Firefox's latest - and greatest - version!
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Mozilla Firefox is one of the World's most popular web browsers and was one of the first to break the stranglehold of Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) on the web browsing market.
This is the latest version of the popular web browser and as always, Mozilla claim to a speedier, safer browsing experience. Tests reveal that this newest version of Mozilla Firefox is certainly quick to load even the most graphics intense pages.
Firefox also now features secure connections when performing Google searches to improve privacy and there's an updated site identity indicator in the URL bar. There's only one relevant improvement in the latest version of Firefox for most users relating to security. Security has been improved with mixed content blocking which protects users from "man-in-the-middle attacks" and from eavesdroppers on HTTPS pages. There are also several bug fixes.
Mozilla Firefox's tab layout is quite similar to Google's Chrome browser, instead of seeing a blank page whenever a new tab is opened Firefox users will now be treated to icons that offer quick access to everything from bookmarks to most recently accessed and most frequently visited sites.
These icons are fully customizable in Mozilla Firefox as well. You can click and drag them to any spot you like on your name tab's page. If you're not a fan, you can also go to the grid icon on the upper right side of your browser and erase them entirely.
Firefox features Facebook integration. Firefox supports Facebook's social API so you can have dedicated buttons for Facebook in your browser. Mozilla Firefox supports Facebook's Messenger within Firefox, giving users desktop notifications as well as a persistent friends list and activity feed on the right. Conversations will open up as overlays on top of whatever website you're on so you can multitask while you chat.
Mozilla Firefox really changed the way people browse the web when it originally burst onto the scene. Today Firefox remains an incredibly powerful and customizable browser, although competition from Google Chrome has given it a definite run for its money.
In terms of interface, the latest version of Firefox isn't much different from previous versions, but the features it has added certainly make for a nicer, more enjoyable browsing experience overall.
- Pros +
- Very secure
- Quick to load
- Lots of extensions to choose from
- Fast, generally stable browser
- Silent updates for Windows users
- Cons -
- No significant changes in design
- Memory leak persists for some
- May not initially work with some add-ons
- High CPU usage with Flash videos
- File size:
- 23.5 MB
- February 17, 2014
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- Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
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User rating: 978 User reviews
It is very nice and you can privately browse without leaving any trace except when you download.
It has been attractive because it isn't a memory hog. However, the constant pop-ups and additional pages are costing me working time. I am constantly cancelling these irritations. This does not happen when using Internet Explorer. Additionally, this problem is fairly recent. I have gone through all of the settings, have downloaded the latest Firefox, and scrubbed the computer with McAfee and Norton--yet the pop-ups keep coming. Then I switch to IE, and they instantly stop.