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Firefox 126 release information

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Content in this page is being updated periodically as we're rolling out the release.

What's new in Firefox 126

Firefox Desktop

Guidance notification on how to set Firefox as a default browser (Windows only)
Description: Users are no longer able to set Firefox as the default browser with one click – Windows is forcing users to navigate to the Windows Setting. In response, we are planning to land a "Guidance notification" in Fx126 to help educate users in the process and on the notifications there is a "show me how" that will lead to a SUMO page to explain.
Content request: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1890429
KB article: https://support.mozilla.org/kb/how-change-your-default-browser-firefox-windows KB updated

Firefox for Android

String changes - add-ons > extensions
Description: All “add-ons” copy will be changed to “extensions” moving forward.
Content request: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1890882
KB articles: https://support.mozilla.org/kb/find-and-install-add-ons-firefox-android KB updated
https://support.mozilla.org/kb/uninstall-firefox-android-add-ons
https://support.mozilla.org/kb/install-firefox-relay-extension-firefox-android
https://support.mozilla.org/kb/how-do-i-choose-what-information-sync-firefox
https://support.mozilla.org/kb/how-firefox-android-use-permissions-it-requests
https://support.mozilla.org/kb/mobile-accessibility-features
Full Page translations
Description: Firefox Translations is the in-browser Translation features that allow Firefox users translate full webpage content in 16 languages
Content request: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1855500
KB article: https://support.mozilla.org/kb/android-translation New KB
Add `Passwords` item to the three-dot menu
Description: The three-dot menu has a new item: Passwords, placed between Downloads and Extensions
Content request: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1893597
KB articles: https://support.mozilla.org/kb/copy-saved-password-firefox-android KB updated
https://support.mozilla.org/kb/manage-saved-login-information

Firefox for iOS

No content updates for v126

Known studies/experiments

Platform Studies/experiments Description
iOS App Customization in iOS Adding lightmode/darkmode and the option to choose your toolbar location during onboarding in the hopes to drive Daily Active Users. This is rolling out to 50% of all users.
iOS Splash screen Experiment Splashscreen has an animation and it will be displayed for an X amount of minutes in order to allow app to load experiments. This is only shown on very first launch of app. For accessibility, we will show the animation in slow motion. This is also rolling out to 50% of all users. Please keep an eye out of users reporting about app slowness.

Release notes

Contributor discussions

Please refer to the following contributor forum threads to learn more about known issues and discuss with other contributors:

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Stay updated

Apart from sharing release information, there are other ways to stay updated with product release and community updates:

  • Community call: We run a monthly community call (usually a week before Firefox release date). Check our schedule here and don't hesitate to join the call in person if you can!
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Escalation

TBD

Dot releases

Platform Version Release date Notable fixes
Desktop/Android/iOS - - -

Trending issue(s)

Platform Issue Known bug Fix/workaround
Desktop/Android/iOS - - -

Known incident(s)

Twitter/X is broken with ETP strict mode
Severity level: S2
Status: Resolved per May 17, 2024. 15:00 (GMT+2)
Associated bug: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1897379
Resolution/workaround: Support update: https://x.com/FirefoxSupport/status/1791459697297608943

Post-release

  • Release report (TBD)