Flagfox 4.1 released

Flagfox 4.1.0 has been released and is now available on Mozilla’s Add-ons site for download or update.

Major changes in Flagfox 4.1:

  • Support for Firefox 4.0
  • Support for sites using IPv6
  • Some new optional default actions and updates to some old ones
  • New action placeholders and advanced functionality
  • Improvements to the options dialog and action management
  • Removal of old icon repositioning options due to Firefox 4.0 removing the status bar (see here for more info)
  • A handful of bug fixes and minor performance optimizations
  • Dropped support for out-of-date browsers: Firefox 3.0 and Flock

Detailed Flagfox 4.1 changelog:

  • Added full IPv6 support using data from Maxmind (OS & ISP IPv6 support required)
  • Added support for IPv4 mapped and compatible IPv6 addresses (IPv4 prefixed with “::ffff:” or “::”)
  • Added support for 6to4 and Teredo IPv6 tunneled IPv4 addresses
  • Optimized IP database reading a little bit
  • Added autocomplete for placeholders when typing into the template field in the new/edit action dialog
  • Improved icon tooltip to look better and be easier to read/understand and better to localize effectively
  • Added nationality of domain name to icon tooltip when applicable and differs from server location
  • Added new icon for about: URLs (about:blank still has its own new page icon)
  • Added new side menu for the add action button in the options dialog
  • Added new clone selected action feature (via add menu or ctrl+c hotkey in options)
  • Added new paste action(s) from clipboard feature (via add menu or ctrl+v hotkey in options)
  • Added link to custom actions forum to add menu
  • Added new {title} placeholder for page title
  • Added new {meta-*} placeholders syntax to get page meta tags’ data (ex: description, keywords)
  • Added new {locale-*} placeholders expanded syntax for getting specific settings (page, content, UI, OS)
  • Added new {TLD} placeholder to get the top level domain (public suffix; e.g. http://www.bbc.co.uk -> co.uk)
  • Added a text link label for the preview icons button in the options dialog to make it more discoverable
  • Added new default actions to the options: Internet Archive, SSL Checker, URL Parser, Wave a11y Check
  • Added Page Metadata default action to the options (opens in popup dialog)
  • Renamed old “Wikipedia” action to “Wikipedia: Country” and added domain and TLD Wikipedia lookups
  • Replaced Copy Country action with Copy Server Info action: “domain (ip) – country (code)”
  • Added proper support for “javascript:” actions; now executes in sandbox instead of opening URL
  • Made pressing delete key on custom actions in options also select next item for quick multi-deletes/undos
  • Replaced multi-pane help box in the edit action dialog with a single basics box and a popup for advanced
  • Added buttons for each placeholder in the advanced help popup to paste to the template field
  • Optimized options dialog action list generation to improve dialog load time with large action lists
  • Improved importing to be smarter: can now take in first found plain text URL or link as starting point
  • Improved drag & drop support to better strip bullet points when dropping action lists into options
  • Improved cold startup time slightly by delaying string bundle loading until needed for menu or tooltip
  • Fixed locale handling for some systems with mixed settings
  • Fixed icon not updating on page refresh if needed and improved performance of update check a bit
  • Fixed extra loading of country names list for edit action and icon set preview dialogs
  • Fixed some minor potential issues with hotkey handling
  • Removed old icon repositioning options now that Firefox 4 removed the status bar
  • Updated existing experimental Mozilla Weave/Firefox Sync support to use newer pref name format
  • Added extractionless XPI opt-out to install manifest for Gecko 2.0+ support
  • Added support for using the larger logo image in the Flagfox details view in the new Addon Manager
  • Removed old Flagfox 4.0 first run page (no more first run page for stable versions for now)
  • Dropped all support for Gecko 1.9.0 based browsers, including Firefox 3.0.x and all Flock versions
  • Removed all Gecko 1.9.0 support hacks
  • Dropped a few locales due to lack of translators to do updates: ca, fi, lt, mk, ms
  • This Flagfox version supports Firefox 3.5 – 4.0.* and SeaMonkey 2.0 – 2.1b3pre
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3 Comments

  1. Rick Harrington

    I believe I found an incompatibility.

    I am running FF4.0b12 with flagfox 4.1

    I found that Flagfox wouldn’t work 90% of the time. I removed all addons and then re-added flagfox and it worked.

    The only other addons I had were 2 for AVG plus Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 0.0.0 I disabled the AVG addons as AVG says they don’t update Safesearch and Toolbar addons until final 4.0 comes out. Disabling them changed nothing. However, on disabling .NET Addon, Flagfox now works perfectly

    I enabled / disabled it again, same result. With .NET enabled, Flagfox doesn’t work.

    I hope this is spot for reporting this sort of thing.

    Thanks. I really like Flagfox and missed it when it wasn’t working.

    • Thanks for reporting this. Yeah, the .NET extension is installed by Microsoft without permission, has been known to break all kinds of things including other addons, and certain versions were even blocklisted by Mozilla in the past. I’m not surprised you found a version of it that breaks something else. You almost certainly don’t need the .NET extension so I suggest you just keep it disabled or uninstall it.

  2. DM

    nice work on the ipv6 additions