Firefox 56.0.1 released

MozillaMozilla developers have released Firefox 56.0.1. This browser update is available for Windows, Linux and macOS. There are new functions and a change.


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The release notes documents the following fixes and changes:

  • Fix: Block D3D11 when using Intel drivers on Windows 7 systems with partial AVX support (bug 1403353)
  • New: Users of 32-bit Firefox on 64-bit Windows are migrated to 64-bit Firefox for increased stability and security.

But there are a couple of non fixed issues:

  • Due to a bug in Mac OS X High Sierra, fullscreen mode has some issues

  • Startup crash with RelevantKnowledge adware installed. Firefox Support has helpful instructions to remove it.

  • Users running Firefox for Windows over a Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) may find that audio playback is disabled due to increased security restrictions. Learn how to mitigate this issue until it is corrected in an upcoming release


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  • Startup crashes with 64-bit Firefox on Windows 7, for users of Lenovo’s “OneKey Theater” software for IdeaPad laptops. To fix this crash, please re-install 32-bit Firefox.

Download-Links may be found at this neowin.net article. My Firefox 56.0 portable doesn’t offers an update yet.


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3 Responses to Firefox 56.0.1 released

  1. bolean says:

    “Users of 32-bit Firefox on 64-bit Windows are migrated to 64-bit Firefox for increased stability and security.” – Definitely NOT!

    • guenni says:

      Hm, I got mixed feedback. While many didn’t received the update, some reported, that 32 bit FF has been upgraded to 64 bit.

  2. krzemien says:

    Week later and I still remain on 56.0 – I have not been auto-updated.
    Interesting

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