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UnityFox plugin for Firefox puts download Progress on the Unity Launcher

Yesterday we shared news that the daily builds of Chromium web browser have added download progress bar and badge support for Ubuntu 11.04’s Unity Launcher.

But what about Firefox users?

Say hello to UnityFox – a plugin for Firefox 4  that adds a download progress bar and count badge to the Firefox Launcher icon in Unity.

Firefox Unity Badge

The plugin can be “pulled” and compiled manually from the Launchpad site (here) or, for the lazy amongst us, downloaded from the Firefox Addons website.

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You will need to restart Firefox for the plugin to ‘take effect’. Also note that the badge/progress bar doesn’t show for super-quick downloads.