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Firefox 28.0
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Firefox for Mac 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.

The Web, as it's meant to be experienced
  • Faster than Safari. Firefox stays speedy when other browsers become sluggish.
  • More private than Chrome. Firefox respects your privacy by minimizing suggestive pop-ups.
  • Bursting with features. Tabbed
What's New
Version 28.0:
  • VP9 video decoding implemented
  • OS X: Notification Center support for web notifications
  • Horizontal HTML5 audio/video volume control
  • Support for Opus in WebM
  • Now that spdy/3 is implemented support for spdy/2 has been removed and servers without spdy/3 will negotiate to http/1 without any penalty
  • Support for MathML 2.0 'mathvariant' attribute
  • Background thread hang reporting
  • Support for multi-line flexbox in layout
  • Various security fixes
Version 28.0:
  • VP9 video decoding implemented
  • OS X: Notification Center support for web notifications
  • Horizontal HTML5 audio/video volume control
  • Support for Opus in WebM
  • Now that spdy/3 is implemented support for spdy/2 has been removed and servers without spdy/3 will negotiate to http/1 without any penalty
  • Support for MathML 2.0 more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later





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+10

Macs-Pain reviewed on 20 Mar 2014
Still no HD-Videos in youtube with HTML5-Player... Shame on you, Mozilla.
Still have to use Safari for using youtube...
[Version 28.0]

1 Reply

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+7
kapps replied on 21 Mar 2014
yes I can't use youtube.com/tv
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+1

+218

Yoshinatsu reviewed on 19 Mar 2014
Still the best browser after all those years, and it's cross-platform and open-source. Great job, Mozilla.
[Version 28.0]

1 Reply

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+142
Gazman replied on 20 Mar 2014
Firefox is easily my favourite web browser on Windows but on Mac it's number three (Safari > Chrome > Firefox).

However, each to their own.
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BreteP reviewed on 19 Mar 2014
Does anybody know how to get working notifications? I've heard that they should finally work. But I can't see mozilla in notifications list.
[Version 28.0]


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+244

Monkeyjunkey reviewed on 19 Mar 2014
I like where Firefox is heading. v29 sports some nice UI changes called "Australis". Can't wait for that to be the stable release.

Only issue with Firefox is that they are totally money-dependend on Google. That def. isn't a good think. But it's opensource and that is great.
[Version 28.0]

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+196
GeoProf replied on 20 Mar 2014
Why does Google support them when they have their own [privacy raping] browser, Chrome? Just curious.
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+1

+4

StrongTequila reviewed on 19 Mar 2014
works faster!
[Version 28.0]


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+1

+136
Brooklyn_Al commented on 18 Mar 2014
Firefox 28.0 has been released.
[Version 27.0.1]


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+663
Jazzyguy commented on 13 Mar 2014
Some AH took my comment off so I will put it back again! This is a GREAT Browser!
[Version 27.0.1]

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+330
Kobalt replied on 19 Mar 2014
When did that AH take your comment off? I can see it three posts down - mind you, it's just the same-old-same-old comment again that you seem to post to a myriad of other apps. In other words, nothing especially enlightening or thought provoking and so, even if your comment had been taken off somehow, we wouldn't have missed anything in particular.

Yeah sure, flame away ... I'm off to have a nice cup of tea. ;)
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+663
Jazzyguy replied on 19 Mar 2014
Enjoy your tea while I enjoy my time at MU.I really hope you enjoy that tea.
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+1

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Dellsuxx reviewed on 05 Mar 2014
Have been a die hard Firefox user since before switching to mac from Windblows.
But am concerned with mozilla's terrible customer support and releasing faulty versions lately that crash and hang. I pray this gets fixed as I don't want to use safari or opera substandard browsers.
[Version 27.0.1]

1 Reply

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Dellsuxx replied on 08 Mar 2014
Just want to thank the kind person who emailed me the Firefox downgrade software access link earlier this week. I wanted to thank yo sooner but was unable to reach MacUpdate due to ongoing 27.0.1 constantly crashing but just now I've seemed to have discovered a temporary solution. I used the free program iBoostup which scanned my Internet setting and suggested I make some subtle changes to my Macs Intranet DNS settings. I just did as suggested and walla Firefox just stopped crashing! I'm so grateful right now.
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+404
Albabe commented on 04 Mar 2014
Beta 28 b8 is available.
[Version 27.0.1]


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-2

+663

Jazzyguy reviewed on 28 Feb 2014
GREAT BROWSER!!!
[Version 27.0.1]


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+1
Macrankin had trouble on 20 Mar 2014
I was having a problem with Firefox 27.0.1 / 28.0 browsers hanging after starting up.

