We're going to teach you how you can download and install the Mozilla Firefox browser for your Microsoft Windows 8 installation.
To start with, we're going to go to the mozilla.org website which I've already opened here as you can see on the browser
We're going to go over and click on 'Firefox' which can be clicked on in the top menu or over here. Depends on where, sometimes they change this menu. At any rate, to keep things easy we'll just click up here and wait a minute for it to open.
When I run that, it's going to extract the file and it's going to give me a popup that asks me from user account control "Do I want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?" I'm going to click yes for that
Gives me some options to select where I want to install it, where I want to have the destination folder, if I want to send information about this installation to Mozilla, or install the Firefox background update service
I don't actually want to actually send information about this, so I'm going to uncheck that
I do not need it on my task bar. Start menu programs I would like. 'On my Desktop' I also do not want. So those are my personal selections. I am going to put that in my x86 file running a Windows 64-bit installation on Windows 8. That's why it's going to go there. So if you wanted to put it somewhere else, you could just click 'Browse' and select that.
My internet connection is not the fastest in the world, so it going to take a moment to install, so we're just going to come back to this and skip the video forward for just a sec
OK, as you can see now, we've got a popup that tells me I have a new application that can open web pages. Additionally I have the option to import my settings and data. I'm not going to import anything. I like to keep my browsers completely separate. Going to go ahead and click on 'Next' now.
And now Firefox has popped up asking me if I'd like to set it as my default browser
If I want to take a quick tour, et cetera. Let's start with this. I do not want to use Firefox as my default browser, so "Don't ask me again", and "Not Now". Later, you can change that if you'd like to.
I'm going to click on the option "Let's go". But, before we do that, we've got a popup here at the bottom: "Firefox automatically sends some data to Mozilla so that we can improve your experience". So I'm going to "Choose What I Share" because I don't like automatic data sending anywhere. To me, that's like a boat leaking water.
So, "performance usage, hardware and customization data", I do not want to share that, so I make sure it's unchecked
"Firefox Health Report" "helps you understand your browser performance and shares data with Mozilla about your browser health", I'm not going to share that. Sorry Mozilla. And a "Crash Reporter" that "submits crash reports to help Mozilla make your browser more stable and secure", now this is important to me. I do develop some applications and websites myself, so that's important to me. I'm going to go ahead and leave that enabled.
Warn me when I try to install add-ons. This is under security. "Warn me when sites try to install add-ons", "Block reported attack sites", "Block reported web forgeries", "Remember passwords for sites". You can also use a master password.
When you want to use a master password, you simply set up your master password and click OK. That lets you use a master password for sites which then pulls in the passwords you have remembered. At any rate, we've set up what I want to set up here, so let's click OK.
When you want to search, and Chrome does this already, Internet Explorer does it a bit too, however, you click up in the search window at the top and you start typing, and your suggestions appear as you type
I don't, so I'm not going to select that. So you can get started with Sync, however we'll save that for another video. Thanks for choosing VisiHow. If you have any other problems or difficulties you have with Firefox, just let us know in the comments section.