Everybody is constantly talking about how terrible Chrome is when it comes to consuming computer resources, but even though it has gained that fame, other modern browsers are not exactly as light as a pen.
In the case of Firefox, the Mozilla browser also suffers from this evil, and that is precisely why the development team is working on a new section of performance settings to add to browser preferences and allow the user to optimize Resource consumption
This function would be mainly oriented to those users who do not have equipment of great benefits, especially those that have little memory RAM. It would include a button to optimize Firefox that deactivates all the extensions of the browser and it restarts so that it goes faster.
It is a movement that makes sense, taking into account that complements are usually one of the elements that consume the most resources. In addition to this, you could disable user interface animations to improve performance on older computers or use page preload to improve performance over slow Internet connections.
You have to wait until Firefox 55
It’s not all about old equipment. Along with those options is also something new called “Content Processes”, which unlike the optimize button, will consume more memory in exchange for making Firefox better answer when using multiple tabs. So if you have enough resources, it is a good option to improve performance on your computer.
The bad news is that all these changes will not come at least until Firefox 55, and just next week will land Firefox 53.
These are news that is beginning to work, but certainly sound interesting enough and that surely we will be watching next to New browser design.