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:
    3.6.13
  • Total Downloads:
    3,302,013
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 09, 2010
  • 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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No longer a fledgling upstart, Firefox is the gold standard of alternatives to the still-dominant Internet Explorer. This browser is full-featured, secure, and lightning fast--although competition is strong and it can no longer be said that Firefox is the fastest browser available. Its killer selection of add-ons remains strong, however, with built-in support for the next generation of themes, called Personas.

Several notable improvements in recent updates keep Firefox abreast of current browsing tech. In addition to improvements made to the TraceMonkey JavaScript engine so that it renders Web applications faster, there have also been other significant under-the-hood changes. These include: blocking third-party software from encroaching on Firefox's file system turf to increase stability; support for the Web Open Font Format, which means many non-English browser users should have a faster time loading Web pages with downloadable fonts; and support for the File interface, which can help with tasks such as uploading multiple photos and is part of the draft HTML5-standard effort. HTML5 support debuted in Firefox 3.5. Another deeper change to the browser is that it is now running scripts asynchronously, which can help to load a Web page faster by putting off some work until the high-priority chores are complete. Firefox also isolates out-of-date plug-ins so they do not become a security risk.

The latest update to Firefox 3.6.6 fixes security holes and solves some problems with plug-ins crashing (for example, most notably, a Flash or Silverlight crash now won't take Firefox down with it). Upgrading is highly recommended.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.0

    out of 17 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 4
  • 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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Results 1–10 of 17

2 stars

"Continually Crashes"

February 05, 2011  |  By pattiflew2

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.13

Pros

None at this time.

Cons

Have problems with it not finding pages & crashing.

Summary

Not happy with this version at all. Hopefully they will fix this problem, otherwise I will continue using Safari.

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3 stars

"prevented from going to another page"

January 26, 2011  |  By jeg3111

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.13

Pros

fast. have always liked firefox

Cons

Have to enter my ID & password each time i log on. Does not save my ID but does remember password.

Summary

Frustrated at present, after having enjoyed on my old Mac. Has not worked out too well on my new MacBook Pro.

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4 stars

"Firefox - One place that does it all."

January 19, 2011  |  By PH1sailor43

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.13

Pros

It's fast and has an all in one feel about it, and easy to use. I like that I can set it up, use add-ons, that enable me to change the view when ever I want.
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Cons

I don't lile that it will interupt me and take me to another page sometimes. That is annoying. I "hate comercials".That is one of many reasons why I hate Windows, and switched to a MAC.

Summary

Firefox makes it easy to do whatever you want.

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1 stars

"Hopeless compared witth Safari"

January 03, 2011  |  By trams88

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.13

Pros

I liked the menu system.

Cons

Causes freezes all the time. Hopeless-

Summary

I have given up on Firefox, I use Mac 10-6.Firefox causes all kinds of problems. Particularly that the whole system freezes and only very slowly over 2-3 minutes releases to system again.

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1 stars

"Eh? or "Padding CNET's Goofy 10-character Minimum""

December 30, 2010  |  By MacGuffin

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.13

Pros

At this point, nothing.

Cons

No longer has the ability to configure privacy preferences.

Summary

I recently had to replace my hard drive and downloaded 3.6.13. When I attempted to configure privacy preferences, there was no longer anything to configure. Back to Camino for me.

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4 stars

"Installs easily and works well."

December 23, 2010  |  By veldugo

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.13

Pros

Easy to use and user friendly.

Cons

I have found none yet.

Summary

I would recommend this browser to anyone,

Updated on Jan 17, 2011

Very good well rounded browser which is user friendly.

Updated on Jan 17, 2011

Very good well rounded browser and easy to use.

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1 stars

"tabs do not load"

December 23, 2010  |  By acywong

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.13

Pros

I did not get a chance to check out the rest

Cons

Most of my tabs do not start up, they just keep on loading without completing

Summary

It is no point fixing up all the security bugs if I cannot use the browser !!

I have reverted back to 3.6.12

Updated on Dec 23, 2010

It is no point fixing up all the security bugs if I cannot use the browser !! I have reverted back to 3.6.12

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1 stars

"Extensions lost, errors when attempting to download new"

December 20, 2010  |  By asheppard--2008

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.13

Pros

No "Pros" at all, this download was terrible and caused me concern for two days!

Cons

Did extensive research, finally one forum suggested to download 3.6.12 and it worked and allowed downloading extensions, but some of the original ones seemed unavailable. Every time there is an update there is a problem, but this "takes the cake".

Summary

AGAIN TERRIBLE - Lost all my Extensions & 3.6.13 and errors occurred when attempting to download new extensions. I give it a "0 out of 5 stars".

Updated on Dec 20, 2010

Well it seems like others have not much of a problem with extensions, I did and had to search the web for the fix. Down grade to the last version 3.6.12!!!!!!!!

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3 stars

"Good ! ! ! ! !"

December 19, 2010  |  By dovo

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.13

Pros

Everything, Satisfied no matter what.

Cons

Only use certain features, Visually impaired don't waste time playing games with the browser ! ! ! ! ! A very generic user.

Summary

No Comment

Updated on Dec 19, 2010

No Comment ! ! !

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5 stars

"whats not to like?"

December 18, 2010  |  By robert5721

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.13

Pros

stable, integrates plugins well, tracks things well, highly configurable..

Cons

none yet, no problems noted

Summary

operates well in any venue I go to, handles java/html etc. without a flaw

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.6.13
  • Fixed several security issues.
  • Fixed several stability issues.
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date December 09, 2010
Date Added December 09, 2010
Version 3.6.13
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 68.62MB
File Name Firefox 34.0.5.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,302,013
Downloads Last Week 3,482
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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