While Microsoft Edge remains on version 120, and Chrome barely makes it to version 121, Mozilla is already rolling out their next update for their browser; Firefox 122. Alongside this release, the Extended Stable Release (ESR) is also getting an update, which will be Firefox 115.7 ESR.
Firefox 122 is rolling out through the update channel on 23rd January 2024 and is also available on Mozilla’s FTP server.
This update includes new features and support, especially for Debian-based Linux users, such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc. Firefox 122 includes a DEB package that allows users to use Firefox outside of containerized bundles like Snap and Flatpak. It also includes other improvements.
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Mozilla Firefox 122 release summary
- Complete Release Build: 122.0, 115.7 ESR
- Release Date: Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024
- Compatibility: Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Linux, MacOS, iOS, and Android.
- Previous Build: Firefox 121.0
Download Mozilla Firefox 122
The download links given below are for the English version of Mozilla Firefox version 122. Click on the links in the “Downloads” column to download the offline installers for the respective Firefox version.
If you want to download Firefox 122 in another language or platform, click on the link.
Download Mozilla Firefox 115.7 ESR
The download links given below are for the English version of Mozilla Firefox version 115.7 ESR.
|Firefox 115.7 ESR
|Firefox 115.7 ESR
|Firefox 115.7 ESR
If you want to download Firefox 115.7 ESR in another language or platform, click on the link.
Once downloaded, execute the downloaded package and proceed with the on-screen instructions to install Firefox. If Firefox already exists on your PC, it will be upgraded automatically.
To perform an in-place update of Firefox, open Firefox, click on the 3 lines in the top-right corner, expand Help, and then click “About Firefox“. Firefox will then begin to search and install an update if available. Click “Restart to Update Firefox” to finalize the upgrade.
In case you must uninstall Firefox, open the “Programs and Features” applet, double-click “Mozilla Firefox“, and then proceed with the on-screen instructions to remove Firefox from your PC.
What’s new in Firefox 122
Mozilla Firefox v121 includes a few new features and support, which are as follows:
- Firefox 12 includes a DEB package that allows users to use Firefox outside of containerized bundles like Snap and Flatpak. Previously they had to create their own DEB packages.
- The language translation quality for web pages has been improved and is more consistent. This fixes the issue of some content going missing during the translation process.
- Firefox now allows you to create and use passkeys that are kept in the macOS iCloud Keychain.
- [MDN Web Doc] Firefox Suggest article suggestions will be available in the address bar for users searching for web development-related topics.
- Line wrapping guidelines for web content now follow the Unicode standard. This enhances line-wrapping compatibility across web browsers. Firefox now enables accurate language-dependent word selection when double-clicking text for languages including Chinese, Japanese, Burmese, Lao, Khmer, and Thai, which is another benefit for end users in East and Southeast Asia.
- The following policy improvements have been made:
- Includes some security improvements.
Mozilla is yet to release the Release Notes for Firefox 122, which are being prepared at the moment. Once they’re available, you can check out the precise security improvements.
Mozilla Firefox Changelog History
|Added DEB package for Ubuntu, Debian, and Linux users, improvements to language translation, supports creating and using passkeys stored in iCloud Keychain on macOS.
|Wayland enabled by default (touchpad and touchscreen gestures), voice control for macOS, floating buttons in PF viewer, option to force underlining links.
|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.
|Import extensions from Chrome, edit images in PDF files, more content in Firefox View.
|Introduces native auto-translate for web pages, the FDLIBM math library is now used for web audio
|Removed screen-share from Wayland systems, missing anticipated auto-translate
|Improved PIP with volume control and the ability to edit existing text annotations
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Windows notifications are now enabled by default, Firefox Relay users can create relay email masks from the Firefox credential manager.
|GPU Sandboxing, block third-party module injection, import data from Opera, Opera GX, and Vivaldi browsers.
|Support for Manifest V3 extensions, unified extensions button in the toolbar.
|Background tab efficiency mode integration for Windows 11, import maps, support to use Shift + Esc shortcut keys to open the Process Manager.
|Improved performance, Power profiling support on Linux and Mac devices.
|PDF Annotations, WebRTC improvements, and a welcome screen for initial setup.
|Performance improvements, retracted 2-finger swipe feature, option to print the current page only.