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Firefox

Supported Product

Mozilla.org's Firefox is a University supported web browser for Windows and macOS. Firefox is released on two separate channels: the "consumer" channel which is oriented towards individual use, and the Extended Support Release (ESR) which is oriented towards organizational use. Many campus administrative systems including BEN Financials will only function correctly on the ESR channel.

Note: Many schools and units have standardized on the use of specific applications and operating systems. Faculty and staff should speak to their local support provider to determine which products are supported locally before selecting or purchasing software.

Important notes:

  • For more information on the specific desktop environment requirements for systems such as BEN Financials, the University's budget planning applications (Oracle EPM/Hyperion), and Webi/Business Objects, please see the Desktop Requirements for Administrative Systems Users article.
  • Firefox versions 4 and above automatically update to the latest available version of Firefox, while Firefox ESR automatically updates to the latest available version of the ESR channel. ISC strongly suggests allowing these update processes to complete.
  • The consumer channel of Firefox, starting with version 52, does not support NPAPI plugins other than Flash, including Java. Firefox ESR 32-bit does support all NPAPI plugins, and is slated to continue to do so until early 2018.

Windows compatibility

Firefox versions 39 and above (along with Firefox 38ESR and above) function correctly in Windows 10.

OS X compatibility

Firefox versions 31 and above function correctly in macOS Yosemite and Sierra

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