Archive for August, 2011

Firefox 6 ready to download

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Keeping with it's promise of an aggressive release cycle, Mozilla has released the Firefox 6 web browser.

Here's a list of what's new:

  • The address bar now highlights the domain of the website you're visiting
  • Streamlined the look of the site identity block
  • Added support for the latest draft version of WebSockets with a prefixed API
  • Added support for EventSource / server-sent events
  • Added support for window.matchMedia
  • Added Scratchpad, an interactive JavaScript prototyping environment
  • Added a new Web Developer menu item and moved development-related items into it
  • Improved usability of the Web Console
  • Improved the discoverability of Firefox Sync
  • Reduced browser startup time when using Panorama
  • Fixed several stability issues
  • Fixed several security issues

There are a number of new features in this release:

  • Faster startup
  • Address bar highlights domains to make it easier to spot fraudulent websites
  • A new permissions tool that allows users to set site-specific permissions for things like saved passwords, cookies, popups, etc. Type about:permissions into the address bar to find this

Grab the download from Mozilla.com.