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Mozilla Firefox (Beta) Mozilla Firefox (Beta) 68.0 Beta 4 for Windows

by Mozilla

Avg. Rating 3.4 (1,047 votes)

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File Size 43.1 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/Server 2003/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 43,563
Publisher Mozilla
Homepage Mozilla Firefox
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Publisher's Description

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.

Latest Reviews

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v58.0 Beta 5 on Nov 23, 2017

Ok I found replacements for all my extensions now, took about a week but I did it. The browser has finally entered the modern age that Chrome ushered in 5 years ago, it took way too long and cost FF massive market share. I hope that have learned from that, at least now they have a solid platform to more forward on.. finally.

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v58.0 Beta 4 on Nov 16, 2017

Giving a 1 untill they clean up their mess.

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v58.0 Beta 3 on Nov 15, 2017

Junk status. Used to be great and used it for years. I quit for good. Speed doesn't replace all the good things that made this browser great. Not by a long shot.

cyberguy

cyberguy reviewed v57.0 Beta 8 on Oct 14, 2017

Dissappointed with version 57 so far.

I will still give it a 3 because there is some good left in it.
Used to be my favorite browser. Now there is nothing to really make me want to continue using it.

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v57.0 Beta 6 on Oct 8, 2017

OK, I've been trying this for a couple of weeks now, or since the first Beta. Just updated to Beta 6. It is definitely faster than previous versions of Firefox, bit at what cost?

The Web Extension addons are PATHETIC in comparison to what can be done with the old XUL system. (Sorry Developers, but it's not your fault). The WE addons are very limited in what they can do, and it's sad to see once great add-ons being reduced to just a shell of what they once were. They are unable to import/export things like cookies, form history etc, they can't change the interface at all, no scroll bar changes, lame themes. The list goes on...

I actually DO like FF57, but it's inadequate add-ons and desire to be a clone of google chrome just leaves me wanting to stay with WATERFOX, at least until its author throws in the towel with the rest of them.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v57.0 Beta 6 on Oct 7, 2017

Finally tried this infamous 57 version. Its as bad as I thought it would be. None of my add on's came over. or my themes. So your stuck with that terrible user interface. Speed, come on, I haven't noticed any big speed increase with any of these updated browsers. FF will be added to IE, Edge, and Opera as browsers that have jumped the shark.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v57.0 Beta 6 on Oct 6, 2017

Yes the browser is now fast, really fast, and its far too late for that to make any difference. If they had worked on speed 4 years ago they just have had a chance, now it way too late. And to get the speed by sacrificing all the addons? Insanity. Currently in the addon store there appear to be about 65 addons compatible with 57.. thats pathetic. Looks like Firefox is the new IE. Gawd damn why are tech companies so idiotic??

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v57.0 Beta 3 on Sep 27, 2017

I am still using WATERFOX as my primary browser, but I am trying to make this FF57 work out. It DOES seem more responsive than previous versions.

On the down side, Ugly squared off tabs, Can't find replacements for about 80% of my previous add-ons because the authors say that the webextensions are very LIMITED in what they can do. Install this and then stroll through the Mozilla Add-ons site. Page after page with only 1 or 2 compatible. Gone are Classic Theme Restorer, Findbar Tweak, Cookies Manager+. , Clippings, IMacros and the list goes on. I am trying to give it a chance. I'll bump it up to TWO stars. This is the Future??

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v56.0 Beta 12 on Sep 14, 2017

@Monkey_Punch It's not I'm against change if it improves the browser, but web extensions just do not have the same capability as the current XUL system. So many authors are just throwing in the towel or creating web extension add-ons that just simply can't do what they did with the old system

I've used Firefox since it rose from the ashes on Netscape long ago. I've Preached to others how great it was. The one thing that made Firefox stand out above the other browsers was the ability to customize it and make it your own browser. That is becoming a thing of the past and this browser may very well meet the same fate as Netscape.

It's Waterfox for me, as it's developer has forked off of previous mozilla builds and allows the old extensions.
"All of the other browsers are going in this direction" That's just it, why even use FIREFOX if it is no different from chrome. Go ahead and follow FF off of that cliff.

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v56.0 Beta 10 on Sep 9, 2017

Happily using Waterfox. FF has lst its' way.

Avg. Rating 3.4 (1,047 votes)
Your Rating
Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v58.0 Beta 5 on Nov 23, 2017

Pros: fast

Cons: still a bit clunky

Bottom Line: Ok I found replacements for all my extensions now, took about a week but I did it. The browser has finally entered the modern age that Chrome ushered in 5 years ago, it took way too long and cost FF massive market share. I hope that have learned from that, at least now they have a solid platform to more forward on.. finally.

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v58.0 Beta 4 on Nov 16, 2017

Pros: Pros: Yes, faster.

Cons: Cons,: Almost all of the adons aren't working or supported yet. Plus, who's the idiot that decided to make it look even worse than Windows 10?

Bottom Line: Giving a 1 untill they clean up their mess.

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v58.0 Beta 3 on Nov 15, 2017

Pros: non

Cons: just about everything

Bottom Line: Junk status. Used to be great and used it for years. I quit for good. Speed doesn't replace all the good things that made this browser great. Not by a long shot.

cyberguy

cyberguy reviewed v57.0 Beta 8 on Oct 14, 2017

Pros: An updated Firefox

Cons: Version 57 broke 90% of the addons.
Changed the way my favorite replacements work. They are no better than Chrome addons now.
Opening new tab causes the browser to become non-responsive. This last is so annoying I stopped using Firefox altogether and went back to chrome.

Bottom Line: Dissappointed with version 57 so far.

I will still give it a 3 because there is some good left in it.
Used to be my favorite browser. Now there is nothing to really make me want to continue using it.

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v57.0 Beta 6 on Oct 8, 2017

Pros: Faster than previous versions

Cons: Web Extension Add-ons are lame.

Bottom Line: OK, I've been trying this for a couple of weeks now, or since the first Beta. Just updated to Beta 6. It is definitely faster than previous versions of Firefox, bit at what cost?

The Web Extension addons are PATHETIC in comparison to what can be done with the old XUL system. (Sorry Developers, but it's not your fault). The WE addons are very limited in what they can do, and it's sad to see once great add-ons being reduced to just a shell of what they once were. They are unable to import/export things like cookies, form history etc, they can't change the interface at all, no scroll bar changes, lame themes. The list goes on...

I actually DO like FF57, but it's inadequate add-ons and desire to be a clone of google chrome just leaves me wanting to stay with WATERFOX, at least until its author throws in the towel with the rest of them.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v57.0 Beta 6 on Oct 7, 2017

Pros: None

Cons: Where do you begin.

Bottom Line: Finally tried this infamous 57 version. Its as bad as I thought it would be. None of my add on's came over. or my themes. So your stuck with that terrible user interface. Speed, come on, I haven't noticed any big speed increase with any of these updated browsers. FF will be added to IE, Edge, and Opera as browsers that have jumped the shark.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v57.0 Beta 6 on Oct 6, 2017

Pros: 57 is fast, very fast

Cons: All plugins are gone

Bottom Line: Yes the browser is now fast, really fast, and its far too late for that to make any difference. If they had worked on speed 4 years ago they just have had a chance, now it way too late. And to get the speed by sacrificing all the addons? Insanity. Currently in the addon store there appear to be about 65 addons compatible with 57.. thats pathetic. Looks like Firefox is the new IE. Gawd damn why are tech companies so idiotic??

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v57.0 Beta 3 on Sep 27, 2017

Pros: Does seem faster with multi-process

Cons: Very Limited web extensions are no match for the old add-on system

Bottom Line: I am still using WATERFOX as my primary browser, but I am trying to make this FF57 work out. It DOES seem more responsive than previous versions.

On the down side, Ugly squared off tabs, Can't find replacements for about 80% of my previous add-ons because the authors say that the webextensions are very LIMITED in what they can do. Install this and then stroll through the Mozilla Add-ons site. Page after page with only 1 or 2 compatible. Gone are Classic Theme Restorer, Findbar Tweak, Cookies Manager+. , Clippings, IMacros and the list goes on. I am trying to give it a chance. I'll bump it up to TWO stars. This is the Future??

