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Mozilla Firefox

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    47.0
  • Total Downloads:
    49,452,353
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 08, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    42.95MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    25,326
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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The Mozilla Firefox web browser has been updated for Windows 10, which introduced a different way of assigning default programs that requires a few more clicks and greater familiarity with the operating system's interface. You also get a more streamlined installation process, 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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June 17, 2016  |  By userdown159

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

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 47.0

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Cons

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 47.0
  • Support for Google’s Widevine CDM on Windows and Mac OS X so streaming services like Amazon Video can switch from Silverlight to encrypted HTML5 video.
  • Enable VP9 video codec for users with fast machines
  • Embedded YouTube videos now play with HTML5 video if Flash is not installed.
  • View and search open tabs from your smartphone or another computer in a sidebar
  • Allow no-cache on back/forward navigations for https resources
  • Latgalu [ltg] locale added. Wikipedia tells us there are 164,500 daily speakers.
  • Various security fixes
  • FUEL (Firefox User Extension Library) has been removed. Add-ons relying on it will stop working.
  • The browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand preference has been reset to its default value (true) to avoid e10s performance problems. Because faster is better!
  • The Firefox click-to-activate plugin whitelist has been removed.
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date June 08, 2016
Date Added June 08, 2016
Version 47.0
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 42.95MB
File Name Firefox Setup 47.0.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 49,452,353
Downloads Last Week 25,326
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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