Firefox update beats Microsoft Edge in the race for Windows WebVR support

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Apart from these major changes, Mozilla with this new update will remove support for legacy add-ons i.e. XUL based.

The video below highlights the potential application of the new WebVR feature for Firefox when used with existing VR devices. Both of those browsers received web-based virtual reality support several months ago.

In comparison, Google Chrome supports HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, with Google Cardboard plus Google Daydream.

For a look at what WebVR can do, check out this sizzle reel (retro intro intended!). And for the VR platforms, Chrome that added web based VR in February is now the most accessible browser.

Both the Android version of Chrome and Microsoft's Edge browser now support WebVR, and many Firefox fans have been waiting some time for Mozilla to catch up. The company is now ready to support VR on a much wider scale. Continuing its push for multi-process support, Firefox now lets users choose how many processes to split tabs into.

Mozilla's Firefox 55 is finally here. This can make Firefox even faster, although it will use more memory than it does with four processes.

Are you a tab hoarder? So, if for some insane reason you need to restore a Firefox window with 1,691 tabs open, it will now take just 15 seconds as opposed to almost eight minutes. The end result? What used to take almost eight minutes, now takes just 15 seconds.

A full list of the new features is available on the blog post, and version 55 of Firefox is available now. In our tests so far, the 64-bit version of Firefox reduces crashes by 39 percent on machines with 4GB of RAM.

If you don't manually upgrade, no worries. Soon it will migrate all 64-bit Windows users to its 64-bit browser.

Firefox on Windows users can now view VR web content with the aid of an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset, which also work with an experimental build of Chrome on the desktop. Just type your query, and then click which search engine you'd like to use.

In addition, a new click-to-activate Flash Player is introduced which allows the individual program to run. Apart from the in-website search engine, Mozilla Firefox is taking another step towards making Flash obsolete. In the new release, it would be possible to move the sidebar to the right hand side of the browser and Performance section would reside within Settings.

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