FlipClock-Firefox Add-On

February 23rd, 2010
Latest version: 0.82 Download

Flip Clock is an official Firefox extension that adds a stylized clock to your browser status bar, which is the bar that runs along the bottom of your browser window. The time appears in your browser’s status bar:

Flipclock displays the time in your Firefox status bar

FlipClock does not do anything other than tell the time, and look stylish. The clock preferences have been translated into Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, and Russian. Clicking the clock allows you to select from a wide range of options, including changing the style of the clock to one of the following:

Flipclock displays the time in your Firefox status bar

  • Flip Clock
  • LCD Clock (Amber or Green)
  • Nixie Clock
  • Bar Code Clock
  • LED Transponder Clock

Options also include the display of seconds, AM/PM and 12 or 24 hours display.


Latest Update

Version 0.82:
This update fixes a number of issues with the preferences window not working. There was no version 0.81 (problem with an upload to the Mozilla site).

Past Updates

Version 0.80:
This version will fixes an error message that some users experienced when opening the preferences window for the first time. The previous error message could be usually be fixed by selecting a clock style and closing the preferences window.

Version 0.79:
This version adds two new clock styles: wooden tiles that resemble the game Scrabble, and red punch tape. Under the hood, the add-on was significantly updated to use a single image file per clock style for all digits. From this version on, new clock styles will be significantly easier to modify and create.

Version 0.78:
The clock’s installer was updated to indicate that it will work with the upcoming Firefox version 3.6.

Version 0.77:
The LCD and LED clocks were updated to a more photo-realistic design.

Version 0.76:
This update only reduces the number of internal developer warnings that only I see on the Firefox add-on site. Check out the version 0.75 update, which fixes a number of OS X display issues.

Version 0.75:
This version fixes a few display issues on OS X. Mac users will notice a full sized clock now (16 pixels high) and the options window is no longer clipped off at the bottom.

Version 0.74:
This version adds Portuguese and Russian translations and fixes the German translation (my fault.) Thank you to both Adriana Sesana for the Portuguese translation and her husband Anton Semenovsky for the Russian translation.

Version 0.73:
This version adds two new clock styles, including a legal pad clock and a scoreboard style clock. Also, German and French translations have been included in this version. Thanks to Bastien Frediani and Thomas Sturm for their translations. If there are a few translation mistakes, they are likely my fault as I translated a few new words in the last minute.

Version 0.72:
This version adds a few new clock styles, including a barcode clock and a punch tape style clock. Also, a few small OS X (Macintosh) issues from the previous version have also been ironed out. The options panel has been translated into Spanish with this version thanks to Katia Rubio, so those with Spanish language browsers should be able to see all written text in their preferred language. Other languages, including German and French, are in the works.

Version 0.71 created and submitted to Firefox for approval.

Version 0.71:

  • fixes a few OSX issues involving the preference pane
  • fixes a Firefox 3.0 issue involving the preference pane
  • includes a new “odometer” clock style
  • moves all readable text into the en-US directory in preparation for a multi-lingual version.
  1. shawn
    June 14th, 2011 at 08:14 | #1

    i have downloaded your flip clock onto my computer and have nothing but viruses on my computer since then and it wont let me delete the clock, how can i get it off my computer as it wont give me any options to do so?

  2. June 14th, 2011 at 10:54 | #2

    Shawn, if you downloaded Flipclock from the Firefox Web site (or through the Add Ons popup window in your browser or from this Web page) you will not get any viruses from it. The code doesn’t contain any executable files, it just uses images and text files that Firefox reads and interprets. If you do have an issue with viruses, I do recommend downloading a free virus tool such as Microsoft Security Essentials or Spybot.

  3. June 14th, 2011 at 10:55 | #3

    Flipclock currently only sits on the status bar at the bottom of the browser. I would like to provide the option to move it to the menu bar.

  4. June 14th, 2011 at 11:10 | #4

    Under the “Tools” menu, select “Add-ons”. In the popup window, click once on the Flipclock application and then click the “Uninstall” button.

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