Firefox
Firefox
96.0.1
3.7
0.0

Firefox overview

Firefox offers a fast, safe Web browsing experience. Browse quickly, securely, and effortlessly. With its industry-leading features, Firefox is the choice of Web development professionals and casual users alike.

Mozilla Firefox for Mac is a versatile and feature-packed browser with advanced security features that can hide shared user activity and has customizable privacy settings that protect your system from unwanted tracking and harmful software. 

Mozilla Firefox is perfect for casual searches as well as more complex queries. 

You no longer need an app or extension to take screenshots because when you download Firefox for Mac you get a brand new capture tool that captures any part of a webpage and makes images available for download online.

Faster and Better

Since the release of Quantum is now twice as fast as its predecessors and needs 30% less memory than its main competitor Chrome.

Clean Interface

Firefox interface is intuitive to use with tools and features that are easy to locate.

The dashboard-style homepage offers access to:

  • Different search bars 
  • Downloads
  • Bookmarks
  • History
  • Synchronization across devices and platforms
  • Add-ons
  • Customizable toolbars
  • Customizable page layouts
  • Advanced saving options
  • Brand new screen capturing tool

Features 

  • Facebook container extension - separate activity on Facebook from other web activities.
  • Enhanced and customizable privacy tracking protection settings could slow down browsing speeds, but protects your privacy.
  • Protect your computer from malware and harmful software
  • Lockbox Password manager for password-free login
  • Firefox Monitor, check, and set alerts for any email breaches. 
  • Run Firefox in Safe Mode
  • Backup your Firefox Profile
  • Site optimization for a smooth browsing experience
  • Tiled history: a tiled display of the sites you've visited lately 
  • Session Restore

Support for Developers 

  • Firefox provides an open-source platform for developers to create powerful add-ons and extensions 
  • Add extensions from the Firefox extension workshop to enhance productivity and user experience.
  • Developer hub where you can port Chrome Extensions with minimal effort.
  • Author, run, and test extensions with the built-in command-line tool
  • Automate code tests for your add-on
  • Test your add-on for compatibility across platforms
  • Live testing and debugging

Compatibility

There is no Firefox support for Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8.

Firefox Editions

Beta

The Beta version is unstable, and the platform is still in the testing and development phase and sends data to Firefox about any issues encountered.

Nightly

Be the first to check out the features of the next-generation web browser. Nightly is an unstable testing and development platform and sends data to Mozilla and partners to handle any problems encountered.

Developer Edition

Author, debug and scale with the only browser built exclusively for developers.

TestFlight

Developers in the iOS Developer Program can test Firefox beta version via Apple’s TestFlight program.

Known Issues

  • Firefox will not start up - check for operating-specific issues
  • Firefox crashes - check crash signature online to find the error
  • Firefox runs but is not responsive - check if your profile is locked
  • No Live Support
  • Hard to find Bookmarked Pages
  • Fewer Extensions
  • Some Websites Work Better in Chrome
  • Plugins are not updated automatically

What’s new in version 96.0.1

Updated on Jan 15 2022

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
View older Firefox updates

FAQ

Can I use Firefox on a Mac?
You can use Firefox on a Mac if you have a later version than Mac OS X 10.8 installed on your device.
What is the latest version of Firefox for Mac?
Firefox 45.9.0esr is the latest running version with security fixes.
Is Firefox free?
Yes. Firefox is an open-source web browser that’s free to use.
Is Safari better than Firefox?
The outcome will largely depend on user preference, but in terms of battery life of your Mac, Safari will always win, and in terms of developer options, Safari lacks support for open source projects.
Is Chrome better than Firefox?
The two browsers compare with each other, but Firefox uses less memory, and Google Chrome has a more substantial add-on library. 

