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Firefox web browser 82.0 was released today with improved picture-in-picture, faster page loading and start-up time.

Firefox 82.0 release highlights:

  • New look and position for the Picture-In-Picture button.
  • Picture-In-Picture now has a keyboard shortcut for Mac users.
  • Improve resource usage during video playback, battery life for Windows user.
  • 20% faster when loading websites with flexbox-based layouts.
  • 17% quicker when restoring a session.
  • 10% quicker when opening new windows in Windows.
  • Explore new articles when you save a webpage to Pocket from the Firefox toolbar.
  • WebRender support on more Windows machines.
  • Various security fixes and more.

Get Firefox 82 in Ubuntu:

The latest packages will be made into security & updates repositories for all current Ubuntu releases in a few days.

At that time, you can upgrade Firefox through the Software Updater utility:

If you can’t wait, download the Linux package from mozilla website.

Mozilla Firefox 81.0 was released a day ago with new features and security fixes.

Firefox 81.0 release highlights:

  • Pause and play audio or video in Firefox from your keyboard or headset
  • New Alpenglow theme
  • Save, manage, and auto-fill credit card information for users in US and Canada.
  • AcroForm support allows to fill in, print, and save supported PDF forms
  • The PDF viewer got a new fresh look.
  • Pocket recommendations for Austria, Belgium and Switzerland users with German version.
  • Important fixes to HTML5 audio/video controls
  • Extended file types support.
  • Picture-in-Picture got new iconography.
  • Security fixes.

How to install Firefox 81 in Ubuntu:

The latest packages will be made into security & updates repositories for all current Ubuntu releases in a few days.

At that time, you can upgrade Firefox through the Software Updater utility:

If you can’t wait, download the Linux package from mozilla website.

Mozilla Firefox web browser 79.0 was released a few hours ago with new features and various security fixes.

Firefox 79.0 release highlights include:

  • WebRender for more Windows users with Intel and AMD GPUs
  • More Pocket recommendations for users in Germany.
  • Various security fixes.
  • Several crashes while using a screen reader were fixed

How to Install Firefox 79 in Ubuntu:

Firefox 79 will be made into official Ubuntu security / updates repositories for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and Ubuntu 20.04 in a few days!

At that time, you can upgrade Firefox via Software Updater (Update Manager) utility:

Mozilla Firefox 78 was released a few days ago with some new features and improvements.

Firefox 78 added “Refresh Firefox” button to the Uninstaller, which also available in about:support page, allows to reset Firefox to its default state, while saving your essential information like bookmarks, passwords, cookies.

Other changes in the release include:

  • Protections Dashboard includes reports about tracking protection, data breaches, and password management.
  • Screen saver will no longer interrupt WebRTC calls on Firefox
  • Firefox 78 is also Extended Support Release (ESR) features:
    • Kiosk mode
    • Client certificates
    • Service Worker and Push APIs are now enabled
    • The Block Autoplay feature is enabled
    • Picture-in-picture support
    • View and manage web certificates in about:certificate
  • Improved Pocket recommendations, and security fixes.

How to Install Firefox 78 in Ubuntu:

Firefox 78 will be made into official Ubuntu security / updates repositories for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, and Ubuntu 20.04 in a few days!

At that time, you can upgrade Firefox via Software Updater (Update Manager) utility:

Mozilla Firefox 76 was released today with improved online account protections and Zoom support.

Firefox 76 features Lockwise password manager improvements, including protection to saved passwords in “Logins and Passwords” page, display vulnerable password alert and website breach alert, and automatically generate secure, complex passwords to more sites.

Other changes include:

  • Picture-in-picture: double-click to go full-screen, again to reduce the video size.
  • Audio Worklets support: allow audio processing like VR and gaming, join Zoom calls without additional downloads
  • WebRender now available by default on modern Intel laptops with a small screen for Windows.
  • And various security fixes. See release note for more.

Download / Install Firefox 76 in Ubuntu:

If you prefer upgrading the pre-installed Firefox package, v76 package will be available in a few days for all current Ubuntu releases. At that time, upgrade Firefox via Software Updater (Update Manager):

And Firefox snap and flatpak packages, both run in sandbox, are now updated for Ubuntu 18.04 and higher.