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Firefox 59.0.2 release information

Mozilla released Firefox 59.0.2 to the stable release channel on March 26, 2018 for all supported operating systems.

The new version of the web browser includes security fixes and patches for several issues affecting users of the application.

Firefox 59.0.2 is available via the web browser's integrated updating system and as a standalone download from Mozilla.

Select Menu > Help > About Firefox to run a manual check for updates from within the browser. Firefox will pick up the new version, and download and install it automatically on the device.

Firefox 59.0.2 is the third Firefox release in March. Mozilla released Firefox 59.0 to the stable channel on March 13 and the security update Firefox 59.0.1 only three days later.

Firefox 59.0.2: What is new

firefox 59.0.2

The new version of the Firefox web browser includes several bug fixes for issues. The following issues have been resolved in the new version:

  • Intermittent crashes for Firefox users who cancel a print job around completion time.  (Bug 1441598)
  • Random browser crashes on Windows 7 systems with third-party software that tries to interact with the browser using accessibility services. Mozilla notes that Sticky Password and Windows 7 touch screen are known to cause this. (Bug 1424505)
  • High CPU usage and memory filling up on systems caused by incompatibilities with third-party software. (Bug 1446280)
  • Page rendering issues with hardware acceleration enabled.  (Bug 1435472)
  • The shortcut Ctrl-C to copy content to the Clipboard fails on sites that run scripts to interact with the shortcut if the resistFingerprinting preference is enabled. (Bug 1433592)
  • Reload button is disabled on Preferences > Network Proxy > Settings on systems with automatic proxy configuration URL functionality enabled. (Bug 1445991)
  • Video chat apps refuse to work or are mute automatically on DragonFly, FreeBSD, NetBSD or OpenBSD. (Bug 1444074)
  •  Service Worker Response issues with URL Fragment Identifiers. (Bug 1443850)
  • Use after-free security vulnerability that Mozilla rated as high, the second highest rating after critical.

Firefox users who run Firefox 59.0 or Firefox 59.0.1 should consider upgrading the browser to the latest version. Users affected by any issue may want to do so as early as possible, but since the new release includes a security patch, it is recommended that all users run the update asap on the stable release channel.

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  1. Kubrick said on March 26, 2018 at 10:23 pm
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    Has the cookie autodelete issue been resolved yet.?.Last time i tried firefox this extension was not deleting cookies also i noticed firefox was not honouring a setting of not accepting any cookies at all.CPU and ram usage was quite high so i hope mozilla fixes these small issues.

    1. Richard Allen said on March 27, 2018 at 1:21 am
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      More often than not I don’t see the same bugs others are experiencing. I’m running Win7 x64 with a 64 bit version of FF.

      I allow 1st-party cookies and they are deleted at the end of each browser session. Third party cookies are not allowed and I never see any. I save two cookies and they are the only cookies I see when starting a new browser session.

      CCleaner does label some items as cookies but if I enable “Clear history when Firefox closes > Offline Website Data” then the items that CCleaner is labeling as cookies get deleted.

      If I set FF to Not allow Any cookies I don’t see any other than Offline Website Data > IndexedDB. You could disable IndexedDB but that will break some extensions and websites. For that matter, not allowing Any cookies also breaks websites, which I just now verified. ;)

      CPU and RAM usage I would consider to be on the low end with my install. I have to open 16-24 tabs to use 1GB of memory. Of course, going through a few hundred articles on Feedly will use a ton of memory but if doing that on Chrome the memory usage would be even higher, I also have Chrome installed.

      Sorry, not trying to imply the issues you are seeing are not real only that I am not seeing them on my end.

      1. Anon_Lurker said on March 28, 2018 at 4:18 am
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        He is talking about the cookie auto delete extension which breaks when “privacy.firstparty.isolate” is set to “true” in about:config.

        @Kubrick Yes the auto delete extension now works fine.

  2. ciro said on March 26, 2018 at 10:35 pm
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    dose this version of fire fox support 4 k video

  3. Ron said on March 27, 2018 at 3:27 am
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    Not sure if it’s related, but FF ESR 52 has also been updated, to 52.7.3.

