Mozilla Firefox

Versions 000 through 009

Application Details:

Version: 000 to 009
License: Open Source
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0.4

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results you have selected are very old and may not represent the current state of Wine.
Selected Test Results

What works

Seems to work everything
Flash with Adobe Plug-In

What does not

Adding Add-On with the Manager: Download-Error


What was not tested

special things like silverlight or something

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I got the german FireFox 3.1b2

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 16 20215.0.4Yes Yes NoPlatinumNeale Rudd 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)May 29 20194.9Yes Yes NoPlatinumAaron Franke 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 21 20111.3.33Yes Yes NoPlatinumAndré H. 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 12 20111.3.30Yes Yes NoPlatinumGTRsdk 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 23 20111.3.22Yes Yes NoPlatinumAndré H. 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
1 test report CLOSED WORKSFORME View
421 Implement a DIB engine CLOSED FIXED View
4045 Wine is not reading the DPI setting from X - and is defaulting it to a dumb value NEW View
4762 Repeatable crash in Firefox CLOSED ABANDONED View
6145 Firefox 2.0 beta 2 wont install CLOSED FIXED View
6475 firefox 2: installer indicates insufficient disk space CLOSED FIXED View
6613 Sunbird 0.3 doesn't install CLOSED FIXED View
6782 FreeBSD: firefox & firefox 2.00 will not install CLOSED ABANDONED View
8195 Detached menus in Microsoft Office 2003/Firefox3/builtin notepad.exe NEW View
8490 SHBrowseForFolder: BIF_NEWSTYLEDIALOG not implemented - title gets cropped in uTorrent CLOSED FIXED View
10106 Changing CursorBlinkRate in the registry has no effect CLOSED FIXED View
11004 Firefox 2 doesn't bold text, makes gmail harder to use CLOSED FIXED View
11936 window size is too small in the "vc2008 redist installer" and "Firefox 3" [dogfood] CLOSED FIXED View
12305 Firefox 3 beta 4 font problem: colon displayed as 0038 unicode glyph-missing glyph [dogfood] CLOSED FIXED View
12307 firefox 3 crash on some web pages [dogfood] CLOSED FIXED View
13359 Adobe Reader 8 plugin crashes on EULA in Firefox 3 [dogfood] CLOSED FIXED View
13361 firefox 3 can't handle local paths in location window [dogfood] CLOSED FIXED View
13364 Firefox 3 rc1 displays ROS Explorer FAQ poorly [dogfood] CLOSED FIXED View
13383 Firefox 3.0rc1 crashes on startup on 64bit Kubuntu 8.04 [dogfood] CLOSED FIXED View
13423 Firefox unusable when computer loaded down [dogfood] CLOSED FIXED View
13930 [dogfood] Flash animations flicker in firefox CLOSED ABANDONED View
14061 Firefox 3 dialog windows - wrong initial size, unable to resize because window is moving instead of resizing CLOSED DUPLICATE View
14248 CTRL + Tab in Firefox 3 is intepreted as CTRL + B (dogfood) CLOSED FIXED View
14769 Firefox 3 window size isn't restored after returning from fullscreen (dogfood) CLOSED FIXED View
14771 Firefox/Thunderbird complains it is not the default browser on every startup ('HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Classes' should be merged into 'HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT') NEW View
15069 Apps won't minimize and extra caption bar shows CLOSED FIXED View
15522 Firefox crashes on's Move Media Player page with latest git and 1.1.5 CLOSED FIXED View
15747 Firefox 3 unusably slow, triggered by flash ads? [dogfood] CLOSED ABANDONED View
15953 Firefox: drag (and drop) doesn't work at all CLOSED FIXED View
16350 firefox ignores cursor blink rate setting CLOSED DUPLICATE View
16729 font smoothing doesn't work CLOSED FIXED View
17273 Many apps and games need SetNamedPipeHandleState implementation (support for named pipe message mode)(FireFox+Flash, Win8/NET 4.x SDK/vcrun2012, WiX installers) CLOSED FIXED View
17946 In Firefox Tiny-MCE-Editor shows strange Signs CLOSED FIXED View
18690 CTRL + Shift + Tab in Firefox 3 does nothing (dogfood) CLOSED FIXED View
18788 firefox 3 won't take input in HTML password form fields CLOSED WORKSFORME View
19089 Mozilla Firefox doesn't detect IE as installed? Doesn't attempt to import settings from IE NEW View
19220 Firefox 3.5 crashes because of stub in t2embed CLOSED FIXED View
19302 Mozilla firefox: hard to minimize (dogfood) CLOSED DUPLICATE View
19711 Firefox fonts and icon are not antialiased CLOSED DUPLICATE View
20057 Firefox 3.5.3 getPlus Errors CLOSED ABANDONED View
20215 Extra mouse buttons do not work in Firefox CLOSED FIXED View
20389 Firefox/Thunderbird/Sunbird: Close button must be clicked twice CLOSED FIXED View
20869 $ LANG=ja_JP wine iexplore crashes CLOSED DUPLICATE View
21907 Firefox 3.6 on FreeBSD - Rough, text and mangled graphics CLOSED FIXED View
23134 iexplore does not correctly detect proxy details NEW View
24324 Firefox 4.0 Beta 5 sometimes doesn't allow toolbar customization on tmpfs CLOSED INVALID View
24427 Firefox 4.0 beta 6: window controls are blank when the Firefox button is visible CLOSED FIXED View
25111 Firefox 4 Beta 7: Starts but doesn't render the program (menu/toolbars/browserarea) CLOSED FIXED View
25358 Firefox + flash = freeze CLOSED DUPLICATE View
26304 Rayman 2 Demo system menu item doesn't work NEW View
26334 Firefox won't run under a Japanese locale CLOSED DUPLICATE View
26559 Firefox 3.6 + Flash 10 = hang CLOSED DUPLICATE View
27573 Firefox 5 crashes at CLOSED FIXED View
27684 Mozilla firefox versions 3,4,5 often replaces white background with black background and text cannot be read CLOSED WORKSFORME View

