Desktops and Notebooks: Mozilla`s Firefox 6: Performance Tweaks, but No Huge Changes

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2011-08-17
 
 
 

Firefox 6

Mozilla released Firefox 6 a mere two months after the previous version hit the Web. As you can see, that could cause some issues with add-on compatibility.

Firefox 6

User Interface

Firefox 6s user interface remains largely unchanged from that of its immediate predecessor.

User Interface

Highlighting

New tweaks to the browser include reduced startup times and some new highlighting in the address bar.

Highlighting

Mobility

Mozilla is also pushing mobile versions of Firefox in a bid to gain traction with the smartphone users who are driving an increasing amount of Web traffic.

Mobility

Features

Mozilla hopes that Firefox-specific features such as Tab Groups will give it the competitive verve it needs to battle upstarts such as Google Chrome, while continuing to eat into Internet Explorers market share.

Features

Firefox 7

Even as Mozilla releases Firefox 6, the organization is already placing Firefox 7 in beta.

Firefox 7

Rapid Cadence

Mozilla is speeding up its Firefox releases. Firefox 6 arrived a mere two months after Firefox 5, which itself debuted some three months after Firefox 4 entered the marketplace.

Rapid Cadence

Low-Key

Mozilla is keeping the Firefox 6 release a low-key affair, as befitting a browser update thats mostly tweaks to compatibility and performance.

Low-Key

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