FoxyProxy Standard Version History

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Version 2.21.2 624.6 KB Works with Firefox 3.0a1 - 3.7a6pre, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.1a2, Thunderbird 3.0a1pre - 3.2a1pre

Increased Firefox version compatibilty
Fixed missing icon in the Get FoxyProxy Plus button

Version 2.21 621.6 KB Works with Firefox 3.0a1 - 3.7a5pre, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.1a2, Thunderbird 3.0a1pre - 3.2a1pre

Significantly better browsing performance:
limited the use of network.dns.disablePrefetch to when FoxyProxy is enabled & requires it
Fixed Download Manager click problems
Removed donation link from About box; the donation page is no longer maintained
Fixed About box layout on Windows as discussed at here
Lots of locale updates

Version 2.19.1 654.3 KB Works with Firefox 3.0a1 - 3.7a4pre, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.1a1pre, Thunderbird 3.0a1pre - 3.2a1pre

  • Warnings and user-confirmation required when clicking proxy:// links. Requested here.

  • New hidden setting to completely disable proxy:// links: ignoreProxyScheme.
    To use: close firefox. In foxyproxy.xml, change the new "ignoreProxyScheme" attribute from its default of "false" to "true".
    Requested here.

  • Locale updates

  • Version bump for Songbird

Version 2.19 613.4 KB Works with Firefox 3.0a1 - 3.7a2pre, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.1a1pre, Thunderbird 3.0a1pre - 3.2a1pre

Support for the proxy:// protocol. Read about at http://foxyproxy.mozdev.org/proxyprotocol.html.
Two new hidden settings: excludePatternsFromCycling and excludeDisabledFromCycling.
To use: close firefox. In foxyproxy.xml, change the new "excludePatternsFromCycling" and/or "excludeDisabledFromCycling" attribute from its default of "true" to "false". Requested at http://foxyproxy.mozdev.org/drupal/content/improving-cycle-through-proxies-mode.

Locale updates
Version bumps for Firefox

Version 2.19 613.4 KB Works with Firefox 3.0a1 - 3.7a2pre, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.1a1pre, Thunderbird 3.0a1pre - 3.2a1pre

Version 2.18.1 646.1 KB Works with Firefox 3.0a1 - 3.7a1pre, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.1a1pre, Thunderbird 3.0a1pre - 3.2a1pre

Fixed "all proxies" enabled at startup" bug discussed at http://foxyproxy.mozdev.org/drupal/content/all-proxies-enabled-startup-doesnt-remember-preference
Hidden setting for not disabling a proxy in FoxyProxy when its PAC file can't load. To use: close firefox. In foxyproxy.xml, change the new "disableOnBadPAC" attribute from its default of "true" to "false". This can be set on a per-proxy basis so you will see "disableOnBadPAC" listed more than once.
Locale updates

Version 2.18 646.1 KB Works with Firefox 3.0a1 - 3.7a1pre, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.1a1pre, Thunderbird 3.0a1pre - 3.2a1pre

Fixed ever-increasing main window size problem
If proxy is disabled because of missing or broken PAC, it is attempted to be restored on restart of FF. Discussed here.
Locale updates
Increased minimum Firefox version to 3.0a1. 2.0.* is no longer supported / tested.
Songbird version bump

Version 2.17 592.9 KB Works with Firefox 3.0a1 - 3.7a1pre, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.1a1pre, Thunderbird 3.0a1pre - 3.1a1pre

  • DNS "leak" fix for SOCKS proxies. See the new checkbox in Proxy Settings: "Perform remote DNS lookups
    on hostnames loading through this proxy". This checkbox is now checked by default for new SOCKS proxies.

  • Menu colors (statusbar, toolbar, context-menu) now match customized proxy color

  • Copy Pattern button for easily copying patterns within the same proxy

  • Minor Add/Edit Proxy dialog bug fix

  • Animated FoxyProxy icon in About box (Thanks, Jesper!)

  • McAfee Site Advisor support. Discussed here.

  • Work towards re-enable proxies disabled by missing PAC but feature is not yet complete.

  • Width and height of main options dialog and proxy settings dialog remembered between opening/closing

  • Fixed bug which prevented the proper display of an error message to the user if he was using a PAC with a syntax error or other problems.
    Discussed here.

