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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

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 125.0.2

Updated on Apr 25 2024

  • Reverted the changes recently shipped in Firefox 125 that more proactively blocked downloads from potentially untrustworthy URLs. The changes caused unexpected problems with downloading files in some situations. We plan to fix and re-enable these protections in a future release. (Bug 1892069)
View older Firefox updates

Information

License

Free

Size

141.9 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.mozilla.org/

Downloads

2829863

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.15 or later

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 customer like

Security
User Experience
Value

What needs improvements

Support
Bug fixing
Design

Firefox qualities

Value
4.6
Ease of use
4.6
Features
4.6
Reliability
3.9
Customer support
3.6

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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Apr 2 2024
124.0.1
5.0
Apr 2 2024
5.0
Version: 124.0.1
v124.0.2 is out. " • Fixed an issue where users with a large amount of bookmarks would be unable to restore a bookmarks backup. • Fixed an issue that would cause open Firefox windows to go blank or crash during video playback on sites such as Netflix. • Fixed a crash that affected Linux AArch64 builds. • Fixed an issue where some users experienced difficulties loading webpages due to changes made to the default AppArmor configuration shipping in Ubuntu 24.04.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Aug 18 2023
116.0.2
5.0
Aug 18 2023
5.0
Version: 116.0.2
v116.0.3 is out.
nobody2011
nobody2011
Jul 8 2023
115.0.1
5.0
Jul 8 2023
5.0
Version: 115.0.1
I am a long time user (more than 23 years). And Firefox is one of the best browsers for my use. 5 stars from me. A very helpful site to download older versions if needed _ http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 24 2023
113.0.1
5.0
May 24 2023
5.0
Version: 113.0.1
v113.0.2 is out: "• Fixed an issue which caused Picture-in-Picture windows to not be snappable on Windows 11 or on systems with the FancyZones PowerToy installed (bug 1832331) • Fixed a video playback crash on some Windows systems with Intel graphics (bug 1831329) • Fixed a bug which could cause Firefox to freeze on some pages when loading them with the Developer Tools Web Console open (bug 1828026) • Fixed a bug which would cause the bookmarks and history sidebars to not properly react to the browser window being vertically resized (bug 1831535)."
Dr-David
Dr-David
Apr 18 2023
112.0.1
0.0
Apr 18 2023
0.0
Version: 112.0.1
Version 112.0.1 bug: On quit, Firefox generates at least 3 doc icons.
Revco
Revco
Apr 13 2023
112.0
4.5
Apr 13 2023
4.5
Version: 112.0
Bug in v112 where you can't manually delete history items. Time to submit a bug report with Moz.
Bousozoku
Bousozoku
Mar 2 2023
110.0.1
4.0
Mar 2 2023
4.0
Version: 110.0.1
I'm always amazed at how secure, quick, and light Firefox is. I'm amused by web sites that want to use trackers in advertising because they still claim that advertising is being blocked after allowing adverts, but not turning off the do-not-track flag,. In comparison, Safari seems to let anything happen, and Chrome is somewhere in-between, but seems to spend time tracking on its own. I appreciate the safe password storage across platforms and look forward to the day when the iOS version is 100% Firefox.
gosocial2
gosocial2
Mar 1 2023
110.0.1
5.0
Mar 1 2023
5.0
Version: 110.0.1
Unlike other browsers based on the Chromium core driven by possible AI (artificial idiocy), Firefox does not launch background tasks or daemons that try to call home pretending to check for updates every 30-90 minutes, neither does it block URLs starting with http://localhost claiming false sense security that the website did not have a valid certificate while doing web development or testing. Little do non-tech-savvy users know how lucky they are that the Firefox alternative exists.
Macinman
Macinman
Jan 31 2023
109.0
5.0
Jan 31 2023
5.0
Version: 109.0
