Firefox 23.0.1

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 23.0.1 for Windows | 21.4 MB (Freeware)
Download: Firefox 23.0.1 for Linux | 24.9 MB
Download: Firefox 23.0.1 for MacOS | 42.3 MB
View: Firefox Website | Release Notes

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Its unfortunate that Firefox has joined the bandwagon of people who consider reducing choices to be an innovative move. JavaScript options have been completely removed. Disappointed!

I don't know why, but Firefox just doesn't have any major features that would entice me to leave Chrome and come back. It looks quite nice from that screenshot, but I don't like that big orange button.

I tell you what I loved though. In an experimental version of a dev build in Chrome, the address bar was hidden by default and only appeared when you opened a new tab or hovered near it. This was a fantastic feature - it was so liberating being able to see even more text on the screen and it felt so simple - something that worked. Unfortunately, Google removed it .

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Don't think I was to harsh to get a warning, but heck with it, not taking a chance!

Firefox/Palemoon are getting better with age, I believe!

Been using FireFox for nearly 10 years And no other browser at all. However, this changed since past 4 months as I switched to chrome and couldn't Be
More happier.

Firefox still has the best tools for web devs and designers.

I'm mostly using IE to browse the web but Firefox to debug my web sites.

Switched recently to IE11 as my main browser. We had a good time, firefox, but now it's coming to an end. Good luck and goodbye.

K'tharsis said,
Switched recently to IE11 as my main browser. We had a good time, firefox, but now it's coming to an end. Good luck and goodbye.

Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.

I'd use IE because it is blazingly fast compared to all other browsers on my system. Whether that would slow down over time and whether or not I can get any sort of customisation into is another question.

However, one thing I cannot abide by is MS's decision to cripple the font rendering. What do most people do in a browser? Read stuff. What is it impossible to do in IE for any prolonged length of time on a regular desktop monitor? Read stuff.

Never thought I'd say this, but I just did the same after a decade of Firefox. IE11 on Windows 8.1 is incredibly fast and smooth in comparison. It is now more compliant with cutting edge standards, has caught up with Firefox and Chrome on that front, and does the equivalent of iconized bookmarks out of the box. Win, win. Sticking to Firefox on the Mac and synchronizing bookmarks cross platform using Xmarks.