Mozilla Firefox for Mac

Mozilla Firefox for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 533 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    3,302,013
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 17, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    68.62MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,482
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Web Browsers

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 Safari 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-phishing utilities automatically give you 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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  • Current Version

    3.4

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 533 votes

    • 5 star 176
    • 4 star 141
    • 3 star 68
    • 2 star 56
    • 1 star 92
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2 stars

"The former version had no problems"

September 23, 2008  |  By santmann

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1

Pros

I could not find any

Cons

I to often get the message
"firefox is still running but does not respond"

Summary

By what I stated at 4). I dislike this version till I can find a solution to this problem.
If anyone knows it please mail it to
santmann2002@yahoo.com.
I am using Windows XP professional

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1 stars

"Too many problems!"

September 19, 2008  |  By Zhenping

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1

Pros

Too populous

Cons

I loved the Windows version of Firefox 3.01. This Mac 3.01 version is nothing to compare!!

Summary

Too many problems I have never experience with Windows Firefox 1.5-3.01. Here are a few:
1. Javascript allowed, but still being said "not on" all the time!
2. Bookmarks organizer is too premature--about Firefox 1.1 level! (Try Windows version & you will know what I mean!)
3. With PubMed, selected sorted by date but no response! Even Safari works!
4. Even the "Rate this product" won't work!! Therefore this review has to be written with Safari!!!

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4 stars

"Great for MACBOOK"

September 05, 2008  |  By emmasurins

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1

Pros

Liked it on PC ; great on MAC . Loads fast on the MAC as opposed to the PC

Cons

As in previous versions , some add ons are not able to function in newer / updated versions .

Summary

Loads fast on the MAC , like it much better than Safari which in it self is a fine browser.

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4 stars

"it works quite well with Mac OS 10.5"

September 02, 2008  |  By pcollins1

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1

Pros

There are lots of add ons, extensions, and themes. They download and install very quickly and easily, making it simple to customize the browser. You can disable any of the customizations without totally removing them.

Cons

Almost too many of the above. this is a MINIMAL con. It's a little slower than Safari, but not enough to trigger an anxiety attack in anyone.

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4 stars

"A little bit unstable"

September 01, 2008  |  By jmgb

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1

Pros

The same browser we've always known and loved with some new features that make it even more user friendly.

Cons

The new version seems to be a little bit unstable, maybe you can wait a few months to get a more reliable release.

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2 stars

"Running Mac PPC G4 with OS 10.4.11 and I get freeze ups on previous versions"

August 05, 2008  |  By burlin1

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1

Pros

If it weren't for the freeze ups it may be great as I'm transferreing from Netscape 7

Cons

Every time I've tried previous versions of FF it locked up, I'll try this one and let you know

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4 stars

"Better than 2.0"

July 28, 2008  |  By jscott418

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1

Pros

I like the fact the UI is better suited to its OS. Especially with Mac OSX. Even the Vista version is greatly improved. Speed and resource usage much improved too.

Cons

I have a few web sites that sniff for brower ID and don't like 3.0. My bank still wants 2.0 and my Hotmail displays in Classic mode because it's not 2.0

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3 stars

"I am having a lot of trouble with add ons and lost a whack of bookmarks."

July 27, 2008  |  By sicntired

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1

Pros

What works works very well.I just can't seem to locate what is causing me so much trouble with certain functions.For instance,attempting to use links causes multiple tabs to run riot across the display and then freezes the frame.Scrolling isn't what it used to be.I know it's a bug somewhere and I will find it and straighten all this out.

Cons

See the above.I have no idea whether it's the 3.01 or a couple of things I downloaded at the same time.All I know is that my computer is a mess since I downloaded 3.01 and I don't know why.

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3 stars

"Freezes, dpes not respond at least once a day!"

July 25, 2008

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1

Cons

The old one was more reliable

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4 stars

"Great browser, nice features and updates/upgrades."

July 25, 2008  |  By tnblkbear

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1

Pros

So much better than IE, easier to use, easier to get working correctly.

Cons

Some changes make no sense. Why take out right click to sort bookmarks? And doing it via organize bookmarks doesn't always work.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.1
Version 3.0.1 is a bug-fixing release and its changes include: fixed several security and stability issues, fixed issue where the phishing and malware database did not update on first launch, updated internal Public Suffix list.
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date July 17, 2008
Date Added July 17, 2008
Version 3.0.1
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.4, Macintosh
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.4/10.5
Download Information
File Size 68.62MB
File Name Firefox 34.0.5.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,302,013
Downloads Last Week 3,482
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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