A day ahead of its official release, the Firefox 69.0 open-source and cross-platform web browser is now available to download for all supported systems from Mozilla’s FTP servers.
Almost two months in the works, the Mozilla Firefox 69.0 web browser is slated for release on Tuesday, September 3rd, but Mozilla already uploaded the final binaries for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows operating systems, along with the source code, on its download servers.
Firefox 69.0 isn’t currently available through OTA (Over-the-Air) updates, so if you want to be one of the first to install it or update your existing installation, you can download Firefox 69.0 for GNU/Linux, Windows, and macOS right now from our free software portal or directly from Mozilla’s FTP servers by clicking the link above.
“What’s new in Firefox 69”
Firefox 69 isn’t a major release, but it does bring some improvements for Windows and Mac users, the latter receiving much better battery life on Mac computers with dual GPU configurations as Firefox now more aggressively switches back to the best power-efficient GPU when encountering WebGL content.
Also for macOS users, Firefox 69 now finally displays the download progress in Finder. For Windows users, Firefox 69 brings performance improvements by giving users hits to properly set content process priority levels and adds support for the Web Authentication HmacSecret extension on Windows 10 May 2019 systems or later via Windows Hello.
Last but not least, Mozilla Firefox 69 brings changes to the way Adobe Flash Player plugin works by always asking users for permission to activate it when Flash content is detected on a website, and no longer loads the userContent.css and userChrome.css files by default for user customizations, which can be reverted by setting the toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets preference.