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22 October 2020

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anonymous-meadowlark-4859
19 February 2020
Version: 73.0

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Excellent browser and love all it's features; yes I have used others; Vivaldi, Safari, Chrome, Opera; all have something to offer, but Firefox hit me with a brick, after I learned how to sync my account, so I will lose nothing. The 'Generic forks; Cliqz, Waterfox, Pale Moon and others do not present the needed security updates and new versions as quick as Firefox. Firefox is at 73.01, and is rock solid. I do not have a cell phone, so my data is synced with Firefox. I read the complaints by choice, reviews; that will not stand in my way. If you are not a fan of FF, please use another browser that floats your boat; that is using a "moral compass"
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Leesa
23 October 2020
Version: 82.0
Horrible Crap.... after it jumped my CPU Usage up to 400% it froze for 5 minutes... then when I tried to quit it, it froze again for 5 minutes.
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fleur2metaline-1
21 October 2020
Version: 82.0
This version is incredibly fast! As much for launching the application as for loading web pages. In addition, there are a ton of additions to customize the browser.
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Tim27
21 October 2020
Version: 82.0
Who’s waiting for Firefox 100? Woohoo!
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Derekcurrie
20 October 2020
Version: 81.0.2
Firefox is now at v82.0. That is what will download from the link.
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heikkistahl
19 October 2020
Version: 81.0.1
Many, many years of using Firefox browser in Windows and Mac machines. Now I have a strange problem in my iMac Catalina machine with Firefox 81.0.2 (64-bit). I am not able to sign into my user account in some web seller's page and not able to open their responses to me. Firefox 81.0.2 just complains that I should allow cookies, which I do. By contrast I am able perform those tasks in my MacBook machine running Mojave and Firefox browser 81.0.1 (64-bit) having the same cookie settings.
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Septic Monkey
15 October 2020
Version: 81.0.1
Slooooowwww, Very, very, very, slow .... Lots of "page timed out" / "connection timed out" / "Resend" messages constantly popping up. Why? Microsoft Edge and Epic web browsers are doing this when used on the same computer with the same internet connection. I even tried disabling my add-ons to see if that made a difference, but sadly, no ....
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cas1128
04 October 2020
Version: 80.0.1
Hi all, I need help! I'm new to MAC and tried installing Firefox but all I see is the .dmg file. I can click and it opens but when I restart my computer I have to restart it so all my bookmarks are gone. What am I NOT doing please?
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brisharionline
25 September 2020
Version: 80.0.1
It the best thing since sliced bread. Especially for MAC
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mrperfect
17 September 2020
Version: 80.0.1
It took awhile to learn all of the features and now I love it. The debugger is better, and the sync is better. And the privacy is better. Keep up the good work.
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huleabdicevic
15 September 2020
Version: 80.0.1
Vry got
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pogahhh
23 August 2020
Version: 79.0
I have Mac OS X 10.6.8 there is nothing to update. thank you anyway.
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Aargl
12 August 2020
Version: 79.0
Bad bad news for FFx users! :-o https://www.zdnet.com/article/mozilla-lays-off-250-employees-while-it-refocuses-on-commercial-products/
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Iliketrash
31 July 2020
Version: 79.0
Goodbye El Capitan. Firefox > 78 is no longer compatible with macOS 10.11.
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mherndz-1
19 July 2020
Version: 78.0.2
Back to Safari. Firefox has been having troubles signing in to NY unemployment site. Now it just cannot get through. Safari was able to get through without a hitch, so goodbye Firefox. Can't risk using it for important sites anymore. :( A shame…
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Mcr
04 June 2020
Version: 77.0
HEADS UP, a 77.0.1 update was released in less than 24 hours after 77.0.0 was released, fixing a fairly important bug that shipped in 77.0. MU will probably take awhile to even register the 77.0.1, so if this page is still showing 77.0, you may want to go direct to Mozilla and download the .0.1 update.
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Aargl
04 June 2020
Version: 77.0
MU> The FAQ here above need correcting: "What is the latest version of Firefox for Mac? Firefox 45.9.0esr is the latest running version with security fixes." ;-)
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tkachenko.darija
04 June 2020
Version: 77.0
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mrperfect
03 June 2020
Version: 77.0
Little bit of a re-learning curve. But after a couple months I love it. Sayonara Safari.
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incrzr
07 May 2020
Version: 75.0
I don't like it. No option for custom keyboard shortcuts and it uses 10x more CPU than other browsers (Safari, Brave, Chromium).