  • Proxy DNS column added to Proxies list in the main window and ChooseProxy window (displayed with Alt+F3)

  • Default display columns for new installations is now:
    Proxy list:
    • Enabled

    • Color

    • Proxy Name

    • Proxy Notes


    URLS Patterns list:
    • Enabled

    • Pattern Name

    • URL pattern

    • Whitelist/Blacklist


    Logging list:
    • Timestamp

    • Color

    • Proxy Name

    • URL

    • Pattern Name

    All other columns are still available but must be enabled explictly. The point is to enable less clutter
    by hiding by default lesser-important columns.

  • Tor wizard now uses remote DNS lookup by default instead of prompting the user

  • Warning about using parentheses without a backslash in patterns. Since backreferences aren't relevant in FoxyProxy, there's no point in using parentheses without matching them literally.

Version 2.16.1 592.9 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.7a1pre, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.1a1pre, Thunderbird 3.0a1pre - 3.1a1pre

  • Fix for French which caused French installations of 2.16 to completely break

  • Locale updates


Repeating 2.16 release notes since 2.16 was not made available for more than a couple of hours
  • REMOVED SHORTLY AFTER MADE PUBLIC DUE TO CRITICAL ISSUE FOR FRENCH ISSUES

  • DNS lookups now fixed! Removed the Global Setting "Use SOCKS proxy for DNS lookups" and replaced it with
    a "Use this proxy for all DNS lookups" checkbox on each Proxy Settings dialog. However, only one proxy can be
    chosen for DNS lookups amongst all proxies. This is a Firefox limitation. See screenshot here
    and here.

  • Fixed "Cycle Through Modes" bug as described here.

  • Logging tab: moved "Open URL in New Tab", "Copy URL to Clipboard", and "Delete Selection" buttons above the log so the horizontal
    view of the log is maximized. Requested here.

  • Added proxy color to the logging tab

  • Fixed text-wrapping when resizing the "Choose Proxy" dialog (initiated from the Alt+F3 "QuickProxy" shortcut)

  • Proxy color now displayed when pressing the Alt+F3 "QuickProxy" shortcut

  • Fixed bug whereby some alert boxes weren't properly parented/owned. This led to some alerts not being properly modal
    with respect to the window/dialog that issued the alert.

  • Fixed various minor bugs with the Tor Wizard; also removed a step in the wizard

  • Locale upates

  • Vietnamese translation -- thanks loveleeyounga!

  • fr-FR locale changed to fr per BabelZilla

Version 2.15 578.6 KB Works with Firefox 3.0a1 - 3.7a1pre, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.1a1pre, Thunderbird 3.0a1pre - 3.1a1pre

* icons for buttons and tabs
* New, better colorpicker for selecting color-per-proxy -- Thanks, Jesper Hansen!
* Color now displayed in FoxyProxy Options dialog as requested here: http://foxyproxy.mozdev.org/drupal/content/color-icon-status-bar#comment-2849
* Narrowed CSS specificity for FoxyProxy's tree styling to prevent interference with
addons such as FindInTabs (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/8078). This also fixes the long-standing
bug in some Firefox versions whereby the Firefox addressbar/awesomebar shows blank lines when autosuggesting websites.
* Removed useless "mode" column in options dialog tree view
* New proxy names default to host/ip address (if one was entered), otherwise they default back to the original "New Proxy" name. Requested here:
http://foxyproxy.mozdev.org/drupal/content/default-nameip-comment-hint
* Tooltips for proxies, when listed in any menu, show the proxy notes field (used to replicate the proxy name). Requested here:
http://foxyproxy.mozdev.org/drupal/content/default-nameip-comment-hint
* better debugging for failed proxy filtering (as requested somewhere in the forums)
* differentiation between FoxyProxy Basic and FoxyProxy Plus in labels within the application. Previously, such labels just said "FoxyProxy" instead of "FoxyProxy Basic" or "FoxyProxy Standard". This makes it clearer to the user which edition he's using, hopefully making support easier.
* Support for closing FoxyProxy dialogs/windows on OS/X with Command-W
* removed extraneous dump() statements
* better socks dns handling; still needs work
* Conditional builds for FoxyProxy Basic
* locale updates
* removed id-ID and mk-MK locales since they've been empty for ages

Version 2.14 599.0 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.7a1pre, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.1a1pre, Thunderbird 3.0a1pre - 3.1a1pre

* Command-line argument now accepted:
-foxyproxy-mode [patterns|disabled||random (not supported)|roundrobin (not supported)].
Windows examples: firefox.exe -foxyproxy-mode 1095631556
firefox.exe -foxyproxy-mode disabled
firefox.exe -foxyproxy-mode patterns
OSX/Linux example: firefox -foxyproxy-mode 1095631556
firefox.exe -foxyproxy-mode disabled
firefox.exe -foxyproxy-mode patterns
When NOT specified, FoxyProxy resumes from the last mode in which it was used.
When specified, FoxyProxy starts in the specified mode.

