Have you ever wondered about the geographical location of a website? Whether the web site that you are browsing is from Japan, Canada or USA or some other place? Typically, you can find out a website’s IP address and then do a geo IP location search but that is a tedious process. Thanks to the Flagfox add-on for Firefox, now you can view the flag of the country where a web site is hosted right inside the location bar in the Firefox browser.
The Flagfox add-on for Firefox allows you to display a country flag depicting the location of the current web site’s server in the location bar. It also provides a multitude of tools such as site safety checks, whois, translation, similar sites, validation, URL shortening, and more.
Here is how you can use the Flagfox add-on in Mozilla Firefox to view the country flags of websites:
- Visit https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flagfox/ in the Mozilla Firefox browser.
- Click on the green colored Add to Firefox button to install the Flagfox add-on.
- It will prompt you for confirmation. Click on Install Now to proceed. Restart your web browser to complete the installation.
- After Firefox has restarted, you will be ready to use the Flagfox add-on. Just visit any website and you will see the country flag in the location bar. If you click on this flag then it would open geo-ip-location tool to show the location of that website on the Google map. When you right-click on the flag, you would also see a menu with various online services like WoT(web of trust) rating, Alexa ranking, Whois, Google Translate, Ping, Bit.ly and many more.
- You can access the Flagfox add-on Options by right-clicking on the country flag of any website and selecting Options from the menu. In the Options, you can choose an alternate set of flags. You can also choose different actions that appear in the right-click menu.
Flagfox is very simple and unobtrusive way to quickly find the country where the website is from. It uses relatively little resources. In order to protect your privacy, country lookups are done locally rather than asking an external server about every page you browse to. This add-on makes is easy to find out if an online store is serving your country or you are ordering from a different country.