Mozilla Firefox 60.0.1 release information

Martin Brinkmann
May 17, 2018

Mozilla released Firefox 60.0.1 to the stable channel of the Firefox web browser on May 16, 2018. The new Firefox version is a bug fix release which addresses several issues in the web browser.

Mozilla released Firefox 60 last week and listed a single issue in the release notes. Firefox would display sponsored stories the next time a user would open the New Tab page after disabling Sponsored Stories in the browser.

Firefox 60.0.1 fixes that issue and several other issues discovered after the release of Firefox 60.0.

Firefox 60.0.1

Firefox 60.0.1 is available through the web browser's automatic updates functionality and as a separate download from Mozilla. Firefox users who are on the stable channel of the browser may select Menu > Help > About Firefox to run a manual check for updates.

Firefox will download the new version to the local system then and install it to update it. A restart of the web browser is required to complete the update installation.

You can download Firefox from Mozilla directly as well to install the browser anew or update an existing installation.

Firefox 60.0.1 fixes the following issues:

  • Firefox users on touchscreens may have experienced scrolling issues on non-zoomable pages. See bug 1457743 for additional details(Momentum scrolling after a two-finger pan is broken when two fingers are lifted at the same time)
  • Unchecking the sponsored stories option did not block the display of sponsored content immediately. See bug 1458906)
  • Black map issue on Google Maps with updated Nvidia Web Drivers on Mac OS X. See bug 1458533 for additional information)
  • The right default background was not loaded when users opened tabs or windows in high contrast mode in the Firefox web browser. See bug 1458956
  • The Firefox uninstaller was not offered in different languages. See bug 1436662
  • Some Firefox installations with language packs had incomplete translations for the browser's preferences. The add-on manager displayed a message that the language pack could not be verified. See bug 146590
  • Some installed add-ons caused long cycle collector pauses. See bug 1449033

Mozilla lists a single change besides the fixes on the official release notes page. The organization notes in the Firefox 60.0.1 release notes that WebVR has been disabled on mac OS X. Mozilla did enable the API in Firefox 60.0.

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  1. Geri Sullivan said on June 1, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Firefox 60.0.1 broke fonts on most of the websites I use. I see that earlier updates a few years ago did that for some users and I’ve gone through all of the steps recommended then both for preferences and about:config settings. Fonts still broken. There’s nothing like dozens of lines of question marks in boxes to convince me to switch browsers. I’ve been limping along for a couple of weeks now, keeping 2 browsers open at all times so I can quickly switch as needed, and I continue to search for other solutions for this problem.

  2. Bob said on May 20, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Firefox now downloads PDF from websites but they are blank. Reverted to v60 and all is well again

  3. anonymous said on May 19, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    I still get the language pack for English (GB) and English (South Africa) saying its not verified.

  4. weisse said on May 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    The update rendered my Firefox crippled. I can’t browse the Internet with it at all. I lost tabs I was researching stuff, I couldn’t bookmark them, nor could I see their url’s, and the Reload was grayed out. I couldn’t access Add-Ons or Preferences at first and there was no Stop available on them.
    I submitted many bug reports after some Firefox updates and upgrades, but the problem persists even in the Safe Mode.
    My WiFi works just fine, I did ping many sites; my terminal connects just fine; and the Firefox bug reports are submitted as well.
    I have many custom settings in place and don’t want to uninstall or totally reset the Firefox.

  5. Jeff P. said on May 19, 2018 at 4:49 am

    TinyUrl redirects on Twitter and Google do not execute properly in a new tab.

  6. jack said on May 18, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    New update causes all in browser pdf files to print miniature size.(1.5×1.5″) instead of the 1/4 page size it was in. Same problem with full page pdf. Didn’t do this before the update. Tried safe mode and no change. Also checked with “about config” and settings were correct. If opened with adobe from browser everything prints fine.

  7. Franck said on May 18, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Thanks Martin, the update is working perfectly here !

  8. Franck said on May 18, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Thanks Martin, the update is very good !

  9. Anyone said on May 18, 2018 at 12:12 am

    > Thank anyone in advance.

    You are welcome.

  10. Anne said on May 17, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Firefox auto-updated to 60.0.1 (64-bit) yesterday and now all texts and icons in the toolbars are high contrast, the arrows are larger and the font in the address bar has changed as well as a host of stuff in the options tab – and it´s all very ugly.

    These changes are not necessary for a 32-bit to 64-bit changeover – Mozilla decided for me so did they get bought by Microsoft?

    1. Jed said on May 18, 2018 at 12:10 pm

      Literally nothing changed, sounds more like your profile has become corrupt.

  11. Rick A. said on May 17, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Well, Firefox 60.1 fixed the GPU Hardware Acceleration Glitch that i got again with Firefox 60.

    i had this Glitch when Firefox 58.0 was released, and Firefox 58.0.1 fixed it. Here is my comment on Martin’s Firefox 58.0.1 article about this glitch –

    My questions is, Mozilla has to know of this glitch, and if so, why is it never mentioned in the Patch Notes in Firefox 60.1 or Firefox 58.0.1 ?

    And does anybody know of a Bug Tracker for this issue? i would think there is one but i can’t find it.

    i’ve searched Firefox GPU Hardware Acceleration and read many posts and articles but can’t find a bug tracker.

    i just don’t want to have to keep dealing with this issue over time with New Firefox Releases.

    Thank anyone in advance.

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