Firefox is beginning to test a slew of new features that also includes ability to change the colors of the background, texts, icons and the toolbar. Called Firefox Color, the changes made during the customization can then be shared with your friends.
The color extension comes with a selection of pre-made color themes that you can choose from if you don’t want to customize each of the color by yourself.
Also, being tested, according to The Verge, is a new feature called Side View. Side View enables you to view two browser tabs side by side in the same tab and window. This sounds like a useful feature for all those who only have one monitor. Users, according to Firefox, will be able to do comparison shopping with Side View. Without switching tabs, you will be able to keep two websites open side by side.
The browser giant is also recently added Notes, a notepad built into Firefox. Note will come in handy each time you have something urgent and important to jot down while browsing the net.
Last November, Firefox launched the full version of its Mozilla Quantum browser. The browser, according to Mozilla and based on series of tests, is the fastest browser the company has ever released—and that’s stating the fact.
The core engine of the browser was completely overhauled with state of the art technology. Speed is the major strength of the Quantum, and Mozilla has a browser that can almost match Chrome in terms of technology. A lot of work was put into making it the company’s fastest browser ever.
In terms of memory, the Quantum uses less memory—and does not slow down your browsing speed. While testing the browser, I discovered that the number of tabs or pages opened didn’t affect the performance as surfing remained smooth and sleek. Where Google has failed to get top marks, Mozilla Quantum has been able to make a remarkable difference—and that’s talking about its smaller RAM usage.
The Quantum has an attractive new look because of its amazing design. The user interface wears a refreshing new look that speaks volume of the extent of work that was put into making it one of the best ever browser from the company.
Private browsing is another selling point of the new browser—and that’s one of the features of the browser. A purple masked symbol placed on the right indicates that you are in private browsing mode, while Firefox added tracking protection by default.
Google Chrome is Mozilla’s biggest rival, but that has not deterred the company from announcing Google as its default search engine in the US and Canada.
In 2016, Microsoft had claimed that its Edge browser prolonged battery life better than Chrome, and Firefox. The company hinged its claim on a test it said it carried out where some common websites were cycled. After testing popular websites like YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia and Amazon, the Edge browser lasted seven hours and 22 minutes on a Surface Book system. However, Google’s Chrome browser only lasted just four hours and 19 minutes, reports Arstecnica.