Mozilla Firefox Review | Part 1

Mozilla Firefox is available for Windows, Mac and Linux users. User can download the software for free from this web browser software website.

Mozilla Firefox has nine main features such as: Security & Privacy, Performance, Customization, Personal, Productivity, Tabs, Search, Universal Access, and The Cutting Edge feature.

Security & Privacy Highlight Features:

Instant Web Site ID – By clicking on a site favicon, user can check up on suspicious sites, avoid Web forgeries and make sure a site is what it claims to be.

Private Browsing – When this feature is enabled, user will not leave a single browsing fingerprint behind for others to discover.
Clear Recent History – User can clear all their private data or their activity over the past few hours with a few quick clicks.
Forget This Site – Lets user remove every trace of any site from their browser.
Anti-Malware – Protects user from viruses, worms, trojan horses and spyware. Firefox checks every part of a Web page before loading it to make sure nothing harmful is sneaking in the back door.
Anti-Virus Software – Firefox integrates elegantly with user’s antivirus software. When user downloads a file, their computer’s antivirus program automatically checks it to protect them against viruses and other malware.
Anti-Phishing – Lets user shop and do business safely on the Internet.
Pop-Up Blocker – User can banish pop-ups (and pop-under windows) from their surfing experience once and for all.

Parental Controls – Allows user to enforce parental control settings and stop unwanted downloads and more.
Customized Security Settings – User can customize settings for passwords, level of scrutiny, cookies, loading images and installing add-ons for a fully empowered Web experience.
Add-ons – It looks for a secure connection before installing or updating add-ons, 3rd party software, and Personas.
Password Manager – Lets user choose to “remember” site passwords without intrusive pop-ups.
Automated Update – Lets user install upgrades when they receive automatic notification or wait until they are ready.
Performance Highlight Features:
Smaller Memory Footprint – Firefox uses less of user’s computer’s memory while it is running.

Memory Management – Firefox keeps memory usage under control. The XPCOM cycle collector continuously cleans up unused memory.
Faster Page Load – User can see Web pages faster and in the way they were meant to be seen with the redesigned page rendering and layout engine of Firefox.

Color Profile Support – With improved graphics engine, user can see their online photo albums sharper and more brilliant than ever.
Super Speed – With TraceMonkey JavaScript engine, it dramatically gives better performance than ever before, especially, for Web applications like email, photo sites, online word processors and more.
Customization Highlight Features:

Over 6,000 Ways to Customize – User can customize Firefox with a growing library of over 6,000 add-ons.
Add-ons Manager – Lets user find and install add-ons directly in their browser.
Browser Look & Feel – Allows user to dress up their browser as they like it.
Beyond Add-ons – User can also add new search engines, change toolbar preferences, display different sizes, shapes and styles for their browser’s navigation buttons and more.
Personal Highlight Features:
Awesome Bar – Lets user type in term into location bar and the autocomplete function will show in a drop down the possible matching sites from their browsing history, and sites they have bookmarked and tagged.
Tags – Lets user label a site with names or categories that are meaningful to them.

Library – All browsing history and all bookmarks are archived in the Library, where user can be easily searched and organized.
One-Click Bookmarking – One click on the star icon at the end of the location bar bookmarks a site. Two clicks and user can choose where to save it and whether to tag it.

Smart Bookmark – Lets user find things fast with Smart Bookmarks. They just click on the Bookmarks menu for quick access to sites organized by most visited, recently bookmarked and recently tagged.