El Capitan Speeds Up Firefox Considerably

Posted: Oct 1 2015, 5:33am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 1 2015, 8:38am CDT, in News | Apple


El Capitan is Speeds Up Firefox Considerably

OS X El Capitan really makes a difference in my daily work.

Apple released OS X El Capitan yesterday. Updating OS X with El Capitan took me over 30 minutes, but it is well worth it. I work with three different browsers at all times to get my stuff done. There is a very obvious speed gain in rendering web pages, especially on Firefox (41.0.1). 

I am using a Firefox Add-On called Update Scanner that induces a lot of Javascript on cached pages. Firefox has struggled with that code and execution was sluggish. On El Capitan this sluggishness is completely gone and Firefox is loading these pages in a snap.

Chrome and Safari also gained speed, but Firefox somehow gained the most.

Apple did not promise too much about app loading either. Apps are indeed launching faster. Memory management seems to be still in check too. Apple fixed that in one of the most recent Yosimite updates.

The updated Mail app appears snappier, but I need to spend more time with it. A very nice feature is the new split screen. I can arrange two browsers side-by-side by clicking and holding the green zoom button in the window header.

The funniest new feature is find my mouse cursor. Just shake your Magic Mouse and the cursor appears bigger.

So far, El Capitan is a very positive experience.

OS X 10.11 El Capitan is available for free in the App Store.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.




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