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Updated on March 28, 2013

The Best and Fastest Web Browser for me: Firefox

Do you know why I love Firefox among others? These are the reasons:

1. Firefox is second to the Internet Explorer when it comes to the year of creation.

2. Firefox is stable and free to download.

3. Firefox offers a secured as well as safe browsing experience.

4. Firefox can be customized (themes, add-ons, etc) the way you want.

5. Firefox is now on version 4 (now, it's 19!) which is far from zero.

6. and Firefox lets you to be his boss.

These are some of the reasons I have and there's still more.

Where to Download Firefox 4?

Firefox official site

This is where I got my Firefox web browser Mozilla Firefox Download Page or if you already have firefox browser just update it under one of the menu options (which I'll discuss on this page later).

Have a happy and wonderful experience with the new Firefox 4. :)

By the way, the picture next to my post is the current look of their site. See the web browser I am using, it is the latest Firefox 4.

Update: Clicking the above link will offer you to download Firefox 16 since it is the latest version. There's nothing wrong with it whether it is 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15,16,17, 18 or 19 coz each of them offer almost the same functionalities and features (maybe there are minor changes).

Videos About Firefox 4

  • What's New in Firefox 4
  • A Preview of Firefox 4

How to Update Your Outdated Firefox into Firefox 4?

Easy as pie

I used Firefox 3.6.17 in this screenshot. And the file size of Firefox 4 is 15.4 MB (which we are going to download in this post).

The topic is the answer to the thing I promised you on my first post, "how to update your outdated firefox browser into the newest and latest Firefox 4?". Let's begin by following the listed steps below:

a. Click 'Help' at the upper right side of your web browser (one of the menu options).

b. Highlight and click "Check for Updates...".

After you click it, a new window appears (Software Update) it will ask you if you want to upgrade to Firefox 4.0.1. In responding to it, you would find three buttons at the lower part of the window: "Ask Later", "No Thanks" and "Get the New Version". Of course choose Get the New Version. It will take time (more or less 5 minutes or depends on the internet connection you have) to complete the download. When the download is finished, it will prompt you if you're ready to install it or later by clicking one of these two buttons: "Restart Later" or "Restart Firefox". If you click Restart Firefox, your firefox will restart and do the installation. When it opens back, it will check the compatibility of some of your add-ons (just choose what you feel is right) and voila you now have the latest firefox which I promised to show you (oh I'm a man of words! :D).

Hope everyone is doing fine and don't forget to interact by leaving your comments.

Update: Same as above. Doing these steps will end up you with Firefox 19 (I think I should create an article that is fixed and not the kind that keeps on changing).

Security & Safety Tip

Private Browsing

Sharing what we have especially when we have something to give is wonderful. Of course, it does not only refer to tangible things but knowledge does matter. And receiving these blessings is what makes us happy.

Here's one of the best yet simple features of Firefox 4. They called it private browsing. What is private browsing?

Private browsing is one of the great things that we often ignore of or no knowledge about. This one will be very useful especially when you are in a public places (computer cafeteria/internet shop) to avoid storing the sites you visited (from the people you do not trust/strangers) as well as personal information to be exposed. At home, there you have brothers and sisters who share one computer with one another. If you want to benefit from it, it's a one click away. I'm not telling you to be selfish with them or keep things only to yourself but if you really want a private browsing, go ahead.

The above screenshot tells you how to make a private browsing in your Firefox 4 web browser. Or if you're into keyboard shortcuts, hold and press Ctrl+Shift+P right in the firefox browser. To return to a normal browsing, repeat the shortcut or click the orange button with "Firefox" on it and you will find "Stop Private browsing". Click it and voila! you're back. It's so simple.

Enjoy! =D

Web Browsers War

Which do you think is the best? (in terms of speed, performance, features, etc)

See results

Which Sides Are You On? - (They're both fantastic coz everyone can use it for free)

This is not a competition of/between the two giant web browsers. I just want to know your ideas and opinions when it comes to choosing and picking up a web browser. I also like Chrome but this page is about firefox and firefox is my bet. ^_^

Which is way better when it comes to design, performance, features and others:

Firefox Books - Click on the picture to see more options and to read its reviews.

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      sethandressen 

      4 years ago

      FF is a great web browser.

    • ErikAlexander LM profile image

      ErikAlexander LM 

      5 years ago

      I use FireFox for sure. I'm just used to it now. But Chrome is my backup browser if something doesn't work on FF.

    • mihgasper profile image

      Miha Gasper 

      6 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      I use them both and I use Opera too. Weird, huh?

    • wilfredpadilla profile image

      wilfredpadilla 

      6 years ago

      For me, Chrome and Firefox!

    • goo2eyes lm profile image

      goo2eyes lm 

      6 years ago

      i have google chrome, mozilla firefox and opera browsers.

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      AnimalHouse 

      6 years ago

      I have used Firefox for over an year now and i cant complain i had to upgrade from internet explorer as it kept asking for updates and sometimes doing it automatically.

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      javr 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I don't like that Firefox wanted to upgrade instantly all the time. My plugins weren't compatible, though. I have turned off autoupdating because I need my plugins to work.

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      mattyrobinson 

      7 years ago

      Firefox is superior at present, largely due to the extensive range of add-ons availible. Chrome just isn't quite there yet.

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      kwj 

      7 years ago

      I like Firefox because of the browser functionality

    • jethrosas profile imageAUTHOR

      Jethro 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      @anonymous: Yeah I know that there is a firefox 5 version already but I haven't got a chance to update this lens. Besides there is a version 3.6.18 too which is for those who like to stay on the stable and use to that looks and features. Anyway, thanks for reminding me. :)

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      latest version 5

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Ditto Sukkran, esp. for squidoo usage, I find chrome faster after trying out both.

    • sukkran trichy profile image

      sukkran trichy 

      7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      my fav browser is "chrome". especially for squidooing. it is faster than ff.

    • jethrosas profile imageAUTHOR

      Jethro 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      @jeremecausing: yeah! I always use firebug plugin because it's needed in our work. maybe that will be may next post. thanks for the idea! ^^,

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      Jereme Causing 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      nice one! :D More secured browser.. are you using the plugin Mozilla Firebug?

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