Which one is the best for Windows 10? Chrome or Firefox? Let’s discuss the main points to find out what are the main differences between Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Quantum web browsers.No tests have been run. This post is based on my end user experience.
- Firefox Quantum vs Google Chrome
- Chrome vs Firefox: using system resources
- User interface
Firefox Quantum vs Google Chrome
- Google Chrome is considered a resource when compared to Mozilla Firefox; we will cover this in the next section below
- Mozilla Firefox is an open source software browser, while Google Chrome uses a variety of techniques to provide users with faster browsing.
- People say Chrome’s speed is better than Firefox itself, but Firefox Quantum has improved significantly
- Firefox’s interface design makes it slightly better for end users
- Google Chrome on Windows 10 can display the entire screen or one of the open tabs on different screens; the feature is not available in Firefox by default
- There is no READ view in Google Chrome; Extensions are available, but users will have to search for different extensions and experiment to see what works for them.
Chrome vs Firefox: using system resources
Google Chrome is guilty of using more memory, disk space and CPU time compared to Mozilla Firefox. You can test this yourself by opening the same windows, the same tabs in every browser, and then opening the Task Manager in Windows 10.
With Google Chrome, you get accurate information if you use Chrome Task Manager. Chrome Task Manager is available in Menu (three vertical dots) -> More Tools -> Task Manager. Google Chrome Task Manager shows how each tab and extension uses memory and processor. Take a look at the image below to see what it looks like.
You can add variables like RAM usage, CPU usage, and then compare them to the sum of the variables as they appear in Windows 10’s Task Manager. This will give you a clear idea of how much resources Chrome has.
Firefox does not have a task manager. You have to depend on the Windows 10 Task Manager to figure out which variables RAM, PROCESSOR, DISK USAGE, etc. Firefox is using. Then you can compare Google Chrome with Mozilla Firefox to see how much of them is consuming resources.
Since Mozilla Firefox does not have a customized task manager or anything similar, you cannot know the exact amount of resources (RAM, CPU TIME) used by various extensions and other elements of the Firefox browser. The best way to determine total RAM consumption, DISK USAGE, etc. is to add the values of these variables several times, for example three or five times. Then use their averages for comparison.
You will find that Google Chrome takes up more disk space and CPU, while Firefox uses more RAM.
Mozilla has come a long way in redesigning its user interface, otherwise there was a time when I could not use the browser as it was quite difficult to figure out how to find bookmarks, etc. This all has changed now. Google Chrome has also changed a lot over the past few years, but it still lacks ease of navigation. It has three vertical dots that open menus to allow users to access other options and actions, such as casting any Chrome tab to the TV or any other device. Likewise, there is the “More Tools” option which contains some other functions.
In other words, to find a job on Google Chrome, you need to search through the extensive menu. There is no way to customize the look and feel of Chrome. In Firefox, everything is visible on the screen, and three bars are used to display the menu, which are more recognizable. In addition, the Customize option lets you organize, add, remove, and rearrange Firefox browser screen components so you can keep your commands at your fingertips.
The above analysis shows that Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are good in their relation. Chrome is supposed to use some tricks to speed up browsing. Firefox code is readily available, so users know that Mozilla Firefox doesn’t have such tricks.
Some extensions are only built for Chrome (like VIDIQ for YouTubers), so Chrome has an edge over Firefox when it comes to extensions. This does not mean that Firefox is missing extensions. There are also all types of Firefox extensions, but in some cases some companies limit their extensions to Chrome only so that more people use Google’s browser.
In addition, Google does not want its users to exit Chrome, so it provides many functions inside the browser, although the interface is quite complicated for some. For example, the Cast … option is available in the Chrome menu, while Firefox needs to use the appropriate extensions. Thus, both are unique in their own way.
When comparing Google Chrome to Mozilla Firefox on Windows 10, there is not much difference between resource consumption and speed. Things have improved dramatically in Firefox Quantum. Chrome, however, sometimes got sluggish.
The main factors for accepting only one of these browsers depend on how they are intended to be used. Suppose a person uses multiple monitors and wants to use different tabs for different monitors, they will be using Google Chrome rather than looking for a similar extension for Firefox. Likewise, if a YouTuber uses VIDIQ or any Chrome-only extension for video analysis, he or she will have to use Chrome. Otherwise Firefox is easier to use.