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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
    • 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 30
    • 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 31
    • 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 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 31 (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 31, only 32-bit builds of Firefox 31 are supported at this time.

Updates: Open Firefox. Click Menu icon > Question Mark icon (Open Help Menu) > About Firefox. Firefox will check for the latest update. Restart your browser.

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: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:20am