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Get a Sneak Peek of Firefox 6

Get a Sneak Peek of Firefox 6

Mozilla on Friday flipped what's to become its Firefox 6 browser over to the Aurora channel where it's now available for download and testing. The Aurora channel is where Mozilla offers up early builds with the "newest innovations" before they make the jump to beta, and then eventually released as a final build.

This early version of Firefox 6 introduces a Data Management Window as an experimental feature that provides control over the access that specific websites have to your browsing data, including cookies, passwords, and location information. In the Aurora build, you access this feature by typing "about:permissions" (no quotes) in the Awesome Bar.


There's also a revamped Add-ons Manager with Plugin Check to quickly verify compatibility of installed plugins, and if you use Panorama to group tabs, Firefox 6 purportedly offers faster startup times by "allowing power Panorama uses to load saved tab groups only when using Panorama."

Firefox 6 in Aurora form also boasts improved support for HTML5, DOM level 3, server sent events, networking technologies, and other tools designed to make a developer's like easy when building advanced web apps.

You can download Firefox 6 from here.
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I thought Aurora was at version 7 at least my firefox-trunk install (side by side with the original) says so. 7.0a1. It seems that Mozilla hasn't fully ironed out their channels.

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Version 7 is just what they use (currently) to denote nightly builds. The normal Aurora releases are built with version 6 numbering.

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Wait wait wait... I just installed 4. Damn it, do they really need to be moving so fast?

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I assure you more people have a problem with how slowly they move,now so does Mozilla

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I am using Aurora 6.0a2 being upgraded itself

I found it very fast instating, browsing navigating: any way of surfing

Yes some add-ons aren't compatible

But a beautiful enhancement in browser family

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