These are the top 5 best features of the new Firefox.
You guys may have seen CNET's write up of the newest Firefox known as Quantum.
It's an overhaul for the browser.
I've been messing around with it for a bit.
It's pretty solid.
Here's what's great about it.
At number 5, Google's back.
Mozilla ended it's deal with Yahoo that made it the default search engine in Firefox for the US and Canada.
Google is back as the default.
Say what you will about the Crazy things alphabet does, but it served is still [UNKNOWN] away the best search engine out there.
Going back to Firefox is a little easier.
When you go on to dig into this settings to fix the search.
Number four is it's got a modern look.
Looks aren't everything, but they can help.
The new Firefox uses clean flat tabs at the very top of the window.
There's little wasted space with the interface.
That's a good thing, because the less you see of the browser the more you see of websites.
Even the Firefox icon got simplified a little.
Number 3, is Mozilla Sync, this has been around for a while, but it's still good.
Your settings follow you from computer to computer, plus you can send tabs from your laptop right to your phone if you have Firefox installed on that.
It's a great way to have all your stuff everywhere you go.
And yes, I know you can do this with Chrome as well.
And number two is its built in tools.
You can always install add ons, but the newest Firefox has some neat tricks built right in.
Over in the address bar there's a three dot menu.
Clicking it, you can save to pocket to read something later.
Or you can take a screen shot of the visible area a section or the entire thing and one more thing searching for something on the address bar brings up a toolbar that lets you quickly switch where you are searching with sites like Google Twitter and Wikipedia as options.
And the number one best feature is it's not as Bloated.
One of the reasons Firefox became popular in the first place, was it was not as bloated as competitors.
Then after awhile, Firefox fell out of favor.
With Google Chrome becoming the new sleek browser.
Now, Chrome, is becoming the resource hog while Firefox seems to have slimmed down its requirements.
What does that mean?
It means for the most part, Firefox feels faster then it ever did before.
Now nothing says you can't run Firefox, Chrome, or another browser side-by-side.
Have you changed a default browser?
Let me know.
I'm Iyaz Akhtar, and I'll see you online.