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Mozilla Firefox 102 Is Now Available for Download, Adds Geoclue Support on Linux

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Firefox 102 is now here to introduce support for Geoclue on Linux, a D-Bus service that provides geolocation services when needed by certain websites.

It also improves the Picture-in-Picture feature by adding support for subtitles and captions for the Dailymotion, Disney+ Hotstar, Funimation, HBO Max, SonyLIV, and Tubi video streaming services, and further improves the PDF reading mode when using the High Contrast mode.

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OMG! Ubuntu!

  • Firefox 102 Adds GeoClue Support on Linux, Improves PDF Viewer - OMG! Ubuntu!

    A new version of Mozilla Firefox is available to download, ahead of its form release on June 28.

    Mozilla Firefox 102 sees the browser bake-in support for GeoClue on Linux desktops, improve the PDF appearance when using high contrast mode, and gain the ability display subtitles and captions in Picture-in-Picture when playing content from HBO Max, DailyMotion, Funimation, and a number of other video streaming sites.

    A clutch of Linux-specific bug fixes include patches to resolve issues with Amazon password length appearance, reduce PDF rendering artefacts, and massage video distortion with H.264 when using VAAPI. Additionally, mesa/crocus is appended to the list of Intel Mesa drivers supported by the browser.

Firefox 102 Available to Download! New ESR, Geoclue Support

  • Firefox 102 Available to Download! New ESR, Geoclue Support

    Mozilla Firefox 102 is available to download now. See what’s new and how to install the browser package.

    For Linux users, Firefox 102 now support Geoclue if available for geolocation. The release also added subtitles and captions display in Picture-in-Picture (pop-out video) for more websites, including HBO Max, Funimation, Dailymotion, Tubi, Disney+ Hotstar, and SonyLIV.

    For those boring with the drop-down download panel, that automatically opens every time you start a download. User may now right-click on the download icon (before Hamburger menu button), and un-check “Show Panel When Download Begins” to disable it.

Install Firefox 102 On Ubuntu

  • Install Firefox 102 On Ubuntu / Linux Mint / Alma Linux & Fedora | Tips On UNIX

    This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to download the latest version of Firefox and install Firefox 102 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04, LinuxMint 20.3, Rocky Linux 8, Alma Linux 9, and Fedora 36.

    Firefox is a free and open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation. Firefox is a cross-platform browser and is available for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android.

Firefox 102 Lands on Linux With Upgraded Geolocation, PDF Viewer

  • Firefox 102 Lands on Linux With Upgraded Geolocation, PDF Viewer, but Will Users Care?

    Firefox 102 has just been released by the Mozilla Foundation. One major Linux-specific change is the addition of GeoClue geolocation support, as well as a new PDF viewer.

    Firefox 102 Linux Enhancements

    Firefox 102's major enhancement for Linux is its support for the GeoClue service. GeoClue is a Linux-specific service for the D-bus message service that allows programs running on the same machine to communicate with each other. GeoClue is a service that approximates a user's location and allows apps that use geolocation to function, such as mapping apps.


  • This new privacy feature in Firefox strips tracking info from links

    With the update to version 102, Firefox now automatically strips tracking parameters from some URLs, including those shared on Facebook. However, as reported by Bleeping Computer, it’s just a handful, and in some light, quick testing, it won’t cover all the sites you might visit during the normal course of a day.

The Talospace Project: Firefox 102 on POWER

  • The Talospace Project: Firefox 102 on POWER

    Firefox 102 is out, not an earth shattering release but with some welcome privacy improvements. It builds out of the box on this Talos II using the PGO-LTO patch from Firefox 101 and the .mozconfigs from Firefox 95.
    Firefox 102 is also the basis for the next Extended Support Release, with support for 91ESR (the current version) due to end on September 20 with the release of Firefox 105. Due to a family emergency, I've been out of the country for a bit and haven't been doing much with any projects, let alone the POWER9 JIT (this is why we need more people working on it!). Now that I've been back for a few days and more or less in the swing of things again, it's time to dust it off and forward port the current version to 102 so people doing ESR JIT builds for Fx91 can continue to do so with Fx102. I'll make an announcement and post a patch set when it's ready.

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