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TenFourFox for Mac

Harness the power of Firefox 45 on your PowerPC Mac.

Free
In English
Version 45.41.5
3.7
Based on 56 user rates

TenFourFox overview

TenFourFox is a fast, efficient Web browser always based on the current version of Firefox, but unlike the main distribution TenFourFox is compatible with OS X 10.4 and 10.5 running on PowerPC processors. It comes in different tuned versions for specific PowerPC processor families:

If you feel unsure what type of PowerPC processor your Mac has, go to the Apple menu and choose "About this Mac" and check the processor field. On the G4 Mac open the Terminal app (in Applications -> Utilities) and type the command machine.

TenFourFox no longer supports plugins or Flash - As of the previous TenFourFox 6.0, for the following reasons plugin support ships disabled. Sites will now act as if no plugins were installed at all. Plugins on PowerPC are of special concern because Mozilla is making updates to their plugin architecture which may require the plugins themselves to be updated, and there are certain difficult-to-correct bugs with them already on Tiger. Most importantly, Adobe Flash for PowerPC is no longer maintained and has known security risks that can crash or leak data, some sites require versions not available on the PowerPC, and QuickTime for Leopard will lose its own support with the release of OS X Lion. For these and other reasons, TenFourFox does not run plugins, and they cannot be enabled.

What’s new in version 45.41.5

Version 45.41.5:
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TenFourFox for Mac

Free
In English
Version 45.41.5
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3.7

(94 Reviews of TenFourFox)

