How to download and use Mozilla Firefox. Mozilla Firefox is a free and very popular open source browser available for Windows, Mac and Linux (as well as for Android and iOS, on mobile phones and tablets). Although it no longer shines as before in terms of web page loading speed, it is still one of the most complete and flexible browsers on the market thanks to the many extensions available.

Extensions are "small programs" (if we want to define them) that allow you to expand the functionality of the program indefinitely, allowing each user to create a custom browser. Once discovered, it becomes really difficult to do without it.

How to Download and Use Mozilla Firefox Easy

Download Firefox

To begin, we try to understand what operations must be performed to download, as well as to install, Firefox on PCs and mobile devices. Find everything explained in detail below.

On windows

In Windows, the first step you need to take to download firefox is to connect to your website and click the button Free download in the middle.

Once this is done, the download of the file for the installation of the Web navigator on your PC it will start immediately.

Once the procedure is complete, start the obtained file (eg. Firefox xx.xx setup program ), click on runon the button install in the new configuration window that opened on the desktop.

When the installation procedure is complete, you will see the browser window appear and you will be asked if you intend to set it as the default or not.

Choose freely and if it is not your intention to do this and you want to prevent the same warning from appearing every time you start the program, remember to remove the check for the appropriate item before clicking Not now.

I would also like to point out that, if you wish, before clicking the button to start the Firefox installation procedure, you can press the button Options In the bottom left.

Choose if you want to create Shortcuts to access the browser and select one or more of the following options below the wording Create shortcuts for Firefox:, if you are viewing and possibly changing the destination folder of the program using the appropriate field located under the heading Destination folder, whether or not to send Mozilla information about the installation in question and whether or not to install the service to update the browser without requiring user intervention.

On Mac

Also in Mac to download Firefox you have to go to the web page that I indicated a few moments ago, when I explained how to proceed in Windows.

Then click on the button Free download located in the center and wait a few moments for the file to start installing the browser to download it to your PC.

Now open the package in format dmg obtained, then drag the Firefox icon to the folder icon from the new window that appeared on the desktop and then go to the folder Applications.

Right click on the browser icon and select the item open from the menu you see appear. Now click again on open to get around Apple's limitations (you should only do this procedure the first time, everyone else can also call the browser from Launchpad ).

If a window appears at the beginning of the browser asking if you want to configure Firefox as the default browser, answer as you wish.

Finally, take out the discoverer whereby you dragged the Firefox icon to the folder applications, right click on the latter and select Eject "Firefox" from the menu that opens.

On Android

If you want to download Firefox on your Android phone or tablet, all you have to do is access the home screen of the latter or the one in which all the applications are grouped and open the Play Store (the white bag icon with the "play" symbol printed on it).

Then stop at the one icon magnifying glass which is at the top right of the screen that appears, type firefox the reserved web browser in the text field you see appear and press the icon magnifying glass located in the lower right of the keyboard to start the application search procedure. Then press the Firefox icon.

If you need it, you can speed up the execution of the steps I have just indicated by tapping here directly from your device so that you can immediately connect to the corresponding section of the Play Store.

Finally, press the buttons on the screen install y I agree.

On iOS

Do you use a iPhone o iPad? Then download Firefox right now on your iOS device.

To do this, go to the home screen of the device, launch the App Store (the blue icon with the letter "A" in the center located on the home screen of the device), select the tab Search located in the lower right, type firefox web browser in the field above, select the button Search on the keyboard displayed on the screen and stop at the application icon (the one with the Firefox logo) from the list that is displayed.

Eventually, you can simplify the execution of these steps by pressing this link to the corresponding section of the App Store directly from your device. Then click the button Get / Install.

If prompted, enter the password for your Apple ID or, if your device supports it, authorize the download via Touch ID.

Use Firefox

Once the download and installation of Firefox on your PC and / or mobile device is complete, you can finally start using the famous web browser.

To know how to take your first steps with this browser, keep reading, find all the explanations you need just below.

How to download and use Mozilla Firefox on PC

The first thing I advise you to do on Windows and Mac to start using Firefox is to import the markers any other browser in use that can be saved.

To do this, click on the button markers you see at the bottom of the web browser home screen click on the item Save and import bookmarks and then on to import data from another browser.

Then select the browser from which to import the data and click siguiente, indicates if, in addition to your favorites, you also want to import cookies and history (and if not, uncheck the boxes of the relevant elements) and click again siguiente and press the button final.