  4. brenda corbett said on March 27, 2018 at 4:43 pm
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    I’m still on FF 56.0.2

  5. Jaek said on March 28, 2018 at 6:12 pm
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    Haven’t bothered to update 59.x from very old version….
    How much cookie management has changed in new FF 59/60.. is it possible with FF or Addon to block (I mean block complately, not delete after closing TAB/Browser etc.) every cookie except the ones you want.. can you still manage indivudual cookies with addon

    How is the new Ublock compared to “old” one, as good ?… I block 1st/3rd party scripts and 3dr party frames globally and only allow per site.. still working like this ?

    Can you still disable dom.storage ?

    Anyone the faith of the following addons working/alternatives ?:

    BetterPrivacy
    CanvasBlocker
    Decentaleyes
    Disable IndexDB
    Download Youtube videos as MP4
    Downloads Window
    DownThemAll
    Empty Cache Button
    No Resource URI leak
    RefControl
    Toggle Proxy
    Toggle JavaScript

    1. Sarevok said on March 30, 2018 at 7:50 pm
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      You don’t need BetterPrivacy, it has been useless for the better part of a decade because Flash cookies are deleted with regular cookies. No Resource URI Leak solves an issue that is fixed in Firefox 57 and up so you don’t need it any more either.

      Disable IndexDB should not be necessary anymore as IndexedDB is deleted with other data since Firefox 57 or 58. The whole point in disabling IndexedDB was that it wasn’t deleted which allowed tracking even when you cleared private data. (Fortunately this was very rarely used in the wild in my experience.)

      CanvasBlocker, Decentaleyes, Empty Cache Button, Proxy Toggle work fine

      Instead of Download Youtube videos as MP4 you can use this: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/smarttube/
      Instead of Toggle JavaScript you can use this, there are others: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/javascript-toggler/
      Instead of RefControl you can use this, there are others: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/smart-referer/

      I don’t know Download Window, but I guess you could have a bookmark to about:downloads
      I don’t know a lot about DownThemAll alternatives. There’s https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bulk-media-downloader/ but otherwise you’ll have to find one on your own.

       

      I recommend using Firefox Portable as a way to get comfy with the new add-ons while leaving intact your main Firefox so you can browse with your habits and test the new add-ons at your pace. Firefox portable is here: https://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable

      In order to run both Firefox Portable and the main Firefox at the same time, you’ll need a little tweak: Copy “FirefoxPortable\Other\Source\FirefoxPortable.ini” over to the main “FirefoxPortable\” folder, and change this.

      AllowMultipleInstances=false

    2. Sarevok- said on March 30, 2018 at 7:54 pm
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      Yes you can disable dom.storage, no uBO didn’t lose functionality. I don’t know which add-ons manage cookies one at a time so I can’t check.

       

      You don’t need BetterPrivacy, it has been useless for the better part of a decade because Flash cookies are deleted with regular cookies. No Resource URI Leak solves an issue that is fixed in Firefox 57 and up so you don’t need it any more either.

       

      Disable IndexDB should not be necessary anymore as IndexedDB is deleted with other data since Firefox 57 or 58. The whole point in disabling IndexedDB was that it wasn’t deleted which allowed tracking even when you cleared private data. (Fortunately this was very rarely used in the wild in my experience.)

       

      CanvasBlocker, Decentaleyes, Empty Cache Button, Proxy Toggle work fine

       

      Instead of Download Youtube videos as MP4 you can use this: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/smarttube/
      Instead of Toggle JavaScript you can use this, there are others: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/javascript-toggler/
      Instead of RefControl you can use this, there are others: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/smart-referer/

       

      I don’t know Download Window, but I guess you could have a bookmark to about:downloads and have it opened as a pinned tab
      I don’t know a lot about DownThemAll alternatives. There’s https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bulk-media-downloader/ but otherwise you’ll have to find one on your own.

       

      I recommend using Firefox Portable 59 as a way to get comfy with the new add-ons while leaving intact your old Firefox so you can browse with your habits and test the new add-ons at your pace. Firefox portable is here: https://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable

      In order to run both Firefox Portable and the main Firefox at the same time, you’ll need a little tweak: Copy “FirefoxPortable\Other\Source\FirefoxPortable.ini” over to the main “FirefoxPortable\” folder, and change this line which is false by default:
      AllowMultipleInstances=true

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