Firefox
Firefox
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Firefox free download for Mac

Firefox for Mac

26 March 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 87.0:
New:
  • You’ll encounter less website breakage in Private Browsing and Strict Enhanced Tracking Protection with SmartBlock, which provides stand-in scripts so that websites load properly.
  • To further protect your privacy, our new default HTTP Referrer policy will trim path and query string information from referrer headers to prevent sites from accidentally leaking sensitive user data.
  • The “Highlight All” feature on Find in Page now displays tick marks alongside your scrollbar that correspond to the location of matches found on that page.
  • We’re proud to announce full support for macOS built-in screen reader, VoiceOver.
  • We’ve added a new locale: Silesian (szl)
Fixed:
  • Video controls now have visible focus styling and video and audio controls are now keyboard navigable.
  • HTML is now spoken by screen readers.
  • Firefox now sets a useful initial focus in Add-ons Manager.
  • Firefox will now fire a name/description change event when aria-labelledby/describedby content changes.
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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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christinev594
christinev594
Apr 4 2021
87.0
4.0
Apr 4 2021
4.0
Version: 87.0
Nice. Using it for more than 7 years. But today it's more like an independent privacy isle nor bloat machine.
incrzr
incrzr
Mar 24 2021
86.0.1
1.0
Mar 24 2021
1.0
Version: 86.0.1
Why do i have to wait a whole minute after launching Firefox until something loads??????
ShotBlocker
ShotBlocker
Mar 23 2021
86.0.1
5.0
Mar 23 2021
5.0
Version: 86.0.1
Firefox is probably still losing market share to Chrome (which is thinly disguised spyware) and Safari (which is mushy and unconfigurable) but it's still the best, safest, most adaptable browser for Mac. Although I would dearly like Mozilla to make "tabs on bottom" a preference (if not a default) and I go ballistic every time the developers plop them back on top, I would still GLADLY PAY TO SUPPORT the product. Although "Pocket" really didn't pan out, I have come to appreciate "containers." Please, Mozilla, don't let Firefox die. -SB
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.
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