OK, yesterday I made a comment about today release of Firefox 109.0.1 based on miss reading the latest comment here.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Dec 1 2022
106.0.3
5.0
Dec 1 2022
5.0
Version: 106.0.3
v107.0.1 is out. UPDATE NOW! Zero-day exploits of Firefox are in-the-wild attacking users.
Macinman
Macinman
Sep 20 2022
105.0
5.0
Sep 20 2022
5.0
Version: 105.0
Firefox 105.0 seems to have resolved the issue with the login mentioned in my other post.
Macinman
Macinman
Sep 1 2022
104.0.1
5.0
Sep 1 2022
5.0
Version: 104.0.1
I wanted to add a quick note regarding Firefox 104 / 104.0.1. IF you own an Asus router, the traditional method to access the webUI through router.asus.com doesn't seem to currently work. A couple workarounds are as follows: 1. Use the router's local IP address 2. Use the local hostname defined in the router's LAN settings. It's not a big deal and anyone who understands networking can work around this with no problem. I'm mainly posting this for those who are used to using the traditional access method and may not know how to use the IP, or hostname methods.
Mcr
Mcr
Aug 24 2022
104.0
0.0
Aug 24 2022
0.0
Version: 104.0
As a software developer, we have a saying, 'put the lipstick on the pig', meaning often times the guts of something changes little and we just pretty up or change the outside to give the 'illusion' of 'progress'. With so many of the browsers now being based on the Chromium core, they all feel like they are just using different 'lipstick'. Firefox, if for no other reason that it isn't based on Chromium, is a welcome alternative. And in my opinion, judging browsers based on rendering speed and perceived memory usage is not very useful. Do humans really notice that a page renders 10 milliseconds faster on one browser vs another? And regards memory, it's possible to setup scenarios and conditions to make ANY browser grab a ton of memory. Modern CPUs and OSes work very efficiently with apps to allocate, release and purge memory, all behind the scene. There will always be these edge cases, regardless of browser, about some user with 50 tabs open, with 4GB of system ram, insisting that xyz browser is a memory hog. Whatever... the vast majority of users, regardless of browser, go about our daily work and never notice an issue. In fact, I would argue that most 'perceived' slowness or delay by users has nothing to with their browser but is related to website server response and Internet routing bottlenecks. When I hear someone say 'it's not my connection, I did a test and I get 500Mbs down, so it's got be my browser that's slow!'. That's a direct line test to a site setup specifically to test speed, much like the carpool lane on the highway. If I only look at the carpool lane, I could presume that all traffic is moving at 75 mph with no delays. But normal browsing is typically not through the carpool lane, it's with everyone else in the regular lanes, people changing lanes, getting on, getting off, and it's 5pm rush hour on a Friday in the heart of the downtown business district! If you think of your browser as being a 'car', it doesn't matter if you're driving a Yugo or a Porsche.
Satcomer
Satcomer
Jun 3 2022
101.0
0.0
Jun 3 2022
0.0
Version: 101.0
I would use this but still being Intel only it looks like they're stuck in 2016!
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Apr 5 2022
98.0.2
5.0
Apr 5 2022
5.0
Version: 98.0.2
v99.0 is out today. Release notes are here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/99.0/releasenotes/ - - There are 11 security updates, 4 of which are rated "HIGH". So be sure to update ASAP. Security notes are here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2022-13/
Aargl
Aargl
Mar 5 2022
97.0.1
3.0
Mar 5 2022
3.0
Version: 97.0.1
I was very surprised, looking into the Firefox package today, to discover that XUL is still there and actually responsible for 75% of the heavy weight of the app! I thought they had removed it when they dropped the old extensions system but apparently Firefox is still relying a lot on it... I couldn't find any information on that. Maybe this is why Firefox is still slower than any Chromium-based browser... Still my browser of choice though. ;-)
