Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source Web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation. Firefox is the second most widely used browser.
To display web pages, Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine, which implements most current web standards in addition to several features that are intended to anticipate likely additions to the standards.
Reviewing 45.0 (Mar 8, 2016)
Vers 45 just released craches a minute after it is loaded
Reviewing 44.0.2 (Feb 19, 2016)
Just tested v44, and it's a disaster
1 tab open, firefox consumes 464mb of memory
same page in srware iron (crome), 175mb of memory
Besides the memory hog, it has problems to load and work properly with a ton of websites (ie, imagevenue) this problem is more pronounced with every new version
Firefox is not an option anymore
Reviewing 44.0.1 (Feb 9, 2016)
I'd give FF a -1 rating if I could. I'd been using FF as my default browser for years until FF 43.0 came along. I installed 43 on my four computers expecting FF performance that I've been used to. All I got from the new FF versions was stuttering performance that ended up with FF freezing on all computers. I went back an installed pre-43.0 versions and their performance was just as bad.
So, I uninstalled FF and went back to Google Chrome and SlimJet. Both are working fine. I just installed 41.0.1 and got the same crappy performance and freezing. After so many years with FF, I'm at a loss to understand what happened. Has anyone else out there had the same problem?
Reviewing 43.0.3 (Jan 6, 2016)
In relation to past releases, 43.0.3 seems to have a lag when mouse clicking on any item. The scrolling seems to stall for 2-3 seconds. When changing URL's,
I will frequently get "not responding" messages and if I wait for FF to respond, it will be as long as 2 minutes. I loaded the latest version of Chrome, went to the same URL's and tested scrolling action and had no delays or hangs. Wonder what has happened in this latest release of FF??
Reviewing 43.0.3 (Jan 6, 2016)
Mozilla Firefox for Windows (32-bit) 43.0.3 is so draggy and hogs memory so much in so little time; I have to go back to 42.0.0.
SIGH...Mozilla, still not even smart enough to provide different names for 32 and 64-bit EXEs. /facepalm
I too experience the 10-20 second non-responsive input issues on many sites. I never see this in Chrome, although it has its own problems (failure to render some sites properly, occasionally closes a tab for no reason, etc).
Any bets on what they might have screwed up this time? :)
Firefox is best browser..Firefox is best for browsing.Using that you can download anything fast,also upload too.I am using the firefox latest version...Even if i open many tabs in the browser it will not get crashed ...It has many addons ,While using this browser i checked the browsing speed at http://www.scanmyspeed.com/
This versioning race makes NO sense. It muddies the waters for everyone and is the antithesis of what Mozilla was supposed to be about. A full version upgrade should have substantial changes in multiple areas of a product. At least some of the bugs introduced after v3 are finally being rooted out..I suppose that's "progress".
Why is some one posting versions of Firefox here using this confusing syntax ?
Why continue to use a word grouping that leads to flaming?
This was a problem before and even though a simple rearrangement of terms would prevent problems, some one continues to cause upheaval by placing the Firefox version numbering directly after the word Windows. This practice not only disrupts this site it also harms the reputation of Mozilla Firefox.
I move to, at least advise, the user who is responsible for this behavior to please adjust the title
Mozilla Firefox (v6) for Windows, 6.0 Beta 4
Mozilla Firefox (v6) 6.0 Beta 4 for Windows
Mozilla Firefox for Windows version 6.0 Beta 4
Mozilla Firefox for Windows V6.0 Beta 4
Mozilla Firefox for Windows 7/2000/Vista/XP
V6.0 Beta 4
It seems the title breaks badly with the page layout as written so perhaps all these could use adjusting as well
Mozilla Firefox (v2) for Windows 7/2000/Vista/XP
Mozilla Firefox (v3) for Windows 7/2000/Vista/XP
Mozilla Firefox (v3.5) for Windows 7/2000/Vista/XP
Mozilla Firefox (v3.6) for Windows 7/2000/Vista/XP
Mozilla Firefox (v4) for Windows 7/2000/Vista/XP
Mozilla Firefox (v5) for Windows 7/2000/Vista/XP
Mozilla Firefox (v7) for Windows 7/2000/Vista/XP
Mozilla Firefox (v8) for Windows 7/2000/Vista/XP
Dude, if you REALLY think you are so smart and know so much more than everyone else, why don't you be smart enough and download your English release from the directory you show us and install it - then find out what the hell version it is - it's not so difficult to see the "you are running the beta version" or something or another that gets loaded on the first start page of the program. THIS IS A DAMN BETA FOLKS - THE final version HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED!!! Don't install this and then come complain that something doesn't work. This is still BETA!!
Reviewing 5.0 (Jun 19, 2011)
4 all of user stating FX 5 Final is a fake; u r kindly invited 2 ck out ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/5.0/win32
Choose the language u do prefere n u'll get the final FX 5 release.
That's all up 2 u folks.
I note in the review of Firefox 7.0a1 that the reviewer was havng problems with XMarks. There is a dev version of them that works perfectly and can be found here - https://rodan.lastpass.com/dev/xmarks...
That held me back from using it as I do like to link the various versions of Fx but now it is running well - and no crashes (yet)
On 21 March, FileForum claims to be posting the final release of Firefox 4.0 (i.e., not a release candidate). Mozilla's own FTP site lists that 4.0 final is not yet released and RC2 (released on 18 March) is still the latest.
Anyone got any ideas as to why 3.6.3 will not open on Vista Home Premium x32? Even 3.5.9 won't open either.
I'm sorry, but I do not see the logic in posting an alpha anywhere but the app's home site (Mozilla in this case). This is just asking for bad ratings and general problems.
If you are having a problem with extensions in an update, you need the nightly tester tools. It will allow you to force an older extension to work.
You can find it here:
Firefox v3.0.8 Release Notes Please?
v3.0.8, released March 27, 2009
Check out what’s new, the known issues and frequently asked questions
about the latest version of Firefox. As always, you’re encouraged to
tell us what you think, either using this feedback form or by filing a bug in Bugzilla.
What’s New in Firefox 3.0.8
Firefox 3.0.8 fixes two critical security issues. found in Firefox 3.0.7.
See the complete list of bugs fixed.
I hope they make it better. Lately I am having huge problems with this running just okay. Been using firefox 2 since that seems to be way better.
Big speedup over currently released Firefox, on the XP machine I tried this on. While the ACID 3 test isn't perfect yet, it's much closer.
Just think it would be nice to link to the Beta information
Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 Release Notes
This is the fifth development milestone and third beta release of Firefox 3.1, the upcoming version of the Firefox web browser. Please read below for more information.
About this Beta
Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 is the fifth development milestone and third beta release of Firefox 3.1, the next version of the Firefox web browser. While this release is considered to be stable, it is intended for developers and members of our testing community to use for early evaluation and feedback. Users of the latest released version of Firefox should not expect all of their add-ons to work properly with this beta.
What’s New in Firefox 3.1 Beta 3
Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 is based on the Gecko 1.9.1 rendering platform, which has been under development for the past 9 months. Firefox 3.1 is an incremental release on the previous version with significant changes to improve web compatibility, performance, and ease of use:
* This beta is now available in 64 languages - get your local version.
* Improved the new Private Browsing Mode.
* Improvements to web worker thread support.
* New native JSON support.
* Improvements to the Gecko layout engine, including speculative parsing for faster content rendering.
Developers can find out about all the changes and new features at the Mozilla Developer Center.