Mozilla Firefox 6 released, now available after bugs fixed

By on Aug 17, 2011 in Internet, Software, Technology, World Comments

Mozilla released Firefox 6 on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 is now available, with Mozilla fixing 10 bugs prior to the release and promises to be more stable and faster than Firefox 5.



Mozilla Firefox 6
Screenshot Credit: Mozilla.com

As noted by Mozilla, Firefox 6 made a lot of changes for Firefox 6 including the address bar which now highlights the domain of the website being visited and reduced browser startup time when using Panorama.

Mozilla also said they have fixed several security and stability issues and added support for the latest draft version of WebSockets with a prefixed API, as well as for EventSource and for window.matchMedia.

Mozilla listed on a separate page tons of changes they made for Firefox 6 and mentioned some known issues which is to be resolved in future versions.

Among them include the BBC.co.uk problem in which Arabic text does not display correctly; GMail window scrolling slower than usual for some users; and crashing of Firefox when started using a locked profile.

Mozilla also itemized some problems being encountered when using Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X; and Linux and UNIX, which will be fixed in the future.

Meanwhile, among the bugs that were fixed include miscellaneous memory safety hazards; String crash using WebGL shaders and cross-origin data theft using canvas and Windows D2D.

With Firefox 5 being released last June, Firefox 7 is being expected to arrive in September while Firefox 8 may be released in November.



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