Mozilla Firefox 123 Released With Improved Translation & Search Result Suggestions

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Leading the version builds, Mozilla Firefox has been updated to version 123, the first in its tier. This is a security update but also includes other improvements and upgrades. For example, Firefox v123 includes better translation capabilities and can now translate the titles (tooltips) and the text displayed in form controls (placeholders).

Moreover, Firefox 115.8 ESR has also been released which you can download from the direct links below.

Firefox 123 will be rolling out through the built-in upgrade function soon and is currently available on Mozilla’s FTP server.

Mozilla Firefox 123 release summary

  • Complete Release Build: 123.0, 115.8 ESR
  • Release Date: Tuesday, February 20th, 2024
  • CompatibilityWindows 1110, 8.1, 8, 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Linux, MacOS, iOS, and Android.
  • Previous BuildFirefox 122.0

Download Mozilla Firefox 123

The download links below are for the English version of Mozilla Firefox version 123. Click on the links in the “Downloads” column to download the offline installers for the respective Firefox version.

VersionPlatformDownloads
Firefox 123Windowsx64 .EXE
x64 .MSI
x86 .EXE
x86 .MSI
Firefox 123macOSDMG
PKG
Firefox 123LinuxTAR.BZ2
Firefox 123AndroidDownload
Firefox 123iOSDownload
Download Mozilla Firefox version 123

If you want to download Firefox 123 in another language or platform, click on the link.

Download Mozilla Firefox 115.8 ESR

The download links below are for the English version of Mozilla Firefox version 115.8 ESR.

VersionPlatformDownload
Firefox 115.8 ESRWindowsx64 .EXE
x64 .MSI
x86 .EXE
x86 .MSI
Firefox 115.8 ESRmacOSDMG
PKG
Firefox 115.8 ESRLinuxTAR.BZ2
Download Mozilla Firefox 115.8 ESR

If you want to download Firefox 115.8 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.

Firefox version 123 installed
Firefox version 123 installed

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 123

Mozilla Firefox v123 includes a few new features and support, which are as follows:

  • The built-in language translator has been improved to translate the text in the titles (tooltips) and in the form controls, or placeholders.
  • The search results from the Omnibox have been improved. You can now choose the search engine you want to use directly from the search box.
  • The Network Monitor has been updated to support saving a response body to disk through the new “Save Response As” context menu item. This option has replaced the “Save Image” option in the context menu which only allowed images to be saved.
  • LinearRGB interpolation for SVG gradients has been implemented which gives the developers more flexibility and better ergonomics.
  • Firefox 123 includes full support for Early Hints via Preload and Modulepreload support. Support for declarative ShadowDOM has also been included.
  • Firefox 123 enables developers to use audio echo cancellation on microphone inputs in cases when setSinkId() is used to redirect the audio output to a different device.
  • A fallback technique has been added that uses the default replacement element values of 300 pixels for width and 150 pixels for height to prevent SVG feImage elements from failing to display.

Mozilla is yet to release the Release Notes for Firefox 123, which are being prepared at the moment. Once they’re available, you can check out the precise security improvements.

Mozilla Firefox Changelog History

Firefox VersionRelease DateFeatures
Firefox 12320-Feb-24Better translation capabilities, can save responses in the Network Monitor, goodies for developers.
Firefox 12223-Jan-24Added DEB package for Ubuntu, Debian, and Linux users, improvements to language translation, supports creating and using passkeys stored in iCloud Keychain on macOS.
Firefox 12119-Dec-23Wayland enabled by default (touchpad and touchscreen gestures), voice control for macOS, floating buttons in PF viewer, option to force underlining links.
Firefox 12021-Nov-23New 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 11923-Oct-23Import extensions from Chrome, edit images in PDF files, more content in Firefox View.
Firefox 11826-Sep-23Introduces native auto-translate for web pages, the FDLIBM math library is now used for web audio
Firefox 11728-Aug-23Removed screen-share from Wayland systems, missing anticipated auto-translate
Firefox 1161-Aug-23Improved PIP with volume control and the ability to edit existing text annotations
Firefox 1154-Jul-23Last 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 1138-May-23Improved 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 11211-Apr-23Reveal 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 11114-Mar-23Windows notifications are now enabled by default, Firefox Relay users can create relay email masks from the Firefox credential manager.
Firefox 11014-Feb-23GPU Sandboxing, block third-party module injection, import data from Opera, Opera GX, and Vivaldi browsers.
Firefox 10916-Jan-23Support for Manifest V3 extensions, unified extensions button in the toolbar.
Firefox 10813-Dec-22Background tab efficiency mode integration for Windows 11, import maps, support to use Shift + Esc shortcut keys to open the Process Manager.
Firefox 10715-Nov-22Improved performance, Power profiling support on Linux and Mac devices.
Firefox 10617-Oct-22PDF Annotations, WebRTC improvements, and a welcome screen for initial setup.
Firefox 10520-Sep-22Performance improvements, retracted 2-finger swipe feature, option to print the current page only.
Mozilla Firefox features introduced in each version
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Subhan Zafar is an established IT professional with interests in Windows and Server infrastructure testing and research, and is currently working with Itechtics as a research consultant. He has studied Electrical Engineering and is also certified by Huawei (HCNA & HCNP Routing and Switching).

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