4 New Features You Love in Mozilla Firefox 13

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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)

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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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