Portable Firefox 37.0.1 / 38.0b1 Beta / 39.0a2 Developer / 40.0a1 Nightly
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What's new in Portable Firefox 37.0:
- Heartbeat user rating system - your feedback about Firefox
- Bing search now uses HTTPS for secure searching
- New preferences implementation enabled for the first half of the beta cycle
- Improved protection against site impersonation via OneCRL centralized certificate revocation
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- LICENSE TYPE:
- Mozilla Public License
- FILE SIZE:
- 41.5 MB
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- DEVELOPED BY:
- John T. Haller
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- C: \ Portable Software \ Internet \ Browsers
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Portable Firefox is a special edition of Mozilla’s browsers that can be carried on a removable drive and run on any computer without affecting its system registry. There are no differences between the portable and the standalone editions in terms of functionality or appearance.
Firefox bundles features that include smart bookmarks, spell check, private browsing, a download manager, incremental find, tab grouping (gathers related tabs and organizes them into groups) and several others. In addition to these, Firefox also accommodates a series of tools for developers, such as the DOM Inspector and the Error Console.
The first contact with Firefox shouldn't be surprising since most browsers have already adopted tabbed browsing. It comes with a tabbed interface so opening multiple pages at the same time isn't a problem anymore. But what's under the hood is what really makes the difference.
Firefox is amazingly fast and blocks pop-ups, some viruses and spyware, but also gives the user an extraordinary power of customization through a well-developed add-on manager. Basically, you can change almost everything in your browser, starting with the way it looks and ending with features and functionality.
Mozilla lets you install new themes and so-called Personas that change the appearance of the main window, as well as add-ons (created by third-party developers) for adding new functions to the application.
Firefox Sync is another feature worth mentioning; it enables you to synchronize browser bookmarks, passwords, forms and add-ons across multiple computers, by storing all of these on the dedicated Mozilla servers. The data is encrypted, so no other person, aside from you, is granted access to it.
Firefox is fast and reliable and includes a decent set of customization tools. With the aid of a few add-ons and themes, it can be tailored to the needs of day-to-day users, as well as developers.
Portable Firefox was reviewed by Elena Opris, last updated on April 7th, 2015
Also available: Firefox
Runs on: Windows 2K / XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit