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Mozilla has released Version 68.0 of the Firefox browser.
Firefox Release
July 9, 2019
Version 68.0, first offered to Release channel users on July 9, 2019
Today, we release two versions of Firefox 68 — a rapid release as well as an Extended Support Release (ESR).
We'd like to extend a special thank you to all of the new Mozillians who contributed to this release of Firefox!
  • Dark mode in reader view expands so that windows are also dark on the controls, sidebars and toolbars.
  • Improved extension security and discovery:
    • New reporting feature in about:addons allows you to report security and performance issues with extensions and themes.
    • Redesigned extensions dashboard in about:addons provides easy access to information about your extensions, including data and settings access required by each extension.
    • Find high quality, secure extensions via the Recommended Extensions program in about:addons, which now displays user count and ratings for each extension. "Recommended” badges for these extensions also appear on AMO. More extensions will be added over time.
  • Cryptomining and fingerprinting protections are added to strict content blocking settings in Privacy & Security preferences.
  • WebRender will roll out to Windows 10 users with AMD graphics cards.
  • Windows Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) update download support, which allows Firefox update downloads to continue when Firefox is closed.
  • Various security fixes
  • Local files can no longer access other files in the same directory.
  • Unified existing locales (bn-BD, bn-IN) under a single Bengali (bn) localization.
  • The following unmaintained translations have been removed: Assamese (as), English - South Africa (en-ZA), Maithili (mai), Malayalam (ml), Odia (or). Existing users will be migrated to the British English (en-GB) version.
  • When an HTTPS error caused by antivirus software is detected, Firefox will attempt to automatically fix it
  • Camera and microphone access now require an HTTPS connection.
  • The way non-default preferences are synced has changed. Please see this support article for more details
Mozilla has released Version 68.0.1 of the Firefox browser
Firefox Release
July 18, 2019
Version 68.0.1, first offered to Release channel users on July 18, 2019

  • macOS releases are now signed by the Apple notary service, allowing Firefox to properly run on macOS 10.15 Beta releases
  • Fixed missing Full Screen button when watching videos in full screen mode on HBO GO (bug 1562837)
  • Fixed a bug causing incorrect messages to appear for some locales when sites try to request the use of the Storage Access API (bug 1558503)
  • Users in Russian regions may have their default search engine changed (bug 1565315)
  • Built-in search engines in some locales do not function correctly (bug 1565779)
Mozilla has released Version 68.0.2 of the Firefox browser.
Firefox Release
August 14, 2019
Version 68.0.2, first offered to Release channel users on August 14, 2019

  • Fixed a bug causing some special characters to be cut off from the end of the search terms when searching from the URL bar (bug 1560228)
  • Allow fonts to be loaded via file:// URLs when opening a page locally (bug 1565942)
  • Printing emails from the Outlook web app no longer prints only the header and footer (bug 1567105)
  • Fixed a bug causing some images not to be displayed on reload, including on Google Maps (bug 1565542)
  • Fixed an error when starting external applications configured as URI handlers (bug 1567614)
  • Security fixes
Mozilla has released Version 69.0.1 of the Firefox browser.
Firefox Release
September 18, 2019
Version 69.0.1, first offered to Release channel users on September 18, 2019

  • Fixed external programs launching in the background when clicking a link from inside Firefox to launch them (bug 1570845)
  • Usability improvements to the Add-ons Manager for users with screen readers (bug 1567600)
  • Fixed the Captive Portal notification bar not being dismissable in some situations after login is complete (bug 1578633)
  • Fixed the maximum size of fonts in Reader Mode when zoomed (bug 1578454)
  • Fixed missing stacks in the Developer Tools Performance section (bug 1578354)
  • Security and stability fixes
Mozilla has released Version 69.0.2 of the Firefox browser.
Firefox Release
October 3, 2019
Version 69.0.2, first offered to Release channel users on October 3, 2019

  • Fixed a crash when editing files on Office 365 websites (bug 1579858)
  • Fixed detection of the Windows 10 Parental Controls feature being enabled (bug 1584613)
  • Fixed a Linux-only crash when changing the playback speed while watching YouTube videos (bug 1582222)
Mozilla has released Version 70.0 of the Firefox browser.

Firefox Release
October 22, 2019
Version 70.0, first offered to Release channel users on October 22, 2019
Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) is on by default on all platforms bringing privacy protections to all our users. With this release, you can now see the many ways ETP protects you in a Privacy Protections report.
We'd like to extend a special thank you to all of the new Mozillians who contributed to this release of Firefox.
  • More privacy protections from Enhanced Tracking Protection:
  • More security protections from Firefox Lockwise, our digital identity and password management tool:
    • Lockwise for desktop lets you create, update, and delete your logins and passwords to sync across all your devices, including the Lockwise mobile apps and Firefox mobile browsers
    • Integrated breach alerts from Firefox Monitor, to alert you when saved logins and passwords are compromised in online data breaches.
    • Complex password generation, to help you create and save strong passwords for new online accounts.
  • Improvements to core engine components, for better browsing on more sites
    • A faster Javascript Baseline Interpreter to handle the modern web’s
      large codebases and improve page load performance by as much as 8
    • WebRender rolled out to more Firefox for Windows users, now available by default on Windows desktops with integrated Intel graphics cards and resolution of 1920x1200 or less) for improved graphics rendering.
    • Compositor improvements in Firefox for macOS that reduce power
      consumption, speed up page load by as much as 22 percent, and reduce
      resource use for video by up to 37 percent.
  • More browser features to help you get the most out of Firefox products and services
    • A stand-alone Firefox account menu for easy access to Firefox services like Monitor and Send.
    • A message panel accessed from the gift icon in the toolbar that offers a quick overview of new releases and key features.
    • When a website uses your geolocation, an indicator is shown in the
      address bar.
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