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Firefox's Quantum Flow opens 1691 tabs like a "ferocious fox" speed

24 July 2017 3

Mozilla’s Firefox browser is getting tweaked to become faster than before. This is being done by a new project called Quantum Flow via which, a few engineers are making changes that directly impact Firefox responsiveness.

To demonstrate the goodness of this new project, one of the engineers, Dietrich Ayala put a few test cases to let you know how drastically this project is going to change the Firefox’s responsiveness.


According to Ayala, the Firefox 55, which includes the Quantum Flow, is able to load 1691 tabs in a mere fifteen seconds. In his tests, he took a few versions of Firefox to actually measure the difference between all of them and if the inclusion of Quantum Flow in Firefox leads the race or not.


While opening these many tabs, Ayala kept the track of the time by measuring the start-up time of all these versions of the browser. Also, several other parameters were also taken care of, for instance, the memory usage of the different versions of Firefox.

According to his study, the Firefox 55 and 56 clocked in at 15 seconds. Also, surprisingly, both of these versions used less than 0.5GB, contrary to the Firefox 54 that used roughly 2GB memory.

You can head over to the source and know more about this test.


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