Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Download Editors' Rating:
5
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Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 15602 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    36.0.4
  • Total Downloads:
    47,126,737
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 23, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    39.19MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    55,800
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Web Browsers

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, 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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3 stars

"36.0.4 has too many glitches"

March 26, 2015  |  By R0

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 36.0.4

Pros

There are many plug-ins and add-ons so a person man customize.
Browser updates are frequent and most always work well.
We were kept informed with most glitches and the FAQ
This is my main browser

Cons

May I suggest having people who are experienced with the use of And coders who are well trained, to do database testing.
This is horrible.
I can't say for certain that this will send and that's very bad.
Certain sites are supposedly not cooperating with intrusion of privacy but it didn't say anything about intruding by way of browsers did it? This if Very bad.
* If you see this more than once, it's one of the glitches.
I am Hoping there is a way to uninstall this latest upgrade. If not, I'll need 3 browsers in total. IE, Firefox and a backup. I only use IE if I absolutely have to.

Summary

Please be sure to test the upgrade before it's released.

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1 stars

"Crashes Many Times Current Version"

March 25, 2015

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 36.0.4

Pros

Secure Browser and easy to use

Cons

Crashes Crashes and Crashes every time this current version 36.0.4

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2 stars

"Great except when it crashes, which is often"

March 22, 2015  |  By Phil_on_LongIsland

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 36.0.3

Pros

Fast, lots of features, many ways to customize

Cons

Crashes frequently, most notably when delivering search results

Summary

I've used Firefox for years, across at least five different computers with different set-ups, and the results are the same: It crashes, usually on the first search results page when you search for something. This happens using Google, and even with Yahoo, for which Firefox is supposedly optimized. That's why, for me, this browser is good only as a secondary/back-up.

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2 stars

"Replaced with Firefox Variant, Pale Moon"

March 18, 2015  |  By BOBRGR

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 36.0.1

Pros

Provided base code for Pale Moon
Backup in case Pale Moon or Chrome break

Cons

Crashes constantly
Changes make it worse, impair productivity

Summary

For those of us that just need to get get stuff done and don't particularly like unhelpful change...especially change that impairs stability [crashes] and productivity [Ok, now how do I get it back to where it was], firefox has left us behind by trying to out version churn Chrome. For those who love change and crave novelty at the expense of productivity, get Firefox or Chrome. For those that prefer a browser that changes to enhance speed, performance and productivity and not just novelty, try Pale Moon.

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2 stars

"keep crashing something to do with flash plug-in"

March 16, 2015  |  By sonjco

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 36.0.1

Pros

The bookmarks or history right next to open pages and I have been using Firefox for years

Cons

For the last year its been the worst browser, keeps crashing and gets really buggy and unpleasant to use. It might have something to do with flash plug-in or maybe Java I am not sure. I have tired every suggestion on the forums and the help page.

Summary

I am using chrome and opera a lot more.

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3 stars

"Unimpressive performance"

March 13, 2015  |  By fredstrong2005

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 36.0.1

Pros

It is a solid product. Their plug-in/add-on system is unrivalled. However you want to change the browser there will be an add on for you.

Cons

However it has these performance issues. Sometimes when scrolling down a website I can feel a stutter. Also seems like having a lot of tabs open affects the tab you are on (slowdown). Performance issues in general can be ignored but when using the browser almost the whole day it becomes very noticeable.
Also the interface is a bit too complex. The ideas are simple but the execution seems to have unnecessary layers to it.

Summary

Decided to switch from other browsers recently. It has a lot going for it. I would use it all the time because of the add-ons but the unreliable performance forces me to skip it.

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2 stars

"Change For No Reason"

March 12, 2015  |  By GslMusic

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 36.0.1

Pros

At least the mozilla upper-level decision-makers haven't utterly taken away the about:config capability YET. At least they tried to implement a rather short-term "extended" support version once in awhile that just gets force-obsoleted rather quickly. What's FF up to now, version 79? (not fx by the way fx stands for EFFECTS and was taken long before mozilla ever existed). It's all about marketing now and some kind of popularity contest instead of high-quality thresholds. I would rather use an older ver. of FF CAREFULLY and consistently than a "new" version every other day. They're all about outward appearance and adding useless "features" instead of fixing long-time code internals.

Cons

All the "nightly builds" and "rapid" "release" nonsense gives the moz-gorilla "developers" excuse after excuse to just play around with the interface and change things all around FOR NO REASON. Not to mention FEWER native (menu-based) options with every release and dumbing down, group and hide, we don't want to confuse all the "dumb" users now do we, no but just P.O. all the senior I.T. personnel who have the capability to either recommend OR DENY mozilla products to hundreds of users. Just plain mozilla arrogance.

Summary

Just because software CAN be changed, doesn't mean it should be. These play-around "developers" would never make it in the mission-critical world such as life-support equipment, the military, or the airline industry. They couldn't handle hardware either where you have to do things RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.

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2 stars

"Bad, bad, bad, worst ever Firefox"

March 11, 2015  |  By Kushi Stanley

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 36.0.1

Pros

Looks good

Cons

Keep getting "The connection was reset" on some pages, ok on any other browsers. Tried all suggested solutions on the help pages and still no fix. Very disappointed. I have to roll back.

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1 stars

"If there was a way to give this no stars..."

March 07, 2015  |  By gpmorris

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 36.0.1

Pros

Looks pretty

Cons

Lost all of my add-ons. No apparent way to back-step short of installing an older build and reapplying everything I have worked hard to find. I am thinking of going back to IE. At least I know it stinks and won't be surprised by updates that make things worse.

Summary

DO NOT UPGRADE TO 36.0.1 IF YOU HAVE ANY ADD-ONS YOU LOVE!

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2 stars

"the CL0WNS of the development world"

March 06, 2015  |  By multi-timm

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 36.0.1

Pros

I used it as my secondary browser, when I want to log in to two accounts from the same provider for example.

Cons

Does not release memory consumed by tabs after tabs are closed.
Has very very very frequent updates.
I think the they just don't test stuff before they release it. They just put on a bandage and throw it out there, then fix their fix and throw another one out.
This DELETED ALL BOOKMARKS when it updated! I thought this practice was finished years ago, yet, every now and then, they slip one by you.
You would think that such an organization would have certain work practices, a checklist of what to text before going live.
But no, they do the same mistakes over and over again.
When I forgot to back up my bookmarks (which contained lots of product research links for my website and other ongoing research results) and simply accepted another of their far too frequent updates, it overwrote my bookmarks file.
It's like this company is run by a bunch of gamers who have no concept of reliability and importance of some people's data.

Summary

If you're looking for a browser to toy around with, that is not your main browser, ff is a good pick for that. but don't use it as your main one. they are always adding bells and whistles, that only multiply bugs and increase security update frequency.
Very annoying the way this company operates.
They should hire a program manager who knows what they are doing.
There are better choices out there, from more serious companies who hire responsible adults for their development.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 36.0.4
Fixed: 36.0.4 - Security fixes for issues disclosed at HP Zero Day Initiative's Pwn2Own contest.
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date March 21, 2015
Date Added March 23, 2015
Version 36.0.4
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 39.19MB
File Name Firefox Setup 36.0.4.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 47,126,737
Downloads Last Week 55,800
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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