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Firefox 7 has made browsing much faster through the use of the MemShrink project, which decreases memory use by 20 to 50 percent

Mozilla announced yesterday that it released Firefox 7, which addresses issues such as poor memory management and features new developer tools, a reporting tool to let Mozilla know about problems and more graphics hardware acceleration.

According to The Mozilla Blog, Firefox 7 has made browsing much faster through the use of the MemShrink project, which decreases memory use by 20 to 50 percent. This has sped up the browser's startup time, which, according to PCMag, has went from an 8-second startup time in Firefox 6 down to a 5-second startup in Firefox 7.

The reduced memory use also improved the use of tabs and menus. It even speeds up certain HTML5 content by utilizing the graphics hardware to expedite Canvas, which is used by Web animations for screen drawing.

"Firefox manages memory more efficiently to deliver a nimble Web browsing experience," said The Mozilla Blog. "Users will notice Firefox is faster at opening new tabs, clicking on menu items and buttons on websites. Heavy Internet users will enjoy enhanced performance when lots of tabs are open and during long Web browsing sessions that last hours or even days."

In addition, Firefox 7 has added support for the W3C Navigation Timing spec allowing developers to test their page's download speed, and an opt-in Telemetry tool that anonymously delivers browser performance to Mozilla in order for it to be improved. The Telemetry tool complies with Mozilla's Privacy Principles, and can be removed.




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