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 like Firefox build 6.0 is already finalized 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 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

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 the noticeable 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.

Download Firefox 6.0 (English-US) – [Direct Links]