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Firefox 69.0.2 is out, here is what is new

Mozilla released Firefox 69.0.2 today; the stable channel update fixes two potential crashes in the web browser and fixes the detection of Parental Controls on Windows 10.

The update is already available via the web browser's built-in automatic updating functionality. Firefox users should receive update notifications when they run the browser. Users who want to speed up the process -- it may take a bit of time before the browser runs the check for updates -- may run a manual check instead.

Update: Firefox 69.0.2 has a bug that prevents file downloads on Windows 10 systems when Parental Control systems are active. Mozilla is aware of the issue and will release a patch soon End

To do that, select Menu > Help > About Firefox. The browser displays the installed version and runs an update check. The new version is either downloaded and installed automatically or manually depending on the browser's preferences.

Firefox 69.0.2 is the second minor update of Firefox 69.0. Mozilla released Firefox 69.0 on September 3, 2019 and pushed out the first minor update, Firefox 69.0.1, on September 18, 2019.

Firefox 69.0.2

firefox 69.0.2

Firefox 69.0.2 is a bug fix release that addresses two crashes in the browser.

  • Fixed a crash when editing files on Office 365 websites -- The first issue affected Office 365. Mozilla's release notes highlight that the issue could crash the tab when editing files on Office 365 websites. Some reports suggest that the tab could also crash when navigating pages on Office 365 websites. Firefox 69.0.2 fixes the issue, tabs should not crash anymore on Office 365 sites. [see bug 1579858]
  • Fixed a Linux-only crash when changing the playback speed while watching YouTube video -- The second crash affected Firefox on Linux only. Firefox users who changed the playback speed on YouTube while watching videos on Linux could encounter freezes or tab crashes when doing so. [see bug 1582222]
  • Fixed detection of the Windows 10 Parental Controls feature being enabled -- Mozilla fixed the detection of the Parental Controls feature on Windows 10 devices. The issue affected the rollout of the DNS over HTTPS feature in the United States that started in September. Firefox was designed to keep DNS over HTTPS disabled if Parental Controls were used, and the bug affected that logic. [see bug 1584613]

Firefox users who are affected by any of the issues may want to upgrade the web browser immediately to resolve the crashes. There is no hurry for users not affected by the issues to install the update as the fixes will be part of the Firefox 70 release on October 22, 2019.

Now You: did you notice any of the issues? Do you use Office 365 or change the playback speed on YouTube?

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  1. savannahights said on October 4, 2019 at 12:18 pm
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    Is Firefox no longer downloading updates through BITS? They added that with v68.0.
    I have BITS blocked, so I wasn’t able to update Firefox, it would just try downloading forever and instead I had to download the full standalone of the new version.
    But since a few updates ago (not sure if it was v68.0.2, v69.0.1 or v69.0) Firefox is now able to update the regular way again.

    Cheers.

  2. Sophie said on October 4, 2019 at 12:37 pm
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    Let’s hope that Mozilla stand firm, as far as the UK is concerned, and do not allow “obfuscated” and “ulterior motive” concerns from the UK govt. to bend them towards dropping DoH in the UK as “enabled by default”.

    Mozilla’s policy to dictate the direction of the software – or indeed, security on the browser, must not be influenced by a distant land, be that the UK (censorious to say the least), or any other regime.

    Let us hope that by fixing the parental controls bug, that DoH implementation races ahead in the UK in the coming weeks or months, and let us hope that Google’s similar implementations allow a race to the top, not to the bottom, as the UK Govt. would dearly wish.

    1. Anonymous said on October 4, 2019 at 2:51 pm
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      “Mozilla’s policy to dictate the direction of the software – or indeed, security on the browser, must not be influenced by a distant land, be that the UK (censorious to say the least), or any other regime.”

      The disastrous influence of Mozilla’s own “highly morally superior land” on the world’s privacy is at least as much a problem as the influence of all the “unamerican barbaric savage foreign distant lands like “regimes” and UK that don’t know what democracy is”. In fact, more.

      1. Lambo-san said on October 4, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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        The thing is nobody gives a flying fudge about what Mozilla thinks anymore. Everyone and their grandma is using Chrome now and Mozilla is like that village idiot shouting around, but nobody pays any attention to them, because they know they aren’t right in the head.

      2. JohnIL said on October 4, 2019 at 10:45 pm
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        If you look at browser market share its clear most users are not focused on privacy. Chrome has achieved such a dominate position with browsers that its not for a lack of choice that people stick with Chrome. More browsers then ever out there for a user to try and most have a angle such as privacy, ad blocking, task management, and so on. But Chrome keeps gaining users and the rest keep shrinking in relevance. If users really care about privacy they are not showing it with the actions.

      3. Sophie said on October 5, 2019 at 9:23 am
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        JOHNIL – I think you’re absolutely right. I don’t think most users do care.

      4. Anonymous said on October 5, 2019 at 1:31 am
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        If you guys hate FF so much why are you even on this page?

