Dance of versions: Firefox 69 is now downloadable; Firefox 71 comes to the Nightly channel

Firefox 69 and Firefox 71 Nightly now available

Mozilla had marked September 3 on its calendar to launch a new version of its browser, but that did not mean that we had to wait for the official launch to be able to use it. Many developers upload their creations to their servers before their launch, something Mozilla usually does and that will allow us use Firefox 69 a day before from when it was planned.

We have to insist that the launch is not official. This means that the company has not released any statement, they have not yet updated the news page of Firefox 69 and that it is not yet possible to update via OTA. It also means that we will not be able to download the new version from the main and official download page, but we can download it from the page of your FTP server which we can access from this link (Linux).

What's New in Firefox 69

The news will be confirmed from tomorrow, but the list of news from the latest beta Firefox 69 includes the following:

  • New tips in Windows to properly set content processing priority levels, which means more processor time spent on tasks you're actively working on and less processor time spent on things in the background (with the exception of video and audio playback).
  • To improve battery life on macOS machines with dual graphics cards, Firefox now more aggressively tries to make the GPU more power efficient for WebGL content when possible. Firefox also works harder to avoid switching to the high-powered GPU for unique transient uses of WebGL..
  • The macOS Finder now shows the progress of downloads for files while they are downloading.
  • Added support for the Authentication HmacSecret extension via Windows Hello on systems running Windows 10 May 2019 Update or later.
  • The "Always On" option from the Flash content plugin has been removed. Now we will always be asked for permission before activating Flash content.
  • Firefox no longer loads userChrome.css o userContent.css default. If we want to customize Firefox using these files we have to configure the preference toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets set to "true" to retrieve this possibility.

As soon as the launch is official, we can download the new version from your Web page or wait for them to update the version of the repositories of our distribution.

Firefox 71 now available on the Nightly channel

Mozilla's beta channel offers Firefox 69 since last Saturday. That there is or is coming a new stable release means that other versions have to be updated, and Firefox Nightly has reached version 71 today. At this time the news that will arrive with Firefox 71 is unknown, but soon we will begin to discover and publish its news.

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  1.   José said

    Can not be downloaded

    1.    pablinux said

      Hello Jose. You could yesterday from the Mozilla FTP server (link in the article) and you can from the usual page from today.

      A greeting.

  2.   Systems Peru said

    Too bad they remove the "always on" flash option.