Firefox 55 is now available for download from the Mozilla website or for browser users to update directly by running the program and verifying the version.
And as it seems customary, the trend continues, and we receive again a Firefox loaded with improvements and news. If with Firefox 54 the main novelty was multiprocessing, with Firefox 55 we have the fastest Firefox when it comes to opening tabs.
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Already in the beta versions of Firefox 55 and 56 we had known how Mozilla’s browser was capable of opening 1,691 tabs in 15 seconds without flinching and this is thanks to Quantum Flow. In addition to this, the performance optimization and decreased memory consumption they are also significant compared to Firefox 54 and earlier versions.
Firefox 55 is also the first stable version of the browser in support WebVR, and if you want to get a taste of virtual reality within Firefox, you can visit vr.mozilla.org/ and take a look at the experiences available.
Another new addition in this version is the performance dashboard that appears in the general settings panel. From there you can adjust the number of processes that Firefox uses to handle complex websites, especially when you have many tabs open.
By default, Firefox tries to find the best balance to run on an average computer, but if you have more than 8GB of RAM at your disposal, you can play around with the numbers and increase the number of processes for even higher performance.
Another quite interesting novelty is the new way to search from the Firefox address bar. The browser now lets you click and choose between different sites to start searching for what you enter in the URL drawer.
By default the search engine includes the Yahoo, Google, Bing, Amazon, DuckDuckGo, Twitter, and Wikipedia engines, but you can always customize the list to your liking.
Have also been made specific improvements to the 64-bit version of Firefox for Windows, which reduce the frequency of crashes by 39% on machines that have 4 GB of RAM.
Giving a step forward to say the final goodbye to FlashWhen you enter a website that uses Flash anywhere, you must click and give the element permission to run, thus improving battery life, security and browser stability.
If you were waiting a Firefox light as a grasshopper and fast as a hare To give Mozilla’s browser a chance, this version is undoubtedly one of your best options.
Via | Mozilla
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