Tue. Feb 18th, 2020

Firefox 70.0.1 releases: dark mode, new logo and more

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Mozilla Firefox version 70.0.1 is now available for download from the official website, supporting the most popular operating systems including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows. From the version number, you will think that Firefox 70 is a major update to the open-source and cross-platform web browser built by Mozilla. In fact, it is not a major version that provides functional improvements. This version brings a new logo, the new welcome screen, and the built-in dark mode.

The first thing you will notice after installing Firefox 70 is the new Firefox icon that Mozilla released a few months ago. In addition, you’ll notice that all of Firefox’s built-in pages now follow the system dark mode preferences, and the new welcome screen will help you set up Firefox faster. In addition, in this release, the Firefox account toolbar menu has been reorganized to give users faster access to account features and services.

Mozilla enabled a baseline interpreter for JavaScript bytecode execution to improve the overall performance of the web browser. For macOS users, Firefox 70 brings a more efficient compositor, which vastly reduces power consumption. Windows users get WebRender enabled by default for low-resolution devices with integrated Intel graphics.

Changelog v70.0.1

Fix

  • Fix for an issue that caused some websites or page elements using dynamic JavaScript to fail to load. (Bug 1592136)
  • Update OpenH264 video plugin for macOS 10.15 users (Bug 1587543)
  • Title bar no longer shows in full screen view (Bug 1588747)

Changed

  • OpenH264 video codec version bump for macOS 10.15 users (Bug 1587543)

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