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Why is Firefox ESR Unsupported?

Question asked by Aaron Axelsen on Apr 23, 2019
Latest reply on Aug 22, 2019 by Erin Hallmark

It appears that sometime around April 22nd, 2019, Instructure made what appears to be an unannounced change that resulted in a "Unsupported Browser" warning message appearing on Firefox ESR releases.

 

After doing a bit of digging, it looks like Instructure is opposed to supporting the ESR release Include Firefox ESR as Supported Browser

 

My main question is why?  The ESR (Extended Service Release) is commonly deployed in large organization and education institutions.  Canvas being a LMS (Learning Management System) that is heavily used in these environments this decision does seem odd.  However, we have heard several Instructure employees make comments that Google Chrome is the recommended browser.  Maybe this is some weird way to push users away from Firefox?

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