Mozilla Firefox for Mac

Mozilla Firefox for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 540 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    39.0
  • Total Downloads:
    3,411,757
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 03, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    73.1MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,278
  • 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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3 stars

"Firefox 38.0.1"

May 20, 2015

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 38.0.1

Pros

Firefox is better that Chrome on my Mac running OS 10.6.8. Since I was already using Firefox 28, the new version installed as an update. I have been doing web searches to get back some of the functionality that I had on the previous version as well as even older versions of Firefox. So, now, my links open in new windows instead of tabs, when only one tab is open, it is now hidden, and I've been able to get the Firefox preferences to open in a separate window instead of a tab.

Cons

Firefox 38 doesn't allow as much customization as earlier versions of Firefox did. There are add-ons and extensions available; but, not necessarily the ones you want if you are wanting to bring back the buttons for previous/next and stop/reload. For my purposes, I do not need the buttons that Mozilla does offer in its toolbar customization menu.

Summary

Firefox 38 isn't really an improvement over Firefox 28.

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4 stars

"it works well"

April 30, 2015  |  By aiscrim

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 37.0.2

Pros

it works well
lots of customizing options

Cons

a bit slower than chrome

Summary



Updated on Apr 30, 2015

I've never had a problem with it

Updated on Apr 30, 2015

I would recommend

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5 stars

"It's very good product"

April 30, 2015  |  By paroladownload

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 37.0.2

Pros

Simply the best browser out today

Cons

No cons...

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1 stars

"Not good for older versions of OSX"

March 12, 2015

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 36.0.1

Pros

Nothing pro about it.

Cons

It's not a web browser, it's a crash test dummy.

Summary

Do not download version 36 if you are running an older version of OSX, it will constantly crash. It even crashes in safe mode.

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 39.0
New: share Hello URLs with social networks
New - project Silk: smoother animation and scrolling (Mac OS X)
New: support for 'switch' role in ARIA 1.1 (web accessibility)
New: SafeBrowsing malware detection lookups enabled for downloads (Mac OS X and Linux)
New: support for new Unicode 8.0 skin tone emoji
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date July 03, 2015
Date Added July 03, 2015
Version 39.0
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 73.1MB
File Name Firefox 39.0.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,411,757
Downloads Last Week 2,278
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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