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    What needs improvements

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    Firefox qualities

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    4.7
    Ease of use
    4.7
    Features
    4.7
    Reliability
    4.1
    Customer support
    4.0
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    StrongTequila
    StrongTequila
    Jan 13 2022
    96.0
    4.5
    Jan 13 2022
    4.5
    Version: 96.0
    how to fix: Open a new Firefox window. Type about:config in the URL bar. This will open a settings screen. Search for the setting ‘network.http.http3.enabled’. Set this setting to ‘false’ to disable HTTP3. Then, fully close and restart Firefox.
    StrongTequila
    StrongTequila
    Jan 13 2022
    96.0
    4.5
    Jan 13 2022
    4.5
    Version: 96.0
    in this version 96 something was broken, it hangs on two machines when trying to browse. only rollback to the previous version helps
    frans-3
    frans-3
    Jan 12 2022
    96.0
    0.0
    Jan 12 2022
    0.0
    Version: 96.0
    Still the slowest browser on Mac (do several speedtests yourself like Speedometer, Jetstream etc.). Safari is the fastest followed closely by Google Chrome. Firefox lags far behind…
    watmakurts
    watmakurts
    Jan 12 2022
    95.0.2
    5.0
    Jan 12 2022
    5.0
    Version: 95.0.2
    Version 96 brings many fixes around WebRTC like "significant improvements in noise-suppression and auto-gain-control as well as slight improvements in echo-cancellation". The other main change is "significantly reduced main-thread load" which hopefully will soon get its own blog post as it is a very important change and will improve the Firefox experience for users despite not being an immediate UI change.
    nobody2011
    nobody2011
    Jan 12 2022
    95.0.2
    4.0
    Jan 12 2022
    4.0
    Version: 95.0.2
    96.0 is out since Jan., 10th. Attention: Firefox 96.0 creates a new profile. All bookmarks and possibly opened tabs will disappear. Problem: Despite deleting all cookies, browser security set to default, and preferred websites entered in "Manage exceptions...", I very often get the message: Redirection failed. Back to FF 95.0.2, which did not have these problems.
    Derekcurrie
    Derekcurrie
    Dec 19 2021
    95.0.1
    4.0
    Dec 19 2021
    4.0
    Version: 95.0.1
    v95.0.2 is out today. I'm not sure how it relates to Macs as the release notes are specific to AMD processors and Windows: "Addresses frequent crashes experienced by users with certain AMD CPUs running on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 (bug 1746733)"
    straweater
    straweater
    Dec 8 2021
    94.0.2
    5.0
    Dec 8 2021
    5.0
    Version: 94.0.2
    95 is out
    Derekcurrie
    Derekcurrie
    Nov 24 2021
    94.0.1
    4.0
    Nov 24 2021
    4.0
    Version: 94.0.1
    94.0.2 is out
    dbtse01
    dbtse01
    Oct 23 2021
    93.0
    0.0
    Oct 23 2021
    0.0
    Version: 93.0
    More than one glitch running v93.0 with Big Sur: Selection boxes on many websites do not show "✓" or "●" mark. Many websites missing color on text & symbols displayed in earlier versions. Bug report totally non-intuitive & impossible to use.
    support-203
    support-203
    Oct 1 2021
    92.0.1
    0.0
    Oct 1 2021
    0.0
    Version: 92.0.1
    Good alternative to Chrome and Safari. Another good browser is ZuriWeb, it's a menu bar mini browser that's good for multitasking. It's on the official mac app store.
    diananewman836
    diananewman836
    Sep 3 2021
    91.0.2
    0.0
    Sep 3 2021
    0.0
    Version: 91.0.2
    Compared to chrome, firefox is not memory hungry and its great! You should also check out ZuriWeb, a mini web browser on your menu bar. One of the best productivity tools i've used.
    Macinman
    Macinman
    Aug 21 2021
    91.0.1
    5.0
    Aug 21 2021
    5.0
    Version: 91.0.1
