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 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.
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