Mozilla has announced the latest update to its popular web browser. Firefox is now up to version number 54 with changes that, according to the company, make it “the best Firefox in history” thanks to an important performance tweak in the form of multiprocess support when loading tabs. This change should make the browser work better than ever without it involving an increase in RAM use.

Firefox 54

New features in the desktop version

The big change in Firefox 54 consists of using between one and four process to run all your open tabs. This should positively impact your system performance since, with the tabs separated into different processes, the system won’t be as susceptible to errors as it has been thus far. With this change you’ll get a faster response and page loading time as well as greater stability due to the splitting off of certain services.

Besides this tremendous addition, we’ve got other novelties such as a simplified download button and panel. One change that really stands out is a different layout for your mobile bookmarks, which are now in the same bookmarks menu as everything else. The sound section has also gotten some upgrades like playback of surround sound 5.1 by default. Plus it’s got all the standard security patches (read all about them here if you want).

Firefox 54

Small changes to Firefox para Android

Alongside the desktop version, Firefox for Android has also reached its version 54, though the changes aren’t so drastic. Among the highlights are better synching of bookmarks, the inclusion of new languages, better audio and video playback… The list of standard security upgrades is available here and they’ve also improved the reading of left-to-right scripts.

Firefox Android

More info | Mozilla Blog


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