The good news for Firefox users, or users looking for a reason to use Firefox, is that in the browser’s latest update, Mozilla has announced some changes that could help prevent the browsing from freezing up. According to Mozilla, this will be accomplished by separating the web content from the Firefox UI processes.
“This means when a web page is consuming a large part of your computer’s processing power, your tabs, buttons and menus won’t lock up.” Now we haven’t actually taken the latest build of Firefox for a test ourselves so we can’t speak to its effectiveness, but if browser freeze is something you encounter often, maybe your hardware is old, then this is an update you won’t want to miss out on.
The update is already live so head on over to Mozilla’s website to get your hands on it. Alternatively if you’re already running Firefox, Mozilla suggests you check to see if the update has already been installed. “Wondering if your Firefox instance has enabled e10s? Type ‘about:support’ into the URL bar. If e10s is active, you’ll see ‘1/1 (Enabled by default)’ under the Multiprocess Windows line item.”