Firefox 75.0 is the latest stable version of the Firefox web browser. Its release date is April 7. 2020. Previously released versions of Firefox, including Firefox 74.0 and Firefox 74.0.1, as well as older versions, may be upgraded to the new version.
All major versions of the Firefox web browser receive upgrades when Firefox Stable is updated. Firefox Beta and Dev versions are upgraded to version 76.0, Firefox Nightly is upgraded to version 77.0, and Firefox ESR is upgraded to version 68.7.
The current version of Firefox for Android will also be upgraded to Firefox 68.7 while Mozilla prepares the release of the new Firefox browser for Android.
The next stable version of Firefox, Firefox 76.0, is scheduled for a release on May 5. 2020.
- Firefox Stable releases are not delayed because of the global crisis caused by Covid-19 but some features may be delayed because of it.
- Mozilla revamped the Firefox address bar and introduced new Enterprise policies.
Firefox 75.0 download and update
Mozilla will release Firefox 75.0 Stable on April 7. 2020. The release may not yet be available officially when this article is published. The new version of Firefox will be available as a direct download on Mozilla’s website and also as an in-browser upgrade.
Firefox users may check the version in Firefox by selecting Menu > Help > About Firefox; this will also download and install any new version that is found during the check.
The following pages list direct downloads for supported Firefox channels (will be available later on April 7, 2020)
Firefox 75.0 Changes
Revamped Address Bar
The major feature in Firefox 75.0 is a revamped address bar that helps users “search smarter and faster” according to Mozilla.
Mozilla highlights the following improvements:
- Improved readability of search suggestions.
- Suggestions include solutions to “common Firefox issues”.
- Better search experienced on smaller screens, e.g. laptop screens.
- Top Sites appear when the address bar is selected. Top sites are a mix of “recently and frequently visited sites” and sites that are pinned.
- Linux only: clicking matches other desktop platforms. Single-click selects all without primary selection, double-click selects a word, triple-click selects all with primary selection.
- Firefox is available in Flatpak which gives Linux users another option to install and use the browser on Linux devices.
- Firefox caches “all trusted Web PKI Certificate Authority certificates known to Mozilla” locally. Mozilla notes that this will improve HTTPS compatibility with misconfigured web servers and improve security.
- Direct Composition is integrated on Windows ” to help improve performance” and pave the way for shipping WebRender on Windows 10 laptops with Intel graphic cards.
- Enterprise: experimental support for using client certificates from the OS certificate store on Mac OS X. To enable, set security.osclientcerts.autoload to true.
- Enterprise: policies to exclude domains from being resolved via Trusted Recursive Resolver using DNS over HTTPS.
Firefox for Android
Mozilla lists “various stability and security fixes” without providing additional details.
- Web Crypto API is no longer supported on insecure sites.
- Sites may now use the “loading” attribute on image elements to specify that the images should by lazy loaded.
- Changes to submit event and new requestSubmit method.
- Several Web Animations API improvements.
Security updates / fixes
Security updates are revealed after the official release of the web browser. You find the information published here.
Additional information / sources
- Firefox 75 release notes
- Add-on compatibility for Firefox 75
- Firefox 75 for Developers
- Site compatibility for Firefox 75
- Firefox Security Advisories
- Firefox Release Schedule
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