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Mozilla Firefox

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    50.1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    49,925,048
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 15, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    42.53MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    26,852
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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Mozilla Firefox is a popular Web browser available on a variety of platforms. Its code DNA reaches back to the dawn of the World Wide Web and has shaped other software and software companies, including The Tor Project (Windows, Android, Mac), the Opera browser (Windows, Android Mac) Adobe Acrobat (Windows, Android, Mac, iOS) Oracle, and Logitech.

Pros

Battery-friendly video streaming: We tested video streaming on both Firefox and Chrome. While Chrome usually provides smoother page scrolling, Firefox surprisingly pulled ahead when it came to CPU power consumption with HD videos on YouTube, one of the most popular browsing activities. This power consumption has a direct effect on how long your battery lasts, and on the likelihood of a laptop fan noisily kicking in to keep your PC cool.

Easy reading thanks to smooth text scrolling: On a text-heavy Web page, Firefox does a better job than Google Chrome (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS) at making vertical scrolling scale to your Windows mouse settings. While the default scroll speed is relatively slow, Firefox has a lot more steps between "not enough" and "way too much." Text-heavy webpages also tend to glide up and down more smoothly in response to your mouse wheel movements, which makes it easier for your eye to track where you are on a page. However, Chrome still scrolls more smoothly on media-heavy pages.

Highly customizable interface navigation: Mozilla introduced a UI overhaul in November 2013 that didn't go over very well. Among other things, the standard menu design was replaced with a "hamburger" button that opened to reveal a number of icons. On the bright side, Mozilla gives developers deep access into modifying Firefox's behavior, and one of them quickly introduced Classic Theme Restorer, which ended up giving Firefox the most user-customizable interface of any browser on the market, even three years later. With Classic Theme Restorer, the bookmarks button doesn't have to look (confusingly) like a clipboard; you can tell at a glance which custom search engine you have loaded; and you can freely mix design elements from both the "classic" UI and the overhaul.

Cons

Underwhelming performance on media-heavy Web pages: Embedded videos, animated images, and large static images have become a very popular way for both advertisers and content creators to reach their audiences. But this rich-media environment takes its toll on a Web browser that can't load all that data smoothly. Chrome feels prepared for this evolution, while Firefox arguably requires an ad blocker to prevent chunky scrolling and delayed loading of different sections on the page. (Firefox on Android fares much better in this department.) Basically, Chrome feels optimized for visual elements, while Firefox feels optimized for reading.

Mozilla has committed to finally replacing the Gecko page rendering engine with a new one called Quantum, but the company doesn't expect to make it available until the end of 2017.

Sync requires managing another account: With Google Chrome, you can log in to your Google account (which you already have if you use Gmail or subscribe to YouTube channels), and it will pull in your bookmarks, add-ons, and themes from any other device where you've used the Chrome browser with that Google account. With Firefox, you need to create a separate Firefox account, which you won't use anywhere else. Thankfully, though, the login screen works just fine with password managers like LastPass (Chrome desktop, Firefox desktop, iOS, Android).

Bottom Line

Though it needs some initial setup to perform smoothly, Firefox is a robust and trustworthy browser.

 
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4 stars

"Firefox is the Bomb for all systems."

December 02, 2016  |  By Darren Dheilly

2016-12-02 17:36:54  |  By Darren Dheilly

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 50.0.2

Pros

Works well, forgiving. nifty addons, private browsing and does not keep history Tracks like Google does. Choose your search engine (google. bing and more). It is Tailor made so you can modify it to your liking. It updates and keeps you safe on line (It has its own Virus protector it stopped a Bitcoin ransom ware) and a popup blocker and it updates clean and quickly, about once ever 2 months. It does not give you the nag screen that Google has now - telling you to update your OS. for. Firefox does nor care what OS you use.

Cons

Support could be better. not that I ever needed it just a bit of leaning curve had me a little confused, It could startup faster and that is all. I did not like their media player but a few clicks I had that solved. Naturally it woks faster and a lot better on a newer OS, but I have Vista desktop and it works great and 2 lap tops with 7 and 10 and all like Firefox and I like it .I use google too on my Window 7..

