Firefox

Firefox

Web site: www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android, Firefox OS, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows, Portable
License: MPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, CSS, JavaScript, Rust, XBL, XUL
First release: September 23, 2002
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Firefox or Mozilla Firefox (previously: Phoenix, Firebird) – a powerful, extensible web browser with support for modern web application technologies.

Main features:
– anticipates your needs and intuitively provides multiple suggested and previously searched results across your favorite search engines
– easily access shortcuts to search providers including Wikipedia, Twitter and Amazon
– in the Private Browsing mode, Firefox won’t remember any of your history or cookies, but new bookmarks will be saved
– delete your browsing history, passwords and more in a single tap
– choose the private data you want to remove
– the Firefox Account gives you access to your history, bookmarks and open tabs from your desktop on your smartphone and tablet
– safely remembers your passwords across devices so you don’t have to
– intuitive visual and numbered tabs easily let you find content for future reference
– spell checking
– download manager built-in
– smart bookmarks
– video calls
– screen and file sharing by sending a link to each other
– screen shots
– popup-blocking
– tabbed-browsing
– integrated search engine
– privacy features
– automatic updating
– custom themes lets you change the appearance of Firefox
– more functions can be added through add-ons created by third-party developers

Firefox implements many web standards, including HTML4 (almost full HTML5), XML, XHTML, MathML, SVG 2 (partial), CSS (with extensions), ECMAScript (JavaScript), DOM, XSLT, XPath, and APNG (Animated PNG) images with alpha transparency. It uses SSL/TLS to protect communications with web servers using strong cryptography when using the HTTPS protocol.

Firefox has also been ported to FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OpenIndiana, OS/2, SkyOS, and an unofficial rebranded version called Timberwolf has been available for AmigaOS 4.

Firefox is developed by the Mozilla Foundation.

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