Firefox 61.0.2 released

Mozilla[German]Mozilla's developers have released an (unscheduled) update to Firefox 61.0.2. This update brings some bug fixes (if I haven't overlooked anything but no security fixes). In addition, a new, practical function (automatic recovery) is introduced for Windows


The update dates from August 8, 2018, and the release notes list the fixes and new features. The update is offered automatically when you go to Help – About Firefox in the Firefox menu and then check for updates. Here is the dialog box of my German firefox with the update notification.


A download for the various operating systems is also possible from this Mozilla page. Firefox is currently supported for Windows 7 to Windows 10, for example, for Mac it ranges from macOS 10.9 to macOS 10.13.

New: Auto restore after Windows restart

The new version of Firefox adds support for automatically restoring an open Firefox session(s) after restarting Windows. Currently this feature is not enabled by default for most users, but it will be enabled gradually over the next few weeks.

Mozilla has described the new function and configuration option in this article. There you will find the steps how to prevent automatic opening.


What's fixed

According to the Release Notes version 61.0.2 has fixed the following bugs: 

  • Improved website rendering with the Retained Display List feature enabled (Bug 1474402)
  • Fixed broken DevTools panels with certain extensions installed (Bug 1474379)
  • Fixed a crash for users with some accessibility tools enabled (Bug 1474007)

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