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v56.0 Beta 12 on Sep 14, 2017

Pros: It's not Google Chrome Spyware

Cons: It's trying more every day to be just like Google Chrome.

Bottom Line: @Monkey_Punch It's not I'm against change if it improves the browser, but web extensions just do not have the same capability as the current XUL system. So many authors are just throwing in the towel or creating web extension add-ons that just simply can't do what they did with the old system

I've used Firefox since it rose from the ashes on Netscape long ago. I've Preached to others how great it was. The one thing that made Firefox stand out above the other browsers was the ability to customize it and make it your own browser. That is becoming a thing of the past and this browser may very well meet the same fate as Netscape.

It's Waterfox for me, as it's developer has forked off of previous mozilla builds and allows the old extensions.
"All of the other browsers are going in this direction" That's just it, why even use FIREFOX if it is no different from chrome. Go ahead and follow FF off of that cliff.

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v56.0 Beta 10 on Sep 9, 2017

Pros: none

Cons: loss of extensions

Bottom Line: Happily using Waterfox. FF has lst its' way.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v56.0 Beta 10 on Sep 8, 2017

Pros: Fast, fast, fast on my crappy old hardware.

Cons: None for me.

Bottom Line: Gawd! Boo hoo, your ancient and no longer supported add-on no longer work. All other browsers are going in this directon but you don't see their users complaining. Tell the author to convert to Webextensions and join the 21st century. It's like listening to XP users complaining that web sites and other apps don't work right anymore. No *hit! Get a modern OS and get with the times! The web and the way browsers interact with it will be *nothing* like it is in a few years. To keep malicious web sites and other bad guys at bay, the browser world has to change. Adapt or die.

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v56.0 Beta 8 on Sep 1, 2017

Pros: It's not Google Chrome

Cons: Trying to be a Google Chrome Clone

Bottom Line: It's Waterfox for me as well. Cyberfox and others have thrown in the towel, but it appears Waterfox is going to fork and allow XUL extensions.

Everyone tried to tell you MOZILLA, that the ONE thing that made Firefox stand out was the ability to customize it to make it your browser. That is now a thing of the past and unfortunately Firefox, which I have used since it rose from the ashes of Netscape is soon about to meet the same fate as Netscape. I mean, take one look at the reviews..... Thanks Mozilla for ruining something special

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v56.0 Beta 4 on Aug 19, 2017

Pros: Better than Google Chrome

Cons: They are looking to monetize the browser by alienating some of their users.

Bottom Line: Garbage since version 55. It borked some of my extensions. I am using Waterfox now.

asaenz

asaenz reviewed v50.0 Beta 1 on Dec 19, 2016

Followed others advice with regard to Cyberfox and no regrets having switched over (YET)

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v50.0 Beta 1 on Sep 21, 2016

yes Cyberfox is way way better than this POS

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v49.0 Beta 4 on Aug 20, 2016

FF has always been my default browser until the new versions came out. It's useless. I've been using Cyberfox and it works very well and d is my default browser. Why does Cyberfox work and FF doesn't? when FF comes up with a new version like the latest ff48 final. i always give it a shot, with the same unusable results, yet other reviewers say that all is fine and dandy. Could it be Win 10? My rating for FF is zero. It doesn't even rate a 1.

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v43.0 Beta 8 on Dec 18, 2015

I recently upgraded from FF 42.0 to FF 43.0 from Freeware files. I found that my computer was working extremely slow after installation. Since I never had a problem with any FF versions over the years, I didn't suspect that FF 43.0 was the problem. As I was about to do a system restore, I reinstalled FF 42.0 and what a difference. Once again, my home page loaded quickly and page rendering was up to snuff once again. I'm running on a Lenovo G50-70 laptop with the intel i5 processor. My laptop is less than a year old. Anyone else have the same problem with FF 43.0?

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v43.0 Beta 8 on Dec 3, 2015

Working well for me on Win10 Home Edition. Keep up the good work!

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v42.0 Beta 1 on Sep 24, 2015

Running happily on my old dinosaur E6500. We'll likely see it go to 64-bit if they can figure out the 32-bit > 64-bit plugin stuff. We've only ever had a 32-bit Firefox and now that plugin and add-on devs have a shot at native 64-bit, they're playing catch up. The inclusion of SQLite 3.8.11 (https://www.sqlite.org/releaselog/3_8_11.html) will yield even better performance. Win win!

Casper75

Casper75 reviewed v41.0 Beta 8 on Sep 12, 2015

I thought I'd give Firefox a go after being ditching It several years ago & although the speed & performance has improved greatly there is one major issue I'm having, Plugins such as Java, Silverlight & VLC Media Player are not showing up In the plugins tab In the extensions manager. I've been a long time user of Cyberfox & I've never had this issue when using Firefox bases web browser & all the plugins I use are compatible with 64bit browsers.

Andy Dean

Andy Dean reviewed v41.0 Beta 5 on Aug 28, 2015

Running perfectly on Windows 10 here.
I've tried IE, Chrome, Opera and Edge, for me they are all lacking in comparison to Firefox. It's fast and reliable.

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v41.0 Beta 4 on Aug 26, 2015

Used to be browser of choice... but lately they have driven me to search for an alternative browser. This locks up, consumes ridiculous amounts of memory, and has become virtually useless on Windows 10. Rather than fix these issues, the devs has focused on feature building with no obvious benefit to the user.

Chrome too restrictive with "secure' features,

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v41.0 Beta 3 on Aug 21, 2015

They are driving me further towards Chrome with their frenzied, unfocused feature changes. The only think keeping me using this browser is the extensive library of addons/extensions. But they are undermining that great foundation by deciding to work with Chrome extensions as well. We need to maintain a base of Firefox specific addons/extensions to encourage people to maintain those. If Mozilla just starts aping everything Chrome, there's no reason to stick with Firefox at all.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v41.0 Beta 2 on Aug 19, 2015

what a POS it disabled my adguard and lastpass

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v41.0 Beta 2 on Aug 19, 2015

I do not see much difference the plug-ins are all optimized for 32 bit

sSHarK

sSHarK reviewed v41.0 Beta 1 on Aug 12, 2015

10+

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v40.0 Beta 6 on Jul 22, 2015

I've moved away from 32-bit FF and the 64-bit version is rocking and rolling on my ancient Dell E6500. Pages render fast as heck. I cannot *ever* go back to 32-bit again. Memory usage will drop in FF 41 for all you AdblockPlus users. They finally fixed bug 77999 (https://blog.mozilla.org...en-running-adblock-plus/). About time Moz devs, about time. Working well for me.

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v40.0 Beta 4 on Jul 15, 2015

Don't care much for "new tabs" features with a word from their sponsors.
After all, Mozilla Corp. is already making a steady lump sum.

Otherwise, build behaves well.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v40.0 Beta 2 on Jul 9, 2015

This is one of the worst versions of Firefox I have seen. Mozilla needs to get their act together.

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v40.0 Beta 1 on Jul 6, 2015

Have they fixed the incredible memory drain that's been plaguing it?

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v39.0.6 RC on Jul 2, 2015

The fastest, most stable version yet

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v39.0.6 RC on Jul 1, 2015

This is probably as fast as Firefox is going to get. There are faster browsers, but they bring their own problems. Avant is one example.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v39.0 Beta 4 on Jun 23, 2015

I have a need for speed and the 64bit version is very fast.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v39.0 Beta 2 on Jun 5, 2015

Not good

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v39.0 Beta 1 on May 26, 2015

Think it's the first time a Firefox beta doesn't behave like a beta.
Just nice and fast!

gsteele

gsteele reviewed v38.0.5 Beta 3 on May 19, 2015

The 64 bit version is lightening fast.

henrypeck

henrypeck reviewed v38.0.5 Beta 3 on May 19, 2015

inkowyouknow's gives everything he rates a 1. Firefox is still the best browser and just keeps on improving.

inkowyouknow

inkowyouknow reviewed v38.0 Beta 9 on May 1, 2015

Gets 1 star because it seems its constantly work in progress... so fed up doing updates. Other programs in Beta go through avarious updates but this seems like it will never end.

paulness

paulness reviewed v38.0 Beta 9 on Apr 30, 2015

The description says it will work on older Vista and XP-64 machines, but the installer complains if it is not at least Windows-7. Arch!

