Mozilla released Firefox 102

Firefox 100.0.1 brings better process isolation and bug fixes

Mozilla has released Firefox 102 for Windows, Apple macOS and Linux. This article summarizes the most important innovations – as always on this blog in much more detail than on other websites.

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more download improvements

with firefox 98 Mozilla made fundamental changes to the download behavior. Based on user feedback firefox 101 An easy way through the option that is asked before each download. With Firefox 102, forward feedback will be implemented.

The new switch browser.download.start_downloads_in_tmp_dir can be switched to true via about:config with a double-click so that Firefox can again use the temporary download directory, which will automatically (on non-MacOS platforms) are removed.

Automatic opening of downloads panel whenever a new download starts can be turned off through right-click option on download entry in that panel. It could already be turned off, but so far only through the about:config and not through the visible option.

Subtitles for picture-in-picture video on more streaming platforms

Video subtitles display in picture-in-picture since Firefox version 100, on websites that support the WebVTT standard, and on the popular video and streaming platforms YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, and Netflix, which instead use their own solutions. able to do. Show picture method.

Firefox 102 brings additional subtitle support for HBO Max, Funimation, Dailymotion, Tubi, Disney+ Hotstar and SonyLIV.

More security for Firefox users

Also in firefox there were 102 again multiple security vulnerabilities Closed. So for security reasons alone, an update to Firefox 102 is strongly recommended for all users.

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Audio decoding now takes place in a separate process with strict sandboxing rules.

Additionally, SHA1 signing in certificates is no longer supported by default.

Other new features of Firefox 102

Firefox 102 automatically removes some tracking parameters when navigating websites when using the Strict Tracking Protection setting.

Panel for saving pages in the Mozilla service pocket was redesigned.

In Print Preview, there is now an option to not print headers and footers for PDF files.

Reading View now supports Markdown files on GitHub.

The logo of the search engine Ecosia was adapted to the new design.

Loaded style sheets can now be filtered in the Style Editor of Developer Tools.

There were also innovations for developers of websites and Firefox extensions, which mdn web docs are documented.

New base for Firefox ESR

Firefox 102 replaces Firefox 91 as the basis for Firefox ESR, the enterprise version of Firefox with long-term support. Summarizing the differences between Firefox 102 and Firefox ESR 102, as well as useful information for system administrators separate article Taken treatment.

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