Firefox 72.0.2 gets to fix some problems and Firefox 74 could fix problems with tabs

Recently Mozilla folks released Firefox 72.0.2 corrective release which arrives in order to solve some stability problems that the browser presented in this branch since errors were reported with the opening of downloaded files and problems with the master password in the browser.

In addition, it is possible to observe the implementation in firefox nightly builds, on the basis of which the release of Firefox 74 will be formed which in the configuration "browser.tabs.allowTabDetach" (in about: config), that the work pertinent to the browser was carried out, since this allows it to prohibit the disconnection of tabs in new windows.

Thus accidental disconnection of a tab (which is one of the most annoying flaws of Firefox) in which the browser allows the user to drag the tab with the mouse to a new window, but that under certain circumstances the tab is disconnected in a separate window and during operation when the mouse moves carelessly when clicking the tab.

To avoid this behavior, add-ons such as "Disable Separate Tab" had to be used. But with the changes made under the nightly branch of Firefox, the solution to this could be being incorporated for Firefox 74. 

Regarding the corrections carried out en the released update of Firefox 72.0.2, as we mentioned at the beginning one of them is the solution to an error that denied opening files downloaded, which contained space characters in the file name (the problem is generated when trying to open the file from the browser).

Another solution implemented it is a crash generated when trying to open the page "about: logins" with a master password set.

In addition, the problems generated with the low-performance video playback with 1080p quality in full screen with the browser were corrected.

Finally another of the corrections is related to the compatibility problem for the CSS Shadow Parts implementation added by Firefox 72.

How to install or update the new version of Firefox 72.0.2 on Linux?

For those who have not yet updated to the new corrective version of the browser or do not know how to do it, they can do so by following the instructions we share below.

It is important to mention that most Linux distributions have the package from Firefox within your repositories, so the availability of this new version may take a few days.

However, it is possible to obtain this new version in a faster way. Such is the case for Ubuntu, Linux Mint or some other Ubuntu derivative users, They can install or update to this new version with the help of the browser's PPA.

This can be added to the system by opening a terminal and executing the following command in it:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa -y 
sudo apt-get update

Done this now they just have to install with:

sudo apt install firefox

In the case of Arch Linux users and derivatives, just run in a terminal:

sudo pacman -Syu

Or to install with:

sudo pacman -S firefox

Finally for those who prefer to use Snap packages, they will be able to install the new version as soon as it is released in the Snap repositories.

But they can get the package directly from Mozilla's FTP. With the help of a terminal by typing the following command:


And to install the package we just type:

sudo snap install firefox-72.0.2.snap

Also, we have the option of be able to install through the packages Flatpak. For this we only have to have the support to install this type of packages in the system.

Already added flatpak, you can install with the following commands in a terminal:

sudo flatpak remote-add --from gnome
sudo flatpak remote-add --from org.mozilla.FirefoxRepo

Or in the case that you already have the browser installed by this means, you can update it by executing the following command in a terminal:

flatpak update 

For, all other Linux distributions can download the binary packages from the following link.


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