Mozilla has launched Firefox 7 and made it ready for download . The new version follows very shortly after version 6 of the browser. This new version brings a very important feature which is a fix for high memory consumption problems that have caused issues for various versions in the past.
The new Firefox 7 is able to reduce the RAM. it used only 20 to 30% of RAM as well as fix issues of memory leaks that have been seen in the past. This alone provides users with a faster browser.
The list below shows the changelog which explains what else is included:
- 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
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