Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 15615 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    39.0
  • Total Downloads:
    47,983,051
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 03, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    39.22MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    39,364
  • 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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2 stars

"Updates only make things worse"

July 23, 2015  |  By rc191

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 39.0

Pros

Not too many Pro's--- Not a great deal of choices for web browsers. Netscape didn't really try, and then couldn't keep up with the new "Bells Whistles, and garbage" that invades each page we go to. Explorer, is the default for most people, and they could care less about their users.
Firefox, in the beginning was a great Browser. Key word WAS.....

Cons

Firefox is their own worst enemy, and each upgrade only makes things worse, and it takes much time and effort to undo, or fix what the updates screw up. Then, Firefox gets crazy with "Add-Ons" "Apps, and unwanted and unneeded "TOOLS" If you go back to the last version, or choose not to update, you are constantly NAGGED to upgrade.
It is or has become more trouble than its worth. If you don't have it, DON'T download it. Stick with what you have or find other options. I know a few are out there.
Lastly, once you have the browser and used it for a while, you are stuck. Unless you have several days of free time to bring another browser up to where you are happy with.

Summary

It was a decent browser and was user friendly, in the early years. Now you are incessantly nagged to update, and get add ons and apps that are for the most part garbage, and do nothing to enhance your web surfing.
Firefox makes you spend more time fixing what the updates mess up, and any "help" provided, is of no use. So you are stuck with a program that bugs you to update to a newer version of bad. And we fall for it......

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2 stars

"Newer versions have gotten worse and worse"

July 13, 2015  |  By sahd0w

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 39.0

Pros

It's a browser

Cons

I actually broke down and installed Chrome after being a loyal Mozilla user for years. I can't take it anymore. It is so slow, so laggy, so unreliable... I actually hate it at this point. Videos constantly tear and freeze while the audio plays on, even opening gmail causes the entire browser to freeze for 3 seconds at a time every ten seconds or so. It can't handle the common auto-refreshing of Facebook or reddit or other websites that load more content as you scroll. It's just really, really bad.

Summary

I used to love Mozilla, but it causes me nothing but frustration after the updates.

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5 stars

"The Best Browser"

July 12, 2015  |  By fredg06

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 39.0

Pros

FAST. I finally have an upgraded Dell computer, with much more RAM and faster INtel processor. Using Firefox 39, and could not be more satisfied with a browser.

Cons

Will not play some videos at certain sites, but nothing really bad. Will use my IE8 (on my XP computer) to go back and view them if needed.

Summary

NO problems with Firefox 39...none at all that I can think of. It's FAST, and I used a couple of tweaks found in Google search, about:config, and changing some pipelining to True....made it even faster.

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4 stars

"love firefox"

July 10, 2015  |  By BaldHeadedBloke

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 39.0

Pros

love this browser. been using it since 2008.

Cons

for some reason unresponsive script errors keeps popping up virtually all social websites that i visit. i do have a script off addon but even so, the popups continue. very odd.. never happeend before.

Summary

besides the script errors, i love firefox's open tab browsing. such a joy switching back and forth on websites with ease.

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5 stars

"Test 123 Test 123"

June 25, 2015  |  By hfancbsi

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 38.0.5

Pros

Test 123 Test 123 Test 123

Cons

Test 123 Test 123 Test 123

Summary

Test 123 Test 123 Test 123 Test 123

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5 stars

"The best browser in the internet world!"

May 30, 2015  |  By pro_downloader

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 38.0.1

Pros

An awesome browser! Open-source, performant, not memory-hungry, extensible with add-ons, keeps about your privacy. Highly recommended!

Cons

Sometimes a slow website hangs the whole browser. But I know that it's being worked on as part of the e10s project.

Summary

Get it now!

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3 stars

"Yahoo steals their extra tab"

May 24, 2015  |  By rockyskwirl

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 38.0.1

Pros

They used to be excellent, now you are forced to look at yahoo tabs, its like yahoo owns them now.

Cons

I would like the search engine of my choice and not have yahoo forced on me.

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5 stars

"Jesus Christ guys this is phenomenal!"

May 13, 2015  |  By karakteran

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 38.0

Pros

faster, smoother browse, what else you can wish?

Cons

menu bar should be placed far right not above the tabs. it shortens "screen".

Summary

stable, beautifull, functional with biggest bookmarks bar among all browsers allows me joy while i browsing. A +.

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3 stars

"Don't understand why it crashes so often."

April 26, 2015  |  By funshinebear12

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 37.0.2

Pros

only browser that will play my Pogo Crossword Cove games. Good for game playing.

Cons

I don't understand why it crashes and runs slow. I've upgrades all video players and updated the browser. Still runs slow. Firefox, you need to work out the problems before you release new updates. Also, I don't understand what Yahoo Updater, Toolbar Updater and Yahoo Auto Updates have to do with Firefox. Please work out the bugs before you release additional updates. Also please fix the issues with Adobe and Shockwave players crashing.

Summary

I'd rate it about a C+. Outside of the slowness and players crashing, pretty good browser. Still has a long way to go before I'd rate it an A+.

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5 stars

"GREAT BROWSER"

April 16, 2015  |  By boxturtle4

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 37.0.1

Pros

This new version 37.0.1 is a great browser.

Cons

no problems to report.

Summary

I have used Mozilla Firefox for years with no problems.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 39.0
  • Share Hello URLs with social networks.
  • Project Silk: Smoother animation and scrolling (Mac OS X).
  • Support for 'switch' role in ARIA 1.1 (web accessibility)SafeBrowsing malware detection lookups enabled for downloads (Mac OS X and Linux).
  • Support for new Unicode 8.0 skin tone emoji.
  • Removed support for insecure SSLv3 for network communications.
  • Disable use of RC4 except for temporarily whitelisted hosts.
  • The malware detection service for downloads now covers common Mac file types.
  • Performance of displaying dashed lines is improved (Mac OS X).
  • Improve performance for IPv6 fallback to IPv4.
  • Fix incomplete downloads being marked as complete by detecting broken HTTP1.1 transfers.
  • The Security state indicator on a page now correctly ignores loads caused by previous pages.
  • Fixed an issue where a Hello conversation window would sometimes fail to open.
  • A regression that could lead to Flash not displaying has been fixed.
  • Update to NSS 3.19.2.
  • Various security fixes.
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date July 03, 2015
Date Added July 03, 2015
Version 39.0
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 39.22MB
File Name Firefox Setup 39.0.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 47,983,051
Downloads Last Week 39,364
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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