Mozilla officially announced today the overall availability of the Firefox 69 web browser for all supported platforms, including Linux, Android, Mac, and Windows, a significant release that adds new features and enhancements for any better browsing experience.
One of the most important features of the Firefox 69 release would be that the Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) functionality has become enabled by default for stronger security and privacy protections by automatically blocking third-party tracking cookies and cryptominers, plus an optinal setting which blocks fingerprinters. This selection has become available for Linux, macOS, Windows, and Android systems.
Another new feature implemented by Mozilla within the Firefox 69 internet browser is called Block Autoplay, which, because the name suggests, gives users the opportunity to block video content from automatically playing, wheather they are playing with sound or without. Moreover, Firefox 69 ships having a revamped "New Tab" page experience centered on Pocket's content.
Firefox 69 also changes the way the Flash Player plugin works, in the way that users will now always be prompted to enable it when Flash submissions are detected on a website. Furthermore, Firefox does not need to recognize 32-bit version running on 64-bit os's to reduce user agent fingerprinting factors for better privacy.
Performance improvements for macOS and Windows
Mozilla Firefox 69 also brings performance improvements for macOS user to save battery life by more aggressively switch to a power-efficient GPU on MacBook Pro systems with dual graphics cards. Also, Firefox 69 displays the download progress of downloaded files around the Finder app.
On Windows 10, Firefox 69 brings hints for users to set appropriately content process priority levels, which results in less CPU time, enables a more passwordless browsing experience on Windows 10 May 2019 or later, and provides them an easier way to find and launch the Firefox web browser using a new shortcut on the Windows 10 taskbar.