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Aargl
Aargl
Jul 27 2020
45.34.0
5.0
Jul 27 2020
5.0
Version: 45.34.0
TFF is still perfectly working, long live PPC! :-)
Aargl
Aargl
Jul 27 2019
45.24.0
5.0
Jul 27 2019
5.0
Version: 45.24.0
My FPR15 review will be more of a "best practices with TFF and any Firefox based browser":
• Thanks to TFF's dev, I've learned that those browsers enumerate the available fonts in your system, so minimizing their number will gain a considerable amount of time, especially for slow machines.
• my second point is about extensions: most of you already know it, but keep them as few as possible
• final point: built-in basic adblock of TFF. My little G4 mini was lacking RAM until today, so it was faster filtering heavy pages with uBlock +uMatrix +Decentraleyes (as calculations were made in virtual memory i.e. on disk). Now, with its RAM maxed out, TFF's built-in basic adblock alone is the overall best choice — if you don't mind trackers, etc.
Before applying those advices, TFF ate CPU for 50s at launch before calming down, then nearly the same time for loading very heavy sites: now I've achieved 20s launch time and even the heaviest site takes less than 20s to display ("normal" pages load between 4s and 8s).
I've also applied the fonts advice on my Intel Macs with Waterfox and Firefox. ;-)
rardin
rardin
Mar 24 2019
45.22.0
0.0
Mar 24 2019
0.0
Version: 45.22.0
The developer announced that an "urgent security [FPR13 SPR1] update" will be coming soon to patch a vulnerability in the Firefox code revealed during Pwn2Own that is closed in releases Firefox 66.0.1 and Firefox ESR 60.6.1
Aargl
Aargl
Mar 4 2019
45.20.0
5.0
Mar 4 2019
5.0
Version: 45.20.0
A little review to say that TenFourFox is still actively supported: next FPR13 (should be 45.22, if I'm not mistaking) will be out later this month. Being a "Feature Parity Release", you can expect it to work quite like Firefox, except for some "hard to port" feature. Current news are that there's a new Intel port (versions for MacOS 10.4 to 10.6), not supported by TFF's dev but mentioned in their blog — see one of my comments below.
Aargl
Aargl
May 11 2018
45.16.0
5.0
May 11 2018
5.0
Version: 45.16.0
This version (also called FPR7) is a clear improvement with its "basic adblock" feature, undeniably speeding your browsing! (you have to enable it in the dedicated TFF prefs)
You can use it now without any adblocker, although you still have more precise filtering power with the usual extensions.
For the rest, it's FF45 with latest 52ESR fixes on PPC machines.
rhodenjacob8
rhodenjacob8
Dec 16 2021
45.41.5
5.0
Dec 16 2021
5.0
Version: 45.41.5
Aargl
Aargl
Jul 27 2020
5.0
Jul 27 2020
5.0
Version: null
michaeldavidmullett
michaeldavidmullett
Jun 12 2018
1.0
Jun 12 2018
1.0
Version: null
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Jan 24 2018
5.0
Jan 24 2018
5.0
Version: null
mojoguzzi
mojoguzzi
Dec 21 2016
0.5
Dec 21 2016
0.5
Version: null
Snoebay
Snoebay
Nov 16 2016
0.5
Nov 16 2016
0.5
Version: null
sm7hgy
sm7hgy
Jun 14 2016
4.5
Jun 14 2016
4.5
Version: null
gamezr01
gamezr01
Jan 10 2016
3.0
Jan 10 2016
3.0
Version: null
Bjoernowitsch
Bjoernowitsch
Dec 22 2015
2.0
Dec 22 2015
2.0
Version: null
Tubo
Tubo
May 29 2015
5.0
May 29 2015
5.0
Version: null
nickdellorto
nickdellorto
Apr 29 2015
5.0
Apr 29 2015
5.0
Version: null
Macfool
Macfool
Dec 2 2014
5.0
Dec 2 2014
5.0
Version: null
Indices
Indices
Aug 30 2014
5.0
Aug 30 2014
5.0
Version: null
blm
blm
Aug 22 2014
0.5
Aug 22 2014
0.5
Version: null
Macman8
Macman8
Jun 27 2014
5.0
Jun 27 2014
5.0
Version: null
Waycoolphil
Waycoolphil
Feb 9 2014
4.5
Feb 9 2014
4.5
Version: null
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Dec 13 2013
5.0
Dec 13 2013
5.0
Version: null
THEE:LEE
THEE:LEE
Apr 3 2013
3.5
Apr 3 2013
3.5
Version: null
CarlyChandler4323
CarlyChandler4323
Mar 18 2013
4.5
Mar 18 2013
4.5
Version: null
Pik80
Pik80
Nov 22 2012
4.0
Nov 22 2012
4.0
Version: null
OSX-FTW!
OSX-FTW!
Nov 20 2012
5.0
Nov 20 2012
5.0
Version: null
macuser87
macuser87
Aug 19 2012
5.0
Aug 19 2012
5.0
Version: null
thfechter
thfechter
Aug 8 2012
5.0
Aug 8 2012
5.0
Version: null
Ikir
Ikir
Jul 15 2012
5.0
Jul 15 2012
5.0
Version: null
ElTarlo
ElTarlo
Jul 12 2012
5.0
Jul 12 2012
5.0
Version: null
Ezmac
Ezmac
Jun 6 2012
4.5
Jun 6 2012
4.5
Version: null
joel-edstrom
joel-edstrom
Apr 23 2012
5.0
Apr 23 2012
5.0
Version: null
pappywallar
pappywallar
Mar 13 2012
3.0
Mar 13 2012
3.0
Version: null
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
Feb 29 2012
5.0
Feb 29 2012
5.0
Version: null
David-Evian
David-Evian
Feb 24 2012
1.0
Feb 24 2012
1.0
Version: null
space0matic
space0matic
Feb 21 2012
0.5
Feb 21 2012
0.5
Version: null
Thresher-the-Shark
Thresher-the-Shark
Feb 20 2012
5.0
Feb 20 2012
5.0
Version: null
mam28
mam28
Feb 18 2012
5.0
Feb 18 2012
5.0
Version: null
info-789
info-789
Feb 12 2012
0.5
Feb 12 2012
0.5
Version: null
ENIGMACODE
ENIGMACODE
Jan 14 2012
2.5
Jan 14 2012
2.5
Version: null
kaleida
kaleida
Jan 2 2012
5.0
Jan 2 2012
5.0
Version: null
friautz
friautz
Nov 16 2011
2.0
Nov 16 2011
2.0
Version: null
pixturesk
pixturesk
Nov 10 2011
4.5
Nov 10 2011
4.5
Version: null
kapitain2b
kapitain2b
Oct 1 2011
4.5
Oct 1 2011
4.5
Version: null
ColemanH
ColemanH
Sep 21 2011
0.5
Sep 21 2011
0.5
Version: null