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The Mozilla Foundation has let Firefox 105 out of the gate, and if you’re using a Chrome-based browser, now is the time to take another look.

Firefox 105 Back Tuesday, and while this isn’t a great release, there are some new things to watch. It’s not quite Five months since Firefox 100which is long enough for Mozilla’s rapid development cycle to make some fundamental changes in the browser.

Some of the new features are relatively small, but they will make the lives of some users better. If you have to print a page, there’s a new option to print only the current page – handy for tickets and other documents with lots of inconvenient small prints at the end. here in Reg FOSS OFFICE We’re pretty traditional and prefer the plain old three-button mouse, but we hear that handling of the trackpad on Windows and macOS has been improved and there are some new multi-finger gestures in this version. This doesn’t seem to work on Linux yet, but we can’t say we’ve noticed.

Firefox 105 is more nimble and light, and remains more efficient and customizable than any Chrome-based browser.

Memory handling has been tightened, and the browser now handles memory drops better on both Windows and Linux. It should still be faster and more responsive when RAM is short, and avoid crashing if you run out of space, as there is improved protection for the main process.

Memory usage and user interface are areas where Firefox has an advantage over Google Chrome, especially if you routinely use a lot of tabs. Chrome creates a new process for every tab you open, which is good if you have a lot of RAM And the Browsing the web is one of the main uses of your computer. Since almost all of Google’s services are web-based and web-centric, it makes perfect sense for the company.

Firefox also uses multiple processes, via Mozilla Call technology electrolysis, but her approach is more cautious. There is one main process and multiple background as well, but not generally one per tab. as To Mozilla, its only multi-process model Uses 10-20 percent more RAM than its old single-process model, and around Half that Chrome. Also, if you haven’t used a tab in a while, Firefox automatically Empty it from memory.

If you are a heavy user and routinely have many tabs open, we highly recommend trying Fox again – especially alongside a vertical tab bar, such as vertical tabs.

We’ve rolled out the new version quickly on Ubuntu, macOS, and Windows 11. If you install your own copy, as we’ve done on Windows and Mac, it should update automatically – choose help | Around to urge him to be examined. If it is included in your operating system, which will be the case for most Linux users, you may have to wait a bit. Ubuntu users can jump in by grabbing the new version of Snapcraftor open the software application, go to the Updates tab, and click the update control at the top right.

The release of the new version also means that Firefox 102 becomes the new Extended Support version, or ESR For a short period. It replaces Firefox 91, which has been the ESR version since late last year, when it was Causing some problems for Debian maintainers. ®