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Firefox 128 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 128

Firefox Desktop

Translate selected text
Description: You can now select a portion of text to be translated with Firefox translation feature instead of translating the whole page.
Content request: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1867825
KB article: https://support.mozilla.org/kb/website-translation KB will be updated
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) - Windows only
Description: Data Loss Prevention (DLP) helps by controlling how data is handled, shared, and accessed. Firefox for Enterprise supports DLP by integrating with third-party software to monitor and manage data activities.
Content request: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1883106
KB article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/data-loss-prevention New article
Update to the clear history dialog
Description: It is now possible to close all duplicate tabs in a window with the Close duplicate tabs command available from the List all tabs widget in the tab bar or a tab context menu.
Content request: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1884018
KB articles: https://support.mozilla.org/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox KB updated
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-clear-firefox-cache
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-browsing-search-download-history-firefox
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/storage
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-recent-searches-search-bar

Firefox for Android

No content updates for v128

Firefox for iOS

iPad multiwindow enhancement
Description: Firefox iOS on iPad will allow user to open multiple browser windows (it is possible to combine Private and Normal mode)
Content request: -
KB articles:
Blocking links to open in external apps
Description: Settings iOS: give users option to open links in other apps v in browser; New toggle meaning: Off by default (means links will open in external apps as determined by Apple), On means we will block external apps from opening and open the links in the browser instead.
Content request: -
KB articles:
Bookmark UX Changes
Description: Update the Recently Saved section to Bookmark section
Content request: -
KB articles:

Known studies/experiments

Platform Studies/experiments Description Feedback collection
Firefox desktop - -

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

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Escalation

TBD

Heads up

Dot releases

Platform Version Release date Notable fixes Unresolved
Firefox for Android 128.0.1 July 15, 2024 bug1901796, bug1905971 -
Firefox Desktop 128.0.2 July 23, 2024 Bug1908539, bug1906132, bug1905021, bug1897444, bug1908115, bug1905468 -
Firefox for Android 128.0.2 July 23, 2024 bug1877948, bug1905636, bug1907286 -

Trending/known issue(s)

Platform Issue Known bug Fix/workaround
Desktop PPA concern - CTO blogpost: https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/1e43w7v/a_word_about_private_attribution_in_firefox/
Desktop Misconception about where the trending data come from Related convo on social media Trending data is coming from the search engine, not us
Desktop unable to delete search history from search bar using the DEL key Bugzilla A fix will come on version 129
Desktop Press enter into an empty search box no longer loads the default search engine website Bugzilla - Connect This is intentional. May not be reverted. Please tag sumo questions with "bug1894910"
Desktop Feedback about the unified history Bugzilla - Connect No recommended workaround identified
Desktop Disconnect add-on break X/Twitter on Firefox - Disable Disconnect add-on or recommend Troubleshooting Mode

Known incident(s)

Tab lost after update
Status: Currently under investigation.
Product(s) impacted: Firefox for iOS
Associated bug: https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/firefox-ios/issues/21064
Resolution/workaround: Will be fixed on an iOS dot release 128.3. In the meantime, please flag up instances seen in the Fx128 Mobile thread in the Community Discussions.

Post-release

  • Release report (TBD)