According to Mozilla’s data-driven findings, the Firefox browser has been updated with a new look. Additional features based on the user feedback have been added to the mobile version of the Firefox browser in order to make web browsing more comprehensive and efficient.
The redesigned interface on Mozilla Firefox for Android devices has sections dedicated to improving how consumers navigate on their smartphones. “Jump back in,” for example, allows you to swiftly return to the previous tab you were exploring. In addition to the most recently opened tabs, Firefox displays the most recently saved bookmarks, so that you can plunge back into the pool of knowledge without having to spend a lot of time searching for the tab that’s been earlier viewed or bookmarked.
Firefox for Android groups recent searches from the previous 14 days with recent bookmarks to make it easier for users to digest all the information on a particular topic or to read reviews before purchasing a product.
It’s also possible to clear up the list of open tabs in Firefox with the help of a built-in capability. Like Chrome, Firefox will periodically archive active tabs that you haven’t visited in the past 14 days. They’ll go into an “inactive state,” which means they won’t appear in the tab grid anymore but can still be accessed independently. For the time being, it’s only available in Firefox for Android, but it’s likely to come to iOS in the near future.
Users of Firefox for Android will also be able to sort content from Pocket according to the various categories with which the content is related. With the use of readily available tabs, they will be able to browse through several categories, such as “Must-Reads” or “Technology, Space, Health, and Science,” for example.
Trackers that impede browsing are automatically blocked at the first launch of Firefox. The more scripts a website has to load, the more noticeable they will be to the user. They’re still there, even though you can’t see them since they’re in the backdrop. If you don’t let them run, your online browsing will be a lot more responsive.
In some cases, Firefox can become memory bloated if you keep a large number of tabs open for long periods of time. However, using Firefox’s Task Manager, you can delete and then restore a tab that has gone berserk. Alternatively, you can clear your browsing history by closing and reopening the browser. Restoring your tabs should just be automatic. There’s no need to perform a full system reboot.
Extensions can be installed on the smartphone version of Firefox in the same way they can on the desktop. There are only 17 add-ons available, but they cover all the essentials for a safer and more enjoyable browsing experience.
Besides preventing third party cookies, beacons, and trackers from tracking your browsing patterns, Firefox also disables fingerprinting, a more sophisticated means of tracking users around the web. Your PC’s hardware, software (including your OS kernel and web browser), extensions, settings, and often more like backgrounds and customizations are all included in the digital fingerprint.
One notable drawback is that a fingerprint can be tracked for months or even years, giving everyone who examines the data a comprehensive picture of your personal affairs and browsing habits.