship Firefox with our industry-leading Gecko engine in the Windows Store.”
You can find the new Firefox in the Microsoft Store on this page.