Mozilla Firefox for Mac

Mozilla Firefox for Mac

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  • Version:
    1.0rc1
  • Total Downloads:
    8,182
  • Date Added:
    October 27, 2004
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    132
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.0/10.1/10.2/10.3

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2 stars

"Still Annoying"

November 11, 2008  |  By Mackidockie

 |  Version: Firefox 3.0.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Firefox 3.0.3 is far better at rendering HTML and CSS than its predecessors, but it still doesn't integrate well with Mac OS X. It's faster than ever and has more features, but it's still annoyingly clunky. Unless you need or want to use Firefox addons, <rhetorical)Why bother?</rhetorical> The word "feh" comes to mind.

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4 stars

"still broken for google maps"

September 24, 2008  |  By mnb

 |  Version: Firefox 3.0.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Contextual menu doesn't work. You HAVE to use the control key, you cannot double finger (for laptops with trackpad) or right click (with mouses that support it) for control clicking like you could in FF2.

Broken since 3.0.0


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1 stars

"Beware Backup EVERYTHING FIRST!!"

September 05, 2008  |  By tom2323--2008

 |  Version: Firefox 3.0.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Firefox 3.0.1 has so many odd behaviors I won't enumerate them. Suffice to say (with NO blame placed), I had to disable almost every add on that made me switch to firefox in the first place. On a PPC G4 system 1.25 Ghz, I had the same screwy bookmarks issue that another poster wrote about.

My guess is that this was a seismic programming shift and as such, I'm going to have to call 3.0.1 "a beta"... functionally.
Useless in it's current incarnation, until either the developers catchup or the programmers back down a bit...and the bookmarks issue is a flat out bug!!

It's fast as hell, but but has so many incompatibilities and rendering "strangeness" that I'm not taking any chances until they're worked out. The "help" doesn't address ANY of the problems other than to tell you to turn off almost all your add-ons!

A+ for effort guys, you CAN "FEEL" the changes under the hood, but It's like buying a shiny new Hydrogen car. ... It's great, but you can 't use it anywhere yet...
I can't recommend using this one yet.

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1 stars

"Downgraded to ver2: Google Bookmarks not working..."

August 31, 2008  |  By mrpicasso2

 |  Version: Firefox 3.0.1

Summary

...with ver 3.0
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
After finally giving into the "New Version Available" message when starting Firefox, I installed ver 3.0.1 and discovered that my bookmarks were gone and Google Toolbar-Bookmarks wouldn't work. Searching around the web I figured out how to find my ver 2 Firefox bookmarks, but not how to get the Google Bookmarks back. I've now "downgraded" to Firefox 2.0.0.16 (thank you, Time Machine!) and restored my profile (also used Time Machine to restore the profile found in "Users/..user../Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles") to get back to where I was. I also liked getting back several plugins that did not have ver 3 compatible upgrades. I can't say anything about how well ver 3 does other things becasue I couldn't get past the lost bookmarks.

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5 stars

"The Best Browser that I have used . . . "

August 22, 2008  |  By SandFarmer

 |  Version: Firefox 3.0.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
. . . and as a developer I have them all to vet web projects. I have not noticed any speed problems and the missing features can be had with user definable "Add-ons". Can't get any easier nor better than that. FireFTP is better than the pay for FTP client I have been using for years and it's FREE! I have my version all tricked out because the one thing that really bugs me is large white pages blaring in my face when they open up. I used a "theme" called NASA Night Launch and its further expandable coding to customize my browser and have a Space Shuttle at night as it lifts off the pad as my theme throughout.

So. . . FF is only as useful as you make it. And it can be made to do many things that you have complete control over. I hate it when a feature gets in the way and there is nothing that can be done about it. Here that is not the case.

Slow, no. Feature lacking, only if you let it be that way.

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4 stars

"Still having problems"

July 23, 2008  |  By njdmac

 |  Version: Firefox 3.0.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I thought WOW!!! GREAT an UPDATE!!! Problems Fixed!!! I'll give them a second chance after attempting to abandon them on version 3.0's woes!!!

Well? Sorry to say, but I still fail to see any improvements to the poor rendering of web pages, particularly unpatched **iWeb sites.

Have now finally lost complete faith in Mozilla and their competency in programming and testing their work.

Back to Firefox 2 and Safari 3 on my Mac's.

And for Windows? Staying with Internet Explorer.

Sad ... So Sad ...


** Yeah, Yeah! I know there's a "fix" out there for iWeb gallery pages etc., but Mozilla should be fixing the browser and not rely on others out there to fix the code on the iWeb 2 pages to the tailored tastes of Firefox 3's rendering engine ... especially when no problems with other competing browsers out there both older and newer.

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3 stars

"CSS Rendering issues"

July 18, 2008  |  By posixgirl

 |  Version: Firefox 3.0.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
When I saw this update, I thought great, maybe this fixes the minor CSS rending issues
on the Mac. Nope. Things are MUCH worse. Take a look...

http://www.webstandards.org/files/acid2/test.html

Its clear that the Firefox team is doing a really pathetic job of testing on the
Mac platform.

Avoid this version, wait for the next one.

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1 stars

"Slow - slower - firefox"

July 17, 2008  |  By mackuser

 |  Version: Firefox 3.0.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Can´t remember such a lousy software update for years.
Changed all settings several times, but no satisfaction.
Think Mac-version is only a lousy beta?!
Unfortunately I deleted my older version, so I think I will switch to Safari.
Slowest browser ever - so don´t upgrade from version 2.x

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3 stars

"iWeb pages won't display properly..."

July 17, 2008  |  By jellophoto

 |  Version: Firefox 3.0.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I have tried reloading my web site and eliminating the photo frames and still blank pages where my photo galleries are. The entire site is visible with most every OTHER browser-including Firefox 2, but no go with FF3. Keep FF2 handy until the kinks are worked out. This behavior is the same with both the PC and Mac versions.

My advice is if content appears to be missing, try another browser FF2 or Safari. It may be partially to blame on Apple's switch from Dot Mac to Me.com but the pages are still viewable in other browsers. Hopefully a fix from Mozilla and/or Apple is in the works.

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2 stars

"Firefox 3 does not work with URL Manager Pro ..."

June 26, 2008  |  By kposer

 |  Version: Firefox 3.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
... and for now I consider this to be a Firefox bug. After using URL Manager Pro since many years I could not imagine to be without systemwide bookmarks anymore.

Anyway, what is the big fuss about Firefox 3? I tested about 25 websites with Firefox 2 and Firefox 3, and Firefox 3 is - if at all - only marginally faster than Firefox 2. I'm also not very excited about the new look; I especially don't like that there is now less optical contrast between active and non-active tabs.

Hopefully there is an update coming out soon. In the meantime I switched back to Firefox 2 and give only 2 stars to Firefox 3.

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What's new in version 1.0rc1
The full list of bug fixes can be found at http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firefox/qa/changelog-rc1.html.
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date October 27, 2004
Date Added October 27, 2004
Version 1.0rc1
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.0, Mac OS X 10.2, Mac OS X 10.1
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9
  • Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.0
  • Mac OS X 10.1
  • Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.2
  • Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.3
  • Mac OS Classic
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    Total Downloads 8,182
    Downloads Last Week 132
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