Firefox 66.0.5 and 60.6.3 ESR

Mozilla[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.


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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).

Firefox 66.0.5

The Release-Notes mentions improvements in the area of web extensions that were disabled.

Further improvements to re-enable web extensions which had been disabled for users with a master password set (Bug 1549249). More support information.

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

In the comments to this article you can find the hint that Firefox 60.6.3 ESR will be released soon (the release note page doesn’t show anything yet).


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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: Audio-Blocker

Similar articles:
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
Tor-Browser 8.0.9 released (May 7, 2019)


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2 Responses to Firefox 66.0.5 and 60.6.3 ESR

  1. EP says:

    release notes for Firefox 60.6.3 ESR posted this afternoon 5/8.

    also Firefox 67.0 beta 18 recently released, which contains the same addon fixes found in versions 66.0.5 and 60.6.3 ESR

  2. EP says:

    guenni

    check out this recent “apology” blog from Mozilla about how they dealt with the disabled addons problem:
    https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2019/05/09/what-we-do-when-things-go-wrong/

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