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Firefox 6.0 Highlights

August 19, 2011

A colleague just asked “What’s new with Firefox 6?  I mean, what’s changed in just two months?”  (he almost sounded miffed)

So I thought I’d list  and link some of the highlights from the release notes – and yes, I DO agree it is worthy of the major point release:

  1. Tremendous “under the hood” enhancements increasing speed by an average of 20%
  2. Improved the discoverability of Firefox Sync
  3. Reduced browser startup time when using Panorama
  4. Added support for the latest draft version of WebSockets with a prefixed API
  5. Added support for EventSource / server-sent events
  6. Added support for window.matchMedia
  7. Added Scratchpad, an interactive JavaScript prototyping environment
  8. Fixed or enhanced several security issues, including:
    • The address bar now highlights the domain of the website you’re visiting
    • Streamlined the look of the site identity block
  9. Resolved many stability issues
  10. Improved usability of the Web Console
  11. Added a new Web Developer menu item and moved development-related items into it
A full list of all the fixes and improvements are here.

From → Firefox, Internet

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