Mozilla Releases Firefox 102

Posted on June 28, 2022 by Paul Thurrott in Mozilla Firefox with 3 Comments

Mozilla has issued Firefox version 102 to Release channel users with three new features and several fixes and other changes.

New features include:

Prevent the Downloads panel from opening automatically. By default, Firefox displays the Downloads panel every time you trigger a web download. But with Firefox 102, you can prevent this panel from appearing every time a new download starts.

Improved anti-tracking. Firefox now mitigates query parameter tracking when navigating sites in ETP strict mode, Mozilla says.

Improved subtitles and captions for Picture-in-Picture (PiP). Subtitles and captions for PiP are now available for HBO Max, Funimation, Dailymotion, Tubi, Disney+ Hotstar, and SonyLIV.

Additionally, Mozilla has fixed an issue with screen reader support on Windows, fixed various bugs, and improved security by moving audio decoding into a separate process with stricter sandboxing.

You can get Firefox 102 from the Mozilla website.

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Comments (3)

3 responses to “Mozilla Releases Firefox 102”

  1. dftf

    According to the latest StatCounter for the month of May this year, Firefox is now at a 7.7% share on desktop OS systems; Chrome is at 66.2%, Edge at 10.1%, and Safari at 9.1%. On tablet devices, Firefox is non-existent; on smartphones, it's on 0.5% and has not gained any market-share since June 2021 (then 0.51%).

    I guess Firefox will see a rise in desktop OS installs in February 2023, as come January 2023, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are both ending-support for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1; I'd guess other Chromium-based browsers, like Brave, Opera and Vivaldi, may also have to drop-support too, if the underlying Chromium engine is no-longer supported. So Firefox will likely then be the only browser to offer continued support for around another year or two, similar to how it did for both XP and Vista.

    But I'd argue it's hardly a great claim to say "we've seen a rise in installs... on two unsupported OSes"! ;)

  2. jlmerrill

    It still doesn't block cookies properly in Standard Cookie Protection mode.

    • wright_is

      It what way? How are you testing? Have you set up your own third party site to see if you can follow the cookies around?