Summary

If you are put off by Google and Edge and Chrome and if Windows explorer leaves you with a bad taste. Give Firefox a try, you may like it and not look back, Don't like it ? It uninstalls clean. Thunderbird to, also by Mozilla, is also a great email package.

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2 stars

"Firefox is overated!"

December 02, 2016  |  By charliejh

2016-12-02 13:53:28  |  By charliejh

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 50.0.2

Pros

Looks nice and has nice addons.

Cons

I have 3 newer computer all on Windows 10 and they run just fine on Chrome and Edge. With Firefox they are slow, hang up and scrolling is horrible even with smooth scroll. I just tried the newest version and uninstalled after 2 or 3 days. I have HD Comcast TV and can watch all channels online perfect with Chrome. With Firefox the voice and picture are out of sync. Internet runs 125.

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1 stars

"Not good for older PC's ,SLOW, PC HANGS , even with W10"

October 30, 2016  |  By wienerline

2016-10-30 14:21:34  |  By wienerline

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 49.0.2

Pros

Found Comodo, spectacular compared to Firefox

Cons

Who are the developers presently for this Edsel? Not good for older OS/ PC's ,SLOW, PC HANGS ,manual shutdown is necessary . even read people having problems with this Firefox using Windows10.

Summary

Read that this was a great browser, it's crazy now compared to Comodo.

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1 stars

"Saving tabs nonexistent and wiped data after crash"

October 24, 2016  |  By Jonnhy Doeer

2016-10-24 15:59:29  |  By Jonnhy Doeer

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 49.0.1

Pros

can use it to watch YouTube.

Cons

Completely wipes saved data, history, log ins out of the blue a couple times a year.

Summary

Gonna use Pale Moon from now on.

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3 stars

"Windows 10 & FF"

October 21, 2016  |  By foxys2012

2016-10-21 02:25:41  |  By foxys2012

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 49.0.1

Pros

FF is great I like it it's fast argues the for many years now.

Cons

There is only one things wrong with FF " flash player" It keep's crashing. I have done everything to sort this problem out,It is a shame that FF cannot find the solution to the problem .

Summary

I hoped FF Can sort this problem out with windows 10 , As before I had not this problem with windows 8

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1 stars

"Freezefox catchphrase, "Not Responding""

August 31, 2016  |  By Vanillaman

2016-08-31 08:00:16  |  By Vanillaman

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 48.0.2

Pros

Useful Addons

Cons

How can anybody `honestly' give positive reviews to a browser that is unaccountable and has so many crippling problems making browsing a misery?
1. Freezefox is NOT compatible with Adobe Flash
2. It is constantly "Plagued" with bad scripts, crippling browsing experience.
3. Resetting Freezefox solves NOTHING.
4. Mozilla does NOT vet dangerous addons.
5. Addons are the ONLY reason Freezefox is popular.
6. Mozilla remains unaccountable and avoids contact with customers.
7. It relies solely on so-called support ego driven forums from wannabes.

Those who support Mozilla Freezefox are often abusive, most likely because they have a vested interest and work for them or make add-ons.

Summary

Crippling and unaccountable with fake positive reviews.

Updated on Sep 1, 2016

It constantly freezes or hangs. Many websites are unstable and Freezefox jumps up and down the screen. It has continuously has issues with Adobe and crashes. Freezefox cannot handle scripts. The list is endless. Freezefox is plagued with bugs and you'll often find yourself giving up and switching to an alternative browser to complete your work in peace. Don't expect any support from Mozilla, as they are NOT contactable. Instead, you'll have to trawl through time consuming forums, with idiots saying, "I have this problem too".

Updated on Sep 1, 2016

It constantly freezes or hangs. Many websites are unstable and Freezefox jumps up and down the screen. It has continuously has issues with Adobe and crashes. Freezefox cannot handle scripts. The list is endless. Freezefox is plagued with bugs and you'll often find yourself giving up and switching to an alternative browser to complete your work in peace. Don't expect any support from Mozilla, as they are NOT contactable. Instead, you'll have to trawl through time consuming forums, with idiots saying, "I have this problem too".