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Bousozoku
02 May 2020
Version: 75.0
Firefox is a browser I use on macOS Catalina, iOS 13, and Windows 10. It's been incredibly useful for the past several years, but the recently introduced privacy controls have made it exceptional. Using Sync to keep my bookmarks, passwords, and site preferences across devices is amazing. Having Lockwise on iPhone allows me to get at those to feed my information to apps carefully. The one downfall I've recently seen is that 4 GB of RAM on Catalina means that Firefox won't work correctly. Still, I'm using a mid-2012 MacBook Pro and now, with 16 GB, Firefox seems as good and quick as it did when this machine was new. It doesn't seem to work quite as well on Hulu as it should but that's because of the privacy controls not allowing some advertisers to stream their bits. I can use Safari for that because it doesn't seem to have much in the way of privacy controls.
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daljeetghai
02 May 2020
Version: 75.0
The Browser Is quite fast and I am also happy about the Savenet site, which I presume is safe.
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Mikael-B
27 April 2020
Version: 75.0
Firefox as a general browser works wonders for me on a really old 2011 machine. Safe, fast and compatible. The only letdown I feel is older add-ons have lost support. That's a good thing though as Firefox evolving means better security and it's the add-on developers that need to update their software when Firefox changes. I feel verifiably safer using FF and every media site I use Soundcloud, Spotify, Netflix, HBO, youtube, vimeo and so on works fine as do all sites. If one doesn't, I add my own controls with add-ons to adjust things like presentation or scripts.
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obeyscooplaw
22 April 2020
Version: 75.0
Firefox does not run on my MacBook pro with Catalina V10.15.4 :-( I must add that Chrome will not run either... :-(
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ShotBlocker
12 April 2020
Version: 75.0
Firefox is, sadly, dying a slow death, steadily losing market share (since at least 2015) mostly to "Chrome," and no doubt taking parent company Mozilla down with it. Mozilla, to avoid operating in the red, and top-heavy with clueless management, is shedding developers and is still looking for a permanent CEO. The 'Pocket' acquisition, which somehow Mozilla execs (who are largely impervious to input from actual users) thought would GENERATE revenue, is no doubt an abysmal and money-sucking failure, and is emblematic of their inability to position FF in the market. Experienced, tech-savvy FF users don't need Pocket -- it's a glorified bookmark recorder -- and no one using a different browser is going to switch to FF to use it. (BTW, you can shut down Pocket from about:config, by setting extensions.pocket.enabled to FALSE.) And while on that subject, why does FF still have hundreds, if not thousands, of obtuse preferences (that DON'T SYNC) still accessible only via the barely documented about:config? (see: (http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config_entries#Advanced.) So very strange. And please, no more smug comments that people like me -- longtime FF users -- should use a different browser. Firefox, for all its faults, is still the BEST and SAFEST BROWSER available. Mozilla should be HAPPY that we haven't jumped ship, even as it makes FF more difficult use. It's a shame, though, that the company still really doen't "get it and simply doesn't care about customer imput -- including comments like these. Too bad. Bottom line: Enjoy Firefox while you can, people, because its days are numbered. -SB
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trebron
11 April 2020
Version: 75.0
Firefox 75 no remembers which space a window was on when restore session is used. This is outstanding. I've been looking forward to this for a long time. The actual bug for this is 12 years old: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=440895
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ShotBlocker
08 April 2020
Version: 74.0.1
Firefox, with its silly insistence on incrementing version numbers every week, is now at version 75.0. There is still no support for TABS ON BOTTOM, so it's back to mucking in css code. If you peruse the Mozilla support forums, you'll see that, contrary to what some commenters here -- I call them the "5-Star Shills" -- claim (and wish), there are a number of longtime FF users who desire this simple feature, which was the DEFAULT for years. Not holding my breath. On the other hand, I did finally try Mozilla's heavily promoted "Pocket," for which it shelled out millions to buy. I don't see why experienced FF users would bother with it -- you can achieve the same functionality with bookmarks placed into a folder. Among Mozilla's extravagant claims for Pocket is that it is "built in" to FireFox. That is absolutely false and deliberately misleading. Pocket requires the user to create an account on the Pocket website and to login to it before Pocket can be used -- EVERY TIME FF is fired up. The site itself is poorly conceived. It offers a "dark mode," but that feature is evidently set in a cookie, because if you delete your cookies periodically (which you SHOULD DO if you care about PRIVACY) it's back to the default mode. Firefox strongly suggests that you use your FF login credentials with Pocket -- a practice that most security professionals say is a BAD IDEA -- so much for FF's supposed emphasis on security. And by the way, 1Password (or probably any other password manager) is blocked by default from auto-filling login credentials on Mozilla sites. This is perhaps because Mozilla is now pushing FireFox "Lockwise," evidently hoping to displace established managers like 1Password and others. Like Pocket, Lockwise is a "solution," probably an expensive one to implement, that few FF uses have likely asked for -- because they've probably already used a password manager for years. But FireFox has succumbed to what used to be known as "rampant featuritis": solutions in search of problems, all designed to keep the user in the evolving FF ecosystem. And by the way, Mozilla hopes to monetize Pocket with its "Premium" product which is -- not kidding -- a monthly or annual SUBSCRIPTION. By the way, if you want TABS ON BOTTOM: <https://github.com/Aris-t2/CustomCSSforFx/#unlock-custom-css-usage-in-firefox-69-and-newer> Best regards, -SB. And I'll look forward to incomings from you 5-Star Shills. Toodles!
