There are some extensions that I simply wonder how did I ever get along with out them? FoxyTunes is one of those extensions. Since I am always using WinAmp to listen to my music anytime I am using the computer, not just surfing the web, FoxyTunes makes things so much simpler. With FoxyTunes, you can control (right from the Firefox browser) virtually any music/media player including:
- Real Player
- Windows Media Players
- Yahoo!Music Engine
- and many more (see the extension page for a complete listing)
Once installed, FoxyTunes adds all the player controls on to the status bar (see picture below). No more having to toggle away from Firefox to control your media player. The extension can also be installed for Thunderbird, but I didn’t bother since I use Firefox more than I do Thunderbird.
From left to right, Artist Name & Song Title, FoxyTunes menu, Previous Track, Play, Pause, Stop, Next Track, on hover displays: Artist Name, Song Title, track elapsed time & total track time, Play File, Show Player, Hide Player and Mute. Not shown: Volume Control.