Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox 36.0.4

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  • If you are looking for a lightweight web browser to surf the internet smoothly, then you might want to consider using Mozilla Firefox. Due to the popularity of this browser, lots of users have accessed it, and you can find several guides on how to install and set it up.

    Why is Firefox Unique?

    Firstly, this is one of the top 5 web browsers around the world, used by millions of people. It has all the essential features you would want to see on any web browser as well as some advanced features that will not only make the security of your internet surfing a top priority, but it will also make browsing super convenient and fast.

    The straightforward user interface is another attribute as to why Mozilla found massive success with the Firefox web browser. With lots of contenders on the market, it has proven its functionality over and over again over the years in terms of reliability and intuitiveness. Mozilla Firefox is licensed as an Open Source software, meaning that it is open to a vast community of developers. Open Source software is especially useful because users can quickly find the relevant help from the user community and at zero cost. Also, it means that there are several developers available to upgrade the software with more useful features and expand on its functionalities.

    Firefox supports multiple languages as well as, compatible with your Windows Operating System, including Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, XP 64-bit, Vista 64-bit, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 10, and Windows 10 64-bit. Whether your computer is low-end or not, you still can download and install it without any difficulties.

    One of the great things about Firefox is the Add-ons offered by Mozilla. You can activate and use as many add-ons as you wish by just adding the add-ons to the top panel of your Firefox browser. To access them, go to the settings tab on the top right corner(it looks like three horizontal lines arranged vertically) and find Extensions. You can search for specific extensions to customize your user experience or try new ones from the list of ‘featured’ extensions. Once you find the add-on that is suitable for you, you want to go ahead and click on it and then add it to Firefox, follow the easy steps and the extension will pop up on your Firefox’s top panel. Users have the privilege of choosing from hundreds of available extensions. There are also, Trending extensions, Featured extensions, and Top-rated extensions available as well.

    Firefox also allows users to customize toolbar as well as themes. You can create your theme from scratch or select one from the rich collection of preset themes based on various categories. You also have the luxury of dragging-and-dropping multiple items to and from the toolbar to personalize your Firefox experience.

    Another appealing feature of Firefox is the privacy it offers its users. You obtain the ability to surf the internet without fear of your browsing activities getting hacked or spied on by third-parties. Mozilla took care of the security concern of users by adding a Tracking Protection feature to Firefox, which automatically prevents hidden trackers from accessing your browsing histories. Using Private browsing, Firefox erases all your browsing history, clears your cookies, removes temporary files, as well as visited pages. Thanks to these features, Firefox can load web pages way faster than its peers and has an astonishing record of over 40% faster speed.

    Since it is a lightweight tool, it’s nearly impossible to notice a drag in system resources as well as slow down performance. It uses the barest minimum of your memory space, meaning that other desktop applications will run faster and your overall system will be optimized. Firefox relies on the JaegerMonkey JavaScript to load pages quickly, making it able to handle large files and high-quality video content.

    Now, to download the Firefox browser on your system, there are a few basic things to look out for, like having another web browser already running on your PC. This shouldn’t be hard as most Windows systems come ready with a built-in browser. So, go ahead and open any default browser on your computer, for instance, Google Chrome and search ‘Firefox download.’ You can equally download it directly from the official Mozilla website.

    After successfully downloading Firefox, you will be asked to Run it immediately or save it for a future instalment. Either choice will still require some time for Firefox to be installed entirely on your system. The installation is automatic when you click to Run the software, and it will take roughly 3 to 7 minutes to complete, depending on how fast your internet connection is. Once it’s completely installed, Firefox will auto-launch to allow users to customize the settings or use it straight away.

    Note that if you already used a Firefox browser in the past or had an account with Firefox, then you can log into the newly installed version and sync your old Firefox accounts to continue using it seamlessly. You can as well skip the login stage and move straight to using this browser.

    Key Features of Mozilla Firefox Include:

    • A quick and responsive user interface;
    • The ability to browse the internet with privacy;
    • Removes cookies, temp files, search histories, and the likes;
    • Blocks off spyware, malware, and other viruses;
    • Disables hidden trackers used by ad companies;
    • Loads web pages faster than most browsers;
    • Can handle heavy-duty files and pages with video content;
    • Access to a large collection of extensions or add-ons;
    • Customizable settings, toolbar, and extensions;
    • Create your theme or use from the preset available;
    • Accessible in multiple languages;
    • Compatible with several Windows OS, including Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, XP 64-bit, Vista 64-bit, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 10, and Windows 10 64-bit.

    Summary

    This lightweight browser is perfect for individuals and corporate use, thanks to its privacy browsing mode and tracker protection features. It does not store any of your browsing histories, and as such, the browser works faster than most of its peers. It also removes all temporary files, cookies, an caches to speed up the browsing process. The installation takes only a few minutes, and the setup is easy enough for beginner PC users. Users are also able to customize the theme, toolbar, as well as extensions to optimize the user experience. Overall, Firefox works perfectly with the latest Windows systems and helps to boost your PC performance level in more than one way.

     

  • What's new in 36.0.4 version?

    # New
    - Pinned tiles on the new tab page can be synced
    - Support for the full HTTP/2 protocol. HTTP/2 enables a faster, more scalable, and more responsive web.
    - Locale added: Uzbek (uz)
    # Changed
    - No longer accept insecure RC4 ciphers whenever possible
    - Phasing out Certificates with 1024-bit RSA Keys
    - Shut down hangs will now show the crash reporter before exiting the program
    # Changed
    - Add-on Compatibility
    # HTML5
    - Support for the ECMAScript 6 Symbol data type added
    - unicode-range CSS descriptor implemented
    - CSSOM-View scroll behavior implemented allowing smooth scrolling of content without custom libraries
    - object-fit and object-position implemented.
    - Defines how and where the content of a replaced element is displayed
    - isolation CSS property implemented.
    - Create a new stacking context to isolate groups of boxes to control which blend together
    - CSS3 will-change property implemented.
    - Hints the browser of elements that will be modified. The browser will perform some performance optimization for these
    - Improved ES6 generators for better performance
    - Changed JavaScript 'const' semantics to conform better to the ES6 specification.
    - The const declaration is now block-scoped and requires an initializer. It also can not be redeclared anymore.
    * Developer
    - Eval sources now appear in the Debugger
    - Debug JavaScript code that is evaluated dynamically, either as a string passed to eval() or as a string passed to the Function constructor
    - DOM Promises inspection
    - Inspector: More paste options in markup view
    # Fixed
    - Security fixes for issues disclosed at HP Zero Day Initiative's Pwn2Own contest
    - Hello may become inactive until restart
    - Print preferences may not be preserved
    - Hello contact tabs may not be visible
    - Disable the usage of the ANY DNS query type
    - Fixed a startup crash with EMET
    - WebGL may use significant memory with Canvas2d
    - Accept hostnames that include an underscore character
    - Option -remote has been restored
    - Fix a top crash
    - Various security fixes
    - CSS gradients work on premultiplied colors
    - Fix some unexpected logout from Facebook or Google after restart

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