Firefox 23.0

Mozilla Firefox is a fast, full-featured Web browser. Firefox includes pop-up blocking, tab-browsing, integrated Google search, simplified privacy controls, a streamlined browser window that shows you more of the page than any other browser and a number of additional features that work with you to help you get the most out of your time online.

The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox sets the pace with dozens of new features to deliver a faster, more secure and customizable Web browsing experience for all.

User Experience. The enhancements to Firefox provide the best possible browsing experience on the Web. The new Firefox smart location bar, affectionately known as the "Awesome Bar," learns as people use it, adapting to user preferences and offering better fitting matches over time.

Performance. Firefox is built on top of the powerful new Gecko platform, resulting in a safer, easier to use and more personal product.

Security. Firefox raises the bar for security. The new malware and phishing protection helps protect from viruses, worms, trojans and spyware to keep people safe on the Web.

Customization. Everyone uses the Web differently, and Firefox lets users customize their browser with more than 5,000 add-ons.

Download: Firefox 23.0 for Windows | 21.4 MB (Freeware)
Download: Firefox 23.0 for Linux | 24.9 MB
Download: Firefox 23.0 for MacOS | 42.3 MB
View: Firefox Website | Release Notes

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So Mozilla decided to quietly change the click-to-play functionality without even so much as an entry in the changelog. Upon upgrading to this version, plugins (such as Adobe Flash) will activate automatically. You have to go into Add-ons -> Plugins and set each plugin to "Ask to Activate."

Phouchg said,
Oi, looky there!
Firefox = Firefox + 1 /* again */
Maths is fun.

I eagerly anticipate you saying that again in six weeks, when they do they next release. Because that's how rapid release works.

Someone should file a restraining order of 100 yards against you to deny ever touching a computer again if using FF version 3 seems just fine and recommendable to others. You're endangering people around you and internets.

What the hell man? Installed is past tense - it is the sort of thing I find on the computers of the technically inept. I made a joke about your aversion of new versions and you got upset.

Indeed, there was no reason to be upset. I'm sorry.

I don't have an aversion of new *releases*. Security fixes are always welcome, and perhaps it's good that there aren't any major (notice major) changes so that many abandoned or slowly updated addons still work.

I have a vexing aversion against the "rapid release cycle" argument, which is a complete utter nonsense. Version notation are arbitrary, they aren't tied to any particular release mechanism.
There is, however, very effective and for that reason popular convention of major.minor.build.revision notation. And so major versions can be planned by implementing major changes, which aren't happening - perhaps because it's good as it is - no need to fix what isn't broken and that's fine by me.

I stand by my counterargument that it is copying Chrome versioning to confuse people that while Chrome is developing rapidly (which it isn't, but it looks like), so are they (which they aren't, but it also looks like).

So I will continue to ridicule their feeble attempts at mindfscking every time I can.

My Bookmarks menu on the far right of the bookmarks toolbar disappeared from where it was, have to click the icon to the left of the downloads down arrow. Not too thrilled about that, yeah, whaaaa whaaaa right? LOL Was freaking out for a few minutes over it.