Just a few days ago, Mozilla Firefox rolls out of 7 and lands on the field of their latest version 8. Unlike previous two new version updates, this brings also some major changes in Firefox which is surly amazing. The new version brings new Twitter search engine integrated with other default search engines. Along with this update, Firefox also fixes some bugs regarding security threat like Add-On security. While updating, this version will ask for the user to check which Add-On’s they want to keep. Also the performance seems to be improved a lot with better CSS3 and HTML5 also Java Script engine. Besides, Firefox looks like getting more elegant with it’s interface. This update surly make a leap over Google Chrome and regarding all of this changes, we decided to go through a brief introduction about Mozilla Firefox 8 today. So join us after the break for more info.
As previously mentioned, Firefox has added a new way to adopt new extensions and also already installed one’s. There’s been a major change in search field by adding Twitter search that proves Firefox is getting more social these days and Social Networks are now not just silly Social Networks. Another major change is there’s a new option to reduce the start-up time of Firefox. The interface is also changes slightly which makes it more elegant.
As a security measure, Firefox has adopted a new way to manage the installed extensions. Although the browser has a number of supplements, not all are known and tested by the Mozilla team. Now, whenever the browser is a third-party extensions (such as those present in a virus), he asks what should be done. Before, these supplements, especially when coming from applications to protect the computer, were simply installed and activated. Likewise, after upgrading to a new version, Firefox allows you to enable or disable add-ons independently, so the first run of the browser. Firefox also keeps reporting that the extensions may not have adequate compatibility to the new version.
There is no denying that Twitter is a social network that has expanded rapidly, conquering several users. With this in mind, Firefox decided to include a search option facing the tool. Through it, you can search a keyword that is present in a Twitter message. The alternative is included in the search engines. To use it, simply enter the term in question in the search field and choose "Twitter" in the box to the search.
A new option “Don’t load taps until selected” has been added to reduce the start-up time and improve performance of Firefox. Although this is a function that was already present in Aurora, it is new to the stable Firefox itself. Now, you can configure the browser to load only the tab selected at startup and does not restore all open tabs in the last section. This increases the loading speed of the browser significantly. To activate this option, click the Firefox button, choose the alternative "Options" and select "Options." Then, go to "General" tab. Early on, he asks what should be open when starting Firefox. Just select the tab "load only when selecting tabs".
Memory usage is also been optimized. The reduced load on the RAM usage during the process has always been one of the points that weighed negatively against the browser. After all, many users reported cases larger than 200 MB only to open a tab or window. This was an old promise of Mozilla, since the excessive memory consumption is the main complaint of users of the browser. According to developers, since version 7, Firefox uses an amount between 20% and 30% less memory than previous versions (6, 5 and 4). Although it is stated qu, and sometimes, this rate can reach up to 50%. An important detail is that even if the browser stays open for hours, the memory usage will be ongoing.