Mozilla Firefox for Mac

Mozilla Firefox for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 537 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    36.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    3,351,384
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 05, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    71.27MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,319
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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Mozilla Firefox for Mac is a Web browsing alternative that offers a full range of features to let you peruse your favorite sites with ease. This program offers all of the functionality you'd expect from a Web browser through a clean and familiar interface.

Pros

Site optimization: If you're looking for an alternative to Safari on your Mac, you may find that some sites load more quickly and function better through Firefox. Especially if you have trouble with certain sites you visit a lot in Safari or another browser, it may be worth it to try out Firefox to see if it can run them more smoothly.

Tiled history: When you open a new tab in Firefox, you'll see a tiled display of the sites you've visited lately or most often, so you can get back to your favorites with ease. Or if you want to visit a site that's not displayed, you can use the search bar located in the upper right-hand corner of the interface.

Cons

Exclusive search box: While the box for URL entry also says you can enter a search term, we were unable to get any real search results in this way. Using the designated search box seems to be the only option for completing a keyword search. This does not have to be a significant drawback except that the program seems to indicate it should work the other way as well.

Poor tile loading: The tiled screen with recent pages visited didn't load terribly thoroughly, and most tiles didn't contain images of the actual sites they described. They also didn't always take us to where we were trying to go.

Bottom Line

Firefox for Mac is a good option to try if you have trouble accessing certain sites through Safari or other browsers. However, because of the issues we experienced during testing, we still prefer Safari or Chrome for everyday surfing on the Mac.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"I DON'T TRUST IT ANYMORE!"

February 15, 2015  |  By Icyblue57

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 35.0.1

Pros

It works with TOR!

Cons

Every single time I downloaded it and installed it,my problem was that it keeps making my YAHOO E-mail my home page,even when I open a new tab. I got tired of it and replace it with UBUNTU,which uses Firefox,but gives you a much greater degree of control and freedom! "I WILL NOT REINSTALL IT UNTIL IT IS CHANGED AND THE USER HAS CONTROL!

Summary

At first I loved it,then I liked it and after that I don't trust it anymore than I do INTERNET EXPLORER! End of story!!!!

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3 stars

"Yahoo Infection."

February 06, 2015  |  By Edward C. Horvath

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 35.0.1

Pros

No significant improvement over previous versions

Cons

Yahoo infects the search function.

Summary

All the usual ways to choose the search engine I want to use work, eventually. Except that creating a new tab brings up a search panel that is locked to Yahoo and cannot be changed (previous versions allowed the savvy to override the preset by resetting the keyword.url config setting; attempts to do that fail, it just stays Yahoo).

I hope Mozilla got a nice piece of change for locking in Yahoo so deeply and permanently. This is so irritating that I'm gone, they are going to have to earn my trust anew.

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4 stars

"Well, it does work."

February 01, 2015  |  By The Printer

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 35.0.1

Pros

Stable and skinable

Cons

Still not as speedy as Chrome

Summary

A decent browser. One of several that I use daily.

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5 stars

"Firefox 35, great update and moving in a good direction"

January 14, 2015  |  By feedback_loop

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 35.0

Pros

- H264 support on OSX (finally)
- Firefox hello (audio and video chat via WebRTC available)

Cons

it took a nosedive in usernumbers for the last few versions, but I think we are at a turning point and they have great new features on their plate after stagnating fora long time.

Summary

The new Australis UI introduce in v29 is much smoother and a welcome modernization.

After using other browsers, I'm back to Firefox and like it!

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2 stars

"On the decline"

October 10, 2014  |  By rickyaz4

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 32.0.3

Pros

- Nice menu system and interface
- Improved sync surface

Cons

- Doesn't even load some of my sites that I use to pay bills. (All other browser I've tried load them
- Pestering update system.
- Doesn't load as fast as other browsers
- Chrome and Maxthon are better.
- Abandoning their Metro project was BS.

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3 stars

"REMOVE THE TUNEUPMYMAC DOWNLOAD BUTTON"

July 18, 2014  |  By CubusX31

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 30.0

Pros

Only needed it for school.

Cons

None, plus the huge button for a completely useless TunupMyMac download mad numerous users download/install the wrong file.

Summary

Hey CNET.COM. How about removing the Free Download link for TuneupMyMac at the top of the page? I am not the only one who mistakenly downloaded that installation file. Also, how about posting a way to get this useless program completly off of our Macs so we do not have to Google search the process??? If you're going to post something like make it a little more known that it's not Firefox.

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2 stars

"Very Unstable"

June 18, 2014  |  By OrgDevGuy

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 30.0

Pros

Standard Firefox

Cons

Slows down to point of unusuability/crashes at least 2X/day, requiring a force quit.

Summary

Not ready for prime time.

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2 stars

"Links on numerous sites now give error messages"

June 18, 2014  |  By Treetoes

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 30.0

Pros

Conveniet and works with USPS

Cons

Page links send an error message

Summary

Worthless for most uses

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1 stars

"Fugly (Is this 10 characters?)"

May 09, 2014  |  By MacGuffin

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 29.0.1

Pros

None over the previous release.

Cons

Good God, the graphics on the tabs look like Exploiter.

Summary

I can't begin to say how upset I am that I downloaded version 29.0.1 I take security seriously, which is why I immediately updated when prompted to do so. Firefox, like pretty much all browsers, had its limitations but appearance wasn't one of them. The graphics on the tabs are now at best reminiscent of non-serious browsers like Sea Monkey and Opera and at worst of Exploiter. As a result, everything is harder to read and fonts and icons suggest cartoons. For some reason, it has also become exceedingly difficult to drag Firefox into other position. I'll be reverting to whichever release I was using prior to this upgrade as soon as I post this. Wise up, developers. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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2 stars

""Safeguards" make it difficult to use"

May 07, 2014  |  By llocey

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 29.0

Pros

I used to like Firefox's ease of use.

Cons

I find that one site which I need to use is "forbidden" with this version of Firefox. It is very frustrating! I can't figure out how to correct this problem and have had to revert to a different browser to access this site.

Summary

I am more than just disappointed with this new version of Firefox and have deleted it from my computer.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 36.0.1
  • Disable the usage of the ANY DNS query type (1093983)
  • Fixed a startup crash with EMET (1137050)
  • Hello may become inactive until restart (1137469)
  • Print preferences may not be preserved (1136855)
  • Hello contact tabs may not be visible (1137141)
  • Accept hostnames that include an underscore character ("_") (1136616)
  • WebGL may use significant memory with Canvas2d (1137251)
  • Option -remote has been restored (1080319)
  • Fix a top crash
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date March 05, 2015
Date Added March 05, 2015
Version 36.0.1
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.9, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 71.27MB
File Name Firefox 36.0.1.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,351,384
Downloads Last Week 4,319
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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