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trebron
08 April 2020
Version: 74.0.1
This listing needs to be updated. Version 75 has been released: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/75.0/releasenotes/ The update is quite nice, as it immensely improves the search bar. Search suggestions now hide the https:// and www parts of an URL. I like that!
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DistrictDawg
05 April 2020
Version: 74.0.1
Use this browser daily and love it. Loads faster than Chrome and is more stable than Safari.
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cirrus-cirrus
24 February 2020
Version: 73.0.1
Latest update to 53.0.1 wiped out several parts of my High Sierra system - contacts, calendar etc - tread very carefully
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anonymous-meadowlark-4859
19 February 2020
Version: 73.0
Excellent browser and love all it's features; yes I have used others; Vivaldi, Safari, Chrome, Opera; all have something to offer, but Firefox hit me with a brick, after I learned how to sync my account, so I will lose nothing. The 'Generic forks; Cliqz, Waterfox, Pale Moon and others do not present the needed security updates and new versions as quick as Firefox. Firefox is at 73.01, and is rock solid. I do not have a cell phone, so my data is synced with Firefox. I read the complaints by choice, reviews; that will not stand in my way. If you are not a fan of FF, please use another browser that floats your boat; that is using a "moral compass"
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fbzv
16 February 2020
Version: 73.0
Great Update. Mozilla also just updated the Firefox Multi-Account Containers add-on to version 6.2 which now supports syncing. This is incredibly useful and has been one of the most common feature requests.
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ShotBlocker
16 February 2020
Version: 73.0
Ah, another week, another FireFox version update. Last week: 72. This week: 73. I just can't wait for version 125 a year from now. Of course, 72 broke 71's "tabs on bottom" CSS code. Will some brave soul check to see if 73 breaks 72's code? I'm sure it will. And adding a simple "tabs on bottom" preference (which tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of FireFox jockeys want) is not going to happen, not while Mozilla's top executives are busy making multi-million dollar acquisitions of things like "Pocket," which nobody wants. What happened to you, FireFox?
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winchester-419
13 February 2020
Version: 73.0
Basially ok but had trouble with the Password collecting and then completing the information when logging onto websites, Unable to get any help from Firefox or find help on the internet - very frustrating for a so called benefit for joining in the first place - Has occured after an update
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ShotBlocker
09 January 2020
Version: 72.0.1
Ah, a new year, 2020, a new Firefox, and time to vent. I've always hated Safari, such a "mushy" browser, with that slick and nauseating Apple sheen. Ugh. And Chrome -- if you want to sell your soul to Google's brand of "surveillance capitalism," be my guest. So we're stuck with Firefox. Firefox was OK, functional if a bit homely, up until they began to up their version numbers every week or 10 days. Soon we'll be up to version 172. Firefox now piles features upon features and options upon options with every new release, more than anyone could use. And "Mozilla" (who ever dreamed up that dumb name?) is so proud of their megabucks "Pocket" acquisition (neither wanted nor used by rank and file users) but -- God forbid -- if you're a knuckle-dragger who still wants "tabs on bottom" they make you muck endlessly around in CSS code for a fix, and break it with every new release. No amount of begging influences the high flying execs at Mozilla, cruising comfortably at 40,000 feet. So instead of a light, tight, kickass browser we end up with a piece of overcooked corporate bloatware. Swell. Anyway, thanks for listening folks. I owe you one. -SB
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RogerG5788
09 January 2020
Version: 72.0.1
FireFox is my main Web Browser. I have used it from when it first came out and I use exclusively. 12/24/365! Nothing else compares to it. Beats the hell out of Safari. Integrates well with extensions and is trustworthy and reliable.
