Firefox 66 is delayed because of… PowerPoint

Mozilla's Berlin office
Image credit: Mozilla (Image credit: Mozilla)

Update: Mozilla has now fixed the issue with PowerPoint Online and has resumed the rollout of Firefox 66.02.

Original story follows...

If you were looking forward to downloading Firefox 66, the latest web browser from Mozilla, then you may have to wait a little while longer, as the company has halted the rollout due to an issue with Microsoft’s PowerPoint Online.

According to a bug report, Office 365 owners who have Firefox 66 installed will not be able to add text to text boxes on the online version. This applies to users on both Windows and Mac.

That’s a pretty annoying bug, and it’s meant that Mozilla is pausing the rollout for all users – even those who don’t use PowerPoint Online. It’s not currently known if the bug affects other Office 365 tools.

Looking for a fix

Mozilla is working on a fix right now, with it testing a potential fix on its Firefox Nightly builds. Once the fix has been tested and is confirmed to work, Mozilla may use its Normandy remote preference update system to send the fix to its users, and then resume the rollout of Firefox 66.

If you already have Firefox 66 installed, you can fix the issue by changing the preference value



Then, reload the page.

Via Techdows

Matt Hanson
Managing Editor, Core Tech

Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Core Tech, looking after computing and mobile technology. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made.