Maou

Maou reviewed v38.0 Beta 5 on Apr 17, 2015

It's gonna take some time until Mozilla catch up with the 64BIT counterparts, ex: Cyberfox, Palemoon, Waterfox, etc...

But, it's already a start, so kudos for that.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v38.0 Beta 3 on Apr 10, 2015

I'm going to agree with robmanic44, this sucker is fast. I tested 32-bit vs. 64-bit on the same machine (Latitude E6400, 4GB RAM, Intel T9800) using speed-battle.com: 32-bit scored in the upper 600s to lower 700s, 64-bit was in the upper 700s. Nice job Mozilla!

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v38.0 Beta 2 on Apr 8, 2015

This version is the fastest Firefox I have ever used.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v37.0 RC1 on Mar 26, 2015

Looks like they are finally working on the guts of the thing again, memory usages and performance etc after the whole Australis debacle. Its a little better than it was before, I'm happier... still looking at chrome pretty seriously tho cuz its still a lot faster and lighter.

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v37.0 Beta 7 on Mar 22, 2015

37b7 64bit is doing just fine here.

Ryusennin

Ryusennin reviewed v37.0 Beta 5 on Mar 14, 2015

It feels more sluggish than the 32-bit build on Win7-64. Not mature enough.

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v37.0 Beta 4 on Mar 11, 2015

This version, in my opinion, still needs some work. Version 36 was fine, but with 37 there is a lot of lag time with any pages containing flash content. Sometimes it stalls completely. I'm sure the problems will be ironed out before final release, but on my system anyway, I may have to revert back a version.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v37.0 Beta 3 on Mar 6, 2015

This browser is still slower than the version 36.0. It appears to download everything twice. So much for the beta in 64 bit.

Andy Dean

Andy Dean reviewed v37.0 Beta 2 on Mar 3, 2015

About time an official x64 version for Windows was released.
This is running blindingly fast on my Windows 7 x64 PC, all my extensions seem to work fine with it.
Only problem I have is that the Flash plugin occasionally doesn't seem to work.
Still it's a beta so I'll forgive Mozilla for that :)

jack_alexander

jack_alexander reviewed v37.0 Beta 2 on Mar 3, 2015

I tried it and it broke just like Waterfox. So far only Cyberfox isn't breaking from my addons etc... This lead to an uninstall.

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v37.0 Beta 2 on Mar 3, 2015

Finally an official 64-bit version of Firefox :)

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v36.0 Beta 10 on Feb 18, 2015

Mozilla Firefox 36.0b10 is performing well for me on WinVista SP2. Keep up the good work, Devolopers! Cheers!

anonswgeek

anonswgeek reviewed v36.0 Beta 9 on Feb 16, 2015

been running this beta for a couple of days and no problems so far. it seems stable and quick.

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v36.0 Beta 9 on Feb 15, 2015

Still the Best !! 10 times more customizable than chrome.

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v36.0 Beta 9 on Feb 15, 2015

Yes.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v36.0 Beta 9 on Feb 13, 2015

People still use firefox? whoa...

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v36.0 Beta 9 on Feb 13, 2015

Turning out to be the fastest version yet. Looking forward to 37. Remains to be seen if Share Service or Hello take off.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v36.0 Beta 6 on Feb 3, 2015

Some good bug fixing going into this version. Wish it had the Sqlite 3.8.8.x stuff going in though.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v36.0 Beta 2 on Jan 21, 2015

No issues thus far and speed seems to be the same. Works for me.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v36.0 Beta 1 on Jan 14, 2015

@Sven123456789: Stupid troll. Please die.

Looking forward to the inclusion of the updated SQlite backend that will now do 20% *more* work with the same CPU cycles, gobs of memory-reducing fixes and more speed. Works nice on my old E6400. HTML5 score also increased. Win!

ranasrule

ranasrule reviewed v35.0 RC3 on Jan 9, 2015

Version 35 breaks a few extensions like Adblock+ and Download Statusbar

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v35.0 RC3 on Jan 9, 2015

The slide continues....

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v35.0 RC3 on Jan 9, 2015

@iknowyouknow

Your great great grandma must have been dropped on her head as it seems to run in your family. RC stand for release candidate, not beta you subhuman. Troll.

This version runs fine. 5 to counter a moron's 1 star.

inkowyouknow

inkowyouknow reviewed v35.0 RC2 on Jan 8, 2015

Endless Beta releases..are we ever going to see a final product?

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v35.0 RC1 on Jan 6, 2015

Well, it didn't seem to break anything that was working fine in v34. Didn't notice any speed improvements or faster rendering. The new share icon is now there. HTTP2Draft is on by default. Looking forward to v36 though: Sqlite 3.8.7.2, decreased memory usage (see bugzilla 1048044 & 1084114) , nice performance bump. v37 will get even more love, hopefully regular HTTP2 will be enabled by default by then. HTTP2 goes live this February for a faster Interwebs. WIN!

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v35.0 Beta 5 on Dec 21, 2014

This beta is better.

(at least with new betas they give us the impression that they're doing something to make it better)

inkowyouknow

inkowyouknow reviewed v35.0 Beta 5 on Dec 19, 2014

NEVER ENDING BETAS, For goodness sake finish the browser!

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v35.0 Beta 4 on Dec 17, 2014

As previous noted, this beta version has serious regressions.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v35.0 Beta 1 on Dec 4, 2014

I had to install version 33 to correct the page rendering problem I was having. That fixed the error.

kgaba

kgaba reviewed v34.0 RC2 on Dec 1, 2014

Mozilla Firefox is a fast, and attractive open source web browser. Mozilla Firefox was the first browser to challenge Microsoft Internet Explorer’s dominance. SoftMozer offers download windows software for free. explore more @download windows software for free

Andy Dean

Andy Dean reviewed v34.0 RC2 on Nov 26, 2014

Firefox was updated again a few hours ago.

Now at version 34.0.5 RC.

For me it's now better than it ever has been :)

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v34.0 RC2 on Nov 26, 2014

Anyone who knows Firefox, knows they can change the default search engine to whichever they please. Some people are real nerds.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v34.0 Beta 11 on Nov 24, 2014

When Firefox starts to it's conversion to Yahoo It'll wreak havoc on everyone!

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v34.0 Beta 11 on Nov 21, 2014

Working nicely on my E6400 with AB+ and Flashgot. Many of the OMTC issue have been remedied and 99% of them are related to people having old Intel/ATI drivers. No issues for my NVidia card.

@Tonto
Your statement is a bit vague without knowing what you're doing o rhow your browser is set up. I'm using 255MB RAM on a fresh start of FF 34.0b11 with two extensions on CNNs page. Still way less than Chrome on the default Google page. It's hard to keep the browser lean when new features are added but bugs 1084114, 1048044 and the forthcoming update to SQLite (bug 1091076) should lower memory and improve speed a lot.

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v34.0 Beta 10 on Nov 20, 2014

Ya, and we won't talk about the 950,000 Google Chrome uses either.

tontito

tontito reviewed v34.0 Beta 10 on Nov 20, 2014

The developers should work on memory performance. I can't get used to a browser that uses 500MB to load Gmail....

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v34.0 Beta 9 on Nov 14, 2014

I own a gaming rig and show no slowdown at all. I d don't what all the fuss is about.

inkowyouknow

inkowyouknow reviewed v34.0 Beta 8 on Nov 12, 2014

The never ending stream of of beta updates, its getting a little better but still bugged in Youtube with the crap flash player

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v34.0 Beta 6 on Nov 5, 2014

No complaints here.

Is it possible that people who find a bug in a beta version forget that it is a beta?
Why demolish the devs efforts with one star for one issue?
It's like my car is no good anymore 'cause its got a dent in it.

inkowyouknow

inkowyouknow reviewed v34.0 Beta 3 on Oct 26, 2014

Still the same problem, specifically with Flash in youtube, pages freezes for a few secs or more then may or may not play the video, appalling is the short version of this browser I am switching to a chrome based browser this browser should be binned.
Am using Win7

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v34.0 Beta 3 on Oct 24, 2014

Seems snappy enough. No problems thus far. Not suffering from the OMTC issue.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v34.0 Beta 1 on Oct 14, 2014

The slide continues

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v34.0 Beta 1 on Oct 14, 2014

Performing great for me on WinVista SP2. Keep up the good work, Firefox Developers! Cheers!

