Mozilla Firefox is open source and free web browser and it is one of the most popular web browser in the world. It is used by 15% internet users.
Firefox is a free open source web browser. It was build by Mozilla Foundation as a free web browser. The first version was released on Nov 2004. Before Google chrome came in 2008 Firefox was leading the browser industry with more than 70% of all internet users. Now it has only 15% users but it remains solid platform for many developers to develop their Add-ons and extensions.
Firefox is given tough competion by Safari and Edge browser. But developers prefer Firefox compared to Safari and Edge. Firefox is written in C++ and Java Script.
Mozilla is a non profit organization which was first created to edit the source code of famous Netscape Navigator browser. It was called as Mozilla Organization. Later Netscape browser was dis continued and Mozilla Organization renamed their product as Mozilla Firefox. Firefox become so popular before it give their victory to Google Chrome. They also have other products like Mozilla Thunderbird and Mozilla developer. Mozilla call their browser as ” speed king “.
● A new built-in Emoji set for Windows 8 or above users.
● Set a preference to have Ctrl+Tab cycle through tabs in recently used order .
● View a page in Reader Mode by using Ctrl+Alt+R shortcut.
● Added option to Find in page that allows users to limit search to whole words only.
● Added Guarani (gn) language.
● Increased availability of WebGL (Web Graphics Library).
● Added a Cause column to the Network Monitor to show what caused each network request.
● Added download protection for software and application installers.
● Improved performance for SDK extensions.
● Border and border radius rendering bug fixed.
● Visit Mozilla store for all features and development.
Operating System : Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP1,Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 or later.
CPU Type :An Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that’s SSE2 capable.
Memory : Minimum 512 MB for smoother operation.
Installation Space : 200 MB minimum space in hard drive
Pointing Device :MS-Mouse compliant device
Network Connection :Required
After downloading open the download File and paste into the desired Folder. Double click the setup file or right click and choose Run as Administrator and click yes in the alert box. You will be shown Mozilla Set up wizard now click ‘next’.
In setup type window if you choose standard everything will be installed in C drive and you don’t need to follow the below steps. Choose advanced by clicking the radio button in adjacent to it and click ‘next’.
Click on browse to choose the installation location. You can choose any folder. We suggest you to not to install in C drive. After choosing click ‘next’ to install in that folder.
In set up shortcut window the two check boxes will be clicked by default. You can change if you don’t want to have shortcut in desktop. Click ‘next’ and don’t uncheck from start menu but if you do that you need to open application from the installation folder.
In summary window confirm your installation folder. You can uncheck ‘ Make Firefox as a default browser ‘. If you don’t do that every web page in your system will be opened by Firefox only.Click ‘Install’.
In the last step uncheck ‘ launch Firefox now ‘ if you don’t want to open now and click ‘finish’.
Firefox is one of the most popular browsers in 2008 to 2010. After the sudden popularity of Chrome it slowly started to lose its fame. But for developers both Chrome and Firefox are better.Some extensions won’t work in Chrome but they work in this. We advise you to use both chrome and Mozilla. Also Mozilla update their browser in every 2 weeks. For developers Mozilla has Developer version.
Some new features like emoji, read mode and serach functionality is added. It is always advisable that you update your browser to the latest version because of security issues.
Also Google chrome doesn’t encourage users to use older versions of this software. And also you should download from their official site only. We rate this browser as 4/5
● Super fast Browser.
● Simple user interface.
● Many Add-ons are available.
● Huge consumption of RAM.
● Updates in two weeks.
● Google Chrome
● Microsoft Edge Browser
● Safari Browser
● Opera Browser
● Sea Monkey Browser
● Torch Browser
Firefox is a free open source browser that means you can contribute to Mozilla for any bugs and suggestions.
● The official help and support site visit here
● Click here to ask question from Mozilla
● Visit Official blog site
● Learn using browser from here
● You can report your problems in these links