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:
    3.0.7
  • Total Downloads:
    3,271,828
  • Date Added:
    March 04, 2009
  • File Size:
    64.21MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,308
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC

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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    • 2 star 56
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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 3.0.7
  • Fixed several security issues.
  • Fixed several stability issues.
  • Official releases for the Estonian, Kannada, and Telugu languages are now available.
  • Items in the "File" menu show as inactive after using the "Print" item from that menu - switching to a new tab restores them (bug 425844). This issue has been fixed.
  • For some users, cookies would appear to go "missing" after a few days (bug 444600).
  • Mac users of the Flashblock add-on, experienced an issue where sound from the Flash plug-in would continue to play for a short time after closing a tab or window (bug 474022).
  • Fixed several issues related to accessibility features.
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date March 04, 2009
Date Added March 04, 2009
Version 3.0.7
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 64.21MB
File Name Firefox 33.0.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,271,828
Downloads Last Week 5,308
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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