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v33.0 RC2 on Oct 13, 2014

The slide continues!

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v33.0 RC2 on Oct 13, 2014

The slide continues.

Orhin

Orhin reviewed v33.0 Beta 9 on Oct 4, 2014

Australis... Lame Chrome clone browser for simple People! Uninstall it people!

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v33.0 Beta 9 on Oct 4, 2014

Another month, another decent beta.

BTW, Australis was Mozilla's inspiration first.
Google implemented it before them.
Look at Thunderbird changes.
Pure Australis look there long before Firefox changed to it.

Orhin

Orhin reviewed v33.0 Beta 8 on Oct 3, 2014

Another month, another user loss, people want customization and no stupid chrome clone!

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v33.0 Beta 8 on Sep 30, 2014

@PhredV

The appearance of black boxes/artifacts was actually by design only in beta7. There was a bugzilla bug that specifically mentions they turned something off in beta 7 to gather some stats on the black box/artifacts issue and then were turning it back on in beta 8. Try with beta 8 and see if it happens again. Workign well for me.

Orhin

Orhin reviewed v33.0 Beta 7 on Sep 26, 2014

Not the least bad, with Opera both are the worst, because no other browsers try so hard to be like Chrome!

Mozilla and Opera has lost the being unique factor and switched over to a most stupid user supporting design like Chrome!

Time to leave the field, Opera and Mozilla, your Chrome clone browsers needs no one!

PhredV

PhredV reviewed v33.0 Beta 7 on Sep 26, 2014

Firefox 33.0 Beta 7 is the first release I've ever had a problem with....
had to recover and go back to Ver. 32 as the latest started opening strange black boxes seemingly at random all over some web pages... oddly not all.....
Luckily rolling back is easy.....

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v33.0 Beta 7 on Sep 25, 2014

Starting to think all browsers have a competition going on to see which one can suck the most. FF is the least bad option from a crop of browsers that are all pretty much crap.

Orhin

Orhin reviewed v33.0 Beta 6 on Sep 23, 2014

Firefox without built in customization does suck. Mozilla these days are Chrome loving fools! Mozilla was always about customizations inside the browser, until the Google influence got too big. Firefox of the past: Browser for intelligent people

Firefox with Australis=Browser for the most low common denominator!

Do yourself a favor, drop this cheap Chrome clone!

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v33.0 Beta 6 on Sep 23, 2014

The new fixes added to Cache2 for FF33 and work done in bug 1008590 make rendering hella faster and reduces memory usage. Even if you don't like Australis, you will like the speed increase. If you don't like Firefox because of Australis, go code your own effin' browser.

Orhin

Orhin reviewed v33.0 Beta 5 on Sep 20, 2014

Features Australis, instead of a customizable browser out of the box it became a Chrome clone where you can only enhance things if you add addons. Therefor, it sucks, no its even worse!

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v33.0 Beta 5 on Sep 19, 2014

Not excellent but better than good.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v33.0 Beta 4 on Sep 16, 2014

Not good

Orhin

Orhin reviewed v33.0 Beta 3 on Sep 14, 2014

Australis was and always will be a stupid imitation of Google Chrome! The new Firefox discards customizability for a Chrome like simplicity - Just horrible! Getting back customization with add-ons is just lame.

F*ck Mozilla for ruining something great! As long as Mozilla is happily driving the Chrome train, the only real alternative is Seamonkey. This browser shows that customization is no thing of the past and that devs still care for more advanced users.

This, Mozilla Firefox developers will never understand, because there new role model is now Chrome.

Why Mozilla can not be happy with the status as Geek's browser?

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v33.0 Beta 3 on Sep 13, 2014

Great Browser! Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

Orhin

Orhin reviewed v33.0 Beta 2 on Sep 10, 2014

Australis.. The chrome clone legacy continues. Stay away from this garbabe browser, Mozilla belongs now to the Google family.

If you really must use something Mozilla based, use Seamonkey. Mozilla=Total Morons!

And no, Google did not take the UI idea from Mozilla, Mozilla is the one who is borrowing the simplification concept from them. They also took customizability from Opera!

At least this was a better concept as forcing the user to install some addons to be allowed to make advanced UI customizations!

Totally garbage mentality of Mozilla these days.

ComputerLuvr

ComputerLuvr reviewed v33.0 Beta 1 on Sep 7, 2014

Fast and reliable browser. No memory leaks and doesn't crash. The UI is different than Google Chrome and the browser is customizable. You can also use classic theme restorer. Very nice to see Firefox back as #1. :)
Am in IT and have tested this browser on over 75 computers and it worked beautifully on them all. Highly recommend this browser as an IT professional.

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v32.0 RC1 on Aug 30, 2014

+1 with previous post.

Keep coming back to Firefox all the time.

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v32.0 RC1 on Aug 29, 2014

To the FF Haters: Try adding a bookmarks sidebar to chrome. You can't except with a very flaky extension. I switched back to Firefox after using Palemoon for over 2 years. The notion that PM is faster is a farce, and for me Firefox is more stable than any of the other browsers. Each update, it gets even better!

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v32.0 RC1 on Aug 29, 2014

Nobody likes the changes that firefox has made the last few years. Thats why they are done. They will continue to lose market share and be pretty much irrelevant in the future like Netscape, Winamp and AIM. Interface is everything. If if looks like crap and is next to impossible to navigate, you have a major problem. And stop it with the speed. There is no difference between any of the major browsers. Unless your counting like a tenth of a second difference. Pale Moon and Seamonkey are the browsers that still hold us powers users on. Chrome for the simpler crowd. This new firefox has joined the crappy new Opera browser and the last 4 versions of IE.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v32.0 RC1 on Aug 29, 2014

Jeez, really, it's just the tabs that are bothering everyone? Really? The same whiners who cried when Microsoft got rid of the precious Start button and replaced it with...an image. It's because tabs UI look better on tablets and having one uniform look across all platforms save developers hours of time instead of maintaining two or more UIs. These same people will cry when Google changes the UI on Android 5. And the rest of us will scream and shout "You can change it!" but it will fall on deaf ears. Again. Pitiful.

As for this version, rendering is hella faster than all the other versions. Those annoyances from 29-31 are gone for me. My addons work flawlessly. I wish the Ui sucked more so I could join the Firefox Sucks! bandwagon but, alas...it works for me.

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v32.0 Beta 9 on Aug 25, 2014

@Nilst2006

If I could I'd give you a 5 star rating! Do you remember when you could tell which browser was on the screen just by its look? Now they all look the same. Chrome, IE, Firefox, even Avant browser look almost identical. The only positive thing I can say of Avant now is that I can still move the tabs where I want them to be, right under the other bars and right on top of the viewing window. Firefox's tabs used to be movable also but no more. So, a 1 star for Firefox untill that changes and gets a new look instead of a morph of chrome and IE wich I consider a pain to use anyway.

nilst2006

nilst2006 reviewed v32.0 Beta 8 on Aug 23, 2014

Firefox has become a joke. Useless UI. Hard to find addons that really get that classic UI back. Can be done. I made it, finally. But the default UI is BS !

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v32.0 Beta 4 on Aug 5, 2014

Great update. The new cache2 is now enabled by default, so no need to change setting in about:config. Very stable on my system.

NyaR

NyaR reviewed v32.0 Beta 3 on Aug 4, 2014

Great browser, has some issues but strengths outweigh the weaknesses by far.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v32.0 Beta 2 on Jul 31, 2014

Now the worse browser on the market. Stay away.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v32.0 Beta 2 on Jul 29, 2014

They started adding ads to the new tabs page in the previous version. Everything is just one damn ad delivery device after another. Enough is enough already

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v32.0 Beta on Jul 23, 2014

32b is okay - no bugs as far as i can see.
5 stars just to irritate Swen.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v31.0 RC2 on Jul 19, 2014

Terrible.

anonswgeek

anonswgeek reviewed v31.0 RC2 on Jul 18, 2014

@kstev99 thanks for the tip. i've enabled it but not seeing any difference yet.

moved to this from Opera 12.17 and like the speed of firefox.