Couldn't even restart with add ons disabled. Turns out the culprit (so far) is SimilarSites.
[Version 28.0]


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+7
kapps had trouble on 19 Mar 2014
Doesn't work with youtube.com/tv Videos do not play
[Version 28.0]


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+1
Uniquepito had trouble on 04 Feb 2014
Come on Mozilla dvelopers! How long we have notification center on OS X? 1-2 years and you are not able to implement OS X notifications for such long time?
[Version 27.0]


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+244
Monkeyjunkey had trouble on 13 Oct 2013
FF 24 has issues. Many downloads end up in 0 byte files. Also happening with FF25b7. This is a huge problem. Found a ticket about this on their bugzilla. Let's see, where this goes.
[Version 24.0]


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+21
Strych9 had trouble on 07 Apr 2013
Version 20 seems to have a problem with absence of character sets in header of a page.

Based on google recommendations, you should remove both character set in doctype and meta-content-type.
https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights






It is valid on w3.org without the 2 sets.

But there is a bug in FireFox 20, not on Safari, Chrome, Opera...

The (p)nbsp;(/) are not correctly displayed in UTF-8 or on automatic recognition.
It is displayed as 2 characters "Â ".
Switching to iso-8859-1 solves the problem, which is not a good solution.
The good solution for the moment is to keep the set in meta-content-type.

Same for you guys?
[Version 20.0]


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+88
Pirx had trouble on 29 Sep 2012
See AV post. Firefox 16.0 beta 5 has the same issue. So the issure is not being addresses, presently.
[Version 15.0.1]


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Pirx had trouble on 29 Sep 2012
Firefox 15.0.1 clearly has a problem with following Antivirus software:

- SOPHOS
- Comodo
- Webroot

Others not tested.

Specifically, if real-time scanning is on, Firefox stalls and even stops responding.

This does not happen with Safari.
[Version 15.0.1]


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+9
Mikofox had trouble on 29 Sep 2012
Love my Firefox but recently the drop-down menus don't work. For example can't log into Twitter or if I go to dpreview nothing happens when I hover over the links. Can't explain why, deleted cookies and cache and addons disabled but no go.
[Version 15.0.1]


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+7
x190mud had trouble on 11 Jun 2012
Is high real memory usage (150 MB) expected with FF13 on SL 10.6.8?

FF13 refuses to quit from the Dock icon menu, although the window closes, the process remains in Activity Monitor until the icon is clicked.

Is the following message in Console->Console Messages normal on Firefox(13) quit?

6/10/12 10:51:37 PM [0x0-0x68068].org.mozilla.firefox[728] NOTE: child process received `Goodbye', closing down
[Version 13.0]

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x190mud replied on 11 Jun 2012
"FF13 refuses to quit from the Dock icon menu, although the window closes, the process remains in Activity Monitor until the icon is clicked."

I appear to have resolved this one using some plist tinkering.

RAM on start is relatively normal (75-80 MB) but quickly goes to 180 MB with only 3-4 tabs open. Seems insane!
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+7
x190mud replied on 11 Jun 2012
"FF13 refuses to quit from the Dock icon menu, although the window closes, the process remains in Activity Monitor until the icon is clicked."

"I appear to have resolved this one using some plist tinkering."

I have spoken too soon. This issue remains, although apparently not consistently.
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+7
x190mud replied on 11 Jun 2012
"RAM on start is relatively normal (75-80 MB) but quickly goes to 180 MB with only 3-4 tabs open. Seems insane!"

Make that 280 MB.
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+16
Rayj had trouble on 17 Feb 2012
For years I've used Firefox in parallel with Safari. However, since v9 it has obstinately refused to import bookmarks on its first startup after installing, even though it tells me it has done so successfully, and the menu item for importing has vanished. I've switched to Chromium as my second browser.
[Version 10.0.2]



+15

Quiiick rated on 17 Apr 2014

[Version 28.0]



+1

Zeroin rated on 19 Mar 2014

[Version 28.0]



+15

Quiiick rated on 07 Mar 2014

[Version 27.0.1]



fawza rated on 26 Feb 2014

[Version 27.0.1]



+6

BadBadger rated on 22 Feb 2014

[Version 27.0.1]



-1

ErvinsS rated on 21 Feb 2014

[Version 27.0.1]



Hate_Mac_Update_Privacy_Policy rated on 20 Feb 2014

[Version 27.0.1]



ColtonVota82 rated on 20 Feb 2014

[Version 27.0.1]



Léonux rated on 13 Feb 2014

[Version 27.0]



+15

Quiiick rated on 08 Feb 2014

[Version 27.0]


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