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Mozilla Firefox

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 15625 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    40.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    48,196,546
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 28, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    40.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    43,869
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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Windows 10 introduced a different way of assigning default programs that requires a few more clicks and greater familiarity with the operating system's interface. Mozilla has responded with Firefox for Windows 10, which features a more streamlined Firefox installation, some visual tweaks, and a more secure add-on development process.

Pros

Add-on certification: Mozilla is attempting to make its add-ons safer by introducing certification. Developers must now adhere to a set of standards if they want to continue offering their add-ons. This standardization should reduce malicious hacks (not that there were many to begin with).

Search box utility: To the right of the address bar is a box that takes search queries. The advantage over Chrome is that you can search sites like IMDb, Amazon, and Wikipedia directly, without having to load them (or Google.com) first. This is helpful if you have a spotty connection or low data caps, or if you don't want Google logging your searches.

Smooth options navigation: Chrome bunches its settings onto one page, with small fonts and an inconsistent mix of buttons, links, and checkboxes. By contrast, Firefox's settings are cleanly categorized and subcategorized with tabs and a left-hand pane. When you want more explanation for what a setting does, just click the questi0n mark box in the lower right of the option page.

Enhanced password security: Unlike Chrome, passwords you save in Firefox are encrypted, and you can protect them with a master password. This function does not transmit your passwords into a cloud storage system, unless you want to use Firefox Sync, which is optional and can operate alongside Firefox's local password storage.

Smoother scrolling: Whether you're scrolling with a mouse wheel, the arrow keys, or the Page Up/Page Down keys, Firefox moves the webpage up and down with a gliding action that makes it easier to track how you're moving on the page. It's not as slick as the scroll in Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge, but it's better than Chrome's jumpy technique.

Cons

Australis could still use a few tweaks: The Australis redesign in April 2014 changed every aspect of Firefox's interface, and not all of it for the better. There's still no way to resize buttons, the icons in the upper right are monochromatic and thus more difficult to distinguish, and the original main menu button had a more compact menu. Thankfully, you can get most of the old functionality back with the free Classic Theme Restorer add-on.

Underwhelming add-on discovery: Comparing Mozilla's add-on website to Google's, Google delivers more relevant search results and more visual aids showing how the add-on looks and what it does.

Bottom Line

Firefox for Windows 10 isn't a whole lot different from the version that we reviewed in April 2014, but it's still an excellent browser that performs well against the competition, even exceeding it in a few areas.

 
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1 stars

"I was forced to return to 31 soon."

August 30, 2015  |  By UserAccountVXSUDYED

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 40.0.3

Pros

I wrote all articles to Summary.

Cons

I wrote all articles to Summary.

Summary

I updated Firefox ESR from 31 to 38. But, I was forced to return to 31 soon. Because Firefox ESR 38 had many malfunctions. Additionally, Firefox ESR 38 had many inconvenient points. Firefox ESR 38 disappointed me. I hope that Firefox developers never upgrade Firefox. I will write detail problems and troubles in below.

When I updated it, all icons of bookmarks were vanished.

When I updated it, all information of [already-read addresses (displayed purple)] were reset. So, all link addresses became blue.

[Menu bar > Tool > Apps] were added. It is very obstructive.

And, Firefox ESR 38 has many other malfunctions and troubles.

Therefore, I rewound to Firefox ESR 31. I recommend for you to remain Firefox ESR 31 strongly.

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5 stars

"Firefox is the best"

August 27, 2015  |  By tyrmyte

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 40.0.2

Pros

Since I found Firefox ten years ago.. it has been my go to browser. Sure it has it's problems with Flash and Java, but you work around that. I have mine tweaked so well that I rarely get any issues or lockups. I may occasionally use IE or the New Edge from Microsoft but only if I can't get a web page to function properly in Firefox. Outside of that... Firefox stays my default browser.

Cons

Must manually download and install certain updates like Java or Flash.

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2 stars

"It keeps locking up, constant flash crash."

August 27, 2015  |  By boog5816

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 40.0.2

Pros

Had been my favorite for years, now just a pain to run.

