Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition 52.0 (web browser) Released

John T. Haller's picture
Submitted by John T. Haller on March 8, 2017 - 9:09pm

PortableApps.com is proud to announce the release of Mozilla Firefox®, Portable Edition 52.0. It's the Mozilla Firefox browser bundled with a PortableApps.com launcher as a portable app, so you can take your browser, bookmarks, settings and extensions on the go. And it's open source and completely free. Firefox Portable is a dual-mode 32-bit and 64-bit app, ensuring Firefox runs as fast as possible on every PC. It's available for immediate download and bundled on the World's Best Flash Drive: The PortableApps.com Carbide as well as the fast and affordable PortableApps.com Companion.

Mozilla®, Firefox® and the Firefox logo are registered trademarks of the Mozilla Foundation and used under license.

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the PortableApps.com Platform.

Note that Firefox 52 and later drops support NPAPI plugins other than Flash. Firefox ESR 45.x still has support for these.

Features

FirefoxPortable_small.pngMozilla Firefox is a fast, full-featured web browser that's easy to use. It has lots of great features including popup-blocking, tabbed-browsing, integrated search, improved privacy features, automatic updating and more. Plus, thanks to the PortableApps.com launcher bundled in the Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition, it leaves no personal information behind on the machine you run it on, so you can take your favorite browser along with all your favorite bookmarks and extensions with you wherever you go. Learn more about Mozilla Firefox...

PortableApps.com Installer / PortableApps.com Format

Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is packaged in a PortableApps.com Installer so it will automatically detect an existing PortableApps.com installation when your drive is plugged in. And it's in PortableApps.com Format, so it automatically works with the PortableApps.com Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.

Download

Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is available for immediate download from the Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition homepage. You can get the German release from the German homepage and the other localized releases from the Localization page. Get it today!

Story Topic:

Comments

John T. Haller's picture

Firefox 52 has dropped support for for NPAPI plugins like Java, Silverlight, etc. Flash is still supported. Users in need of those features can use Firefox Portable ESR 45.x.

Firefox 52 will be the last version with support for Windows XP and Vista, following Chrome and Opera. Firefox 52 also will be the last version to support old style XUL extensions. We will be transitioning Firefox 52 to our ESR channel following our standard schedule: http://portableapps.com/support/firefox_portable#esr

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

Thank you, John.

Firefox 52 stil supports XP and Firefox 52 ESR will continue to support XP plugins until, from what I read, its 7th release, around 52.6 - 52.7. So, I'm kinda waiting for you to release 52 ESR Smiling

Thank you, John. Didn't notice this page, as I usually go with the main release. But I need my plugins this time round as long as it lasts, hence my move to ESR.

Here's a quickie from http://portableapps.com/support/firefox_portable#esr

As an example, when Firefox 52 is released, the leading edge of Firefox ESR will be bumped to 52 as well while the trailing edge will be updated to 45.7.0. At this point, Firefox Portable ESR would stay with the trailing edge version and be 45.7.0 to ensure that Firefox Portable stable and Firefox Portable ESR are different. When Firefox 53 is released, Firefox Portable stable will match it and Firefox Portable ESR will be bumped up to 52.1.0.

Yes, I am also waiting for the 52 ESR version. I think that with the breaking changes that 52 and 53 bring, quite some people could jump to the ESR bandwagon.

AFAIK you can still set the about:config switch

plugin.load_flash_only

and set it to False. That switch will be removed in ver 53.