Mozilla has published the next version of the Firefox browser, which is Firefox 119. With this, they have also published Firefox 115.4 Extended Stable Release (ESR), which is supported for longer durations than the regular version.
This Firefox update includes some new features and improvements to the existing ones. Although Mozilla has not published the release notes at the time of writing this post, we are still aware of what to expect through the Insider releases.
Firefox 119 also addresses several security vulnerabilities which you can read about here.
Mozilla Firefox 119 release summary
- Complete Release Build: 119.0, 115.4 ESR
- Release Date: Monday, October 23rd, 2023
- Compatibility: Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Linux, MacOS, iOS, and Android.
- Previous Build: Firefox 118.0
Download Mozilla Firefox 119
The download links given below are for the English version of Mozilla Firefox version 119. Click on the links in the “Download” column to download the offline installers for the respective Firefox version.
|Firefox 119||Windows||x64 .EXE|
If you want to download Firefox 119 in another language or platform, click on the link.
Download Mozilla Firefox 115.4 ESR
The download links given below are for the English version of Mozilla Firefox version 115.4 ESR.
|Firefox 115.4 ESR||Windows||x64 .EXE|
|Firefox 115.4 ESR||macOS||DMG|
|Firefox 115.4 ESR||Linux||TAR.BZ2|
If you want to download Firefox 115.4 ESR in another language or platform, click on the link.
New in Firefox 119
Firefox View offers more content
Firefox View is a feature in Mozilla Firefox that offers you a summary and q quick-access menu for your activity on the browser. You can access Firefox View by clicking on the small icon in the title bar to the left of the tabs.
With Firefox 119, you can now view more information, such as recently closed tabs and browsing history, without having to access the Firefox settings or other dedicated pages.
Add images to PDFs
Firefox already supported editing PDF files, and you could edit, add, or subtract text from files. Now, with Firefox 119, you can also insert and edit images in PDF files. Additionally, it also allows you to add Alt text when adding images to PDF files.
Import supported extensions from Chrome
If you plan on moving your default browser from Chrome and switching to Firefox, then you can also import your browser extensions! This way, you do not have to manually install the same extensions on the new browser.
Of course, the extensions should be supported on Firefox as well.
Other features and improvements
Some other changes have also been made, which include:
- Media sniffing is now disabled for top-level documents as type “application/octet-stream.”
- Firefox now supports partitioning of Blob URLs as part of its total cookie protection.
- Encrypted Client Hello (ECH) is now available.
- The CSS attr() function now supports a fallback parameter.
To learn more about what’s new in Firefox 119, you can read the release notes.
Update to Firefox 119
If you already have Mozilla Firefox installed on your computer, then updating it would be easy. Follow the guide below to update your existing Firefox browser to version 119.0.
Launch Firefox and click on the 3 lines in the top-right corner, then click Help.
Click “About Firefox.”
You will now see a pop-up window that will automatically begin searching for an available update and install it.
Once installed, click “Restart to Update Firefox.”
Verify that the browser has been updated by returning to the “About Firefox” pop-up.
Install Firefox 119, 115.4 ESR
The following method is a guide for installing Mozilla Firefox on a Windows computer. Installing it on macOS and Linux devices would not be so different.
If you already have Firefox installed on your computer, then installing it again using a downloaded package would automatically upgrade the existing version.
Download the setup file from above and run it.
The installation wizard will now launch.
Select “Standard” installation and then click Next.
Leave the default location and then click “Install/Upgrade.”
The browser will now install.
When completed, click Finish.
Uninstall Mozilla Firefox
If you feel like removing Firefox from your PC, simply follow these steps:
Press the Windows Key + R shortcut to open the Run Command box.
Type in “appwiz.cpl” and then press Enter to open the Programs and Features applet.
Double-click “Mozilla Firefox” to uninstall it.
The uninstallation wizard will now open.
The wizard will now remove Firefox.
When removed, close the wizard by clicking Finish.
Firefox will now be removed from your computer.
Mozilla Firefox Changelog History
|Firefox Version||Release Date||Features|
|Firefox 120||21-Nov-23||New website privacy preferences, ability for Ubuntu users using Firefox Snap to import browser data, ability to import TLS trust anchors, a “Copy Link Without Site Tracking” option.|
|Firefox 119||23-Oct-23||Import extensions from Chrome, edit images in PDF files, more content in Firefox View.|
|Firefox 118||26-Sep-23||Introduces native auto-translate for web pages, the FDLIBM math library is now used for web audio|
|Firefox 117||28-Aug-23||Removed screen-share from Wayland systems, missing anticipated auto-translate|
|Firefox 116||1-Aug-23||Improved PIP with volume control and the ability to edit existing text annotations|
|Firefox 115||4-Jul-23||Last supported version for Windows 7, 8, macOS 10.12, 10.13, and 10.14. Ability to import payment methods from other Chromium browsers. Hardware video decoding ability on Linux.|
|Firefox 113||8-May-23||Improved PIP mode, secure password generator, optimized Windows GPU Sandbox, drag-and-drop files from Outlook, flexible overscroll enabled by default, AVIS animations are supported in AV1 image format files.|
|Firefox 112||11-Apr-23||Reveal password by right-clicking on the password field, Linux users can import browser data from Chromium snap packages, and restore closed tabs by pressing the CTRL + Shift + T shortcut.|
|Firefox 111||14-Mar-23||Windows notifications are now enabled by default, Firefox Relay users can create relay email masks from the Firefox credential manager.|
|Firefox 110||14-Feb-23||GPU Sandboxing, block third-party module injection, import data from Opera, Opera GX, and Vivaldi browsers.|
|Firefox 109||16-Jan-23||Support for Manifest V3 extensions, unified extensions button in the toolbar.|
|Firefox 108||13-Dec-22||Background tab efficiency mode integration for Windows 11, import maps, support to use Shift + Esc shortcut keys to open the Process Manager.|
|Firefox 107||15-Nov-22||Improved performance, Power profiling support on Linux and Mac devices.|
|Firefox 106||17-Oct-22||PDF Annotations, WebRTC improvements, and a welcome screen for initial setup.|
|Firefox 105||20-Sep-22||Performance improvements, retracted 2-finger swipe feature, option to print the current page only.|