There are many reasons someone would want to make Firefox the default browser on their computer, but here are three at the top of the list:
1. Speed. Firefox is faster than it’s ever been. In the latest version, we’ve made several changes in order to reduce the amount of time it takes for Web pages to load.
- When restoring a previous browsing session, Firefox now loads tabs one at a time as you select them, so you don’t have to wait for tabs that you haven’t activated yet to load.
- As you interact with the Web, memory is allocated as needed, freeing up space when it’s no longer necessary for what you’re currently doing.
- A newer technology is now the default experience (SPDY for those who are interested), which enables some of the most popular sites — like Google and Twitter — to load faster.
2. Security. That new technology we mentioned above also makes you more secure on the Web. And that’s on top of all of the extra security features Firefox already gives you. When you browse, you leave a trail of data that potentially contains all sorts of personal information. We believe this info belongs to you and you alone (and least of all to overzealous advertisers), so we built in features to make sure it stays that way.
3. We have a mission and it’s all about you. Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, is a not-for-profit organization with the goal of making the Web better for everyone. We’re not trying to make money off our users — we just want you to have the best possible experience online, which includes keeping you and your personal information safe and private.
So not only do we put you in control of your online experience, but we do it securely and at full speed ahead. If that sounds good to you, here’s how you can set Firefox as your default browser.