Mozilla over the weekend gave its Firefox 6 browser a groom and haircut so that it can pass for a beta release. The next step is to give the 6.0 release a suit, tie, and spiffy pair of shoes so that it's ready to mingle with the public at large. Until then, you can download the beta build and get acquainted with Firefox 6, which offers a handful of changes and improvements over previous builds.
New to Firefox 6 is an address bar that now highlights the domain of the website you're visiting. Firefox 6 also makes it easier to manage permissions for individual websites. You can access the menu by typing about:permissions, which brings up a straightforward menu to grant individual sites the ability to store passwords, share your location, set cookies, and other functions.
The Firefox 6 beta boasts improved startup time when using Panorama, improved usability of the Web Console, improved disoverability of Firefox Sync, and other features, as well as a whole bunch of bug fixes.