Firefox (referred to as Fx) is a free and open source browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation. Mozilla’s team continues to focus on fixing bugs and adding useful features. Improving the user experience is especially important to the team. Users will enjoy that Firefox focuses on speed, privacy, and security. In fact, you’ll get all of these things straight out of the box.
Firefox has been improved with the release of Firefox 57. With a completely new engine called Quantum, Firefox is now 2x faster and 30% lighter than Chrome. Switching tabs is faster than ever with Firefox’s new, responsive engine. Smoother browsing is also thanks to Quantum; you can switch between 10 tabs or even 1,000 tabs seamlessly.
Features are a big part of Firefox. From tabbed browsing, bookmarks, a built in session manager, private browsing, add-ons, sync, and more. You’ll find what works best for you with ease. Firefox does support popular plugins to enhance your web experience and monitor them too. For instance, if you ever have an insecure plugin Firefox will disable it and notify you. In addition Firefox will help you get the plugin update.
Once you’ve finished installing the browser you can either start browsing or customize it. Themes change the appearance of the user interface without rearranging the elements. However, users can completely change the user interface. In other words you can customize elements from the types of buttons to the color scheme used. You can also reposition elements to other places on the browser. Due to Firefox’s highly customizable nature of the UI there are failsafes built in. That means you can reset the elements back to the defaults.
Add-ons allow you to customize Firefox to your liking for a more enjoyable web surfing experience. Firefox has plenty of top-rated, popular add-ons to enhance your browsing experience. Most of all, you can choose from several popular add-ons. Most noteworthy are AdBlock Plus, Downthemall!, uBlock Origin, SessionManager, Tab Mix Plus, and there’s plenty more to choose from.
In other words, when you want a secure browser that isn’t a memory hog Firefox is great for you.
Downloads: Firefox 57.0 (Windows 64 bit) | All builds
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