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Mozilla Firefox

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The final release of Mozilla Firefox offers enough features to make you rethink Internet Explorer. You can easily create toolbars by dragging and dropping icons. Live Bookmarks turn RSS feeds into something that acts like a bookmarks folder. You can type Google search queries right into the address bar or use the built-in search box. The program displays the page source in a new window, using indents and color-coded tags like an HTML editor. You can view your bookmarks or history in the Sidebar area, which lets you quickly revisit your favorite sites. Though the browser hides its advanced settings, you can still build modules using XML, CSS, JavaScript, and even C . The program includes such tools as a JavaScript debugger and a DOM viewer.

At 55MB for 25 windows, the browser uses fewer resources than Internet Explorer but more than Opera. The built-in pop-up blocker works better than Opera's, IE's, and those of most paid standalone utilities. However, the download manager is still underdeveloped. Though the final release version vastly improves stability, we noticed occasional reluctance to maximize in response to Alt Tab commands. People who want more security than IE provides should look at Mozilla Firefox.

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All User Reviews
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    out of 15,464 votes

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Very slow and poor"

    April 18, 2014  |   By DoubleSuper

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 28.0

    Pros

    Nothing worth mentioning.

    Cons

    Mostly everything

    Summary

    Use Google Chrome.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Light as hell."

    April 16, 2014  |   By claudedomett

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 28.0

    Pros

    Light as hell. FF is the lightest and fastest browser I have ever used.

    Cons

    Add-ons are simply awesome and FF has tons of them.

    Summary

    The other thing that strikes me is that, FF deals with privacy well, unlike Chrome.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "AMATEUR PROGRAMMER KIDS!"

    April 16, 2014  |   By multi-timm

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 28.0

    Pros

    I used to use this in the past, because of it's customizability.
    Now, I only use firefox because autochartist requires it to work with metatrader4 (if you don't know what those are, don't worry, you don't need to care).

    I had stopped using firefox because when it auto-updates itself, without asking permission first, it tends to DELETE some of your settings files (or if you prefer, over-write with generic files). It has been doing this for years, and still does.

    Cons

    Amateur programmers, kids with no real-life experience in the real world, just have the updater over-write your settings.
    They seem completely oblivious to the damage they can cause - the wasted time, reconfiguring things, making a certain app work with it again, remember what settings were and how to change them... they are oblivious to the real world, because firefox has had this annoyance-bug for YEARS, and they still don't change that.

    Summary

    I am upset at the amateur programmers who run the firefox operation.
    When this thing automatically updates itself, it overwrites your settings, (homepage, open where I left off, bookmarks file, etc), and you just lose everything the way it was.
    it is a real annoyance!
    maybe these kids don't have any idea of what it is like, to have a tool make you waste your time with settings and other nonsense... I use a computer as a productivity tool - I don't switch to firefox to have that productivity make me waste my time reconfiguring it to my settings, because some kid thought to impose HIS view of what my personal preferences should be!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "LOATHE this!"

    April 14, 2014  |   By Ceiligh

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 28.0

    Pros

    None I can find

    Cons

    Thanks to "surprise" download, I have lost ALL my bookmarks--my browsing history--nearly everything connected to the previous version of FF.

    Summary

    I cannot find enough negative comments--and still be polite--to express the way I feel about this "new" version of FF. Heaven help you if you download this catasctophe!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Crashes and loaded with viruses."

    April 14, 2014  |   By tjr954

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 28.0

    Pros

    I have no pros. I have no pros. I have no pros. Is that enough words.

    Cons

    Every time I would try to start this browser it crashed and finally it would start in safe mode. Once started my virus program would detect malicious virus. People warned me about this but no like Angie's List the second biggest consumer joke the reviews I saw wee to the contrary which leads me to believe they were full of it. Going back to Google Chrome.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Firefox is better than the rest!"

    April 11, 2014  |   By Eddie O Sullivan

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 28.0

    Pros

    Firefox is better than the rest!

    Cons

    MY FAVORITE, BY A MILE!

    Summary

    MY FAVORITE, BY A MILE!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "CRASHES constantly - used to be a 5-Star Product"

    April 11, 2014  |   By dravafox

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 28.0

    Pros

    Everything else about the Firefox experience has been, and still is, fantastic, especially the ability to log into the browser from different sources and have everything transferred (bookmarks, links, history, wallpaper, etc)

    Cons

    I am a supporter of(financial, moral, even almost got a job @) Mozilla/Firefox, but for the first time I will leave these comments and go install/try Chrome because this version, and the ones previous, CRASH constantly, daily even. This version should be withdrawn or abandoned if no fixes are available

    Summary

    Has been my browser for over a decade, period, never used another.
    Because of daily, repeated crashes, I am going to install and try Chrome to find some stability

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Firefox is Fox firey chilly poop"

    April 10, 2014  |   By 8f2ad1fe

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 28.0

    Pros

    Nothing better than Chrome, even the flash video websites have this freeze.

    Cons

    Such Gay browser. Everything is slow.

    Summary

    You are better off using Google Chrome.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Frequent Crashes"

    April 9, 2014  |   By ecocks

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 28.0

    Pros

    I liked the spell-check feature being active in browser mode.

    Cons

    System crashes 6-7 times per day.

    System locks up about 2-3 times per week requiring a complete power down via the power switch.

    Effectively this makes my computer unreliable for my work activities.

    Summary

    Simply, I work via computer and cannot afford being unsure when the system will lock up tight and have to endure a forced power-down. I'll continue looking for a better Browser. Next up either Pale Moon or Chrome for me.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not visually appealing"

    April 8, 2014  |   By eearmyh2o1234

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 28.0

    Pros

    It seemed to be compatible with most other programs.

    Cons

    I didn't like the look of the interface. Chrome looks much better.

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