Mozilla Firefox for Mac

Mozilla Firefox for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 533 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    34.0.5
  • Total Downloads:
    3,311,340
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 01, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    68.62MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,523
  • 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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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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4 stars

"I believe that Chrome is better for Mac"

April 24, 2014  |  By GarryGallaher

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 28.0

Pros

It works but not that smooth

Cons

Not that convenient, memory hog

Summary

Not a native app, should be adapted better

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4 stars

"I use Firefox"

February 26, 2014

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 27.0.1

Pros

It's pretty fast and works with most web sites. The search window allows some customization so that you are not stuck with using Yahoo, Bing, or Google Search

Cons

There are some websites that Firefox doesn't work with; so, I find it necessary to also use Safari.

Summary

It's a decent browser for the Mac computer. I like it better than Safari.

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1 stars

"Firefox not allowed on the iPad"

February 26, 2014  |  By musicmugger

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 27.0.1

Pros

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Cons

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Summary

Don't try loading it onto the iPad Air, because Apple will not allow it.

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5 stars

"Always top notch"

February 25, 2014  |  By Thombar99

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 27.0.1

Pros

Works exactly like I expect it to. Has great add-ons and extensions.

Cons

Really haven't found anything I don't like about it.

Summary

This is a very smooth and well performing browser. You can't go wrong using it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 34.0.5
  • Default search engine changed to Yahoo! for North America
  • Default search engine changed to Yandex for Belarusian, Kazakh, and Russian locales
  • Improved search bar (en-US only)
  • Firefox Hello real-time communication client
  • Easily switch themes/personas directly in the Customizing mode
  • Wikipedia search now uses HTTPS for secure searching (en-US only)
  • Implementation of HTTP/2 (draft14) and ALPN
  • Recover from a locked Firefox process in the "Firefox is already running" dialog on Windows
  • Disabled SSLv3
  • Proprietary window.crypto properties/functions re-enabled (to be removed in Firefox 35)
  • Firefox signed by Apple OS X version 2 signature
  • ECMAScript 6 WeakSet Implemented
  • JavaScript Template Strings Implemented
  • CSS3 Font variants and features control (e.g. kerning) implemented
  • WebCrypto: RSA-OAEP, PBKDF2 and AES-KW support
  • WebCrypto: wrapKey and unwrapKey implemented
  • WebCrypto: Import/export of JWK-formatted keys
  • matches() DOM API implemented (formerly mozMatchesSelector())
  • Performance.now() for workers implemented
  • WebCrypto: ECDH support
  • WebIDE: Create, edit, and test a new Web application from your browser
  • Highlight all nodes that match a given selector in the Style Editor and the Inspector's Rules panel
  • Improved User Interface of the Profiler
  • console.table function added to web console
  • CSS transitions start correctly when started at the same time as changes to display, position, overflow, and similar properties
  • Various security fixes
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date December 01, 2014
Date Added December 01, 2014
Version 34.0.5
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 68.62MB
File Name Firefox 34.0.5.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,311,340
Downloads Last Week 3,523
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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