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v31.0 RC2 on Jul 18, 2014

Don't care much for Australis but browser still beats Chrome and derivatives like Opera.

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v31.0 RC2 on Jul 17, 2014

I actually switched FROM Palemoon to the newer FF after giving the new interface a try.

Try enabling browser.cache.use_new_backend in about:config. It is the new http cache. much faster! had a power outage the other day and I did not lose 1 byte of my current cache. I know a lot dont like the new interface, but it's still 100X better than chrome

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v31.0 Beta 9 on Jul 11, 2014

Pale Moon or Seamonkey. 2 good alternatives to this nightmare.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v31.0 Beta 7 on Jul 7, 2014

I'm leaving Firefox. There seems to be no other choice.

krgood

krgood reviewed v31.0 Beta 6 on Jul 1, 2014

I switched to Pale Moon some time ago and never looked back. Firefox used to be the main application on my systems but no more...I like innovation and progress as well as the next guy but they have to work properly and be stable...

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v31.0 Beta 5 on Jun 30, 2014

Mozilla owes an explanation to users and developers for the mess they've made of Firefox. I'll go back to version 30 beta 9. That's the last usable version of Firefox.

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v31.0 Beta 5 on Jun 28, 2014

At first, the new FF seemed just fine. I didn't mind the new Chrome-like look at all. However, as time went on, FF would crash regularly, along with extensions not working and customization has gone missing (toolbar buttons, Google translate, etc.) For now, I'm back to Chrome, which is slower in page rendering, but it doesn't crash and everything works. We'll see what the 31.0 final brings.

PhredV

PhredV reviewed v31.0 Beta 3 on Jun 23, 2014

Why a one ? Seems lately every time there's a new
Version it screws something else up .... Lately it's incompatible
with the Shockwave and Flash players which are needed for many
online games.... I used to swear by Firefox....lately I swear AT it !

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v31.0 Beta 3 on Jun 23, 2014

Mozilla Firefox 31.0b3 is working great for me on WinVista SP2. Had a slight hiccup with version 31.0b1, but other than that it's been operating great for me.
Especially for a beta version. Recommend users keep an open mind & give it a
trial run--just might be surprised at how well it performs.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v31.0 Beta 2 on Jun 17, 2014

Mozilla has written their own epitaph. "Switch immediately to another Browser". I'd give it a zero if I could.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v31.0 Beta 1 on Jun 12, 2014

This beta is nothing short of a disaster. Firefox will soon be only a memory if this continues. The road they're traveling is a dead end.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v30.0 RC2 on Jun 7, 2014

Terrible

JethroB

JethroB reviewed v30.0 RC2 on Jun 6, 2014

I have no use for Mozilla since they caved to OKcupid and forced their CEO out for political reasons. I like Opera with the Presto engine, v. 12.17. Chrome-like SRWare Iron and Blackhawk browsers have the look and feel of Chrome without the Google info spying and are superior to Opera Next..

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v30.0 Beta 9 on Jun 3, 2014

Quite a few of my scripts and extensions are not working since Australis' release. This is the very reason I tried to stick with Opera for as long as I could.

Unfortunately the CTR extension, while allowing more customizing options, still does not restore the complete flexibility firefox had pre version 29.

Any performance improvements people claim are negligible on my end and the inclusion of DRM and soon to be ads in the default new tab seem to make for a bleak future.

I actually use Cyberfox which is a great alternative BUT sadly, in spite of them saying they would not include Australis, they have with CTR included.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v30.0 Beta 9 on May 30, 2014

I really am concerned about Firefox's direction. It seems that I'm losing more than I'm gaining with each beta. Firefox is in need of guidance.

SoftCatch

SoftCatch reviewed v30.0 Beta 9 on May 30, 2014

Getting better every beta!

inkowyouknow

inkowyouknow reviewed v30.0 Beta 8 on May 29, 2014

Used this browser for years prob cos I like the bookmark aspect of it. Despite all these releases it still frequently crashes especially on playing a video.. Its time to move to another browser as the problem since v4 has never been rectified.

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v30.0 Beta 8 on May 28, 2014

Very stable release. I like the new GUI now after I gave it an honest try. Best thing about Firefox is IT IS NOT CHROME. Nor is it a copy of chrome's interface. I tried Chrome for a couple of weeks and the new Firefox is still 10X more customizable than Chrome. Kudos to the develepers !!!

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v30.0 Beta 8 on May 28, 2014

There was a serious bug in 28+ that, when you shut down Firefox, it would still be running and you'd have to End Task on firefox.exe. It really cropped up in 29 (bug 965309) and annoyed the piss out of a lot of people, myself included. Thankfully they've fixed it in this new beta. The browser itself seems to start up a bit faster than 29 did and overall seems to be performing faster in rendering pages than 29 did. Minus one star for suffering with the regression in 29+ for so long.

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v30.0 Beta 7 on May 25, 2014

Firefox is alive and well. Thanks! :)

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v30.0 Beta 7 on May 23, 2014

FF is dead. Get over it. Time to move on.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v30.0 Beta 6 on May 22, 2014

This beta is working very well for me

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v30.0 Beta 5 on May 17, 2014

Haven't downloaded any of the FF 30 betas, but have been using FF 29.1 The UI is fine and at first 29.1 was running smoothly. As time went on, there were not infrequent crashes and page rendering started getting slow.

I downloaded Waterfox 28.0 64bit and it's working just fine. When FF 30 final rolls in, I'll give it a spin and see if it can maintain the smoothness of Waterfox. Oh, for you who have a UI problem, Waterfox, at least for now uses the FF 28.0 UI.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v30.0 Beta 4 on May 15, 2014

get rid of the horrible reactionary chrome interface!!

https://addons.mozilla.o...on/classicthemerestorer/

egg83

egg83 reviewed v30.0 Beta 4 on May 14, 2014

So far so good. No problems so far.

UniversityofKentucky

UniversityofKentucky reviewed v30.0 Beta 3 on May 11, 2014

The UI is fine, get over it. I have absolutely no problems with video or accessing any other content. I like the privacy choice settings. the new menu, and the customization

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v30.0 Beta 3 on May 10, 2014

Still working great for me on WinVista SP-2. Seems to me that Australis haters need to be more open-minded & less empty-headed because they're missing out on using a browser that works well & does what it's designed to do; especially considering it's a beta version. Cheers to Firefox Developers--keep up the beat!

jackamus

jackamus reviewed v30.0 Beta 3 on May 10, 2014

The UI is horrible. I'll be sticking with 28.0 for as long as I can.

inkowyouknow

inkowyouknow reviewed v30.0 Beta 2 on May 8, 2014

The never ending cycle of a new version, v29 was ok but this is pants. Playing a video embedded in a page and it crashes, seen this with pretty much all of the last 10 releases. Needs sorting.

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v30.0 Beta 2 on May 7, 2014

2 for god awful interface which cannot be customized.

And don't tell me about "Classic Theme Restorer". It's an addon which is bound to break any time.

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v30.0 Beta 2 on May 7, 2014

I have used each of the Australis Beta Versions beginning with 29.0b1. The UI is quite different & takes some time to learn how to use it & to adjust to using it. The browser is very smooth, speedy & simply does the job it was designed to do. I'm using it on WinVista SP2 & look forward to future releases & improvements. I recommend users give it a try. Cheers to Firefox developers--keep up the good work!

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v30.0 Beta 2 on May 6, 2014

Not good

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v30.0 Beta 1 on May 2, 2014

@MonkeyPunch

So you're calling me ignorant based entirely on your assumptions? Nice

Who says I haven't followed the forums and developer blogs? Who says I didn't stop using Thunderbird since version 14 when Australis infested the stable stream there?

Australis uses MORE memory than the ESR branch so trying to convince me that the changes are resource related is like pissing down my back and telling me it's raining. The numbers don't lie, zealots on the other hand....Also, they plan to add more animations and those always magically make for less memory consumption. I'm sure the inclusion of ads in the very near future will also improve memory huh? http://forums.mozillazin...c.php?f=7&t=2800595

By the way, FIrefox took many of their ideas from Opera's innovations so it isn't as if taking from Chrome would be something new for Mozilla.

Thanks though for feeling the need to grace us, the ill-informed ignorants, with your fallacies.

