Most of you already know that Firefox shifted to rapid development cycle and started releasing frequent upgrades to its Firefox Browser starting version 4. Firefox 5 was the first in that release cycle. Firefox 6 was slated to be released on August 16 as per Mozilla schedule. But looks likeÂ FirefoxÂ build 6.0 is alreadyÂ finalizedÂ and its already uploaded to Mozilla servers. If you want to download, you can download it directly from Mozilla servers.
Whats new in Firefox 6.0
The latest version of Firefox has the following changes:
- The address bar now highlights the domain of the website you’re visiting
- Streamlined the look of theÂ site identity block
- Added support for the latest draft version of WebSockets with aÂ prefixed API
- Added support forÂ EventSource / server-sent events
- Added support forÂ window.matchMedia
- Added a new Web Developer menu item and moved development-related items into it
- Improved usability of theÂ Web Console
- Improved the discoverability of Firefox Sync
- Reduced browser startup time when using Panorama
The changes above are not officially spelt out. I have quoted the above point from the last beta build of Firefox 6.0 i.e. beta 5.
Just downloaded it from the Mozilla FTP servers and installed it. One of theÂ noticeableÂ features in this release is the domain markup i.e. the address bar now highlights the domain of the website you’re visiting which makes it easy for anyone to easily identify phishing URLs. This feature is already available in Google chrome and Internet explorer 9.
DownloadÂ Firefox 6.0Â (English-US) â€“ [Direct Links]