* If FoxyProxy's Global Settings are set to "Toggle between current mode and disabled"
for the statusbar or toolbar, the new mode wasn't restored on Firefox restart.
Reported at http://foxyproxy.mozdev.org/drupal/content/use-default-startup

* Moved Tools Menu menuitem after the devToolsSeparator as requested at http://foxyproxy.mozdev.org/drupal/content/tools-menu

* If the user enters the port as part of the hostname, parse it and put it into the port field automatically.
Thanks, Sebastian Lisken

* Changed donation link

* Fixed typo as specified here: http://foxyproxy.mozdev.org/drupal/content/pattern-automatically-add-proxy

* Removed redundant regular expression code in parsing QuickAdd and AutoAdd patterns, improving the performance when special strings (e.g., *://${3}${6}/*)
are expanded

* Translation updates

Version 2.13 610.3 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.6a1pre, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.1a1pre, Thunderbird 3.0a1pre - 3.1a1pre

* Fixed bug introduced in 2.11 whereby the FoxyProxy Tools menu item and FoxyProxy context-menu item always appear, even when FoxyProxy->Global Settings->Show icon in the Firefox tools menu and FoxyProxy->Global Settings->Show icon context-menu are unchecked.

* Translation updates

Version 2.12 610.3 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.6a1pre, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.1a1pre, Thunderbird 3.0a1pre - 3.1a1pre

* Fixed icon display issues on Firefox 3.5
* Fixed "Copy Selection" so it copies patterns, too (as it did in 2.8.14 and before).
* Translation updates

Version 2.11 610.3 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.6a1pre, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.1a1pre, Thunderbird 3.0a1pre - 3.1a1pre

* Custom colors per proxy -- thanks, Jesper Hansen !!
* Smooth icon animations -- thanks, Jesper Hansen !!
* Fixed the huge width of the AddEditProxy dialog so it's not so huge
* Changed all the donate/buy buttons and links
* Added jesper to the about box
* When adding a new proxy, the Proxy Details tab is now the default tab. This contributes towards faster addition of new proxies (one less click)
* Warning message for "You didn't enter and enable any whitelisted (inclusive) URL patterns ..." now has a "Do not show this message again" checkbox
for better usability to people who use FoxyProxy like SwitchProxy (i.e., load all URLs through one proxy at a time)
* Revamp of "Do not show this message again" checkboxes so they can more easily be added for all sorts of annoying, recurring questions in FoxyProxy. As
a side-effect, your previous selections for the two existing "Do not show this message again" checkboxes are reset after upgrading to this version. One
of these is "The pattern has no wildcard characters ..." and the other is only for Thunderbird users ("You have chosen a non-SOCKS proxy. POP3, IMAP, and all
other email protocols must use SOCKS proxies; they cannot use HTTP proxies. Continue anyway?")
* Fixed longstanding bug whereby regular expression special characters ($, ., +, (, ), and ^) couldn't be used in URL patterns
* Ability to sort patterns by clicking on the column headings
* Ability to disable resetting of icon colors after URLs have finished loading via a "hidden preferenence" (i.e., no GUI currently).
Change the attribute /foxyproxy[@resetIconColors] from true to false and restart Firefox.
This enables you to easily see which proxy was last used (instead of having to use the FoxyProxy Logging tab).
* Ability to remove the "FoxyProxy:" prefix in the statubar with a "hidden preferenence" (i.e., no GUI currently).
Change the attribute /foxyproxy[@useStatusBarPrefix] from true to false and restart Firefox.
This long-requested feature makes FoxyProxy display only the proxy name (or mode) and the FoxyProxy icon in the statusbar.
It is useful for people who have lots and lots of Firefox addson that consume statusbar real-estate and who still want
to be able to see the name of the current proxy or mode (i.e., users who don't want to uncheck the existing FoxyProxy
"Global Settings->Show mode (text) on statusbar" setting.
* Log sorting by clicking on a column -- contributed by Nathan S. Watson-Haigh
* Open log URLs in tabs -- contributed by Nathan S. Watson-Haigh
* Copy URLs of log rows to clipboard
* Ability to delete log rows
* Fixed launching of URLs on Sonbird and other platforms

Version 2.9 567.3 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.6a1pre, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.0b1, Thunderbird 3.0a1pre - 3.0b2

