[German]Mozilla’s developer has released Firefox Version 66.0.5 on May 7, 2019. An update to Firefox 60.6.3 ESR will be available soon. And in Firefox 66.0.4 there is a new feature to stop auto-play media.
Firefox 66.0.5 available
Both by mail and in the comments to this article some blog readers informed me about this updates (thanks for that). For my Firefox 66.0.4 portable I clicked Help – About Firefox in the menu and got the update already offered (see following screenshot).
The Release-Notes mentions improvements in the area of web extensions that were disabled.
The improvements became necessary because there was an expired certificate on May 4, 2019 that was used to sign add-ons. As a result, digitally signed add-ons refused to work in the browser and were deactivated. New addons could no longer be installed. I had reported in the blog post Firefox: Expired certificate disables addons (May 4, 2019) about this error. In the German blog Fix für Firefox Addon-Problem und ‘Der Download ist fehlgeschlagen’ later I showed how to force the fix to install.
Firefox 60.6.3 ESR
Video- and Audio-Auto-Run-Blocker in Firefox 66.0.4
I don’t quite have it on radar what’s new when in Firefox. Blog reader Christoph W. has just sent me a mail about a new feature in Firefox 66.0.4. He wrote:
just found out that FF has added a new feature to the latest version!
Now the playback of video or audio data is automatically blocked on websites…
There is a new icon in the address bar and there you can allow or block it – or more or less create a white or black list:
Firefox: Expired certificate disables addons (May 4, 2019)
Fix für Firefox Addon-Problem und ‘Der Download ist fehlgeschlagen’
Firefox 66.0.4 and 60.6.2 ESR fixes Add-on issue
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