One of the frequent complaints from Firefox users is the loss of performance in this Mozilla browser. This scenario has worsened in recent years, contrary to what users expect. Now, Mozilla has announced that it will reduce Firefox’s power consumption by 25% whenever YouTube videos are watched.
25% less power consumption for Firefox
The continuous improvements that Mozilla brings to Firefox have managed to improve the performance of this browser. It's still far from what many users expect, but it's a natural and necessary improvement for this to remain the choice for many.
And so, in continuation of these profound changes, Mozilla's promise appears very soon. This browser will be improved and will be able to give users more naturally. Firefox will be able to reduce its power consumption by 25% when watching YouTube videos.
In fact, this improvement results from solving a problem that was discovered in this browser some time ago. From what is shown, the error has been identified as Bug 1849680caused a regression in the video overlay function, which does not work as expected unless it is in full screen mode.
Mozilla solves the problem with YouTube videos
The issue is related to video overlay and rounded corners. The issue was investigated on different platforms and browsers, and Mozilla found that videos with rounded corners presented the most problems. The bug report shows a complex issue in Firefox that affects the display and performance of YouTube videos. The issue includes composer masks and opaque surfaces.
Several patches have been developed and implemented to fix the issue. Mozilla stated that "we have reduced the power that Firefox consumes when watching videos in some cases by 25%" by fixing this bug. This improvement is for Firefox on Windows. YouTube power consumption improvements for the Mac version of Firefox are also in the works, the company confirmed.
These efforts to reduce YouTube's power consumption indicate Firefox's commitment. Mozilla wants to give users a continuous video streaming experience with low power consumption, while always keeping resources below the maximum for a good browser user experience.
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