You can then access the bookmark amounts in Firefox by clicking on the icon of a binder up to the right.

To add your bookmarks, simply visit the reference page and click on the star, present in the upper right part of the web browser window.

I also suggest that Synchronize the account so that we can constantly maintain synchronized all your browsing data and preferences on all the devices you plan to use Firefox on.

To do this, click on the button sync always present at the bottom of the browser home screen, press the button Create an account and complete the procedure on the screen by typing in your email address, the password you want to associate with the account, and your age, then click Create an account.

Then choose which settings to save and which not to remove the ticks of the marked items that you are not interested in and click Save settings.

Access your mailbox, open the email that Firefox sent you, and click the link inside to confirm your account.

Now let's move on to the "instructions" on how to surf the net. At the top left is the address bar in which write the URL of the sites to visit, while on the right is the quick search bar which allows you to search in Google and other search engines.

To reorder and customize the list of search engines available in the browser, click the arrow located on the left side of the quick search bar and select the item Search settings from the menu that appears.

In the window that opens, click and keep pressing, drag the various search engines into the box below to sort them, and hit the link Add more search engines ... to find other search engines to add to the browser (then click the green button Add to Firefox ... ).

Like all Web browsers modern, Firefox also has a tabbed browsing, which allows you to view multiple web pages in the same window.

Every time a new tab is opened, a special page is displayed with previews of the visited sites with more frenquency.

You can move the thumbnails by dragging them with the mouse to the desired point on the screen and you can delete them by clicking on the "X" placed in each of them.

As I said at the beginning of the article, one of the main peculiarities of Mozilla Firefox is the availability of numerous Extensions that allow you to extend the functionality of the program for free.

To find and install Firefox add-ons, connect to the Firefox add-on website and view the ranking of extensions ( Recommended extensions, Emerging extensionsetc.) to quickly locate the most popular browser plugins.

Once you find an extension that interests you, click on its name and proceed with the installation by clicking the button first + Add to Firefox and in install (and if necessary, also click the button to restart the browser).

After installing them, you can also disable or remove Firefox extensions if necessary.

Just click the button menu (the one who has three horizontal lines ) in the upper right of the Firefox window, select the item Accessories from the menu that appears and click on the icon puzzle in the window that opens.

Therefore, it is necessary to identify the name of the plugin to be removed and click the button Remove (to remove it permanently) or on the button deactivate (to disable its use without uninstalling the extension).

You can also customize the look of Firefox by installing custom themes in the browser.

Connect to this web page and explore all the available themes. Position the mouse cursor over the ones that interest you, to see previews in real time and click the button Add to install them.

After installing them, you can manage, disable and remove Firefox themes by clicking the button menu browser always located at the top right and then on the item Accessories from the menu that appears.

In the tab that opens, select the icon range and click on the button Remove o deactivate related to the topic to uninstall. To enable another theme without deleting the others, first click on its name and then on the button allow.

As for the chronology, you can manage everything by clicking the button menu and then in the voice historial.

To cancel it, click Delete history reciente attached to the menu that opens. To navigate in incognito; instead, you must click the button menu and then in the voice Anonymous windowwhile to carry out the would you search a specific word within a given web page, just select the option find always attached to the browser menu.

On mobile phones and tablets

On mobile phones and tablets, Android or iOS, the experience of using Firefox is very different from what you can have on PCs, but it is still an excellent browser.

At the top you will find the address bar where, apart from website urls, you can also type and search for specific keywords, as you usually do on Google or other engines.

Tapping the icon of the star visible at the top of the default home screen, you can access Favourite, while selecting the clock can you see her chronology and clicking on the open book you can access the items added to the reading list.

Touching the button menu (the one who has three horizontal lines on iOS and with i tres puntos on Android) you can make one would you search of specific terms within the displayed web page, request the visualization of a site in desktop format, sets the displayed page as homepage browser.

Open one new tab  anonymous To navigate incognito, add the page shown to markers, enable Night Mode (which makes the screen less bright when Firefox is active), scan a QR Code (yes, you can also do it!) and access adjustments.

Among the various settings that you can manage from the corresponding section, I would like to point out the possibility of logging into Firefox with your account sync (or meat one at this time), to modify the search engine by default, to choose the content which will be displayed when opening a new tab and on the home page.

To see all the tabs open, simply press the number in the upper right corner of the browser screen. Then you can select another by choosing from the attachments to the list visible on the screen.