* SeaMonkey 2.x support - not yet heavily tested - Thanks, Phil!
* Thunderbird 3.x support - not yet heavily tested - Thanks, Jesper!
* Fix for Songbird when opening URLs from FoxyProxy (e.g., support link, credits, donate, homepage links, etc)
* Tor wizard no longer automatically starts to spare the many people who don't use Tor, and to mitigate http://foxyproxy.mozdev.org/drupal/content/installer-death-loop, which I haven't had time to fix.
* Fixed bug preventing FoxyProxy from working in Slovakian. Discussed at http://foxyproxy.mozdev.org/drupal/content/foxyproxy-version-2814-dosnt-work-xml-parsing-error and http://foxyproxy.mozdev.org/drupal/content/getting-error-reading-string-resource-every-time-i-start-mozilla#comment-1424
* More options for QuickAdd activation - context-menu
* Added Logging->Refresh to advanced menus
* Added button Get FoxyProxy Plus
* Added button and link to paid proxy services
* Significant work towards changing ip:port of desired proxy based on the highlighted text (http://foxyproxy.mozdev.org/drupal/content/change-ipport-desired-proxy-based-highlighted-text). Should be ready for next release.

Version 2.8.14 546.8 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.6a1pre

* Emergency fix for non-English locales. Problem introduced in 2.8.13 due to poor non-English locale testing.

Version 2.8.13 546.8 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.6a1pre

* Bug fix for intermittent string resource error (http://foxyproxy.mozdev.org/drupal/content/getting-error-reading-string-resource-every-time-i-start-mozilla)
* Removed stupid requirement for a proxy name when defining a new proxy
* Changed all references to "host name" to "host name or IP address" to avoid newbie confusions (histortically, there have been lotsa questions on the FoxyProxy forums about this)
* Version compatibility bump for Firefox

Version 2.8.12 534.5 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.6a1pre

* Attempt to fix string resource error described at http://foxyproxy.mozdev.org/drupal/content/getting-error-reading-string-resource-every-time-i-start-mozilla
* Translation updates
* Version compatibility bump for Songbird

Version 2.8.11 534.5 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.6a1pre

* Fixed bug whereby disabled plug-ins were enabled after Firefox is restarted
* Absolute filenames are no longer used to store the FoxyProxy settings file. Use of an absolute filename resulted in FoxyProxy settings not persisting (without a LOT of manual work) when moving Firefox profiles to another computer, restoration of Firefox profile backups to another hard drive, sharing of Firefox profiles across multi-boot computers (roaming profile), and when restoring profile backups using tools like FEBE, MozBackup, etc.
* GUI changes to warn users when moving the FoxyProxy settings file out of its default location (the Firefox profile)
* Overhaul of how FoxyProxy settings file handling is performed
* Fixed bug affecting corrupt or unreadable FoxyProxy settings file. A new foxyproxy.xml wasn't properly recreated and user wasn't being notified.
* Fix for OS/X users that had problems displaying sliding notifications
* Removed untranslated locales af-AZ (Afrikaans) and vi-VN (Vietnamese)
* Translation updates

Version 2.8.10 513.0 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.6a1pre

* Version bumps for Firefox, Songbird, and Flock
* Fixed bug on Linux (and possibly OS/X) whereby right-clicking on toolbar didn't show context-menu if that was the selected option in Global Settings
* More options for QuickAdd activation (toolbar, statusbar, context-menu)
* Changed help menu item in options dialog and context menus from http://foxyproxy.mozdev.org/quickstart.html to http://foxyproxy.mozdev.org/help.html
* Translation updates

Version 2.8.9 489.5 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.6a1pre

* Fixed QuickAdd and AutoAdd bug whereby edits to generated patterns in the QuickAdd/AutoAdd prompt were ignored. Discussed at http://foxyproxy.mozdev.org/drupal/content/websense-and-quickadd.
* Removed some unused strings, reducing XPI size.
* Translation updates for various locales.

