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Download Firefox 53.0

Firefox 53.0

By Mozilla Organization  (Open Source)
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Managing Browser Add-Ons In Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox is a fast, light and tidy open source web browser. At its public launch in 2004 Mozilla Firefox was the first browser to challenge Microsoft Internet Explorer’s dominance. Since then, Mozilla Firefox has consistently featured in the top 3 most popular browsers globally. The key features that have made Mozilla Firefox so popular are the simple and effective UI, browser speed and strong security capabilities. The browser is particularly popular with developers thanks to its open source development and active community of advanced users.

Easier Browsing

Mozilla put of a lot of resources into creating a simple but effective UI aimed at making browsing quicker and easier. They created the tab structure that has been adopted by most other browsers. In recent years Mozilla has also focused on maximizing browsing area by simplifying toolbar controls to just a Firefox button (which contains settings and options) and back/forward buttons. The URL box features direct Google searching as well as an auto predict/history feature called Awesome Bar. On the right side of the URL box there are bookmarking, history and refresh buttons. To the right of the URL box is a search box which allows you to customize your search engine options. Outside of that a view button controls what you see below the URL. Next to that you have the download history and home buttons.

Speed

Mozilla Firefox boasts impressive page load speeds thanks to the excellent JagerMonkey JavaScript engine. Start up speed and graphics rendering are also among the quickest in the market. Firefox manages complex video and web content using layer-based Direct2D and Driect3D graphics systems. Crash protection ensures only the plugin causing the issue stops working, not the rest of the content being browsed. Reloading the page restarts any affected plugins. The tab system and Awesome Bar have been streamlined to launch/get results very quickly too.

Security

Firefox was the first browser to introduce a private browsing feature which allows you to use the internet more anonymously and securely. History, searches, passwords, downloads, cookies and cached content are all removed on shutdown. Minimizing the chances of another user stealing your identity or finding confidential information. Content security, anti-phishing technology and antivirus/antimalware integration ensures your browsing experience is as safe as possible.

Personalisation & Development

One of the best features of the Firefox UI is customization. Simply right click on the navigation toolbar to customize individual components or just drag and drop items you want to move around. The inbuilt Firefox Add-ons Manager allows you to discover and install add-ons within the browser as well as view ratings, recommendations and descriptions. Read more about the top recommended add-ons for Mozilla Firefox. Thousands of customizable themes allow you to customize the look and feel of your browser. Site authors and developers can create advanced content and applications using Mozilla’s open source platform and enhanced API.

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Please note: from version 53.0 onward Windows XP and Vista are no longer supported.

Title: Firefox 53.0
Filename: Firefox Setup 53.0.exe
File size: 42.12MB (44,166,424 bytes)
Requirements: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 7 / XP 64-bit / Vista 64-bit / Windows 7 64-bit / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64-bit / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64-bit
Languages: Multiple languages
License: Open Source
Date added: April 19, 2017
Author: Mozilla Organization
www.mozilla.org
MD5 Checksum: 3C1F350D4DDB945CECE736D6C63A7D59

New:
Improved graphics stability for Windows users with the addition of compositor process separation (Quantum Compositor).?Two new 'compact' themes available in Firefox, dark and light, based on the Firefox Developer Edition theme.?Lightweight themes are now applied in private browsing windows.?Reader Mode now displays estimated reading time for the page.?Windows 7+ users on 64-bit OS can select 32-bit or 64-bit versions in the stub installer.?
Fixed:
Various security fixes.?
Changed:
Updated the design of site permission requests to make them harder to miss and easier to understand.?Windows XP and Vista are no longer supported. XP and Vista users running Firefox 52 will continue to receive security updates on Firefox ESR 52.?32-bit Mac OS X is no longer supported. 32-bit Mac OS X users can switch to Firefox ESR 52 to continue receiving security updates.?Updates for Mac OS X are smaller in size compared to updates for Firefox 52.?New visual design for audio and video controls.?Ended Firefox Linux support for processors older than Pentium 4 and AMD Opteron.?The last few characters of shortened tab titles fade out instead of being replaced by ellipses to keep more of the title visible.?
Developer:
Changes for web developers include support for WebM video with alpha, which allows playing videos with transparent backgrounds.?

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