Firefox Portable

Firefox Portable

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 79 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3
  • Total Downloads:
    2,290,038
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 18, 2008
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Read CNET senior editor Rob Vamosi's extended review of Firefox 3.

No longer a fledgling upstart, Firefox 3 is full-featured, lightning fast, and an able Internet Explorer foe. Previous versions have seen Mozilla's approach to features such as tabbed browsing and extensions become extremely popular. Even though Firefox 3 lacks a killer feature, it offers significant improvements not to be missed.

Version 3 introduces a multitude of safety and usability features. The location bar drop-down menu now includes URLs from both your browsing history and your bookmarks. A new Add-Ons manager includes a built-in plug-in search engine, saving you the previous trip to the Mozilla Web site. Single-click the star icon on the right of the location bar to bookmark the current page, or double-click on it to simultaneously add and edit the bookmark entry. You can tag bookmarks, too. Other impressive new features include password confirmation before adding it to the saved passwords list, the ability to pause and resume downloads, and merged forward and backward history lists.

Firefox 3 now runs faster and, according to Mozilla, is less susceptible to hacks and other vulnerabilities. The browser now warns your system's antivirus program when you download a file, and anti-malware and anti-phishing utilities now throw up a warning page before allowing Firefox to load risky sites. The favicon reveals Web sites' ownership details and displays the security level of your connection to that site.

Developers will appreciate that Firefox 3's new graphics and text rendering code provide rendering improvements in CSS and SVG as well as improved display of fonts and complex scripts. Firefox 3--still open-source, as ever--is a browser that all users should consider making their default Web-surfing tool.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"hard to use, looking for something better"

September 14, 2008

 |  Version: Firefox Portable 3

Pros

The pages load fast.

Cons

I click on a bookmark, it opens into the page I am looking at and not into a new tab. Customize section does not include bookmarks. Also, nothing automatically refreshs, when I open firefox. I tried using the customize section, but no help.

Summary

I hate it. I thought it would be good, because everyone (here and at school) says it's the best. I can't get it to work. I emailed my friends and they said that they got used to it being like that. I have to find something else. I used Netcaptor, but now it doesn't work. That was the best!

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5 stars

"What more can be said?It`s Firefox!"

August 17, 2008  |  By mikoyangurevich15

 |  Version: Firefox Portable 3

Pros

Everything you love about Firefox 3,but on the go.But you might want to go to PortableApps and get the entire suite.It makes it even more useful.

Cons

What`s not to like?

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5 stars

"it's fantastic"

August 16, 2008  |  By Safwat Alomari

 |  Version: Firefox Portable 3

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5 stars

"Been using since 2.0, just keeps getting better!"

August 09, 2008  |  By empath07

 |  Version: Firefox Portable 3

Pros

Flexibility, lots of add-ons

Cons

Haven't found a really good theme yet.

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4 stars

"it's beatifull"

June 30, 2008  |  By hchaia

 |  Version: Firefox Portable 3

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5 stars

"best browser available"

June 25, 2008  |  By mconner15

 |  Version: Firefox Portable 3

Pros

like the added helps you come up with

Cons

Would like homepage browser and mail setup to obtain

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3
Version 3.0 includes a bevy of new features and changes, including a redesigned address-bar pull-down menu that includes bookmarks and history, a new add-on manager, the ability to pause and resume downloads, malware protection, a better password manager, and OS-specific themes.
General
Publisher PortableApps
Publisher web site http://portableapps.com/
Release Date June 18, 2008
Date Added June 18, 2008
Version 3
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 40.38MB
File Name FirefoxPortable_34.0.5_English.paf.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,290,038
Downloads Last Week 6,796
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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