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Macfool
06 January 2020
Version: 71.0
v. 72.0 is out. If anything, the Standard security settings are a little too aggressive on legit sites. Smooth and fast on a unsupported 2Ghz. Catalina '09 Mini. Get it now: https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/72.0/mac/ - choose your language. Happy New Year.
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Sleek
02 January 2020
Version: 71.0
Do not download Firefox 71. This version will not let You to go to google, gmail, Google Search or even WOT. Even when You visit ebay or any other Pages all you will see garbled images and will not show you images.
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anonymous-skink-4656
19 November 2019
Version: 70.0.1
Recently I wrote that Firefox is slow .... and now there is a new version: 70 :) It's better, much better. Firefox now has a new faster Javascript Baseline Interpreter and compositor improvements that... (I quote from mozilla) "reduce power consumption, speed up page load by as much as 22 percent, and reduce resource use for video by up to 37 percent". Apart from Mozilla marketing: Firefox now works quickly and efficiently. I recommend, check it out for yourself.
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dogwithsocks
08 November 2019
Version: 70.0.1
When you have 100+ tabs open FF is uses the least memory and runs faster than any other browser I have used (Chrome, Vivaldi, Brave, Opera, never really got into Safari because of the lack of customisation, extensions and integration into other platforms). My problem is that there are some essential extensions I want to use but they are not available on FF (e.g. Gmelius, Hubspot etc.).
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bsmit
30 October 2019
Version: 70.0
So configurable. Trust this and love it!
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chofutaro8
26 October 2019
Version: 70.0
This is the best browser: very configurable and secure.
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darkwing52
25 October 2019
Version: 70.0
I have more confidence in FF than any other browser when it comes to paying attention to my interests and protection and privacy.
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calvarytabernacleinfo
14 October 2019
Version: 69.0.3
It's the best browser and moved out from Chrome for security reasons. Chrome is having lot of Adware and collecting too much of data leaving behind without any option to disable.
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jimmymorales
08 September 2019
Version: 69.0
I am still using 61.0 because that is when the comments section in the bookmarks was removed. Does anybody know if it has been added back in yet? As much as I would love to upgrade, I find myself using Chrome a lot more, so I can keep my comments section in Firefox.
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Scion777
03 September 2019
Version: 69.0
Some nice additions/improvements for FF 69: For our users on macOS, battery life and download UI are both improved: macOS users on dual-graphics-card machines (like MacBook Pro) will switch back to the low-power GPU more aggressively, saving battery life. Finder on macOS now displays download progress for files being downloaded. Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) rolls out stronger privacy protections: The default standard setting for this feature now blocks third-party tracking cookies and cryptominers. The optional strict setting blocks fingerprinters as well as the items blocked in the standard setting. The Block Autoplay feature is enhanced to give users the option to block any video that automatically starts playing, not just those that automatically play with sound. For our users in the US or using the en-US browser, we are shipping a new “New Tab” page experience that connects you to the best of Pocket’s content. Support for receiving multiple video codecs with this release makes it easier for WebRTC conferencing services to mix video from different clients.
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Scion777
03 September 2019
Version: 69.0
MacUpdate Admins! https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/69.0/releasenotes/
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anonymous-skink-4656
03 September 2019
Version: 69.0
It is still a good browser, trying to adapt to new times. I don't know about the Windows version, but the Mac version is still slow. Consumes a lot of resources (especially when playing video). Rather, it is no longer an interesting alternative to Chrome or Safari, even though Firefox is still trying to modernize. The only plus may be that it does not belong to Apple or Google - for many people it matters.
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Albabe
12 August 2019
Version: 68.0.1
68.0.1 completely eats your CPU. Almost 400%. This is ridiculous.
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TinaNaNa
29 July 2019
Version: 68.0.1
My favourite browser! Only thing I don't like is that it doesn't work like other mac apps. Like when I option-click on its icon in the dock, I want it to hide all other apps, not show me an option screen...
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zlazkow
25 July 2019
Version: 68.0.1
Chrome and Firefox let users data leak thru their extensions. https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/07/dataspii-inside-the-debacle-that-dished-private-data-from-apple-tesla-blue-origin-and-4m-people/? This is one more reason to stop using both browsers.
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