      5. Sophie said on October 5, 2019 at 9:22 am
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        LAMBO-SAN – Have you taken polls then? This is pure magical thinking, in order to attack Mozilla. You should be ashamed of yourself for trotting out completely unsubstantiated comments that you would struggle to back up with hard facts.

      6. Lamb0-san said on October 6, 2019 at 9:45 am
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        @Sophie,

        What hard facts do I need to struggle to come up with? It’s plain as a day nobody cares about Firefox. Except maybe some people with minds that are easily affected by placebo effects. The kind who would say “Let me just turn on “Send don’t track requests, turn off Windows telemetry (or use some obscure Linux distro), use some questionable VPN or routing network… aaaah! there we go! now I have complete privacy!!! Life sure is good!”

        I know a few of those people, they make me question whether I should laugh at them or cry for them.

        There is no complete privacy unless you throw all your technology in the dumpster, set it on fire and go live in a nearby cave in the woods.

        Same goes for Firefox – it doesn’t offer you better privacy, this is just their marketing slogan – since they lost the browser war to Chrome, all they can now do is screech loudly and obnoxiously about their superior privacy capabilities and the few sheep that remain loyal are eating it up like freshly baked bread.

      7. Sophie said on October 5, 2019 at 9:21 am
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        I didn’t really understand your comment. Let me try to…

        * The disastrous influence of Mozilla’s own “highly morally superior land”
        What has been disastrous? And what makes Mozilla “highly morally superior”? After all, you can switch this off, and even choose your own encrypted DNS provider. Your words here just don’t make sense.

        *“unamerican barbaric savage foreign distant lands like “regimes”
        What are you referring to here? I can’t even comment, as I just have no idea.

        *and UK that don’t know what democracy is”. In fact, more.
        Is this a Brexit related comment? Hardly relevant to Mozilla and DoH, but let me comment on that too, in case you are a Brit, and in case you are referring to UK Democracy in relation to Brexit……. Brexit is a deeply flawed project, and insane act of self harm, and hopefully soon will be dead.

      8. ghoppa said on October 5, 2019 at 5:19 pm
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        1st: I think he refers to Mozilla’s land of origin: US, whose people have this impression of moral superiority towards the rest of the world. In respect to your “distant land”, remember, UK might seem a distant land to you, but for the rest of the world is the same USA which is a distant land, always struggling to influence and have control over all the others. No wonder they draw so much hate and critics.

        2nd and 3rd: the consideration that US people usually show about other countries (with that same moral superiority) thinking they are the one and only democracy in the world, while in reality being all the opposite. Especially, concerning privacy, you should just be down-to earth and learn from other countries (in the EU there are many good examples).

        And speaking about politics, maybe “before looking for the speck in our neighbour’s eye, we should remove the plank from our own”.

        Sorry for the OT

      9. Sophie said on October 5, 2019 at 6:02 pm
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        @GHOPPA – with the spec and the plank, I respect everyone has a complete right to their own opinion, so I’m not sure there are either specs or planks here. But bear in mind, that the commenter made the comment that the UK didn’t know what democracy is. This is clearly offering up the view that democracy is not working in the UK, which can surely only refer to Brexit….. therefore I gave my own, admittedly forthright and opposing view. The reason there’s no spec or plank is that each view is valid, and I simply expressed mine.

        With regard the Mozilla being US, maybe they do come across as if they have a moral superiority. This may have angered the commenter, leading him to criticize Mozilla, who have really nothing to do with the general populous of the USA, and are simply a software company, whose products you can freely choose to use or not use.

        You refer to the EU, so I take the opportunity, while being a bit off topic…….”Long Live the EU”, and that’s coming from a Brit. Make of that what you will. :)

      10. Robert Wellock said on October 6, 2019 at 2:06 pm
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        Anonymous (October 4, 2019), the non-binding June 2016, United Kingdom European Union membership referendum was possibly the most democratic vote given to people (eligible voters) within the England, this current generation.

        It had two simple options: Remain a member of the European Union or Leave the European Union.

        Nobody eligible was voting for any UK political party, or on a decision of “how to leave” and every single vote cast counted.

        I can only assume [Anonymous (October 4, 2019)], meant some UK Politicians still want to overturn the result of the “Brexit” referendum, which was: Leave the European Union. The referendum was wholly democratic; even if the two options given were limited.

      11. Anonymous said on October 11, 2019 at 11:17 pm
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        My comment was unrelated to brexit, ghoppa understood perfectly what I meant.

  3. Anonymous said on October 4, 2019 at 8:38 pm
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    Constant crashing after new update..

  4. Anonymous said on October 5, 2019 at 7:38 am
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    You know what’s not new? Firefox being the only browser that actually properly authenticates certificates.

  5. focus said on October 5, 2019 at 8:56 am
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    I am running Linux mint and it won’t install to the latest version and my youtube keeps crashing which causes my computer to require a reboot. Tried uninstalling firefox but it still won’t update.
    Doesn’t happen on my Windows 7 builds.

  6. Joshua88 said on October 5, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    Right clicking links does not open the new page.
    Right clicking on misspelled words mostly does not open.

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