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This article was published on June 2, 2015


Firefox adds Pocket support, screen sharing and new developer tools in latest update

Firefox adds Pocket support, screen sharing and new developer tools in latest update


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Firefox users have a few new features to take advantage of today. In addition to some interesting new developer tools and a screen-sharing feature in Hello, Firefox now has read-it-later service Pocket built right in.

Pocket is a service that allows you to save a website for viewing later. It’s wonderful for long form articles, as Pocket strips away ads and other clutter to bring a distraction-free reading environment. It also works with pages that have embedded video.

Firefox Hello — Mozilla’s browser-based video chat tool — has a new screen sharing feature. In a video chat, users can share their screen with anyone on the other end of the chat, even groups. Mozilla says it works with any website or browser window.

For developers, a new set of tools for monitoring site performance are available. Those who have busier websites can take view frame rates in a waterfall view, which also provides a timeline of events like garbage collection and JavaScript calls. A Call Tree function allows developers to check out time spent in functions, and the Flame Chart illustrates call stacks for selected ranges.

Found under the Performance tab, there’s even a game for developers called Power Surge, where the goal is to find slow JavaScript code which may be causing performance issues.

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