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Flagfox for Windows

By Dave GarrettFreeUser Rating

Key Details of Flagfox

  • Display the country flag of a current Web site's server on your status bar.
  • Last updated on February 29, 2024
  • There have been 6 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Firefox extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Firefox browser.

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Flagfox is what Firefox extensions are all about: ultracompact, free, open-source, and uniquely useful. When you visit a Web page in Firefox, Flagfox identifies the country hosting the site's server with a small national flag in the address bar. You can customize the information Flagfox retrieves and displays, too.

We installed Flagfox and restarted Firefox. The first thing we noticed was a small American flag in the Firefox address bar, just to the left of the Bookmark icon. Hovering the cursor over the flag icon produced a small pop-up listing the site's domain name, IP address, and server location. Clicking on the flag opened the home page of the extension's developer, Geotool. The Firefox add-ons manager gave us access to Flagfox's options dialog, which included check boxes to show favicons for the extension's actions as well as the ability to preview and select an alternate set of flag icons. Flagfox can retrieve and display much more information via its Add New Action wizard. This pop-up let us select, name, and configure hot keys for a wide range of data like page metadata, URL components, and prefixes such as JavaScript and copystring. We could also configure hot-key actions for individual sites by checking them in a list view and selecting the Configure Default Action wizard. We had the option to set hot-key combos and mouse clicks to perform actions, too.

We've used Flagfox for several years and always found it useful (and occasionally comforting) to be able to see at a glance where the site we're visiting is hosted, not to mention the bonus of learning to identify some national flags. Flagfox does a lot more than that, though, and we recommend it to all Firefox users.

What's new in version 4.2.11

Version 4.2.11 includes IPv4 and IPv6 address location database updates for July 2013.

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
August 12, 2013
Latest update
February 29, 2024
Version
4.2.11
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 10, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Additional Requirements
Mozilla Firefox 3.6 and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
11,091
Downloads Last Week
1

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Developer's Description

Display the country flag of a current Web site's server on your status bar.

Flagfox is an extension that will display a country flag in the status bar and thus showing the location of the current Web site's server. Flagfox uses relatively little resources, and works by accessing an IP address database contained within the extension rather than relying on top-level-domain roots like .com or .uk. Clicking on the icon brings up further information from Wikipedia or Geotool, which is an online Geolocation tool. Geotool attempts to get more information from the Web site's IP address, such as ISP and city and shows the location on a Google Map.