Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 15571 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    33.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    45,792,424
  • Date Added:
    October 29, 2014
  • File Size:
    34.76MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    66,911
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8/8.1

Editors' Review

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Mozilla's latest browser, Firefox 29, features the new Australis design, which adjusts the user interface, modernizing the look of tabs, menu layout, and toolbar. However, the new design also brings the pain of change: Users will have to adapt to rearrangements of core features.

Pros

New design: Firefox's new design is a bit Chrome-like, presenting menu options as large icons, similar to Chrome apps. The tabs have been cleaned up and look curvier and sleeker. Subtle animations make the Firefox experience slightly more interactive. For example, bookmarking a site triggers an animation of a star dropping into the bookmark icon.

Compatibility: Firefox 29 maintains compatibility with many older, popular extensions. The Australis interface has been around for a while for users who've been on the Beta and Aurora channels. Though many extensions are disabled by default, you'll find many old add-ons work with the new design.

Cons

Learning curve: You may be thrown off by the new UI. Things aren't where they used to be, which will likely cause problems for the millions of users who have become accustomed to a Firefox layout that hasn't changed much over a dozen versions.

Extension updates: Though many extensions work, some add-ons will likely break, especially toolbars and theme packs. Stable channel users will have to wait for newer versions of many add-ons to be rolled out in the coming months. Because Australis delivers a major visual overhaul, many themes will break and need updating to reflect the new interface.

Bottom Line

Mozilla has given its interface an impressive redesign, making Firefox a modern experience across all platforms, including mobile. Mozilla argues that the visual upgrades and interface changes will ultimately outweigh the near-term hiccups that users will face. Though Australis begins paving the way for Firefox OS, only time will tell how receptive users will be. That said, everything under the hood is still the Firefox we know and love: an open-source beast of a browser that champions customization and speedy load times.

 
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"Crash and burn"

October 29, 2014  |  By patsydg

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 33.0.2

Pros

None at all

Cons

This browser continued to crash and burn, brought malware with it, and now refuses to go away even though I've attempted to delete it. It's now being caught by Anti-Malware Bytes on a daily basis.

Summary

I wish I'd never downloaded it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 33.0.2
  • Fixed: 33.0.2: Fix a startup crash with some combination of hardware and drivers
  • New: OpenH264 support (sandboxed)
  • New: Improved search experience through the location bar
  • New: Windows: OMTC enabled by default
  • New: Slimmer and faster JavaScript strings
  • New: Search suggestions on the Firefox Start (about:home) and new tab (about:newtab) pages
  • New: Support for connecting to HTTP proxy over HTTPS
  • New: New CSP (Content Security Policy) backend
  • New: Improved reliability of the session restoration
  • New: Azerbaijani [az] locale added
  • Changed: JSD (JavaScript Debugger Service) removed in favor of the Debugger interface
  • Changed: Proprietary window.crypto properties/functions removed
  • HTML5: DOMMatrix interface implemented
  • HTML5: @counter-style rule from CSS3 Counter Styles specification implemented
  • Developer: Cubic-bezier curves editor
  • Developer: Paint flashing for browser content repaints
  • Developer: Display which elements have listeners attached
  • Developer: New sidebar which displays a list of shortcuts to every @media rule in the current stylesheet
  • Developer: Editable @keyframes rules in the Rules section of the Inspector
  • Developer: CSS transform highlighter in the style-inspector
  • Fixed: 33.0.1: Firefox displays a black screen at start-up with certain graphics drivers
  • Fixed: Various security fixes
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date October 28, 2014
Date Added October 29, 2014
Version 33.0.2
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 8.1, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 34.76MB
File Name Firefox Setup 33.0.2.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 45,792,424
Downloads Last Week 66,911
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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