Here is what is new in Firefox 69.0.1 Stable

Martin Brinkmann
Sep 18, 2019
Updated • Sep 19, 2019

Mozilla plans to release Firefox 69.0.1 later today; the stable channel update for Firefox 69.0 is a small release that fixes several issues and security vulnerabilities.

The new version of Firefox will be released via the web browser's automatic updating system and the official Mozilla website.

Mozilla released Firefox 69.0 on September 3, 2019 featuring improved tracking protections and better media autoplay blocking capabilities.

Update: Firefox 69.0.1 is now available. One moderate security issue was fixed in the release.

Firefox 69.0.1

Firefox 69.0.1 is a bug fix and security release. Mozilla fixed the following five issues in the new Firefox version:

  • A bug that caused external applications to be opened in the background and not in the foreground when users clicked on links with external program handlers. The issue appears to affect Firefox and Thunderbird; it is fixed in Firefox 69.0.1 and Thunderbird 68.1. See bug 1570845.
  • The newly modernized add-ons manager caused navigational issues for screen reader users. The issue did affect screen readers such as JAWS or NVDA, and prevented the user from navigating to certain elements on the page. See bug 1567600.
  • Captive portal notification bars would not go away automatically anymore after login starting in Firefox 69. Mozilla noticed that functionality might be broken as well under certain circumstances. See bug 1578633.
  • Firefox 69 limited the zoom level in the web browser's Reader Mode to a greater degree than previous versions of the web browser. The new Firefox version prevented zooming beyond 150%. The update resolves the issue and unlocks the 300% zoom maximum again in Firefox 69.0.1. See bug 1578454.
  • The last bug affected the browser's Developer Tools. More precisely, it did not show the Call stack when using the Performance tool to record activity and selecting the Flame chart JS tab. See bug 1578354.

Firefox 69.0.1 is a security release. Mozilla has not published security related information yet and it is unclear if one or multiple vulnerabilities are patched in the new version at this point in time because of that.

Here is what is new in Firefox 69.0.1 Stable
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Here is what is new in Firefox 69.0.1 Stable
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  1. YWB said on September 23, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    >The newly modernized add-ons manager

    That’s a friendly way of saying the dumb down garbage brought to you by Mozilla hipsters.

    Mozilla engineers: Hey, were running out of users, all we have left is morons that stuck around from the early days. I got an idea, lets make the add-on manager even more of a pain in the arse to use!

  2. K@ said on September 21, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    I can’t say that I was over-impressed by the installation of the Mozilla Maintenance Service, without my knowledge. Easy enough to get rid of, but having this thing has pi55ed me off, so much, that I’ve dumped Firefox, completely, now.

    1. ShintoPlasm said on September 23, 2019 at 9:55 am

      You can deselect this when choosing Custom Installation. Also, the maintenance service has been part of the Firefox installation routine for years now.

  3. FFclickidiotGUI said on September 21, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Can someone please tell how to update ALL concerned extensions SIMULTANEOUSLY with one click when there’s an update?

    Since FF68 I don’t see any button to click on saying “install updates”, instead have to click on the 3 dots … on each extension bar to open up the drop-down menu and select update for every each extension.

    I had 35 updates which means 70 mouse wearing clicks, this is utter BS!

  4. Anonymous said on September 20, 2019 at 4:06 am

    Finally Spotify doesn’t complain that Firefox is outdated… Yay!

  5. rickmv said on September 19, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    That’s not even web browser by today standards. Only a jumble of patches and chunks of deleted lines from Mozilla insecure defunct code.
    Only a handful of Windows XP users still using it.

    1. George said on September 20, 2019 at 5:56 pm

      Yes, well done rickmv [Editor: please no personal attacks]

    2. Kubrick said on September 20, 2019 at 2:10 pm

      Give yourself a pat on the back rick for posting the first misinformed and useless comment in regard to palemoon.No doubt a flurry of equally useless comments will follow.

      1. Stan said on September 20, 2019 at 5:24 pm

        As long as the ‘Elected Sheriff’ is given free reign to abuse users seeking help, that project is doomed.
        It’s become embarrassing, an all time low, unbelievable that MC and moderators allow and encourage it.
        I notice many of the real nice regulars have departed their lunatic asylum/forum.
        As long as he’s around I’ll never use that browser again and I reckon I’m not the only one,

      2. George said on September 20, 2019 at 11:41 pm

        @Stan, not using a browser because of dislike towards some random stranger on the internets involved with said browser. Right.

        I assume you are acquainted with all people involved with all other browsers, and they all display more acceptable behavior than said person.

        Why not extend psychological profiling to all software developers? Start with the Windows team (or whatever OS you are using). Or the ones that manufactured your hardware. Might take a while, but I’m sure they’re all nice, gentle people.

        Be sure to let them know you stopped using their software because you didn’t like ’em. It will not sound asylum-like at all.

      3. Stan said on September 21, 2019 at 5:44 pm

        Random stranger !?

        I think not, don’t assume everyone has a cabbage between their ears, you know exactly who he is…here’s a random link…

        @To mention a few I don’t use Uber, Facebook or stay at Trump Hotels, do I have to explain why ?

      4. George said on September 22, 2019 at 6:05 pm

        @Stan yes, random stranger. I do know who you mean, and he’s not more “known” to me than you are. Unless you know him personally? Or is he in your life? Perhaps you tend to think about software developers’ character and personality while using their software?

        You don’t have to explain anything (well done comparing corporate giants with a small, community-driven open source project by the way). But if you childishly name-call others while pretending to be “normal”, expect to be treated accordingly. Not by me, but by any sane person. That’s it, bye.

  6. nuriom said on September 19, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Thanks for the info.

    P.S. Martin: Do you not cover Pale Moon releases anymore? v28.7.1 was released on the 12th, a full week ago:

    1. Peterc said on September 19, 2019 at 5:25 pm

      Yeah, Martin, because reader comments to articles about Pale Moon are always so measured, respectful, and convivial! ;-)

    2. Martin Brinkmann said on September 19, 2019 at 12:57 pm

      Only when something major changes.

      1. George said on September 20, 2019 at 12:26 am

        28.7.1 is a minor update, but the jump from 28.6.x to 28.7 was a major update with significant under the hood improvements.

        Not a complaint since I don’t expect you to cover ALL of PM’s major updates, but just sayin’.

      2. X said on September 19, 2019 at 10:51 pm

        Maybe Moonchild will take a hint from you, Martin….

        Although I don’t think he is able to do that, and AFAIAC it’s much much too late already.

      3. Anonymous said on September 19, 2019 at 10:26 pm

        What’s a major update for you since you didn’t cover Pale Moon 28.7.0 ?

  7. Derek Clements said on September 19, 2019 at 8:18 am

    @Martin: Forgive me for being pedantic, but the security advisory at:
    Only appears to list one security issue.

  8. Dennis said on September 19, 2019 at 2:43 am

    Which reminds me… Time to update FF!

    I’ve been using the ghacks user js and FF doesn’t update itself automatically any longer.

    Thanks, Martin!

  9. rickxs said on September 19, 2019 at 2:15 am

    `upset all my settings in FF & add ons ,had this happen before ,not all updates just some

  10. Robert G. said on September 19, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Thanks Martin.

  11. ShintoPlasm said on September 18, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    My Firefox crashes all the time on an AMD Ryzen/Vega chipset. So annoying!

  12. Anonymous said on September 18, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    69 nice

  13. Anonymous said on September 18, 2019 at 2:13 pm


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