Firefox Information (PC)

General Information

Firefox is a web browser which allows you to view webpages on the World Wide Web. Firefox is developed by Mozilla, and is available free of charge.

System Requirements

    Firefox 31 ESR (Extended Support Release)
    • A PC running Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
    • Pentium 4 or newer processor that supports SSE2 (Intel Core i5 or faster processor recommended)
    • 1 GB of RAM (4 GB RAM recommended)
    • 200 MB of free hard disk space
    Firefox 36
    • A PC running Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
    • Pentium 4 or newer processor that supports SSE2 (Intel Core i5 or faster processor recommended)
    • 1 GB of RAM (4 GB RAM recommended)
    • 200 MB of free hard disk space
    Firefox 35
    • A PC running Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
    • Pentium 4 or newer processor that supports SSE2 (Intel Core i5 or faster processor recommended)
    • 1 GB of RAM (4 GB RAM recommended)
    • 200 MB of free hard disk space

ITS Supported Versions

Firefox 34 and later comes with SSL version 3.0 disabled by default, i.e. it is POODLE-proof.

Firefox 29 and later comes with a new Chrome-like user interface (Australis).

Firefox 19 and later comes with its own built-in PDF viewer. To disable the built-in PDF viewer and use Adobe Reader (or another PDF viewer), go to Menu icon > Gear icon (Options) > Applications panel. Follow the directions listed here.

Use Firefox 31 ESR (latest build) for web applications that require it. Use Firefox 36 (latest build) for all other web browsing.

Note: Google@UH apps (gmail, gcal, gdocs) are supported on the current version of Firefox, the version just preceding it and the latest ESR version. Firefox is on a rapid-release schedule with a new version released approximately every 6 weeks. Check for the most current version of Firefox here.

Note: while the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 can be used to run Firefox 36, only 32-bit builds of Firefox 36 are supported at this time.

Updates: Open Firefox. Click Menu icon (three horizontal lines) > Question Mark icon > About Firefox. Firefox will check for the latest update. Restart your browser, if required.

Documentation

  • Configuring Pop-up Blocker [HTML]
  • Browser Recommendations for ITS-Supported Web Applications [HTML]
  • Windows Browser Matrix [HTML]
  • Firefox ESR Overview [HTML]

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Article ID: 770
Created: Fri, 25 May 2007 9:30am
Modified: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:38am