yoxaxah151
yoxaxah151
Feb 12 2022
97.0
0.0
Feb 12 2022
0.0
Version: 97.0
Upgrading from 88.x which was pretty good actually, I found that 97 was a regression back to the bad old days of FF. Slow, sluggish windows that take ages to draw their own elements, there is a massive lag in drawing the toolbar every time you hit new Window. Zooming which was perfect before is now jerky and clunky compared to 88.x. FF is always being pulled backwards to its prehistoric crap old ways. FF needs to keep a firm grip on the Mac user experience or it will just lose users to Brave and others. I would rate 88.x as a 4 out of 5 and 97 as 3
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Feb 9 2022
96.0.3
5.0
Feb 9 2022
5.0
Version: 96.0.3
v97.0 is out. Release notes: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/97.0/releasenotes/
countermoon
countermoon
Feb 3 2022
96.0.3
0.0
Feb 3 2022
0.0
Version: 96.0.3
Still the best by far. There is no real competition.
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.
DFlow
DFlow
May 20 2024
125.0.2
5.0
May 20 2024
5.0
Version: 125.0.2
mvbarin
mvbarin
May 19 2024
125.0.2
4.0
May 19 2024
4.0
Version: 125.0.2
vyvc-1
vyvc-1
May 14 2024
125.0.2
5.0
May 14 2024
5.0
Version: 125.0.2
mitchglue
mitchglue
Apr 14 2024
124.0.2
5.0
Apr 14 2024
5.0
Version: 124.0.2
lodean
lodean
Mar 10 2024
123.0.1
5.0
Mar 10 2024
5.0
Version: 123.0.1
carb
carb
Dec 2 2023
120.0.1
5.0
Dec 2 2023
5.0
Version: 120.0.1
kobemahmoud
kobemahmoud
Nov 15 2023
119.0.1
5.0
Nov 15 2023
5.0
Version: 119.0.1
Johnny-K
Johnny-K
Oct 1 2023
118.0
5.0
Oct 1 2023
5.0
Version: 118.0
fallenflower
fallenflower
Sep 17 2023
117.0.1
5.0
Sep 17 2023
5.0
Version: 117.0.1
Saneman1
Saneman1
Aug 5 2023
116.0
4.0
Aug 5 2023
4.0
Version: 116.0
kom
kom
Jul 26 2023
115.0.2
4.0
Jul 26 2023
4.0
Version: 115.0.2
nobody2011
nobody2011
Jul 8 2023
115.0.1
5.0
Jul 8 2023
5.0
Version: 115.0.1
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jun 21 2023
114.0.2
5.0
Jun 21 2023
5.0
Version: 114.0.2
janejill
janejill
Mar 14 2023
110.0.1
5.0
Mar 14 2023
5.0
Version: 110.0.1
firewall00110-1
firewall00110-1
Mar 2 2023
110.0.1
5.0
Mar 2 2023
5.0
Version: 110.0.1
gosocial2
gosocial2
Mar 1 2023
110.0.1
5.0
Mar 1 2023
5.0
Version: 110.0.1
twaw
twaw
Jan 18 2023
108.0.2
5.0
Jan 18 2023
5.0
Version: 108.0.2
maria2parknas
maria2parknas
Oct 27 2022
105.0.3
1.0
Oct 27 2022
1.0
Version: 105.0.3
The_Blinded
The_Blinded
Oct 6 2022
105.0.2
5.0
Oct 6 2022
5.0
Version: 105.0.2
RobertAudi
RobertAudi
Sep 29 2022
105.0
5.0
Sep 29 2022
5.0
Version: 105.0
Dogbert1
Dogbert1
Sep 23 2022
105.0
5.0
Sep 23 2022
5.0
Version: 105.0
norpor01
norpor01
Sep 9 2022
104.0.2
1.0
Sep 9 2022
1.0
Version: 104.0.2
Sigil
Sigil
Aug 14 2022
103.0.2
5.0
Aug 14 2022
5.0
Version: 103.0.2
Tygerbard
Tygerbard
Aug 7 2022
103.0.1
4.0
Aug 7 2022
4.0
Version: 103.0.1
lfwx
lfwx
Jul 29 2022
102.0.1
5.0
Jul 29 2022
5.0
Version: 102.0.1
xouzouras
xouzouras
Jul 23 2022
102.0.1
3.0
Jul 23 2022
3.0
Version: 102.0.1
HLBaoXfdmjwPsLMuUeab
HLBaoXfdmjwPsLMuUeab
Jul 23 2022
102.0.1
5.0
Jul 23 2022
5.0
Version: 102.0.1
cbvv
cbvv
Jul 13 2022
102.0.1
5.0
Jul 13 2022
5.0
Version: 102.0.1
Majestik7
Majestik7
Jul 8 2022
102.0.1
5.0
Jul 8 2022
5.0
Version: 102.0.1
jlee967
jlee967
May 7 2022
100.0
5.0
May 7 2022
5.0
Version: 100.0
ovud
ovud
Apr 6 2022
99.0
5.0
Apr 6 2022
5.0
Version: 99.0
guyt
guyt
Apr 4 2022
98.0.2
5.0
Apr 4 2022
5.0
Version: 98.0.2
mrogov
mrogov
Mar 20 2022
98.0.1
5.0
Mar 20 2022
5.0
Version: 98.0.1
hwav
hwav
Mar 14 2022
98.0.1
5.0
Mar 14 2022
5.0
Version: 98.0.1
wulllle
wulllle
Mar 8 2022
98.0
5.0
Mar 8 2022
5.0
Version: 98.0
watmakurts
watmakurts
Feb 21 2022
97.0.1
5.0
Feb 21 2022
5.0
Version: 97.0.1
Annie-Walker
Annie-Walker
Feb 18 2022
97.0.1
2.0
Feb 18 2022
2.0
Version: 97.0.1
Frank-O'Connor
Frank-O'Connor
Dec 20 2021
95.0.2
4.0
Dec 20 2021
4.0
Version: 95.0.2
Shivasharma Nallaikkumaran
Shivasharma Nallaikkumaran
Dec 17 2021
95.0.1
5.0
Dec 17 2021
5.0
Version: 95.0.1
somebraveuser
somebraveuser
Dec 9 2021
95.0
5.0
Dec 9 2021
5.0
Version: 95.0
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