Firefox 69.0.2 released – Beware Update on Windows 10

Mozilla[German]Mozilla’s developers released version 69.0.2 of the Firefox browser last week (October 3, 2019). It is a maintenance update which should fix bugs. Here is a brief overview of what changes in the new version. However, you should be careful when updating, as there can be problems with downloads under Windows 10 if the parental control is active.


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Blog reader EP left a comment about the update – thanks for that. The following changes and bug fixes are listed in the Firefox release notes:

  • A crash when editing files on Office 365 websites was fixed (bug 1579858).
  • The detection of Windows 10 Parental Control has been corrected and enabled (error 1584613).
  • Fixes a Linux crash when changing the playback speed while watching YouTube videos (Bug 158222222).

So the update fixes several minor bugs – but if you are not affected by the bugs, you should wait with the upgrade. According to Laut ghacks.net Firefox 70 will be released on October 22, 2019.

The browser should be offered via auto-update or manual update search in the help menu. The new Firefox is also available for download here for various platforms.

Download issues in Windows 10

In Windows 10, downloads can no longer be performed if Parental Control is enabled. The bug is listed in the release notes under ‘Unsesolved’::

File downloads may not work for Windows 10 users with Parental Control enabled.

According to this Mozilla article, developers are working on the problem and want to provide a fix at some point. Currently, they recommend that affected users disable parental controls on Windows 10.


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4 Responses to Firefox 69.0.2 released – Beware Update on Windows 10

  1. krzemien says:

    For what it’s worth: it did crash on me couple of times quite recently entirely out of the blue – cannot really remember last time it did happen

  2. EP says:

    well guenni & krzemien Mozilla has just released Firefox 69.0.3 as recently reported by Ghacks:

    https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/10/firefox-69-0-3-fixes-download-issues/

  3. John French says:

    firefox -75 will not run in windows 10 on my machine with update 2013. I updated to 2019 and now all is well – there are some snags with update 2013

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