ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Why do I use Firefox

Updated on July 18, 2007

10 reasons why I use Firefox

1. It's fast, considering how advanced it is as opposed to Internet Explorer

2. More secure than Internet Explorer. Never had any problems with ActiveX or something like that ever since I use FF.

3. It has tabs, and saves your sessions. When I wake up in the morning I can just resume surfing. No more writing URL's on my desk :)

4. Hundreds of plugins. I can make it anything I want. I don't know how people can live without Web Developer Toolbar. Well ok I know, but still... extremely usefull. Same as other 30ish addons I have (Greasemonkey, StumbleUpon toolbar etc.).

5. It's free and has regular updates, which are very small and take a second to download, unlike all the hassle I had to go through with Internet Explorer.

6. I can search Google from the toolbar (without actually having Google toolbar).

7. Although I mostly prefer the default theme, when I feel like changing it, it only takes a second.

8. Intergrated popup blocker.

9. Feed reader

10. Download manager

So there it is. If you have some other reasons why you use (or don't use) Firefox, I'd love to hear it. Just post a comment!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Live N Learn profile image

      Live N Learn 

      10 years ago from Las Vegas

      I've been using Firefox for years. Ever since I had a pc and had viruses, trojans and all kinds of problems that nearly destroyed everything I had. Someone explained to me about the vulnerabilities in IE and that I should get Firefox. And I had to do some virus, spyware and adware killing, but then with Firefox and routine antivirus/spyware maintenance I've not had another problem like that. That was years ago. My dad on the other hand is STILL using IE and has headaches all the time. Poor thing. I wish he'd listen to me...

    • ohohdon profile image


      10 years ago from Yakima

      I started using Firefox this past August. Now, the only time I use IE is to see how my web pages or blogs look on their browser.

      I love the extensions that Firefox offers. In fact, I wrote up a hub, recently, and listed my favorite Firefox extensions.

      Your list of reasons to use Firefox is right on!

    • profile image 

      11 years ago from Belgrade

      FireFox all the way :)

    • Isabella Snow profile image

      Isabella Snow 

      11 years ago

      I have always liked firefox but it has given me nothing but headaches lately!

    • Stacie Naczelnik profile image

      Stacie Naczelnik 

      11 years ago from Seattle

      I like Firefox too. I have to use IE at work, but love having Firefox at home. The tab thing is the best.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)