Firefox Quantum (mozilla.org)

2 months ago from , "Designers Should Code" Activist

16 comments

  • Marcel van Werkhoven, 2 months ago

    Chrome is still eating all my memory for lunch so hopefully this new version makes FireFox competitive again.

    8 points
  • Ken M (No, not that one)Ken M (No, not that one), 2 months ago

    When FF finally fixes the font rendering issues in OS X that have been there for YEARS, maybe I'll consider switching back.

    6 points
    • Tim SilvaTim Silva, 2 months ago

      Same here! The performance is tempting, but the font issues really bug me. I'll keep it installed, but I don't know if I'll ever make it my primary again.

      0 points
    • Weston VierreggerWeston Vierregger, 2 months ago

      Side by side with Chrome (left) and Firefox Nightly (right):

      This thread.

      NYTimes.

      Brand New.

      I've been using Firefox Nightly as my daily browser for a few months now, and I'm quite happy with it – I never open Chrome. Looking at them side by side for this was my first time comparing the two like that. Chrome renders DN quite a bit larger, for instance, and Firefox is marginally rougher on this site specifically but that's due to a webkit- CSS prop that doesn't translate over to Firefox. (DN also uses a moz- CSS prop for antialiasing but it's invalid).

      You can see on NYTimes and Brand New, though, that there is basically zero difference.

      1 point
  • Florian GrauFlorian Grau, 2 months ago

    I can't use a browser without rubber scrolling in this day and age ...

    4 points
  • Tony GinesTony Gines, 2 months ago

    Cool. Always happy to see competition with this kind of software. I guess I'll comment on the design side of things, since this is a marked with the "Design" badge. They definitely went gradient crazy with those illustrations. Feels a bit rushed. Looks like they just applied a gradient stroke to all of the lines without any real meaning. There's also some misalignment in the illustrations. The gap in the 3 dots for the window controls are especially bothering me. here

    2 points
  • Ahmet SulekAhmet Sulek, 2 months ago

    I love Firefox but am not happy with the new version name.

    Quantum is being used by a lot of mainstream companies like,

    Quantum

    As an open source foundation it should have another direction in naming imho.

    2 points
    • Josh Sanders, 2 months ago

      makes a critique of "i don't like...", doesn't offer any suggestions or ideas for improvement. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

      3 points
      • Ahmet SulekAhmet Sulek, 2 months ago

        Sorry, I don't see myself proposing better naming for a company like Firefox on DN comments.

        1 point
  • Ktryn Dsrs (English is my 2nd language)Ktryn Dsrs (English is my 2nd language), 2 months ago

    I am actually quite happy since I was waiting for this new engine (Quantum) for a while…!

    1 point
  • Stephen Weir, 2 months ago

    When did Mozilla update to that logo MOZ://a soo cool really fits the company!

    This looks promising i just hope its half decent on OSX i noticed all the screenshots where windows

    0 points
  • Mick NMick N, 2 months ago

    I use Firefox Nightly & Firefox Developer Edition as my daily drivers and they've both been on this engine for a while now.

    I've got to say the improvement in speed is definitely noticeable. Re-opening the browser with dozens of tabs vs 1 or 2 tabs makes no difference, it sill loads up right away. Super impressed so far. I'm a fan of the new UI as well, nice and fresh.

    0 points
  • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, 2 months ago

    Performance is great, but I am not sure I would call that good design. It wastes a ton of space and doesn't take any steps to optimise the experience: there's still a separate search bar, the settings / extensions / bookmarks are still all over the place, showing you every possible search engine whenever you type something in the main bar (why is there still a separate search bar then) is weird.

    I am not impressed.

    0 points
    • Mike Smith, 1 month ago

      You realize you can customize the toolbar, right? ie remove the separate search bar

      0 points
  • Alex IonescuAlex Ionescu, 1 month ago

    I switched to it already after at least 5 years of Chrome and pretty happy with it.

    0 points