FireFoxy is an amazing app that applies Philippe Wittenberg’s fancy widgets for Firefox web browser via simple drag-and-drop user interface. Simply drag Firefox onto FireFoxy and it will do the rest for you. Drag it on for the second time and you will reverse the changes so you can get default widgets back. You can also open FireFoxy and make changes from there by locating Firefox on your computer.
What FireFoxy app does?
This app places a couple of files inside the Firefox web browser that further tell Firefox how to draw the widgets that you view on website around the web. These widgets include text buttons (Submit, Cancel, Login, Sign-Up and others), text input fields, radio buttons, checkboxes, lists, pull-down lists and much more parts of the websites. After you activate FireFoxy, your widgets should look just like those in the image. Such widgets are widely used by many current web browsers but 6 years ago they were exclusively available via FireFoxy.
Right now there is no point to use this application because Firefox does support these widgets by default. I wrote this article to remind you about times when we had to use such application to improve our web experience. It was the time when there was no Chrome so the web browsing was slow and painful unless you find the way to optimize Firefox.
If you still want to test this application or use it for further development it is still available but it will run only on Mac OS X 10.2, 10.3, 10.3. 10.4 and 10.5. Maybe it does work on later version of Mac OS X but I haven’t tested it but I know that you can’t run it on OS X Mountain Lion.
What’s new in FireFoxy Version 1.5.4:
- Fixed broken select menu highlight
- Croatian localization
- Added more widgets
- Performance improvements
This application got discontinued soon after Firefox introduced the world with Firefox 2 which bring all these beautiful widgets by default. Such things happen and we can’t do anything about it.
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If you still want to give FireFoxy 1.5.4 a try you can download it from Softpedia