With the launch of Firefox Quantum, Mozilla released what’s probably the most important update to its browser in recent years. It’s more flat and modern, which is nice, but one of the biggest changes to Firefox is that Quantum will now scale to high-DPI displays.
Firefox default search providers in other regions are Yandex in Russia, Turkey, Belarus and Kazakhstan; Baidu in China; and Google in the rest of the world. However, part of the new features have already been injected into the recently launched Firefox version 57 for mobile. It actually is a little bit faster for the end user, as it were, and Mozilla’s efforts make for the biggest update since the first version of the Firefox web browser.
The users will also see a completely new theme, tab design and menu items. The browser engine is now also said to be more responsive, making tab switching faster.
Firefox Quantum comes with a number of improvements, as well as a visual redesign. The site for the new version also touts the updated browser’s aggressive tracking protection and built-in ad- and script-blocking features. Extensions that have not yet been ported to this new API will not work any longer.
Pocket, the read-later client, enjoys an even deeper integration in Firefox Quantum, surfacing recommendations alongside your most visited pages. Though if nothing else it might stop Microsoft gloating when you try changing browsers in Windows 10. A lot of these payments go to Apple Inc., which runs Google search as the default on Safari. To create Photon, our user research team studied how people browsed the web. “We believe there are opportunities to work with Oath and Verizon outside of search”. Firefox did not have an official partner in Canada.
When Mozilla announced the Yahoo deal in 2014, it said that this was a five-year deal.
Mozilla has been fighting a losing battle against Google Chrome for the past few years. A comparison video produced by Mozilla shows that Firefox Quantum can load certain popular websites such as Wikipedia faster than Google Inc.’s market leading Chrome.
If you want to know more about Firefox Quantum, Mozilla published an informative blog post earlier today that should answer any questions you have and provide additional details.