- Dark mode in reader view expands so that windows are also dark on the controls, sidebars and toolbars.
- New reporting feature in about:addons allows you to report security and performance issues with extensions and themes.
- Redesigned extensions dashboard in about:addons provides easy access to information about your extensions, including data and settings access required by each extension.
- Find high quality, secure extensions via the Recommended Extensions program in about:addons, which now displays user count and ratings for each extension.
"Recommended” badges for these extensions also appear on AMO.
More extensions will be added over time.
- Cryptomining and fingerprinting protections are added to strict content blocking settings in Privacy & Security preferences.
- WebRender will roll out to Windows 10 users with AMD graphics cards.
- Windows Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) update download support, which allows Firefox update downloads to continue when Firefox is closed.
- Various security fixes
- Local files can no longer access other files in the same directory.
- New tab page configuration and disabling
- Local file links
- Download behavior
- Search suggestions
- Managed storage for using policies in Webextensions
- Extension whitelisting and blacklisting by ID and website
- A subset of commonly used Firefox preferences
- Firefox Developer Tools now offers a full page color contrast audit that identifies all elements on a page that fail color contrast checks.
- Added about:compat, where website-specific workarounds are listed and may be toggled.
These workarounds are meant as temporary fixes for various forms of website breakage for Firefox, while the website fixes them in due time.
With about:compat, it is now easy to see all of the workarounds that are active in Firefox, and easy for website developers to disable a given workaround for testing purposes.
- Introduces CSS Scroll Snap module that enforces scroll snap positions.
- Proxy authentication dialog box repeatedly pops up asking to authenticate after upgrading to Firefox 67 (bug 1548804)
- Pearson MyCloud breaks if FIDO U2F is not Chrome's implementation (bug 1551282)
- Starting in safe mode on Linux or macOS causes Firefox to think on the subsequent launch that the profile is too recent to be used with this version of Firefox (bug 1556612)
- Linux distribution users can't easily install/use additional/different languages using the built-in preferences UI (bug 1554744)
- Developer tools users can't copy the href/src content from various HTML tags via the context menu in the Inspector markup view (bug 1552275)
- Custom home page is broken with clearing data on shutdown settings applied (bug 1554167)
- Performance-regression for eclipse RAP based applications (bug 1555962)
- macOS 10.15 crash fix (bug 1556076)
- Can't start two downloads in parallel via a download anymore (bug 1542912)
- With the new experience, there will be an opportunity for users to opt in for test-driving upcoming products during registration.
- For existing users, while ETP will be rolling out by default in the coming months, you can turn this feature on today under Preferences, select Privacy & Security to select the Custom menu, and under the Content Blocking section, mark the Cookies checkbox and choose “Third-party trackers” in the Cookies pull down menu.
- Facebook Container version 2.0 expands functionality to prevent Facebook from tracking you on other websites that embed Facebook Likes, Shares and comments in their pages, greatly limiting Facebook’s ability to track your activities across the web.
- Firefox Lockwise (formerly Lockbox), with its new name, look and feel, is now fully cross-platform with the introduction of the Lockwise desktop extension in this release. With the Android and iOS apps, and now with the desktop extension, Lockwise allows you to take your passwords across all devices and safely auto-fill login details as you need on any browser or app once logged in with a Firefox account.
- Firefox Monitor 2.0 expands its capabilities to allow users with a Firefox account to monitor multiple email addresses and receive email alerts when any of them are involved in a known breach.
A dashboard also helps to show the total number of known breaches in which your email addresses have been involved.
- Firefox Send allows you to send files up to 1GB with end-to-end encryption and a link that automatically expires; with a Firefox account, the size limit becomes 2.5GB with additional controls for number of downloads or days, and the ability to password protect the file.
- Firefox 67 demonstrates improved performance thanks to a number of changes such as:
Lowering priority of setTimeout during page load
Delayed component initialization until after start up
Painting sooner during page load but less often
Suspending unused tabs
- Users can block known cryptominers and fingerprinters in the Custom settings of their Content Blocking preferences.
- Keyboard accessibility has improved in the latest version of Firefox.
Toolbar and toolbar overflow menu are both fully keyboard accessible: keyboard users can now access add-ons, the downloads panel, the overflow, Page actions and Firefox menus, and much more.
- Private Browsing sees both usability and security improvements:
Save passwords in private browsing mode
Choose which extensions to exclude from private tabs
- myriad of new features help make Firefox easier to use:
We’ve added a toolbar menu for your Firefox Account to provide more transparency for when you are synced, sharing data across devices and with Firefox.
Personalize the appearance of the menu with your own avatar
Tabs can now be pinned from the Page Actions menu in the address bar
Firefox will highlight useful features (like Pin Tabs) when users are most likely to benefit from them.
Easier access to your list of saved logins from the main menu and login autocomplete. Learn about all the ways you can manage your passwords in Firefox.
The Import Data from Another Browser feature is now also available from the File menu
Users will be able to run different Firefox installs side by side by default so that you can run the beta and release versions simultaneously
- Firefox will now protect you against running older versions of the browser which can lead to data corruption and stability issues
- Firefox is upgrading to the newer, higher performance, AV1 decoder known as ‘dav1d’
- WebRender is gradually enabled by default on Windows 10 desktops with NVIDIA graphics cards
- Enable FIDO U2F API, and permit registrations for Google Accounts
- Some users will see experiments with an improved Pocket experience in Firefox Home with different layouts and more topical content.
- Firefox no longer supports handling webcal: links with 30boxes.com
- Change to extensions in Private Windows: Any new extensions you add to the browser won’t work in Private Windows unless you allow this in the settings.
- Users will no longer be able to upload and share screenshots through the Firefox Screenshots server.
Users who want to keep existing screenshots need to export them before the server shuts down in the coming months.
- Included Twemoji Mozilla font updated to support Emoji 11.0
- Font and date adjustments to accommodate the new Reiwa era in Japan
- The DevTools Changes panel now supports copying modified CSS. You can either copy the full changes or individual changed rules.
- CSS Viewport-compat - Firefox for Android's mobile viewport behavior is now aligned with other browsers, resolving known compatibility issues with websites.
- Further improvements to re-enable web extensions which had been disabled for users with a master password set (Bug 1549249).
More support information
- Repaired certificate chain to re-enable web extensions that had been disabled
- Address bar on tablets running Windows 10 now behaves correctly
- Performance issues with some HTML5 games
- Fixed a bug with keypress events in IBM cloud applications
- Fix for keypress events in some Microsoft cloud applications
- Updated Baidu search plugin