4 New Features You Love in Mozilla Firefox 13

 

Firefox 13 home
pic: Firefox 13 new default home page

Mozilla Firefox 13 is now available for free download. It is a major update for the open source web browser. The new features including a refreshed new tab, new default home page, and better performance.

Read on for what’s new about Firefox 13.

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p>1. New default home page – now includes quick access buttons at the bottom for downloads, bookmarks, history, add-ons, sync, and settings. (refer top image)

Firefox 13 new tab
pic: Firefox 13 new tab page (credit: arstechnica)

2. New tab page – like Opera and Google Chrome, displays your most recently and frequently visited websites’ thumbnails. You can add, remove, pin, and move the site thumbnails.

3. SPDY is a networking protocol developed by Google for transporting web content. It is similar to HTTP protocol, but offer faster web page load and improve web security. You should get improved performance when visit websites that support SPDY, such as Google search, Gmail, and Twitter.

4. Tabs load on demand – When Firefox 13 restart, it will load the currently active tab, instead of loading all the tabs you left in last session. Other tabs will load when you switch to them. It helps to have a faster startup time and reduce memory usage.

Download Firefox 13 for Windows, Mac, Linux.

 

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2 Responses to 4 New Features You Love in Mozilla Firefox 13

  1. Kimberly June 7, 2012 at 12:03 am #

    I HATE the App Tabs. They are inappropriate for a public computer.People are too lazy to click on the History or Bookmarks menu????
    I just rolled my computer back to 12. Only when there is an app or upgrade to turn this terrible feature OFF, will I upgrade.

    If I wanted Opera, I would be using Opera!!

  2. Lady_D June 27, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    “4. Tabs load on demand – When Firefox 13 restart, it
    will load the currently active tab, instead of loading all the tabs you
    left in last session. Other tabs will load when you switch to them.”

    Wrong. I absolutely HATE the Tabs load on demand feature. It makes browsing SLOWER until my tabs are loaded. I just found out how to disable this unwanted and quite unnecessary feature. If Mozilla would respect my preferences – which is to NOT upgrade every time they come out with a few unwanted new features, I’d have stayed with Firefox 9, because NOTHING – and I do mean ABSOLUTELY NOTHING they’ve added since then has been any good… but they force me to upgrade when I don’t want the new Junk they’ve added… for “security” reasons…

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