As for this, It's like Windows 8 all over again. A new piece of kit that most are scrambling to restore practical functionality to. And thankfully, plugin developers are doing just that in spite of many of them saying that they might not bother. It does beg the question if companies are abandoning their current user base in search of a new demographic, the finger painting crowd. Improvements and change are not always synonymous. The formerly great Opera being a great example of that.

Again, the browser for what it does is about a 3-4 but stripping away customization hurts work flow and for that, it's a 1. I mean seriously, who thinks non cascading bookmarks is a productive idea? Plugins that restore functionality are not a part of this download and that's all we should be reviewing. Actually, I'll bump it up 1 for not going the frustratingly daft omnibar route.

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v30.0 Beta 1 on May 1, 2014

Really well done and very easy to get used to. I have two other computers and syncing is a breeze, unlike in the past, which was a pain in the butt. It's nice to see FireFox going forward with improvements, unlike Opera which made a joke out of its half-decent browser. I'm quite pleased.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v30.0 Beta 1 on Apr 30, 2014

@Blaxima

Fine, had the dates of other users was wrong. Fine. Fail. I've been reading beta news since the early 2000s but didn't register to write reviews until recently because some reviewers are just missing the forest for the trees and *have* to be argued.

The hatred towards Australis isn't merited and it is not trying to be a Chrome clone. Google has ripped off some much Firefox code and so many features it's hard to say they built Chrome from scratch. In the past few years, they borrowed each others ideas and each others code. Some consider it a compliment. Others, not so much.

The whole point of Australis is to reduce memory consumption and improve speed through the projects named Snappy/Memshrink (now just called Performance) which it has accomplished. Memory usage from the old UI was very high and on top of that so many add-on authors never updated their toolkits and their add-ons would just ruin the Firefox experience. Then, users would complain about how bad Firefox would suck or how much memory it would consume. The culprit would invariably be the add-on. The more complex the UI, the more resources it had to use. So it was either keep the complex UI, use kludges to work around add-on problems that sucked memory, caused hangs or other problems, or slim down the UI to make it less memory hungry and force developers to fix their sh*t add-ons to appease all the people complaining about memory usage and other problems. You can't have it both ways. I agree with Mozilla doing that. It's going to take some getting used to. But to not know all the underlying reasons as to why these changes and decisions were made and still complain about them is disingenuous at best.

Australis was in development for a long time and you can go through and read the countless bug and memshrink/snappy reports attributed to add-ons and UI issues. Is Australis perfect or to everyone's liking, no. Does it change the way people's add-ons appear, yes. Can you theme Firefox or use another add-on to bring back the old UI look. Yes. Can you stick to 28 or an ESR release and have the old UI? Yes. There are options. You're complaining as if you don't have any.

So if you're insisting on rating it 1-star because you hate the UI but the browser is "ok" and haven't lifted a finger to customize it, make it your own, *or* stick to version 28 or ESR. Reseach why Mozilla went in this direction or you make yourself look ignorant.

As for Firefox 30b1, it seems to be working the same as 29. Am not seeing browser hangs on shutdown like I was with 29 beta/RC. Rendering seems a bit snappier. I only use a couple add-ons (Adblock Plus and FlashGot) so I am not being hit so bad with the lack of them being in the tool bar. Adblock plus still appears on my toolbar and Flashgot still works fine.

raveren

raveren reviewed v30.0 Beta 1 on Apr 30, 2014

Australis, yeah.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v29.0 RC1 on Apr 23, 2014

@Monkey_Punch,
Blaxima - Aug. 24, 2004
kstev99 - Oct. 14, 2008
Orhin - Apr. 3, 2014
psycros - May 13, 2005
and Monkey_Punch - July 12, 2011

so yeah, a failed argument to say the least.

One of the things I've always disliked about Firefox were the updates breaking plugins. Well, Australis takes that a step further and breaks quite a few of your customizations as well. Unless some clever person(s) creates some plugins to restore some basic features that are removed with this UI dumbing down, I will need to run somewhere else in my efforts to get away from Chrome and it's ever growing clone army.

Realistically the browser is still about 3 stars but the UI choice direction hinders work flow and the decision to do so is worth -100 stars. It doesn't even look better and the lack of any background tab makes it difficult to read with some themes and especially on Windows 7 aero.

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v29.0 RC1 on Apr 23, 2014

Australis

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v29.0 RC1 on Apr 22, 2014

I find it funny that all these 1 star reviews are coming from people who've just recently registered on BN. Don't believe me? Look for yourself.

As for the browser, I think we'll see some growing pains with the new UI but after using it for a bit through the 9 beta, it's growing on me. I wish they'd put the options panel icon (the three horizontal lines) on the left side instead of the right since it's closer to the URL bar and doesn't require so much mouse movement for me to get to it. I am experiencing some shutdown hangs though since going from beta 9 to the RC. Beta 6 seemed much faster than this RC. Some fixes got backed out and other fixes didn't make it but will inversion 30. Could have been a better release IMHO.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v29.0 Beta 9 on Apr 20, 2014

The very reason I left Opera for Firefox wasn't the change in engine but the lack of customization. A dumbed down interface hurts work flow for those of us who do more than just finger paint our way through browsing and OS's.

and now Firefox is going down that route too!!

I HATE CHROME! I HATE THAT IT'S INFESTING THE WEB AND OTHER BROWSERS!!

Orhin

Orhin reviewed v29.0 Beta 9 on Apr 19, 2014

Australis is still a Chrome clone which takes customization away. That is exactly as worse as Opera.

Mozilla has lost their tracks!

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v29.0 Beta 9 on Apr 18, 2014

Version 1.0 of Firefox was released in Nov 9, 2004. I started using the Beta releases even prior to that. I have been faithful to the Fox, preaching to friends to make the switch and defending it on message boards. That was then and now is now. I am transitioning to Chrome (which I hate) as I speak. The big downfalls of this software:

#1 I don't like the new Australis interface. They're just trying to copy chrome.

#2 (and the main reason I'm leaving Firefox) Apparently the CEO of Mozilla Corp. held the personal opinion that marriage should be between a man and a woman. Despite the fact that the g** employees of mozilla said that he treated them with the utmost respect, the fact that he held this opinion was enough for the organization to force his resignation.

The Libtards who want to control peoples opinions can have the browser, but I will be using another.

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v29.0 Beta 8 on Apr 15, 2014

I'm using Mozilla Firefox 29.0b8 on WinVista SP2 & so far so good. I've used each of the beta versions & they've all worked well for me. Significant changes are not always easy, but the browser is performing very smoothly overalll for me; especially considering it's still in beta. I'm getting used to the new appearance, changes, etc. & look forward to the final release. Kudos to Mozilla Firefox developers--keep on keeping on!

psycros

psycros reviewed v29.0 Beta 7 on Apr 13, 2014

For those like myself who've finally given up on Mozilla, Cyberfox is a nice alternative. It imports everything from your FF install and is more stable than vanilla FF for me. https://8pecxstudios.com/cyberfox-web-browser

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v29.0 Beta 7 on Apr 11, 2014

Not as bad as what happened to Opera...

It would be 5 but Mozilla can't get more for less.

Not getting any donations on my part.

Orhin

Orhin reviewed v29.0 Beta 5 on Apr 6, 2014

Customization should not be removed from Firefox. Customization belongs inside the browser and not into add-on devs hands!

This is no change, this is a clear shift into a more design/simplicity direction which is against customization.

Australis is a Chrome clone. There is no need for another worthless Chrome!

OAKsider

OAKsider reviewed v29.0 Beta 5 on Apr 6, 2014

Some people really, really hate change.

Orhin

Orhin reviewed v29.0 Beta 4 on Apr 3, 2014

No, it is because Mozilla is wanting to clone the Chrome experience. They do that since Chrome has started to rise with switching over to Google's rapid release model after Chrome shot forward in version numbers.

Mozilla has since that time started to clone all Chrome features of which Mozilla thinks they have been pushing Chrome forward. One of these features is minimalism and low UI customizability.

I have to admit it is true, that WAS the success of Chrome, but this concept can not be taken over 1:1 by Mozilla. The target group is something different. Chrome users are only wanting to care about the Internet experience. Firefox users like it more complex with options to make the browser "their own".

