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Updates 10/22/19 - Firefox

Firefox Version 70.0  (October 22, 2019)

Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) is on by default on all platforms bringing privacy protections to all our users. With this release, you can now see the many ways ETP protects you in a Privacy Protections report.



  • More privacy protections from Enhanced Tracking Protection:

  • More security protections from Firefox Lockwise, our digital identity and password management tool:

    • Lockwise for desktop lets you create, update, and delete your logins and passwords to sync across all your devices, including the Lockwise mobile apps and Firefox mobile browsers
    • Integrated breach alerts from Firefox Monitor, to alert you when saved logins and passwords are compromised in online data breaches.
    • Complex password generation, to help you create and save strong passwords for new online accounts.
  • Improvements to core engine components, for better browsing on more sites

    • A faster Javascript Baseline Interpreter to handle the modern web’s
      large codebases and improve page load performance by as much as 8
    • WebRender rolled out to more Firefox for Windows users, now available by default on Windows desktops with integrated Intel graphics cards and resolution of 1920x1200 or less) for improved graphics rendering.
    • Compositor improvements in Firefox for macOS that reduce power
      consumption, speed up page load by as much as 22 percent, and reduce
      resource use for video by up to 37 percent.
  • More browser features to help you get the most out of Firefox products and services

    • A stand-alone Firefox account menu for easy access to Firefox services like Monitor and Send.
    • A message panel accessed from the gift icon in the toolbar that offers a quick overview of new releases and key features.
    • When a website uses your geolocation, an indicator is shown in the
      address bar.



  • Built-in Firefox pages now follow the system dark mode preference

  • Aliased theme properties have been removed, which may affect some themes

  • Passwords can now be imported from Chrome on macOS in addition to existing support for Windows

  • Readability is now greatly improved on under- or overlined texts, including links. The lines will now be interrupted instead of crossing over a glyph.


Available via the internal updater:   Help / About Firefox

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7- Thorium

Re: Updates 10/22/19 - Firefox

Check your settings after installing this latest FF update.

I noticed some of my privacy/security settings reverted to their defaults:

  • Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed is unchecked after the update, even though I had it checked before the update.
  • History is set to Remember after the update, but I had to set to Never
  • Check your Cookies and Site Data permissions

Why can't they stop overwriting our preferences??


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