Mozilla released Firefox version 102.0. The new update expands the browser’s tracking protection and moves audio decoding to its own process with stronger sandboxing to further improve security. At the same time, the next ESR cycle will start with this version, but the update for everyone to Firefox 91.x ESR will not be available until the end of September.
In general, however, the further improvements are rather clear. The automatic opening of the download panel whenever a new download is started can now be deactivated. In addition, support for subtitles and captions in Picture-in-Picture will be extended to other video services. Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime Video are now joined by Dailymotion, HBO Max, Funimation, Disney+ Hotstar, SonyLIV and Tubi. New group policies have also been integrated.
As always, you can find more information about the new features in the current release notes. The next Firefox version, 103.0, will be released on July 27, 2022 if all goes according to plan.
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