Anyway, Australis is the reason why i am now using Maxthon and Pale Moon with Seamonkey as backup in the case that something happens to Pale Moon.

Mozilla's own version of Chrome.. I will use that never ever. Not even with Classic Theme restorer. If i would have wanted Chrome's minimalism i would already be using Opera. Because Chrome.. i would never use that!

SoftCatch

SoftCatch reviewed v29.0 Beta 4 on Apr 2, 2014

Nice beta. I like the new theme more than the old one. The new beta is faster in startup

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v29.0 Beta 4 on Apr 2, 2014

@Monkey_Punch:

pastebin. com/vaPYDXEL

It's not about theme.

They pretty much totally broke my workflow - I cannot have my add-ons icons where I currently have it. I cannot have my UI the way I have it Firefox

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v29.0 Beta 4 on Apr 1, 2014

@Artem
One of the *main* reasons you're seeing the new theme is to be more in line with developing Firefox on a multitude of platforms. So rather than develop many different themes to work and appear nice on Desktops, Tablets, Phones, etc, it's less work to just make one universal theme. Of course, there is the great likelihood that someone will bring back the old theme you know and love but, GASP, you might have to wait a bit for it. So rather than piss and moan about the theme, stay on Firefox ESR or 27 and quit whining. You sound like a guy who would complain about getting a free Ferrari because you didn't like the color.

As for 29b4, it's running really nice for me on my old E6500. Every recent version has gotten better and better. As for the new UI, it's not that different from what everyone else is doing. Firefox has had a few UI changes that took getting used to, this is just another one. A lot of work has gone into the UI theme not just visually but under the hood. It's mainly to save on memory and improve speed but d-bag knee-jerk reactions like Artem's wouldn't know that. I followed the Snappy project--now called Performance---and Memshrink project for many years and UI was part of it. And like all Mozilla projects, if you don't like the theme, you can change it to something you like.

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v29.0 Beta 3 on Apr 1, 2014

The worst thing that has happened to Firefox's UI.

It has become yet another ... Chrome clone.

F*ck you Mozilla.

Power Firefox users HATE you. Maybe it's time to abandon your failed experiments and join SeaMonkey.

egg83

egg83 reviewed v29.0 Beta 2 on Mar 25, 2014

They have changed the interface quite a bit. It appears that the status bar below is gone. Also, looks like I cannot add the text underneath the icons anymore either. Do not know what has been tweaked under the hood of this browser, but no rendering problems thus far. The tabs for the pages are also rounded off. The winds of change are blowing in the Mozilla camp.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v29.0 Beta 2 on Mar 25, 2014

Hmm.. this new interface is gonna take some getting used to.

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v29.0 Beta 1 on Mar 20, 2014

So far so good on WinVista SP2. Working well for me; especially for a first beta version. Adjusting to the changes & looking forward to future updates & improvements which I'm confident are in the making. Kudos to Mozilla developers--keep up the good work....

mikebratley

mikebratley reviewed v28.0 Beta 9 on Mar 11, 2014

good stuff

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v27.0 Beta 9 on Jan 24, 2014

Mozilla Firefox Browser 27.0b9 is working well for me on WinVista SP2. Keep up the good work, developers.....

Andy Dean

Andy Dean reviewed v27.0 Beta 2 on Dec 17, 2013

I've used Firefox for many years now, tried all the others browsers and I still haven't found one that beats it.
Seems to get even better with each release.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v26.0 Beta 4 on Nov 12, 2013

For all of you who've been experiencing the font corruption issue on AMD hardware (and a few select other video cards), this beta finally fixes the issue. Microsoft changed something fundamental in D2D that caused the whole thing but it took a *LONG* time to discover exactly what it was in the code. Also, memory consumption should be through the floor now. If you were hitting memory limits, this should help with all the morons who insist on putting up 8 megapixels images all over their GD sites. Still the best browser for my needs and getting faster with every version. This one blows away Firefox 25 for me.

b3taisadonna

b3taisadonna reviewed v25 beta 9 on Oct 21, 2013

war schonn mal besser!!!

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v25 beta 9 on Oct 20, 2013

I'm using Mozilla Firefox 25.0b9 on WinVista SP2 & it's running smoothly without problems for me. I'm very pleased overall with the performance of the browser & look forward to using future new versions. Kudos to Mozilla Firefox developers--keep up the good work!!

p.s. I've been using Mozilla Firefox since it was first released & it's been an interesting & challenging trip over the years.

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v25.0 Beta 6 on Oct 10, 2013

Why no 64 bit version still?

Yeah, I perfectly know about nightlies - but at times they are terribly unstable and even unusable.

HaST

HaST reviewed v25.0 Beta 3 on Oct 1, 2013

Excellent work, the best browser again!

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v24.0 Beta 10 on Sep 11, 2013

Beta 10? Wow! Working feverishly to get v24 ready for Extended Support Release status. I'm getting overly anxious to kick the tires around on this one.

Still not happy that Mozilla got rid of Javascript options, and even worse, sets the various 'unchecked' advanced options back to 'checked(or enabled in about:config) upon upgrade. I know they are trying to resolve the issue of dummies unchecking what they should not be unchecking(like Javascript altogether), but I don't want an AOL type, dummy-proof browser as a result. Why couldn't they make Javascript always enabled(dummy-proof) and left the other advanced options up to the user?

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v24.0 Beta 9 on Sep 8, 2013

People seem to have trouble with the concept of beta. Their expectations should be reserved for final release.

finnlayer

finnlayer reviewed v24.0 Beta 5 on Aug 25, 2013

It seems with these beta versions, you get one that works quite smooth and then after a few more beta version, they start running slow!

Especially with flash games, it can go crazy on you sometimes.

After running fox for a few hours, it tends to hog more memory, thus can make fox a little unstable and slow. The more you surf on the net, the more fox hogs away. It don't flush itself even.

I not aiming the issue towards how much memory is in the system, i have plenty, i am just uncertain if fox goes slow' the more it keeps stored.

I even unsure if the settings for fox and the performance of it gets touched. which causes it to run slow. Fox is supposedly to be fast , since you doing all these updates every month, its going a bit iffy jiffy.

I been using fox since the birth of it. in my own judgement, it the best. but is today's implements of over net applications and over coded programs, that work in tandem with this browser, making fox a little troublesome.

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v24.0 Beta 5 on Aug 23, 2013

robmanic44
This is a browser done right. It fixed every problem I had.
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That was the point by the time they got to version 24. Version 24 final is the next version that will get Extended Support Release status. I'm using version 17.0.8(ESR) currently.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v24.0 Beta 4 on Aug 22, 2013

This is a browser done right. It fixed every problem I had.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v23.0 Beta 8 on Jul 23, 2013

Firefox 23b8 seems to me a more polished version of what 22 was supposed to be. Start time has improved and rendering is even faster than with 22. Working well with my AdBlock Plus and FlashGot. Looking forward to the finish product.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v23.0 Beta 7 on Jul 21, 2013

Barely tolerable. Even browsers have a terminus and Firefox has reached it.

Andy Dean

Andy Dean reviewed v23.0 Beta 6 on Jul 16, 2013

Ridiculous statement by inkowyouknow. Probably the best version of Firefox I've used yet.

inkowyouknow

inkowyouknow reviewed v23.0 Beta 6 on Jul 16, 2013

Another resource monster, I only use FF for bookmarks I am too lazy to transfer but now its getting unbearable. Once it was great now its poop time to say goodbye to it.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v22.0 Beta 2 on May 24, 2013

The fastest version of Firefox I've used. I look forward to the next beta.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v22.0 Beta 2 on May 23, 2013

The ability to manipulate this browser by way of stylish allows me to get this close to Opera in layout. Simple Mail seals the deal but this really is slower than all of the other browsers.

It's also worth noting that not only does it seem that Chrome has more extensions available, but the Firefox community seems to be giving up and and addons are not being updated with the same vigour. That's probably because of Firefox's breaking of them when updating, a mistake Chrome doesn't make. Chrome's java engine is also quite a bit better

One of the main innovators from Opera has joined Mozilla so that makes things very promising

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v21.0 Beta 5 on Apr 30, 2013

This is a definite resource eater. Other than that it's just fine.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v21.0 Beta 5 on Apr 26, 2013

I really don't like saying this but still it's with FF eventually or the next version FF will be faster.

