Why You Should Check Out The New Firefox Quantum Browser

Why You Should Check Out The New Firefox Quantum Browser

Why You Should Check Out The New Firefox Quantum Browser

It doesn't mean that today's Firefox is as fast and responsive as it's going to be.

Two months back, Mozilla announced details about their next major update for Firefox web browser named Firefox Quantum.

As for the Photon UI, this will be rolled out to Firefox browsers on iOS and Android too. Quantum will leverage the fearless concurrency of Rust and high-performance components of Servo to bring more parallelization and GPU offloading to Firefox.

We call this Project Quantum, and the first general release of the reborn Firefox Quantum comes out tomorrow. Photon doesn't just look good, it's also smarter.

Photon on a Windows PC with a touch display, for example, adjusts the menu size based on whether you click with a mouse or touch with a finger.

Firefox Quantum uses a series of algorithms to make itself twice as fast as Firefox builds from this Spring.

For a quick rundown on some of the improvements Mozilla baked into Firefox Quantum, check out this helpful guide from Gizmodo.

Quantum is about 2X faster than Firefox was a year ago. A Library button gives you access to your saved content like bookmarks, your Pocket reading list, and screenshots, making extensions for these services obsolete. When you open a new tab, you'll see now trending web pages recommended by Pocket users so you won't miss out on what's hot online, as well as your top sites.

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While Firefox has historically run mostly on just one CPU core, Firefox Quantum finally takes advantage of multiple CPU cores on desktop and mobile. Protection against HTML5 canvas fingerprinting - another way that users can be tracked around the internet - will be released in v58, This is a feature borrowed from Tor Browser.

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