Version 2.8.8 495.6 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.1b1pre

* Translation updates

Version 2.8.7 495.6 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.1b1pre

* Included translation strings missing in 2.8.6 that prevented non-en-US locales from working

Version 2.8.6 487.4 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.1b1pre

* Worked around Firefox 2.x bug whereby FoxyProxy caused Firefox 2.0.0.17 to crash when visiting an HTTPS website. Discussed
at http://foxyproxy.mozdev.org/drupal/content/foxyproxy-crashes-firefox-20017-shutdown. The Firefox bug is discussed at https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=456705.
* Editing QuickAdd/AutoAdd generated patterns now works again.
* The FoxyProxy help page now opens upon new installation of FoxyProxy. The FoxyProxy release notes page opens upon upgrade of FoxyProxy, although this latter behavior appears flaky in Firefox 2.x. No cause for alarm; it won't crash Firefox :)
* Fixed bugs in the QuickAdd and AutoAdd dialogs that display when clicking the "Define" button on the QuickAdd and AutoAdd tabs. These dialogs weren't correctly populated with previously-entered data.
* Fixed bug whereby the QuickAdd notification dialog (Alt-F2) and AutoAdd notification dialog were incorrectly displaying URL patterns and the "Temporary" checkbox value
* Duplicate patterns are now (once again) prevented when using QuickAdd and AutoAdd to add new URL patterns
* The Tor Wizard starts at a more appropriate time during startup on Firefox 3 and new FoxyProxy installation. Specifically, the wizard now starts after the browser window has completely loaded and restored, making the wizard look more appropriate. Previously, the wizard opened before any browser window had opened. This also has the effect of the last page of the wizard (where you enter patterns) appear correctly styled, unlike in previous FoxyProxy versions.
* Added buttons for donating and the donation list page.
* Translation updates

Version 2.8.5 462.8 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.1b1pre

* Fix for PAC loading problem discussed at http://foxyproxy.mozdev.org/drupal/content/pac-support. You should now remove all PAC-specific patterns from FoxyProxy.
* Loading, testing, and viewing PAC files now always bypasses the Firefox cache as discussed at http://foxyproxy.mozdev.org/drupal/content/intranet-pac-file-and-alternate-no-proxy-journey.
* Performance improvements executing PAC files during web surfing.
* Improved error reporting for many kinds of PAC errors.
* When testing PAC with the "Test" button, sliding notifications have been replaced with more appropriate message boxes.
* Fixed incorrect informational popup as discussed at http://foxyproxy.mozdev.org/drupal/content/pattern-template-reference.
* Some text updates for clarity. For example, "You didn't enter and enable any whitelisted (inclusive) URL patterns. This means the proxy won't be used. Continue anyway?" is changed to "You didn't enter and enable any whitelisted (inclusive) URL patterns. This means the proxy won't be used unless FoxyProxy is set to "Use Proxy %S for all URLs". Continue anyway?"
* Translation updates.
* Firefox version compatibility bumped to 3.1b1pre

Version 2.8.4 456.7 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.1a2pre

* Fixed problem when adding a feed (RSS/ATOM) to Firefox through the feed image in the address bar. feed:// URLs are meant to be handled internally by Firefox and not passed to a proxy. This was originally fixed in FoxyProxy 2.6 but seems to have regressed.

Version 2.8.3 456.7 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.0.*

* Fixed annoying "PAC file loaded" dialog on startup. This only affects people using PAC files on certain platforms. It appears related to having lots of extensions installed, or at least extensions which significantly slow down browser startup time.

Version 2.8.2 456.7 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.0.*

* Fixed missing checkboxes on Mac OS/X.

Version 2.8.1 455.7 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.0.*

Fixed bug whereby PAC files no longer loaded in Firefox 2.0.x. This bug was introduced in FoxyProxy 2.8 and was a result of adding support for multiple simultaneous PAC files.

Version 2.8 455.7 KB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.0.*

* Home pages now always load through the proper proxy. This required a major rewrite of most FoxyProxy code.
* Many user interface fixes, updates, changes.
* Fixed FoxyProxy windows getting bigger and bigger after each opening
* Fixed toolbar button sizing and spacing fix
* Fixed mode synchronization in Options dialog
* Fixed support for multiple simultaneous PAC files
* Support for Flock (again). Note I've only done minimal testing of FoxyProxy with Flock.
* QuickAdd enhancements and performance improvements (e.g., you can now add "temporary" patterns)
* AutoAdd enhancements and performance improvements. Autoadd is now actually usable on many web pages, although there are still performance issues on large pages like the new Yahoo! Mail.
* Fixed resource leak when deleting a proxy that auto-loads PAC files
* Removed lots of cruft. Enormous amounts of refactoring. Other fixes and minor changes.
* Updated help docs and corresponding links in extension
* Translation updates for many translations. Hungarian (hu-HU) and Macedonian (mk-MK) translations started
* Dropped support for Firefox 1.0 and 1.5. FoxyProxy may still work with these version of Firefox, but I don't have the time to test against them.