The newest, fastest version of Firefox yet. 🔥🦊
Firefox Quantum is the newest, fastest version of Firefox yet. Launches November 14, 2017. Available in beta now for all.
Have been using it for some time now and migrated everything from Chrome. The Firefox Quantum features a great speed improvement, indeed, and a sleek new UI. (Look at the update below). However, I don't really like that the address and the search bar aren't taking the whole empty space but are rather constricted in the center of the toolbar. This creates some awkward blank space around them and on the right side, it feels like there are several missing toolbar icons. Everything else I've seen about the UI feels great, especially the tabs, the colors and how unobtrusive the new UI is in the browsing experience.
Update: As others have pointed out in the comments, the whitespace around the toobar could be removed and the toolbar icons can be customized so this is not an issue.
It might be me, but I have also observed some issues with pages rendering (the Firefox install I'm currently running is clean from ad-blockers and such plugins). For example, when I open a startup page on BetaList, the main image is never loaded. It might also be a compatibility issue of this particular websites.
I especially like the sync feature and the ability to easily make page (or element) screenshots directly within the browser and without looking for thrid-party extensions.Pros:
Speed; UI; Sync; Ability to do page screenshots;Cons:
Found several websites which work great on Chrome but have issues with Firefox;
I have used firefox almost exclusively. Fooled around with chrome for some time but I wasn't happy with the memory usage on my machine. The only thing I missed in firefox was the speed. Chrome used to perform better than firefox but that has changed now!Pros:
It is faster than ever.Cons:
I am not sure I am into the whole "integrating external services intro the browser".
I've been playing with Nightly on and off for the past 6 months and I switched to Firefox Developer Edition as my daily driver whenever it switched over to using the new engine (~2 months ago) just to "try it out".
Two months later and I'm still "trying it out"! It's really that good. It is just a slight but very noticible speed increase and knowing that I'm not giving google allll my data without a bit of a struggle that makes me strongly reccomend it to anyone who will listen.Pros:
Memory Usage, Privacy, Speed, UICons:
Very rare render bugs.
Been using the Quantum version (now FF 57) for a while and I am really impressed with its performance and polished UI. The webpages rendereing must more quicker than the old versions, scrolling is smoother and the Chrome takes less space, giving more to the web page. This is definitely a great release for Firefox and I am sure more improvement to follow. Onwards and upwards!Pros:
Firefox Quantum is always the Firefox I wanted. I wish more people adopt it and support the open-source drive Mozilla has always infused in us.Pros:
It's fierce and fast. Always the Firefox that I wanted and the new Screenshots tool has made it even better. I should say I love it now!Cons:
It's reported by a few that Firefox Quantum is using a lot of memory. I don't speak on the tech front, but this could be changed if true.
Maybe in two or three versions it will work, but right now, it's better as an idea than as a browser to use every day.Pros:
Looks nice in the video, potential is thereCons:
It broke everything I liked about firefox: I've customized to the nth degree and not one of my extensions worked with quantum, ugly ugly.
Overall really impressed with this product, no reason for me to use any other browser now.Pros:
Blazingly fast. Beautiful UI. Pocket integration. Mozilla's ethos.Cons:
Lost custom styling during update but fixed quickly. Most add ons didn't update even though there was an update available for most of them.
Absolutely loving it since Beta. Just updated to stable build released today. Might switch to Quantum completely soon if updates keep making it better.
As someone who constantly keeps killing my Tabagotchi with dozens of open tabs, Still not a fan of the scrolling tabs feature of FF.Pros:
Speed, Design & other built-in TweaksCons:
Have been using Firefox Nightly for some time now, and so happy to get a stable release of Firefox Quantum - my favorite browser got completely revamped and built from the ground up. Thanks, team Mozilla! :)Pros:
Speed & UICons:
None so far
It has all the features a modern browser should need. I haven't delved into the Dev Kit, yet, so that's an area I'm not sure on.Pros:
Fast; good UI; syncs well; customizable; screenshot editor; privacy optionsCons:
Add-ons are limited because new update required apps to update. Shouldn't be a problem over time.