A few people asked me what my opinion is of the various Firefox forks that are becoming more popular after Mozilla screwed up. Rather than write my own explanation, I just found someone else’s blog post from last week that says pretty much the same thing, so I’m just going to point to that instead. I don’t normally read How-To Geek, but this explanation from Chris Hoffman is quite good. TL;DR: Firefox 52 ESR is the better recommendation.
Note that Flagfox does generally run in forks and I am occasionally releasing 5.2.x updates, regardless of if I recommend people use forks or not.
Previously, in Flagfox 4.2, we had two different flag icon sets. Neither was perfect; both had different issues. The primary one was stylized with a gloss effect. The secondary one was stylized to be brighter. Both were too small, and the secondary one was actually upscaled. Aspect ratios were a mess and the colors were not always just stylized; sometimes they were just wrong. Both had plenty of missing and out-dated flags, and neither flag set is maintained by their creators anymore.
With Flagfox 5.0, I set out to fix this by creating a new flag icon set based on the public domain works from Wikimedia Commons. Both old sets have been retired. The new set now has flags using the correct aspect ratios and exact colors that the flags are supposed to have. They’re also a little bigger, so you can now actually tell what they all are. 😉
For users who like extra customization or use special themes and would like to tweak the style, there are a couple of ways you can go about customizing the flag icon style in Flagfox 5+.