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Firefox 66 Released

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Firefox now prevents websites from automatically playing sound. You can add individual sites to an exceptions list or turn blocking off.

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Also: Firefox 66 Arrives - Blocks Auto-Playing Sounds, Hides Title Bar By Default For Linux

"Firefox 66 Now Available"

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  • Firefox 66 Released with Compatibility for GNOME Desktop, Improved Performance

    Mozilla released today the Firefox 66 web browser for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows with new features and various performance improvements.
    As you might already know from our previous reports, Firefox 66 is the first release of the web browser to hide the system title bar by default when running on top of the GNOME desktop environment. If you look at the screenshot attached below, you'll see that Firefox now respects the GNOME guidelines and looks much better.

    Also for Linux users, the Firefox 66 release addresses an issue that prevented the web browser from downloading files without freezing. Furthermore, Mozilla improved the overall performance of its open-source web browser and reduced the crash rates to double the web content loading processes from 4 to 8.

    As far as the new features go, Firefox 66 implements a mechanism that blocks websites from automatically playing audio and video content, which can be very annoying in some situations. Mozilla gave users the ability to choose which websites will be allowed to play multimedia content by adding them to a whitelist.

By Sean Michael Kerner

  • Mozilla Improves Web Browser Security in Firefox 66 Update

    Mozilla released the Firefox 66 update on March 19, providing users of the open-source web browser with new features that enhance user experience and improve security.

    Among Firefox 66's new features is one that blocks websites from auto-playing sound, which can be an annoyance. Also, the search feature within the browser has been improved with enhanced capability to search across multiple open tabs on a user's system. Additionally, security gets a boost in the new browser release with patches for multiple vulnerabilities and an expansion of the number of web content loading processes.

Firefox 66: The Sound of Silence

  • Firefox 66: The Sound of Silence

    Firefox 66 is out, and brings with it a host of great new features like screen sharing, scroll anchoring, autoplay blocking for audible media, and initial support for the Touch Bar on macOS.

    [...]

    Starting with version 66, Firefox will block audible autoplaying video and audio. This means media (audio and video) have to wait for user interaction before playing, unless the muted property is set on the associated HTMLMediaElement.

By Joey Sneddon

  • Firefox 66 Released, This is What’s Changed

    Mozilla Firefox 66 is available to download for Windows, macOS and Linux desktops and Android devices.

    The browser update comes with a selection of interface tweaks, bug fixes and performance improvements across all operating systems. A few Linux-specific changes also feature.

    For more details on what’s new in Firefox 66, read on!

Firefox Quantum 66

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