Firefox 73.0.1 fixes crashes, blank web pages and DRM niggles

Firefox version 73 has only been out for a week but already Mozilla has had to update it to version 73.0.1 to a range of browser problems and crashes, including when running on Linux machines.

The list of is surprisingly long for a point release but, in most cases, the only happen in specific contexts. Despite this, some of the are still said to have affected “numerous” users, prompting the rapid update.

Many reports noted Firefox would stop or hesitate when visiting websites or trying to open the internal about:config page, particularly when running in Windows 7 compatibility mode.

Customers of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) found they were ending up with a blank page when logging in while others found the browser would exit when leaving Print Preview mode.

In an issue known about for some weeks, users running third-party programs with anti-exploit protection, including the 0patch ‘guerrilla’ patching agent, were being affected by crashes.

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