Archives For Firefox

Mozilla Firefox 73.0 was released today. The new release features new global zoom level setting and High Contrast Mode improvement.

While per-site zoom is still available, Firefox 73.0 adds a new global default zoom level setting, which is available in about:preferences under ‘Language and Appearance’.

For user with low vision rely on Windows’ High Contrast Mode, without disabling background images websites in High Contrast Mode are now more readable.

Firefox 73.0 release highlights:

  • New global zoom level setting.
  • High Contrast Mode improvement.
  • Audio playback improvement
  • WebRender will roll out to laptops with Nvidia with drives newer than 432.00 and smaller than 1920X1200 screen resolution.
  • Various security fixes.

Download / Install Firefox in Ubuntu:

While Ubuntu 20.04 already contained the new Firefox package in the main repository, Firefox 73.0 will be available to upgrade via Software Updater utility in a few days for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and Ubuntu 19.10. Check HERE.

Or you can install the Firefox 72 Snap package (runs in sandbox) simply from Ubuntu Software. It can be installed alongside the pre-installed Firefox, and will be automatically update to the latest.

Also Mozilla Firefox website offers non-install (extract and run the executable) tarball for all Linux desktop.

Mozilla Firefox 72.0 was released today. Picture-in-picture video now is available for Linux and Mac OS.

“Picture-in-picture” feature allows web video to be played in a “pop out” window. Simply select the blue icon from the right edge of a web video to pop open a floating window so you can keep watching while working in other tabs.

Other changes in Firefox 72.0 include:

  • Block fingerprinting scripts by default for all users
  • Replaces notification request pop-ups with speech bubble in address bar.
  • Remove support for blocking images from individual domains.
  • Various security fixes.

Download / Install Firefox in Ubuntu:

You’ll be able to upgrade the pre-installed Firefox to the latest 72.0 release in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and Ubuntu 19.10, through the Software Updater in 2 or 3 days (check the building page).

Or install the Firefox 72 Snap package (runs in sandbox) simply from Ubuntu Software. It can be installed alongside pre-installed Firefox, and will automatically update to the latest.

Also Mozilla Firefox website offers non-install (extract and run the executable) tarball for all Linux desktop.

Mozilla Firefox 70 stable was released with new logo icon, improved page load performance, and other enhancements.

Firefox 70.0 release highlights:

  • New application icon.
  • A faster Javascript Baseline Interpreter
  • WebRender enabled by default on Windows with integrated Intel graphics cards
  • Complex password generation
  • Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) enabled by default on all platforms
  • A stand-alone Firefox account menu
  • New ‘What’s New’ menu option.
  • Import passwords from Chrome on macOS
  • More privacy and security protections.

Download / Install Firefox 70:

Firefox 70 packages will be made into Ubuntu security & updates repositories for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and Ubuntu 19.10.

It will be usually available in a few days. Check this link.

At that time, you can simply upgrade to Firefox 70 via Software Updater.

Can’t wait? You can now click here to download Firefox for Linux (64-bit), then extract and run the executable to launch Firefox 70.

Firefox 55

Mozilla Firefox 69.0 was released today. The new release rolls out stronger privacy protections by enabling Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) by default.

Enhanced Tracking Protection blocks third-party sites from tracking cookies and cryptominers. There’s also optional strict setting blocks fingerprinters as well as the items blocked in the default standard setting.

Other changes in Firefox 69.0 includes:

  • Option to block any video that automatically starts playing
  • New “New Tab” page experience for users in the US or using the en-US browser
  • WebRTC conferencing services support for receiving multiple video codecs
  • Performance and UI improvements to Windows 10
  • Improved battery life and download UI for macOS.
  • Various security fixes.
  • See the release note for details.

How to Install Firefox 69.0 in Ubuntu:

The new release package has been made into the main repositories for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and their derivatives.

Simply open Software Updater (Update Manager) and install the updates for Firefox.

If you don’t see the Firefox updates, go to Software & Updates and make sure the security and updates repositories are enabled in Updates tab.

Firefox 55

Mozilla Firefox 68.0 was released a few days ago with dark mode improvements, new features, and security fixes. Here’s how to install it in all current Ubuntu releases.

Firefox 68.0 release highlights:

  • Window controls, sidebars and toolbars will be dark with dark mode in reader view.
  • New reporting feature to report security and performance issues with extensions and themes.
  • Redesigned extensions dashboard for easy accessing to information about your extensions
  • Redesigned extensions now displays user count and ratings for each extension.
  • Add cryptomining and fingerprinting protections to strict content blocking settings
  • Windows Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) update download support.
  • Camera and microphone access now require an HTTPS connection.
  • And various security fixes. See release note for details.

Upgrade to Firefox 68 in Ubuntu:

Firefox 68 has been will be made into Ubuntu universe repositories for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and higher in a few days. Check HERE, and do following to upgrade it once available.

For all current Ubuntu releases, simply open Software Updater and install the updates after checking for updates.

If you don’t see the Firefox updates, go to Software & Updates and make sure the security and updates repositories are enabled in Updates tab.