Mozilla Firefox 7 Browser Released


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Mozilla claims to have finally solved the issue with the latest version of Firefox, version 7, the browser is touted to use up to 50% less memory – a necessity for folks who keep Firefox running all day and have tons of tabs open.

Firefox 7 uses less memory than Firefox 6 (and 5 and 4): often 20% to 30% less, and sometimes as much as 50% less. In particular, Firefox 7?s memory usage will stay steady if you leave it running overnight, and it will free up more memory when you close many tabs.

Other improvements to Firefox 7 include enhanced graphical performance with hardware acceleration, a major speed boost for Firefox Sync, some UI enhancements, stability and security updates, and more.

This update is said to be a significant improvement as opposed to the minor updates in version 5 and 6.

What’s New In Mozilla Firefox 7 “Changelog”

  • Drastically improved memory handling for certain use cases
  • Added a new rendering backend to speed up Canvas operations on Windows systems
  • Bookmark and password changes now sync almost instantly when using Firefox Sync
  • The http:// URL prefix is now hidden by default
  • Added support for text-overflow: ellipsis
  • Added support for the Web Timing specification
  • Enhanced support for MathML
  • The WebSocket protocol has been updated from version 7 to version 8
  • Added an opt-in system for users to send performance data back to
  • Mozilla to improve future versions of Firefox
  • Fixed several stability issues
  • Fixed several security issues