Firefox 6 Beta (6.0b1) Now Available

Mozilla has updated the Beta Channel with Firefox 6.0. This is a developer’s preview and is NOT intended for everyday use.

What’s New in Firefox 6 Beta:

  • 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
  • More!

User who have installed Firefox 5 Beta (5.0b*) can update to Firefox 6 Beta via Help > About Firefox and follow the prompts. Otherwise you can obtain a fresh copy of Firefox 6 Beta here and select the Beta download link. The final release for Firefox 6 is scheduled for August 16th, 2011.