Firefox 4 Beta 6 Lands

Mozilla has moved quickly to release beta 6 of its highly anticipated browser, originally planned as the last before a code/feature freeze, but users will be able to enjoy a more stable version of Firefox 4 as well as the IE9 beta which will be released to the public later today.

A post on the Mozilla Developer News yesterday confirmed a "small" interim update to fix issues with both Windows & Mac OS X users: "We’ve decided to issue a small beta update in order to fix a stability issue on Windows and some rendering and keyboard/mouse focus issues on OSX related to plugins. This small update should be ready late tomorrow, and will be presented as “Firefox 4 Beta 6“. Beta 6 has now been renamed to Beta 7 and is expected to land in the second half of this month before a Release Candidate is made available sometime in October.

A post on The Mozilla Blog also praised the thousands of beta testers who have assisted in feedback and diagnosing of the issues addressed in this update.


Image credit: Mozilla Features website

Whats new in this Firefox 4 Beta

View the full release notes here. Keep up to date with our community discussion right here on Neowin, you can also view our extensive forum post on stylish scripts for Firefox 4 here.

Download: Firefox 4 Beta 6 | ~8 MB

Alternatively, if you are not prompted to update within Firefox 4 Beta 5, press "Alt" > Select "Help" in the menu bar & "Check for Updates" (or Apply update).

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