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Introducing the New Firefox: Firefox Quantum

It's fast. Really fast. Firefox Quantum is over twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago, built on a completely overhauled core engine with brand new technology stolen from our advanced research group, and graced with a beautiful new look designed to get out of the way and let you do what you do best: surf a ton of pages, open a zillion tabs, all guilt free because Firefox Quantum uses less memory than the competition. Your computer will thank you.

It's by far the biggest update we've had since we launched Firefox 1.0 in 2004, it's just flat out better in every way. If you go and install it right now, you'll immediately notice the difference, accompanied by a feeling of mild euphoria. If you're curious about what we did, read on.

The first thing you'll notice is the speed. Go on, open some tabs and have some fun. The second thing you'll notice is the new User Interface (UI). We call this initiative Photon, and its goal is to modernize and unify anything that we call Firefox while taking advantage of the speedy new engine. You guessed it: the Photon UI itself is incredibly fast and smooth. To create Photon, our user research team studied how people browsed the web. We looked at real world hardware to make Firefox look great on any display, and we made sure that Firefox looks and works like Firefox regardless of the device you're using. Our designers created a system that scales to more than just current hardware but lets us expand in the future. Plus, our Pocket integration goes one step further, which includes Pocket recommendations alongside your most visited pages.

As part of our focus on user experience and performance in Firefox Quantum, Google will also become our new default search provider in the United States and Canada. With more than 60 search providers pre-installed across more than 90 languages, Firefox has more choice in search providers than any other browser.

We made many, many performance improvements in the browser's core and shipped a new CSS engine, Stylo, that takes better advantage of today's hardware with multiple cores that are optimized for low power consumption. We've also improved Firefox so that the tab you're on gets prioritized over all others, making better use of your valuable system resources. We've done all this work on top of the multi-process foundation that we launched this past June. And we're not done yet. David Bryant who first told you about Project Quantum explains what's to come and what we're doing to continue to improve your browser's performance.

Here's a look at the new Firefox browser in action:
 

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Seems to work fine.

It does seem to have a flashing cursor type line when clicking or moving on certain sites(can get it by clicking near any text box.).

EDITSomehow had Caret browsing on. All fixed.
 

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Actually official switch from Chrome to Firefox on day one stable release. Imported over all my fav. bookmarks. It is now my official browser and on my iPhone as well. Main benefit is Firefox font rendering is so much cleaner to read.
 

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I tried the beta and it was great but the add-ons were not working right (the ones I was using). Seems now like they fixed it! Cool!
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As I decided to ditch firefox because it was slow and memory hungry, they released a new version much improved!

I work on overleaf and it lagged so badly. I was surprised how smooth Edge is compared to older firefox. The problem with Edge is that there's no support for Mendeley pluggin. Sorry Microsoft.

Also, think of using some thing else than Google as a search engine. I know they're the best but think how bad a monopoly is.

Give a try to DuckDuckGo...
https://thenextweb.com/opinion/2015/07/03/why-i-switched-from-google-to-duckduckgo-its-all-about-the-bangs/

Using !g yield Google's result for a search.
 
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sofar i havent felt a difference, but i also didnt feel a difference between oldfox and chrome....
still i will never understand why they removed the lower addonbar from existence, like give me at least the option to have it without addon
 

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I was surprised how smooth Edge is compared to older firefox.
You shouldn't be. Firefox has lots of legacy baggage from a bygone era (some of which has now been gutted). It's one of the downsides to being around longer than the competition.
 

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As I decided to ditch firefox because it was slow and memory hungry, they released a new version much improved!

I work on overleaf and it lagged so badly. I was surprised how smooth Edge is compared to older firefox. The problem with Edge is that there's no support for Mendeley pluggin. Sorry Microsoft.

Also, think of using some thing else than Google as a search engine. I know they're the best but think how bad a monopoly is.

Give a try to DuckDuckGo...
https://thenextweb.com/opinion/2015/07/03/why-i-switched-from-google-to-duckduckgo-its-all-about-the-bangs/

Using !g yield Google's result for a search.
DuckDuckGo is lacking. It's not uncommon I have to use Google search because Duck can't do the job. For example the filter by date isn't accurate. I hope they improve the engine because it's started to annoy me.

ON TOPIC: I love the new Firefox. The few addons I had are already sorted out for it. And I think it will be only a matter of time before most of addons, assuming devs care, will be too.
 

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Originally Posted by Just a nickname View Post

As I decided to ditch firefox because it was slow and memory hungry, they released a new version much improved!

I work on overleaf and it lagged so badly. I was surprised how smooth Edge is compared to older firefox. The problem with Edge is that there's no support for Mendeley pluggin. Sorry Microsoft.

Also, think of using some thing else than Google as a search engine. I know they're the best but think how bad a monopoly is.

Give a try to DuckDuckGo...
https://thenextweb.com/opinion/2015/07/03/why-i-switched-from-google-to-duckduckgo-its-all-about-the-bangs/

Using !g yield Google's result for a search.
DuckDuckGo is lacking. It's not uncommon I have to use Google search because Duck can't do the job. For example the filter by date isn't accurate. I hope they improve the engine because it's started to annoy me.

ON TOPIC: I love the new Firefox. The few addons I had are already sorted out for it. And I think it will be only a matter of time before most of addons, assuming devs care, will be too.
Try Startpage. I feel it's better than DuckDuckGo.
 

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Actually official switch from Chrome to Firefox on day one stable release. Imported over all my fav. bookmarks. It is now my official browser and on my iPhone as well. Main benefit is Firefox font rendering is so much cleaner to read.
While not necessarily affecting the end user, do keep in mind that Firefox iOS is on Webkit. It's basically a different browser product distributed under the same banner. The font rendering is using the same system Apple utilizes as well. They just have different ideals about how text should look.
 

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Really would love to try this, but I'm stuck using firefox ESR for work for compatibility with Work management interfaces and websites.
Will have to try at home.
 

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Increased perceived speed didn't matter for me. It broke my decades long list of legacy, some of which was working just fine.

I wish they had included a 'revert' option as I'm too lazy, so right now I'm using Waterfox but it's support isn't really much better.
 

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http://www.overclock.net/t/1638905/mozilla-blog-firefox-quantum-beta-announced

P.S. noscript has been ported so it's usable now
Yep, released today:

https://noscript.net/getit
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Recent development history:

v 10.1.1rc99
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+ First pure WebExtension release
+ CSP-based first-party script script blocking
+ Active content blocking with DEFAULT, TRUSTED, UNTRUSTED
and CUSTOM (per site) presets
+ Extremely responsive XSS filter leveraging the asynchronous
webRequest API
+ On-the-fly cross-site requests whitelisting
I would also advise people to go into the specific page of each legacy add-on they have as a new version made for the new WebExtension system may be available from the same authors under a slightly different name and the upgrade thus not be automatic.

For those that have (yet) unsupported extensions and need to remain on a previous version, Firefox has Firefox 52 ESR that will be updated until June 2018.
 

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Wow, the new NoScript UI is really weird.
 

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Yep, released today:

https://noscript.net/getit
I would also advise people to go into the specific page of each legacy add-on they have as a new version made for the new WebExtension system may be available from the same authors under a slightly different name and the upgrade thus not be automatic.

For those that have (yet) unsupported extensions and need to remain on a previous version, Firefox has Firefox 52 ESR that will be updated until June 2018.
58 dev edition also supports legacy addons.

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Wow, the new NoScript UI is really weird.
Indeed. It does work, but not as nicely.
 
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