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v21.0 Beta 1 on Apr 3, 2013

An almost perfect web browser.

Tallpaultn

Tallpaultn reviewed v20.0 Beta 7 on Mar 27, 2013

Mozilla Firefox 20.0b7 is performing great for me on WinVista SP-2. Kudos!!--keep up the good work!! Looking forward to the next version.....

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v20.0 Beta 5 on Mar 16, 2013

I'm very impressed with this version. If it's indicative of things to come, I'll be a happy camper.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v20.0 Beta 4 on Mar 11, 2013

A marked improvement in speed with this version over 19.x and earlier releases. A lot of performance boosting work from the Snappy project (https://wiki.mozilla.org/Performance/Snappy) is really making Firefox faster and use less memory with each release. Why is there no native 64-bit release? See http://goo.gl/lL9sy. 32-bit browsers on 64-bit OSes aren't going to hit that 4GB ceiling any time soon.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v20.0 Beta 2 on Mar 1, 2013

Agree 100% with -Lord- Stop this silly quick release monthly beta system & get the program sorted, always something good coming in some future version, at this rate we are going to be at version 32 in a year.

As regards the comments from Bala which are fair enough but 99.99% of users don't know about ESR & those are the people who get their Firefox updated on a monthly basis whether they like it or not as they will also have ended up with the maintenance system too.

egg83

egg83 reviewed v20.0 Beta 2 on Feb 28, 2013

So far so good! Noticed download dialog is different now, and a few other changes. Cannot wait for the next version!

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v19.0 Beta 6 on Feb 14, 2013

shouldn't you idiots be fixing version 18???

And seriously, other browsers are only up to like versions 9 or 10... and they've been around longer. Maybe you guys should fully develop ONE version and actually get it to the point where it's actually freaking working properly... in addition, where's the 64 bit support? That little tidbit right there puts Firefox BEHIND THE TIMES.

Used to be good, turned into a loser in the market.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v19.0 Beta 5 on Feb 11, 2013

This is a bit of a resource hog. I'll probably go back to an older version.

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v19.0 Beta 5 on Feb 8, 2013

@Bala7, thanks for the heads up on the ESR releases. Much appreciated. Didn't even know there was such a thing established by Mozilla, which is why our frustrations actually weren't really all of our own making. Without knowledge of the ESR's, we were stuck with unsecure older versions when not wanting the latest and so-called greatest(and this time, buggy) version. Hence, I am now updated to Firefox 17.0.2.
Back to 5 stars, thanks to Bala7. Woohoo!!!

Bala7

Bala7 reviewed v19.0 Beta 5 on Feb 7, 2013

@LakotaElf and @Music4Ever

There is NO reason to upgrade every single new release. Your frustrations are all of your own making. I would suggest the ESR > branch which is stable and solid enough for enterprise use.

dl directly from Mozilla
http://www.mozilla.org/e.../organizations/all.html

LakotaElf

LakotaElf reviewed v19.0 Beta 4 on Jan 31, 2013

ufff another beta update, this is getting boring and I am now growing tired of this. I am also in process of looking at other browsers, this is getting old now and I also do not like the fact that they can turn things on and off at will. If I want something turned off I can do it myself. I do not like other controlling what I use and I cold care less their reasoning.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v19.0 Beta 2 on Jan 18, 2013

Beta's now just for the sake of it, proper beta testing requires an unknown time frame, if there is a speed improvement coming in version 20 (though it's always in some future version that things will get much better) why faff about with silly insignificant changes & get on with it - Firefox is losing users by the droves with this so called rapid release cycle - Mozilla has now IMHO lost the plot ~

I would like to give it more than 3 but I can't ~

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v19.0 Beta 2 on Jan 17, 2013

What’s New
Built-in PDF viewer(now supposedly being scrapped or changed to a different PDF viewer)
Firefox will offer to reset the Awesomebar search provider
WOW!!! AMAZING!!!!! I can't wait for version 19. It will be oh so AWESOME!!!!
What a bunch of nonsense. This is what passes for a new version number now?
3 stars for Mozilla stupidity.
BTW, version 18 was a big letdown. No real improvement in speed at all. Now they say version 20. Yea right, sure sure. Me, I went back to Firefox version 17.0.1. Same goes for Adobe Flash... went back to v11.2 because 11.5 crashed and burned on me and saw no real improvement since Flash version 11.2 anyway. I'm tired of the constant updates. I'm a savvy internet user, I really, really doubt I'll have security issues. Only MS security updates from now on. I've got other things protecting me anyway, including OpenDNS.

LakotaElf

LakotaElf reviewed v19.0 Beta 1 on Jan 9, 2013

While I have always regarded Firefox as one of the better browsers that for the most part works well for me as does Pale Moon. But now I think I am growing tired of their incessant updates. I no more get updated and they have a new beta or something else. I know they have good plugins and extensions and all that, but enough is enough.. I am going to start looking at other browsers now...There is more to life than computers and updating software daily.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v18.0 Beta 6 on Jan 1, 2013

Speed is not the problem, but the future of Firefox is a major concern. Where is it going?

finnlayer

finnlayer reviewed v18.0 Beta 6 on Dec 29, 2012

I like this version, it is faster than some other release betas.

I have had some issues with firefox before, webpage not loading, i had to go back 1 page and then forwards 1 page for the web page to load properly. Never new the cause of this issue, is ok with this release.

I would like to see a internet optimizer built into firefox and a speedy little monitor bandwidth built in. I know you can download appz,

just what about implementing them into a browser ?

smanofsteel76

smanofsteel76 reviewed v18.0 Beta 5 on Dec 20, 2012

I am really loving this release and its speed boost. If there is a decent 64 bit version, I may switch. One thing that I would still love to see is each tab in its own process to boost speed more. Why will they not implement this and release an official 64 bit release? This is what it needs to beat Chrome!

pdail

pdail reviewed v18.0 Beta 5 on Dec 20, 2012

Works absolutely wonderful. Never misses a beat. The speed is just what the Doctor ordered. All Exstensions work great.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v18.0 Beta 5 on Dec 20, 2012

I'm really getting fed up with this rapid release cycle & the never ending breaking of extensions etc. Firefox is getting more like Chrome as time goes by - Ditching Firefox on this & all PC's I maintain. I'm not going to continue to defend this system.

@smanofsteel76 - Mozilla have suspended work on the 64 Bit Firefox which put's unnecessary limits on Firefox because of the ancient inherent memory limitations of a 32 bit system - Not a good idea from my point of view as just about all installs are now 64 bit.

There is however Pale Moon which is a modified Firefox clone & there is a 64 bit version:

http://www.palemoon.org/palemoon-x64.shtml

some guy

some guy reviewed v18.0 Beta 3 on Dec 10, 2012

I to notice a snappy speed increase version 18 :)

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v18.0 Beta 2 on Dec 1, 2012

This is the first Firefox that has shown a significant increase in speed. It's the fastest Firefox I can remember.

Andy Dean

Andy Dean reviewed v17.0 Beta 6 on Nov 14, 2012

For me Firefox continues to improve with every release, Since version 16 I can find very little wrong with it, speed is much improved over earlier releases.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v17.0 Beta 4 on Nov 1, 2012

Seems like a minor update over 16.x but launching seems a bit faster on my old D610. Page load and rendering is about the same as 16.x. Some new speed and performance goodies are coming in 18.0 so I look forward to that version.

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v17.0 Beta 2 on Oct 18, 2012

I doubt the 'Social Integration' being introduced in Firefox 17 will be optional. The extra bells and whistles will most likely be a step back in overall performance for Firefox. The only improvement that matters at this point is the new javascript being introduced in Firefox 18. I don't do betas, so if I end up hating the 'Social Integration' in Firefox 17 final, I might just give Chrome a try again. If the installation isn't optional, hopefully there are options either in the options menu or about:config to disable the social integration 'features'.

This new 'introduction' rates 4 stars currently. That might change to 3 stars.

jorgosch

jorgosch reviewed v17.0 Beta 2 on Oct 18, 2012

Why isn't this distributed via in-browser update in a timely manner? The ones that already have the beta installed are the ones you're interested in, right?

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