Cons

Can't get any answers from Mozilla, Tried all of the usual uninstall, re-install scenarios w/no luck.

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5 stars

"Reliable and predictable"

August 26, 2015  |  By bellboy57

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 40.0.2

Pros

Same confidence in a proven product. Firefox is working and provides a viable alternative to Edge (which isn't always seem-less).

Cons

No cons, at this point!

Summary

Same confidence in a proven product. Firefox is working and provides a viable alternative to Edge (which isn't always seem-less).

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1 stars

"Fast, stable, and *TOTALLY UNSECURE!!!*"

August 23, 2015  |  By reynard2

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 40.0.2

Pros

Fast and pretty stable, and I could import my bookmarks without any problems. But...

Cons

NO SECURITY!!! This browser (and Chrome, BTW) let pretty much *any* virus, malware and unwanted app e-rape my computer without the slightest bit of resistance. I was doing more uninstalling and anti-virus scans than actual work. I finally gave up and went back to using my Safari 5.1 even though it's ancient and unsupported -- because at least Safari doesn't let in all the bad stuff that Firefox and Chrome did. (Now I've been *forced* to update to Opera because Safari runs too slowly on Win10. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted...)

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1 stars

"Firefox-Yahoo is a looser"

August 22, 2015  |  By edgardodelgado

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 40.0.2

Pros

Just a regular browser.

Cons

Will meke impossible to get rid of Yahoo.

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2 stars

"has gone down hill"

August 22, 2015  |  By yopaulyyo

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 40.0.2

Pros

Loved the idea of it being relatively commercial free. Has lots of addons

Cons

Lately it has been buggy with video issues, crashes and freezes. I've been visiting Chrome and Edge to see site embedded videos

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1 stars

"*Sigh, what happened?"

August 20, 2015

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 40.0.2

Pros

Easy to use and learn

Cons

Constant freezing, crashes lockups, lag and rebooting
Many errors and problems with Videos
Constant notification boxes to update [when I don't want to update that version]

Summary

I'm at a loss as to why so many people still adore this browser? It used to be awesome but now all I experience is a headache from it - I'm almost convinced it's incompatible with Facebook with constant freezing and "script bug" error boxes....
At sign on, it locks up randomly at least 50% of the time and all videos are absent. I constantly have to close the browser and try again.
Yesterday on a recipe website, it just did not play the video that I clicked to play.
Nothing.
I took the same page link into Google Chrome and clicked the video, it played right away. So... unresponsive video commands.
They must have fixed one thing recently because the browser used to crash all the time at start up and I'd submit yet another crash report to them. Finally!

I never had these problems with the earlier Firefox and don't know what's happened, but I'm moving to Google Chrome. I've just had enough with this unacceptable browser performance and constant waiting/rebooting.

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1 stars

"Browser out of time, out of date"

August 13, 2015  |  By karakteran

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 40.0

Pros

to be honest i do not know

Cons

jesus christ guys! do you work anything? both chrome and edge have search and address bar in one, only FF still uses separate address bar and search bar to make our lives more complicated! what are you waiting for?

Summary

fix that issue and you will have decent browser!

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1 stars

"Disabled important addons"

August 12, 2015  |  By zoomie666

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 40.0

Pros

None, they are releasing versions without quality control I believe

Cons

The newest version disabled important addons including Roboform.

Summary

If Firefox is going to disable addons they should at least offer a way to add them back.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 40.0.3
  • Disableed the asynchronous plugin initialization.
  • Fixed a segmentation fault in the GStreamer support (GNU/Linux).
  • Fixed a startup crash when using DisplayLink (Windows Only).
  • Fixed a regression with some Japanese fonts used in the <input> field.
  • Fixed: On some sites, the selection in a select combox box using the mouse could be broken.
  • Fixed: Some search partner codes were missing.
  • Various security fixes.
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date August 27, 2015
Date Added August 28, 2015
Version 40.0.3
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8/8.1
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 40.07MB
File Name Firefox Setup 40.0.3.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 48,196,546
Downloads Last Week 43,869
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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