Mozilla designer says Google Chrome uses speed tricks

An interface designer interning at Mozilla has suggested that the company mimic gimmicks in Google’s Chrome to make users think Firefox starts up faster. In an entry on his personal blog that was reposted to Mozilla’s uber-blog, Planet Mozilla, John Wayne Hill, an Indiana University masters student interning this summer at the open source company, spelled out changes that would give users the feeling that Firefox starts quicker.

“Firefox is fast, no doubt about it. But for many people it feels pretty slow when starting up,” said Hill, who is studying human-computer interaction and design. “Chrome, while only marginally faster than Firefox at starting, feels much faster. By analysing videos of these start-up processes we can start to understand what makes Firefox feel slow.”

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