Latest Firefox browser update comes with huge performance improvements

Latest Firefox browser update comes with huge performance improvements

The Photon UI has also been streamlined compared to previous versions of Firefox, and is created to provide smooth and fast performance when browsing your favorite websites.

Two months back, Mozilla announced details about their next major update for Firefox web browser named Firefox Quantum. If you now rely on a traditional Firefox extension, you may want to hold off on updating until it's been converted to a modern WebExtension.

The optimization to make Firefox Quantum run as smoothly as it does is carried out through a brand new GPU-accelerated rendering engine that was written in Rust named "WebRender". The new browser is twice as fast the version of Firefox released in 2016. Starting with Firefox 57, the browser will come with a slew of new algorithms baked in to make itself twice as fast as previous versions from earlier this year. "No other browser can do this", Mozilla claims. Mozilla claims that Quantum also uses 30% less memory than Google's Chrome browser, and is meant for those who surf the net by opening a million different tabs and rapidly switching between all of them. Even if that's getting too technical for you, this is what matters: Stylo is created to take better advantage of hardware and for low power consumption. According to Mozilla, Firefox will now more effectively prioritize the tab you're currently using ahead of tabs running in the background. "In fact, nearly 75% of the Firefox code was impacted all to give you a browser that is fast, intuitive and modern on all of your devices". It takes advantage of today's High DPI displays and other hardware across all the devices for better user experience.

"We call this initiative Photon, and its goal is to modernize and unify anything that we call Firefox while taking advantage of the speedy new engine", the team explained. The biggest selling point, though, is the sheer speed of its latest update to the browser. If you use Quantum on a Windows PC with a touch display, the menus change size based on whether you click with a mouse or touch with a finger.

The new, minimalist design introduces square tabs, smooth animations, and a Library, which provides quick access to your saved stuff: bookmarks, Pocket, history, downloads, tabs, and screenshots.

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