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.
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 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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