Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 15581 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    23.0
  • Total Downloads:
    46,136,258
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 06, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    37.79MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    61,703
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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Firefox 23 expands its social functionality by integrating a share button into the Firefox toolbar.

The new share button lets users post an interesting article to friends and family via profile, private message, or e-mail without having to leave the page. This is already complemented by a slew of recent feature add-ons in Firefox that include the ability to view your feeds, check status updates and activity, and chat with friends directly within the sidebar.

Developers are also given a few new toys to play with, notably the Network Monitor. The Network Monitor, a convenient, historical view of network activity on your site, has received a significant face lift since its original Web Console days.

Mozilla has also enabled Mixed Content blocking by default, which prevents MITM (man-in-the-middle) attacks on secure HTTP pages by giving users more control over whether to allow protection or override the protection. As you browse, users will notice a shield icon that indicates that Mixed Content protection is enabled.

As always, head on over to the Download button to upgrade your Firefox client.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.7

    out of 15 votes

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    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 15581 votes

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    • 2 star 651
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1 stars

"Javascript and images are now shoved down your throat"

August 20, 2013  |  By Anothermutant

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 23.0

Pros

If you hate choices and don't want control of your web experience, this browser is for you!

Cons

Stalinist minimalism has done away with your freedom to turn javascript on/off, or to look at the web without images.

If you have security concerns with javascript (e.g., suspicious websites), or if you connect to the web through a slow or capped connections, *this browser will kill your Internet.*

Firefox claims there are add-ons to address these issues, but at the time of this writing you can't even download them.

Summary

Avoid FF23.

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1 stars

"Do not install Firefox 23"

August 18, 2013  |  By ChuckMNCNet

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 23.0

Pros

nothing good about it

Cons

eliminates ability to turn off bad JavaScript.
eliminates ability to block tracker images.

Summary

I think Netscape must be in partnership with spammers and hackers to take away users rights to block them.

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1 stars

"Compulsory tab bar - ***?"

August 17, 2013  |  By Dave543210

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 23.0

Pros

None that are of any interest to me, when compared to the previous version of FF

Cons

Cannot remove tabbing feature. Look, I know some people can't begin to understand why not everyone loves tabs. But the fact is: for many of us, tabs are completely unnecessary and just take up valuable real estate on our screens. To deby the user the ability to remove/hide tabs is senseless.
Additionally I am finding sites loading much slower with this new version. Wheteher it's buggy or whether my antivirus doesn't like it, I'm not sure.

Summary

Roll back to the previous version if you hate having tabs forced on you.

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4 stars

"An improvement in some aspects."

August 16, 2013  |  By bjornarlivaag

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 23.0

Pros

More choice. Easier access. Better presentation.

Cons

I lost some off my previous programs from abroad. Something which is somewhat irritating.

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4 stars

"Fast efficient but add ons sometimes lacking"

August 14, 2013  |  By mrswong

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 23.0

Pros

So instant compared to IE

Cons

slow add ons

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3 stars

"Very Disappointing"

August 13, 2013  |  By slytheringirl

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 23.0

Pros

Same Firefox that you know and love.

Cons

May be buggy for some users.

Summary

After automatically updating to the latest version of Firefox, some sites would not load properly for me and forced me to constantly restart the browser to get them to load. Long story short, I had two corrupted places.sqlite files and had to reset Firefox in order to get rid of them and get Firefox to work properly again.

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4 stars

"Solid Mac Browser"

August 11, 2013  |  By iMacMike

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 23.0

Pros

Roughly 5% across the board improvement on all benchmarks from v22. FF 23 is now the fastest SunSpider score of the 3 major Mac browsers on my Macbook and iMac. 64bit architecture supports better plug-ins (including Java) than Chrome. Still more configurable and extendable than Chrome or Safari. Also has the lowest memory footprint of the 3 and releases memory more efficiently when tabs are closed.

Cons

Still 5fps slower than Safari on streaming media. Some sites still render strange but they are getting fewer and further between.

Summary

Although improving with every release, Firefox on Mac is still the slowest overall on benchmark tests, except SunSpider. Real world usage feels about the same as Chrome and Safari. Firefox has arguably the best interface of the 3, but Chrome beats it in cross-platform consistency. Personally, it's my favorite browser.

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5 stars

"v.23 is ok but there are dark clouds on the horizon"

August 10, 2013  |  By wyzwyk

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 23.0

Pros

There is a mountain of addon extensions available that allow users to customize the browser with a feature set of their liking.

Cons

Mozilla plans to give Firefox a minimalist look.

Summary

For me Firefox v.23 is running stable, pretty much the same as the past several versions. I'm not experiencing the problems so many others write about here in the CNET reviews, but then again, unlike most others, I run Firefox on a linux distribution. Does that affect it? Who knows?

While this version runs ok for me I'm really not very happy these days with Firefox, specifically Mozilla's plan to overhaul the GUI of the browser in version 25. For those who haven't heard they plan to give it a minimalist look and feel by hiding or removing toolbars, something similar to Google Chrome. This idea sucks! Users who have a large number of extensions, like myself, will now have a limited area to easily access launch icons. Customizing with toolbars will be history! If Mozilla was smart, and that's certainly debatable, they would leave an option to retain a modified Add-on bar that had a drag and drop feature for those launch icons should more room be needed.

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5 stars

"Version 23 Works Great for me."

August 09, 2013  |  By Mervic17

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 23.0

Pros

As what i've seen,,its fast for me and no problems so far. Easy to use and customized. I'm using Window 7 Ultimate 64 on this.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

Im not saying that its the best browser ever made,,but all im saying is in my findings. Not everyone here will have same results.

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1 stars

"won't install on my chromebook"

August 09, 2013  |  By ThatGuy90

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 23.0

Pros

nothing........

Cons

it wouldn't install on my google chromebook

Summary

this program is junk.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 23.0
NEW
  • Mixed content blocking enabled to protects users from man-in-the-middle attacks and eavesdroppers on HTTPS pages.
  • Options panel created for Web Developer Toolbox
  • CHANGED
  • Updated Firefox Logo
  • Improved about:memory's functional UI
  • Simplified interface for notifications of plugin installation
  • Enabled DXVA2 on Windows Vista+ to accelerate H.264 video decoding
  • Users can now switch to a new search provider across the entire browser
  • CSP policies using the standard syntax and semantics will now be enforced
  • Replace fixed-ratio audio resampler in webrtc.org capture code with Speex resampler and eliminate pseudo-44000Hz rate
  • "Load images automatically" and Always show the tab bar" checkboxes removed from preferences and reset to defaults
  • FIXED
  • Various security fixes
  • General
    Publisher Mozilla
    Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
    Release Date August 06, 2013
    Date Added August 06, 2013
    Version 23.0
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Web Browsers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 37.79MB
    File Name Firefox Setup 34.0.5.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 46,136,258
    Downloads Last Week 61,703
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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