Firefox 69.0 is a new stable version of the Firefox web browser; the official release date is September 3, 2019.
Mozilla pushes out updates to all Firefox channels when a new stable version is released; all versions are increased by one on the release day. Firefox Beta is moved to Firefox Beta 70, Firefox Developer to Firefox Dev 70, and Firefox Nightly to Firefox Nightly 71.
Additionally, ESR versions are moved to Firefox 68.1 ESR and Firefox 60.9 ESR. Executive Summary
You can check out our Firefox 68.0 release overview here in case you missed it.
Downloads are made available on September 3, 2019 for the first time. Depending on when you are reading this, downloads may not yet be available via the browser's automatic update feature or direct download.
You can run manual checks for updates at any time in Firefox with a click on Menu > Help > About Firefox. Firefox opens the about window and checks for updates by querying a Mozilla server.
The following pages list direct downloads for supported Firefox channels.
Flash Player cannot be activated permanently anymore on sites
Mozilla removed the "always activate" option for Flash Player content on the Internet. While it is still possible to play Flash content using Firefox, it is no longer possible to configure Firefox to load Flash content automatically on specific sites going forward.
Firefox won't support the "remember this decision" option anymore when it comes to Flash content.
Firefox will drop support for Flash at the end of 2020 just like Google Chrome,Microsoft Edge, and many other browsers.
Enhanced Tracking Protection is turned on by default
Firefox 69.0 rolls out with enhanced Tracking Protection functionality. The default setting blocks third-party tracking cookies and cryptomining scripts automatically in that version 69.
The stricter settings block fingerprinting next to that as well.
Enhanced Autoplay Blocking
Firefox's option to block media from autoplaying received an improvement in Firefox 69.0 as well. The feature blocked autoplaying video only if it played sound previously.
Mozilla added new autoplay options to Firefox to block any kind of autoplay instead.
Changes to the loading of userChrome.css and userContent.css
Firefox does not load userChrome.css or userContent.css anymore by default. Firefox users who use these customization files need to change a preference in the browser to restore the functionality.
No issues listed.
Security updates are revealed after the official release of the web browser. You find the information published here later today.
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