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  • How to install firefox on a mac: 11 steps (with pictures)

    Steps

    Part 1 Downloading Firefox

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      Open your current web browser. Installing Firefox on your Mac begins with downloading the installer from the web. You can use any web browser (such as Safari) to reach the Firefox download website.[1]
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      Visit http://www.getfirefox.com. The site will detect your operating system so you download the correct version of Firefox.
      • Click inside the address bar.
      • Type www.getfirefox.com
      • Press Return
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      Click the green “Free Download” button. The Firefox installer will begin downloading. The Downloads window should appear, showing the progress of your download.
      • If you’re using Safari and don’t see the Downloads window, open the “Window” menu at the top of the screen and select “Downloads.”

    Part 2 Installing Firefox

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      Open the Firefox installer window. When the download completes, a blue window containing two icons (the Firefox icon and one that looks like a folder) should automatically appear. If this window does not appear:
      • Open Finder by clicking its icon in the dock.
      • Click the “Downloads” folder on the left sidebar.
      • Double-click the Firefox installer.
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      Drag the Firefox icon to the folder icon. This will install Firefox to your Applications folder.[2]
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      Hold down Ctrl and click the Firefox installation window. Now you’ll eject the Firefox installer. When you perform this action, a brief menu will expand.[3]
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      Select “Eject Firefox" from the menu. The blue Firefox installer window will close. The installation is complete.

    Part 3 Running Firefox

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      Click the Finder icon on the dock. Now that Firefox is installed, you’ll probably want to create a shortcut so you can open it quickly from your desktop or the dock. Start by opening Finder.

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      Open the “Applications” folder. You’ll find this folder linked on the left sidebar in Finder. Once open, a list of all the apps installed on your Mac, including Firefox, will appear.

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      Drag and drop Firefox onto the desktop or dock. Firefox will stay installed in the Applications folder, but now you’ll be able to launch it quickly.

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      Click the Firefox icon. Now that Firefox is installed and you’ve created a shortcut, you can use it to browse the web.

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    Tips

    • Browse the available Firefox add-ons by clicking the ≡ menu (top right corner of Firefox) and selecting “Add-ons.”
    • Firefox is no longer supported on Mac OS X 10.5 or below.[4]

    Article Info

    Categories: Firefox | Mac


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