Download Mozilla Firefox For Mac Os X 10.8 5

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This article explains how to download and install Firefox on a Mac.

The 10.8.5 update is recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users and improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. This update: Fixes an issue that may prevent Mail from displaying messages; Improves AFP file transfer performance over 802.11ac Wi-Fi; Resolves an issue that may prevent a screen saver from starting automatically. Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source Web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation. Firefox is the second most widely used browser. To display web pages, Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine, which implements most current web standards in addition to several features that are intended to. If you’re using OS X 10.5.8 Leopard then you can still download Firefox 16 for Macs which works on 10.5.8. However, we strongly recommend you upgrade to at least OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or higher as Firefox 16 is no longer updated by Mozilla and therefore not secure anymore.

  • If you are updating from a previous version of Firefox, see Update Firefox to the latest release.
Note: This article only applies to Mac. For instructions to install Firefox on Windows, see How to download and install Firefox on Windows.For instructions to install Firefox on Linux, see Install Firefox on Linux.
Make sure your Mac meets the System Requirements for Firefox. If you use an old version of OS X, see these articles for more information:
  1. Visit the Firefox download page in any browser (for example, Safari). It will automatically detect the platform and language on your computer and recommend the best version of Firefox for you.
  2. Click .
    • Note: If you want to have a choice of the language for your Firefox installation, click the Download options and other languages link instead.
  3. Once the download has completed, the file (Firefox.dmg) may open by itself and pop open a Finder window containing the Firefox application. Drag the Firefox icon on top of the Applications folder in order to copy it there.
    Note: If you do not see this window, open the Firefox.dmg file that you downloaded.
  4. After dragging Firefox to the Applications folder, hold down the control key while clicking in the window and select Eject 'Firefox' from the menu.
Complete the steps above before running Firefox. Do not run Firefox directly from the Firefox.dmg file, as this can result in issues such as lost data and settings.

Tip: You can add Firefox to your dock for easy access. Just open your Applications folder and drag Firefox to the dock.

Firefox is now ready for use. Just click on its icon in the dock or Applications folder to start it.

Download Mozilla Firefox For Mac Os X 10.8 5

Download Firefox For Mac 10.8.5

When you first start up Firefox, you will be warned that you downloaded Firefox from the Internet. Because you download Firefox from the official site, click .

Download Mozilla Firefox For Mac Os X 10.8 5

Upon installation, Firefox will not be your default browser, which you'll be notified about. That means that when you open a link in your mail application, an Internet shortcut, or HTML document, it will not open in Firefox. If you want Firefox to do those things, click . If you're just trying out Firefox or simply do not wish to set Firefox as your default browser, click .

Download Mozilla Firefox For Mac 10.8.5

My laptop is set up to notify my when updates are available. That's fine but when I attempt to do so it hangs on the download. I've gone to the support page and followed the instructions for updating (after going through the hanging endless download) which suggests that I then install a fresh version of Firefox is unsuccessful.When I do that I get message that says that there is already version installed or running?? Circular effort.

Another issue: I don't quite get why there is an icon that looks like Firefox drive on the desktop which when clicked opens up a window with firefox icon and an apps icon?