Firefox 101.0.1 fixes issues in Mac, Windows and Linux versions
Mozilla Firefox 101.0.1 will be released later today (if you’re reading this June 9, 2022). The new point release of Firefox Stable fixes three major issues and several minor issues, including a rare issue on Windows that renders the browser unusable.
The new Firefox 101.0.1 will be released for all supported desktop systems. Firefox updates are distributed automatically to most devices the browser is running on, thanks to the built-in update feature.
Firefox users can view the current version by going to Menu > Help > About Mozilla Firefox. A small window appears listing the version. Firefox will check for updates when the window is opened, and will download and install updates, if found, automatically on most systems.
Firefox 101.0.1 fixes three main issues, each affecting a different operating system.
- Fix Firefox clearing clipboard on close on macOS (bug 1771823)
- Fixed a compatibility issue resulting in severely impaired functionality with win32k lock enabled on some Windows systems (Bug 1769845)
- Fixed context menus not appearing when right-clicking Picture-in-Picture windows on some Linux systems (Bug 1771914)
Issue 1: Browser not working for some Windows users
Firefox started to become unusable for some users. The issue was reported to Mozilla last month on the organization’s bug tracking site. The report said that most of the Firefox interface became non-functional in a Windows 10 virtual machine. Another user reported that the problem was encountered on a Windows 11 machine. Mozilla rolled back some changes, which seems have resolved the issue for affected users.
Problem 2: Clipboard is cleared on Mac OS when Firefox is closed
Users running Firefox on Apple Macintosh devices reported that the browser clears the clipboard when closed. Firefox shouldn’t clear the clipboard on exit, and it doesn’t on Windows or Linux devices.
Mozilla found the problem and fixed it.
Issue 3: Picture-in-Picture right-click context menus don’t work
The context menu displayed by Firefox when users right-click Picture-in-Picture windows did not appear on some Linux distributions. Picture-in-Picture mode allows users to move media streams to a dedicated window that acts largely independently of the main browser window.
MozillaComment fixed the problem.
Firefox 101.0.1 includes several unspecified stability fixes alongside the three main fixes.