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HowTo / Notes

Windows Vista Mode

After a little more testing, Firefox 3 seemed to show that it will run equally as stable in Windows Vista mode as it will in Windows 2000 mode. If you want the effects that comes from the Vista version of Firefox 3 (button colors change, GUI changes slightly), then put it in Vista mode.

Non-English Characters and Accented Letters
Wine 1.1.4 displays them all properly (from what I have viewed) without leaving a glyph code. Make sure you are running the most recent version of Wine before asking about/telling about broken characters.
Firefox and Window Management

If you are using Compiz-Fusion on your linux installation and wish to use Firefox, you need to disable it or Firefox will refuse to minimize or allow other windows to be on top of it without manually setting Firefox to sit behind all windows. It doesn't always seem to work, but the problem seems less frequent this way.

a tip!
If you run Firefox + another program that needs Wine it might be a bit slower.
  • Change Winversion in winecfg to Win7 to enable the new Visual Styles of Firefox 4
  • Uncheck "Allow the window manager to decorate the windows" in winecfg for a good placing of the menu button
  • get a cool Personas


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Addon window tested?
by bcooksley on Monday October 19th 2009, 1:27
Trying to close addons window causes temporary Firefox lockup, and window is never closed.
RE: Addon window tested?
by Justin Soulia on Monday October 19th 2009, 6:14
Yeah, I experience the same thing with Wine 1.1.31. I'll make a bug report for it later.
Crashes on >1.1.16 versions
by Utach on Wednesday March 18th 2009, 13:09
Firefox crashes on some pages in versions 1.1.16 and 1.1.17.
In previous versions works correctly.
RE: Crashes on >1.1.16 versions
by André H. on Wednesday March 18th 2009, 13:41
which pages?
RE: Crashes on >1.1.16 versions
by Utach on Thursday March 19th 2009, 12:41
Usually crashs in long pages, using the scroll, for example But not always.
That did not happen in versions prior to 1.1.16. I must say that use a uxtheme in wine. Please sorry for my English
Fall on 1.1.16 of wine
by Utach on Monday March 2nd 2009, 9:40
In version 1.1.16 of wine Firefox quits (crash) sometimes when you browse.
But in versions prior to 1.1.16 works correctly.
No internet access
by Pierre R�veillon on Monday February 9th 2009, 7:11

This may be useful for some people...

I installed Firefox, worked great but without any network access.
I had to install lib32nss-mdns package (I'm on Debian 64 bit) to make it work.
RE: No internet access
by Justin Soulia on Monday February 9th 2009, 15:34
Description of the package from the Ubuntu repositories:

"nss-mdns is a plugin for the GNU Name Service Switch (NSS) functionality of the GNU C Library (glibc) providing host name resolution via Multicast DNS (using Zeroconf, aka Apple Bonjour / Apple Rendezvous ), effectively allowing name resolution by common Unix/Linux programs in the ad-hoc mDNS domain .local."

I believe that would be necessary in order to get internet access in normal situations but I could be wrong. Perhaps you could give your comp specs or maybe tell how your network is setup to give people a general idea of when they'd want to check that?
RE: No internet access
by Pierre R�veillon on Monday February 9th 2009, 16:09
Sorry, this wasn't enough detailed.
I'm on Debian 64 bits, using Lamaresh repository for Wine, but the 32 bits nss-mdns lib was necessary to make network working on Wine.

Perhaps it's a well-known thing so you can delete this comment...
RE: No internet access
by Justin Soulia on Tuesday February 10th 2009, 9:29
No, the fault is mine. I didn't think about it at first. In order for wine to run on a 64-bit OS 32-bit libraries that Wine would use normally have to be installed. Makes sense.