How To Download & Install Firefox Browser on MacBook: A Comprehensive Step By Step Guide

Discover how to download and install Firefox Browser on your MacBook with ease and without much hassle.

HOW TO'S

Mwenda Kelvin (Chief Editor)

6/7/20243 min read

Mozilla Firefox Browser Logo Icon (Credit: mozilla)

In today's digital age, having a reliable and efficient web browser is crucial and that is why Firefox Browser (developed by Mozilla), is a top choice for many due to its speed, security, and extensive customisation options and also if you are a MacBook user looking to switch to Firefox Browser or try it out for the first time, this comprehensive step by step guide will walk you through the steps to download and install Firefox Browser on your MacBook as follows;

STEP 1 - Open the browser that you are currently using (could be safari, chrome, e.t.c) then type “Firefox browser download” then click on the first link as seen from the screenshot below;

STEP 2 - On clicking the first link, it should take you to the official Mozilla Firefox Browser download page then you can click on one of the two “Download Firefox” buttons (one is white in colour and the other is blue in colour) to start the download as seen from the screenshot below;

Mozilla Firefox Browser Official Download Page (Credit: mozilla)

STEP 3 - When the download is complete, go to the folder where the file (.dmg) has been downloaded (mine is in the “Downloads” folder) as seen from the screenshot below;

Mozilla Firefox Browser Installer Window (Credit: MK)

Mozilla Firefox Browser Download Search (Credit: MK)

Mozilla Firefox Browser dmg File (Credit: MK)

Mozilla Firefox Browser in Launchpad (Credit: MK)

STEP 6 - While on the Launchpad, click on the Mozilla Firefox Browser and the Launchpad will disappear then a pop-up will be created in order to verify the Mozilla Firefox Browser as seen from the screenshot below;

STEP 4 - While on the folder where it was downloaded, double click on it which will create a pop-up window showing the Mozilla Firefox Browser and Applications Folder whereby you should drag the Mozilla Firefox Browser into the Applications Folder and again another pop-up showing the copying process of Mozilla Firefox Browser to Applications will be created as seen from the screenshot below;

STEP 5 - When the copying process ends, navigate to the Launchpad and locate the Mozilla Firefox Browser as seen from the screenshot below;

Mozilla Firefox Browser Verification Window (Credit: MK)

STEP 7 - When the verification is done, it another pop-up will be created (depending on your applications download settings) which informs you that Mozilla Firefox Browser is an application downloaded from the internet and whether you are sure that you want to open it, just click on the “Open” button as seen from the screenshot below;

MacBook Internet Application Opening Confirmation Window (Credit: MK)

STEP 8 - After clicking on the “Open” button that is the final step then Mozilla Firefox Browser will open as seen from the screenshot below;

Mozilla Firefox Browser Welcome Window (Credit: mozilla)

In conclusion, by following the above simple steps, you can easily download and install Mozilla Firefox Browser on your MacBook, gaining access to a fast, secure, and customisable web browser whether you are switching from another browser or trying Mozilla Firefox Browser for the first time, you will soon see why it is a favorite choice among many users worldwide.