Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 15567 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
32.0.2
File Size:
33.66MB
Date Added:
September 19, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8/8.1
Total Downloads:
45,434,171
Downloads Last Week:
57,061
Product ranking:
#1 in Web Browsers
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    4.3

    out of 15567 votes

    • 5 star: 10304
    • 4 star: 2425
    • 3 star: 982
    • 2 star: 649
    • 1 star: 1207
  • Current Version:

    2.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 2 stars

    "Really great if it would keep running"

    September 20, 2014   |   By alfonso159

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 32.0.2

    Pros

    Every good comment I have seen about Firefox is true. I have been using it for years and haven't had a problem until I upgraded to 32.0.2

    Cons

    After updating to 32.0.2 I went to one of my favorite bookmarks only to see that it was gone alone with the whole folder along with a select few others (baffling). Fortunately, my recent backups were intact. I just clicked on a recent one and life was good again.

    Unfortunately 32.0.2 freezes up almost constantly. So far, haven't found anyone else with this problem (just upgraded today) . I guess I will have to delete completely and try downloading it again. I will return here and revise my post if all goes well.

    Summary

    I suggest everyone using Firefox or any other browser to back up their bookmarks to a stick of burn it onto a DVD. You don't think much about them until you realize you have literately 1000's of bookmarks that took years to gather.

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  • 5 stars

    "Firefox is most popular web browser becuse"

    September 18, 2014   |   By ahmedtech

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 32.0.1

    Pros

    Firefox is most popular web browser becuse ,speed , security and more
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    Cons

    not found , no cons

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  • 1 stars

    "firefox plug-ins"

    September 16, 2014   |   By popsguy

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 32.0.1

    Pros

    works well. moves from site to site with speed

    Cons

    For some reason I have problems with a lot of the plug-ins, which I do not like or want. Most of it has to do with advertising. also get a window from "crackle" which I hate and can't seem to get rid of. I use to enjoy surfing using firefox but with all these sales programs poping up I will find another search program. It's annoying when you are reading an article and these commercial sites start popping up and you have to delete them so you can finish what your reading.

    Summary

    was a great search engine until the advertising came along.

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  • 5 stars

    "The best Web browser ever"

    September 05, 2014   |   By LLI-JBS

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 32.0

    Pros

    - It's the fastest browser I've ever used.
    - It has user-friendly, clean and intuitive user interface.
    - It values your privacy (Mozilla is non-profit and doesn't make money with your personal data).
    - It's safe and has many security features (e.g. blocking outdated plugins).
    - It's customizable and you can enhance it with many extensions.
    - Sync is great, especially the latest version with Firefox accounts.

    Cons

    - It's very RAM-heavy. If you have slow computer, don't use it.
    - The new version copies Chrome. If we wanted Chrome, we would use it!

    Summary

    If you also don't like the new Chrome-like UI, install Classic Theme Restorer and you'll get the old Firefox theme back. Otherwise, it's the best browser ever!

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  • 5 stars

    "I LOVE it."

    August 31, 2014   |   By jal9904

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 31.0

    Pros

    LOTS of customization. I moved the toolbar items to the place I want and removed the ones I don't want.
    Sync for multiple computers.

    Cons

    Nothing to see here move along.

    Summary

    I used to use comodo dragon and avant but now I am stuck with this. I love the sync feature and the ability to customized the toolbars and add new ones (unlike chrome).

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  • 5 stars

    "Good Browser"

    August 22, 2014   |   By park_p

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 31.0

    Pros

    Simple and fast

    Cons

    well, not exactly find

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  • 5 stars

    "A Basic Tool for any computer"

    August 20, 2014   |   By TourvilleCotton

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 31.0

    Pros

    It's just great. Super easy to operate and understand.

    Cons

    i see nothing bad about this program

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  • 5 stars

    "wonderful piece of software"

    August 19, 2014   |   By KuehnMadara

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 31.0

    Pros

    Really happy with this program.

    Cons

    No cons, quite happy with it.

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  • 2 stars

    "Yahoo Toolbar Malware?"

    August 19, 2014   |   By sickbirds

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 31.0

    Pros

    Firefox has always been a pretty good alternative to IE. Many people still using older versions of Windows that Microsoft no longer supports really need Firefox.

    Cons

    I don't understand why recent Firefox downloads have been slipping in Yahoo Toolbar, which has many of the attributes of malware. And for most people it is difficult to remove.

    Summary

    I know Firefox is free and also understand that they need to make some money, possibly from Yahoo at this time. But I don't understand risking the reputation of the product and the years of hard work by a whole lot of people, with the very disruptive Yahoo toolbar.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent program, i recommed it!"

    August 17, 2014   |   By ShirerJoiner

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 31.0

    Pros

    As far as I know, it's never given me any trouble

    Cons

    It is completely up to my expectation

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