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Firefox for Mac

25 February 2021

Fast, safe Web browser.

What is Firefox for Mac

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

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. 

What's new in Firefox

Version 86.0:
New Features:
  • Firefox now supports simultaneously watching multiple videos in Picture-in-Picture.
  • Today, Firefox introduces Total Cookie Protection to Strict Mode. In Total Cookie Protection, every website gets its own “cookie jar,” preventing cookies from being used to track you from site to site.
  • We've improved our Print functionality with a cleaner design and better integration with your computer's printer settings.
  • For Firefox users in Canada, credit card management and auto-fill are now enabled.
  • Complete list of changes can be found here
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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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nicolewilson793
nicolewilson793
Mar 3 2021
86.0
5.0
Mar 3 2021
5.0
Version: 86.0
Total Cookies Protection is awesome feature! Thanks!
slaterinabus
slaterinabus
Mar 1 2021
86.0
5.0
Mar 1 2021
5.0
Version: 86.0
Total Cookie Protection in Strict Mode Privacy Settings is an awesome new feature. Actually it is how cookies should always have worked. Thanks Mozilla!
Rjmorita
Rjmorita
Feb 10 2021
85.0.2
4.0
Feb 10 2021
4.0
Version: 85.0.2
All things considered, Firefox is the best browser IMHO.
Wanted4000
Wanted4000
Feb 5 2021
85.0
4.0
Feb 5 2021
4.0
Version: 85.0
Firefox is a great browser that is fast and secure. The one thing that annoys me is the fact that it doesn't follow well the changes between dark and light mode; it always gets stuck in dark mode, even when MacOs has automatically changed to light mode. There are websites that follow this change as well (like Twitter and YouTube), and that is also not reflected. A fix would be nice.
vettester1
vettester1
Jan 7 2021
84.0.1
0.0
Jan 7 2021
0.0
Version: 84.0.1
Love firewall
vallee-blanche
vallee-blanche
Dec 17 2020
83.0
4.0
Dec 17 2020
4.0
Version: 83.0
Sandbox this properly and get 5 stars.
dupap56
dupap56
Dec 7 2020
83.0
4.0
Dec 7 2020
4.0
Version: 83.0
Good programme. Chrome renders faster so I hope Firefox will render just as quick in an update.
Fishboy
Fishboy
Nov 26 2020
83.0
4.0
Nov 26 2020
4.0
Version: 83.0
Firefox 83.0 appears to be causing conflicts with Instagram on macOS Big Sur. Since 83.0 update, if you click an IG link, you are directed to the IG log-in page, not the actual linked page. If you paste an IG user account address directly into the browser, Firefox again re-directs you to the IG log-in page.
Sitting-In-The-Sun
Sitting-In-The-Sun
Nov 22 2020
83.0
1.0
Nov 22 2020
1.0
Version: 83.0
Been a long term user of ff. However it constantly causing my mac to crash on launch. Mac has big sur installed.
ferdous200
ferdous200
Nov 22 2020
83.0
0.0
Nov 22 2020
0.0
Version: 83.0
I find Firefox simple and fast. Provides comfort and security on the net. Blocks all non essentials from the net.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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