The Firefox 82.0 Stable and Firefox ESR 78.4 release date is October 20, 2020. The new stable versions of the Firefox web browser are available via the browser's automatic updating functionality and as separate downloads.
All Firefox development channels are updated as well. Firefox Beta and Developer versions are moved to version 83 and Firefox Nightly is moved to version 84. Firefox for Android follows the stable desktop versioning.
The Firefox 82.0 and Firefox 78.4 ESR release date is October 20, 2020. Users should receive the new version automatically provided that automatic updating has not been disabled.
Note that this release information article is published prior to the official release, and that Firefox may not be available for a few hours on October 20, 2020 as a consequence.
Desktop users may select Menu > Help > About Firefox to check for updates manually. If a new update is detected, it is downloaded and installed on the device.
Manual downloads are also available. The following pages list direct downloads for supported Firefox channels (will be available later on September 22, 2020)
Firefox's built-in media playback capabilities have been improved in this release. Most of the work went into the browser's Picture-in-Picture mode:
Firefox 82.0 on Windows supports DirectComposition for hardware decoded videos; this will improve CPU and GPU usage during playback and improve battery life at the same time.
Mozilla engineers have improved the performance of Firefox in several meaningful ways in the new release. According to Mozilla
Security updates are revealed after the official release of the web browser. You find the information published here after release.
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