After releasing Firefox 68, Mozilla released first dot release 68.0.1 on July 18, 2019, today on August 14,
the organization is preparing to publish Firefox 68.0.2 to address some other bugs found in current Firefox release.
Mozilla discovered a bug in Firefox search function, where special characters from a search term such as Sharp, hash, and pound are automatically removed when searched from the URL bar. For e.g when you search for ” how to do foo in C#”, Firefox cuts # and performs a search for remaining phrase. This issue has been addressed with this update.
We have a set of “restriction” characters you can use at the beginning or the end of your search to restrict results to certain sources. The “#” character happens to cause your search to match on titles.
In case you don’t know, in Firefox browser, you can use special characters such as “*”, “^”, “#”, ” $” to search for matches in your bookmarks, history, page titles, and web addresses. For e.g. entering % will let you search in open tabs, which Firefox recently added to overflow menu in version 66.
This update fixes another issue in Outlook on the web where emails printed from within Firefox browser contains header and footer only, but not the email message.
Firefox 68.0.2. release notes
1. Fixed a bug causing some special characters to be cut off from the end of search terms when searching from the URL bar (bug 1560228)
2. All fonts to be loaded via file://URLs when opening a page normally (bug 1565942)
3. Printing emails from Outlook web app no longer prints only the header and footer (bug 1567105)
4. Fixed a bug causing some images not to be displayed on reload, including on Google Maps (bug 1565542)
5. Fixed an error when starting external applications configured as URI handlers (bug 1567614)
Release notes (Not yet available).