Mozilla is about to release Firefox 72.0.2, an update for the stable channel version of the web browser. The new version of the Firefox web browser is a stability and bug fix release; it does not appear to contain any security fixes.
The new version of Firefox will be offered automatically via the browser’s automatic update system provided that Firefox users have not disabled the functionality. It will also be made available on the official Mozilla website and third-party websites once it has been released.
Firefox users can run manual checks for updates with a click on Menu > Help > About Firefox. The browser queries the update server and either downloads and installs the new version automatically or on user request depending on updating preferences.
The browser is offered as a 32-bit or 64-bit version by Mozilla. As far as changes are concerned, the following is changed in the new Firefox 72.0.2 version:
- Fixed an issue that prevented some files from opening if spaces were found in the path. The bug, first reported two months ago, mentions a bug in Thunderbird that prevents the opening of a pdf file with a space in its name. Firefox and Thunderbird are based on the same code and Firefox was found to be affected by the issue as well. You can check out bug 1601905 for additional details.
- Fixed an issue that caused Firefox CPU usage to go up when opening the password manager (about:logins) while a master password has been set. The reporter noticed that it would take 10 seconds to load on a test system and that Firefox would use 100% of the CPU during that time. You can check out the bug 1606992 for additional information.
- Fixed a video stuttering issue on some systems for videos played at fullscreen 1080p 60fps. You can check out bug 1608485 for details.
- Fixed an issue that caused CSS Shadow Parts rules to apply on to first of type. See bug 1604989 for additional information.
- Plus “various” unnamed stability fixes.
Firefox for Android 68.4.2 will also be released on January 20, 2020. It makes minor fixes only according to Mozilla.
Now You: Have you installed the new version? What is your impression?