Mozilla Firefox for Mac

Mozilla Firefox for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
5
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Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 538 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.7
  • Total Downloads:
    3,358,544
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 04, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    71.27MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,209
  • 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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3 stars

"terrible WYSISYG"

March 05, 2009  |  By macdad614

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.0.7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This is a browser that I cannot use with my banking site.

I MUST keep PDF files of my transactions. Safari 3 does not display my icons correctly - it cuts off the left margin. However, FF removes ALL the names of those to whom I pay money and leaves me with only the windows/fields for entering amounts - as if I would since I cannot view to whom those amounts might be sent!!!

How is it that this browser still (after several years) cannot record what is on the page?

Return to Safari! I won't even try FF on other credit sites since Safari works fine.

Maybe the rest of FF functions well enough to use, but this is what I DEPEND on when I bank with my computer, so this is what is important to me. If you do not need to use it for banking, it seems to be fast enough.

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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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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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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 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 71.27MB
File Name Firefox 36.0.4.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,358,544
Downloads Last Week 3,209
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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