    I currently have a few browsers installed: Safari Chrome Firefox Edge The two I use the most are Safari, and Firefox. Since I typically don't use a lot of add-ons, Firefox has been fairly stable for me. My main reason for settling on FF as the main browser was cross platform, and the best browser for third party extensions. Safari also works with the few add-ons I use as well. However, with Safari, I've run into certain sites, that don't always play nice like they do in Chrome, or Firefox. With Edge, I installed it to test it when it was first released for the Mac. The site compatibility issues with Safari have lessened as Safari has matured over the years, and as of Big Sur finally supports full YouTube video quality resolutions like Chrome, and Firefox.
    rjan1989
    rjan1989
    Aug 17 2021
    91.0
    4.0
    Aug 17 2021
    4.0
    Version: 91.0
    Very good. Comes a close second to Chrome.
    ShotBlocker
    ShotBlocker
    Jul 22 2021
    90.0.1
    5.0
    Jul 22 2021
    5.0
    Version: 90.0.1
    CSS code for Tabs On Bottom (under the bookmarks bar) for Firefox 89 & 90 is available here: https://www.reddit.com/r/FirefoxCSS/comments/nq2d0q/tabs_on_bottom_for_firefox_89/ Once again, this long-time FF user has to wonder why Tabs On Bottom isn't a simple preference choice, for which I would GLADLY PAY for Firefox, but only the wizards at Mozilla (who've spent millions on rather useless things like "Pocket") know the answer to that. -SB
    Robert86
    Robert86
    Jul 1 2021
    89.0.2
    0.0
    Jul 1 2021
    0.0
    Version: 89.0.2
    The update to 89.0 proceeded just like any other update. I was concerned about the new schemes, as none looked inviting. However, I was immediately offered to keep my previous scheme, which configured just fine. (thumbs up!). I otherwise use minimal configuration changes. I continue to prefer it over Safari ,and Firefox's efforts to keep browsing, etc. more secure. Still using OS 10.12 and have no issues with using it on a large screen.
    fleur2metaline-1
    fleur2metaline-1
    Jun 17 2021
    89.0.1
    1.0
    Jun 17 2021
    1.0
    Version: 89.0.1
    So moz://a (Mozilla) decide to kill its own browser with a so bad UI : too big ! Previous version was more slim, a comfort with wide screens ! Use instead firefox ESR ;-) (the long time support for entreprise) https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/enterprise/
    Afmac
    Afmac
    Jun 16 2021
    89.0
    0.0
    Jun 16 2021
    0.0
    Version: 89.0
    Not liking 89 at all the dark theme is too dark and the light theme is too bright so i tried to go back to 88 and was greeted with a message that I had to create a new profile in order to go back. Think I will just use Safari its much faster anyway, I see why Firefox is losing users.
    ben-marko
    ben-marko
    Jun 7 2021
    89.0
    4.5
    Jun 7 2021
    4.5
    Version: 89.0
    Since the update to v89.0 it has become boggy and slow on my 2016 (Intel) MBP. Disappointing. I hope it is improved soon!
    ShotBlocker
    ShotBlocker
    Jun 2 2021
    89.0
    5.0
    Jun 2 2021
    5.0
    Version: 89.0
    Firefox 89 totally messes those of us with custom .css configurations, including Tabs on Bottom. Tabs are now showing up on the status bar at the very bottom of the window, and when you click on one, all the rest disappear, rendering the browser non-functional. So I've gone back to version 88 until some guru can sort out the code necessary to get the functionality back. I've long since given up on Mozilla coming to its senses and actually listening to users, but as long as the product remains configurable, I'll continue to use it. It's still the best, safest, most secure browser in Macdom and I would gladly PAY Mozilla for Firefox. Revenues from Google are probably still keeping the company afloat, although their boat is probably springing more leaks with each passing release. -SB
    sharone
    sharone
    Jun 2 2021
    88.0.1
    5.0
    Jun 2 2021
    5.0
    Version: 88.0.1
    Make sure to checkout Firefox 89. Loving the new UI and the browser overall feels much more native on macOS - awesome work Mozilla.
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