Firefox 80.0.1 will be released today. Here is what is new
Mozilla plans to release a new stable version of the Firefox web browser on September 1, 2020. Firefox 80.0.1 is a minor upgrade to the stable channel that fixes several issues that existed in previous versions of the web browser.
The new version will be pushed to user systems via the browser's automatic updating system starting later today, provided that no last minute changes delay the release significantly. Firefox users may select Menu > Help > About Firefox to run manual checks for updates, but the new one won't be picked up until it has been given the green light by Mozilla.
Mozilla released Firefox 80 Stable last week.Â The new version of Firefox included a new add-ons blocklist and security fixes among other changes.
Firefox 80.0.1 is a bug fix release that addresses several no-security issues in the web browser. Fixed issues include crashes, a performance regression, and download issues.
Here is the entire list and links to Mozilla's Bugzilla bug tracking site to look up additional information:
- Fixed crashes that Mozilla believes are related to device resets or OOM events, when surface creation fails. See this bug for additional details.
- Fixed the rendering on some sites that use WebGL, e.g. on Yandex Maps which showed broken text. See this bug for additional details.
- Fixed download issues related to extensions and cookies. The issue is found in the downloads.downloads API, more precisely in its behavior regarding cookie requests (excludes non-first party cookies when the extension lacks host permissions). The effect for the user is that cookies may be missing from download requests, and that may lead to broken downloads. See this bug for details.
- Fixed a performance regression when encountering new intermediate CA certificates.Â See this bug for additional details.
- Fixed the zoom-in keyboard shortcut on Japanese language build. See this bug for additional details.
Firefox users who experience these issues may want to update to the new version as soon as possible. The fixes will be included in Firefox 81 as well, and users who are not affected by the issues may skip the new version if they prefer to do that.Advertisement