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4 stars

"How do you know that updates come from Mozilla?"

July 01, 2016  |  By anthonychinnis

2016-07-01 13:27:58  |  By anthonychinnis

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 47.0.1

Pros

It installs faster

Cons

Is this from mozilla for fire fox
windows 10 protected your PC
smartscreen prevented unrecognized app from starting
app: firefox-patch.exe
publisher: tiks it, OOO
I got it and windows don't think it safe to install

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5 stars

"It's very good product"

June 17, 2016  |  By userdown159

2016-06-17 03:26:11  |  By userdown159

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 47.0

Pros

Simply the best

Cons

None can be found

Summary



Updated on Jun 17, 2016

Best release

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1 stars

"WARNING: No longer blocks ads"

June 07, 2016  |  By Vanillaman

2016-06-07 10:29:24  |  By Vanillaman

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 46.0.1

Pros

None whatsoever

Cons

Ever since updating to Freezefox v46, `all' adblocker add-ons fail to work. Then I downgraded to 45.0.2 and the problem persists. I scanned for spyware, malware, viruses, removed BHO as well as remove some add-ons. However, the problem persists.

Summary

No longer safe to use

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1 stars

"Did All the Great Programmers Quit at Mozilla?"

May 25, 2016  |  By Cypherdude

2016-05-25 19:37:36  |  By Cypherdude

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 46.0.1

Pros

See my System Specs in the Summary Section Below.
1. Has not crashed in 8 days after upgrade to v46.0.1. However, v41.0.2 was just as stable (except for printing to Adobe PDF or Microsoft XPS files as usual).
2. Has more features than Internet Explorer 11.
3. FireFox (FF) is more customizable than IE11.
4. FF HTML5 YouTube video has all video quality options (240p, 360p, 480p, 720p, 1080p). IE11 HTML5 (so far for me) only has 2 (360p, 720p).
5. Can more easily move FF bookmarks from one PC to another than IE.

Cons

1. Uses MANY more CPU cycles. FF v46.0.1 is far more inefficient than v41.0.2.
1a. CPU usage with v46 jumps more and stays higher than v41.
2. Does not render eBay search results correctly! The first 3 results are whited out! What's with that?! IE11 does render eBay search results correctly.
3. As usual, using the printer drivers for printing to Adobe PDF or Microsoft XPS files causes FireFox to APPCRASH. IE11 has never crashed.

Summary

I don't know what's happening over at Mozilla but their new release is terrible! Did all of their great programmers quit, move on even? FireFox (FF) v46.0.1 uses MANY more CPU cycles than FF v41.0.2. FF v46 is far more inefficient than v41. v41 was quicker and nimbler. CPU usage with v46 jumps more & stays higher than v41 & my desktop uses an Intel i7. I tried to fix v46 by reducing my cache from 300 MB to 200 MB but nothing changed.

FF v46 does NOT render eBay search results correctly! The first 3 results are whited out! What's with that?! I tried to fix the problem by disabling Adblock Plus but there was no change. IE11 does render eBay search results correctly. I never had this problem with FF before! In addition, a few years ago, FF started APPCRASHing whenever I tried to use the printer drivers for printing to Adobe PDF files or Microsoft XPS files. Mozilla never fixed this problem. IE11 does not APPCRASH. Now I will have to use IE11 not only to Adobe PDF print to file my receipts but also just to view eBay search results!

I would like to downgrade to v41.0.2 but I don't know if Mozilla's FireFox can even do that. I would rather not uninstall because I have made numerous small tweaks to FF such as enabling the spell checker in all the boxes, larger text sizes, etc... I can't remember all of the tweaks.

My system specs:
Asus P7P55D-E Pro mobo, Intel i7, 16 GB RAM, SanDisk Extreme II SSD 480 GB
Windows 7-64 Pro

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 50.1.0
Various security fixes.
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date December 13, 2016
Date Added December 15, 2016
Version 50.1.0
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 42.53MB
File Name Firefox Setup 50.1.0.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 49,925,048
Downloads Last Week 26,852
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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