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Old 08-25-2004, 04:36 PM   #1
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Firefox themes and extensions on Linux - how to deal with them?

It still is a pain to see themes and extensions not being installed in Firefox, because they seem te require root priviliges which I will never give them. How do you cope with that?

(Only a handful offer an install into the user profile)

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Old 08-25-2004, 04:44 PM   #2
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Use Firefox 0.9 - as long as it is run once as root*, it will install all of your themes and extensions into your user profile without hassle.

* - Fx creates a few files in its installation directory to improve performance when dealing with extensions and themes; as long as these files are created it will work fine (hopefully).
Old 08-25-2004, 04:45 PM   #3
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well...I've never encountered this, have I just used the "nice" extensions and/or themes? I mean, if I go to the webpage and click on some, it asks me if I want to install it, and does so no matter what user I am (not root anyway)...
Old 08-25-2004, 05:11 PM   #4
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b0uncer > I don't understand why this works so flawlessly for you, I've had nothing but trouble...

I'll try 0.9 again
Old 08-25-2004, 05:26 PM   #5
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I updated to 0.9 on sarge, ran it once as root and it works normally now in the user accounts Thanks guys!
Old 10-02-2004, 02:51 PM   #6
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About Firefox themes

I just downloaded a .jar theme for Firefox. How can I install it? On the web page I downloaded it from says that I should drag&drop the .jar in the Firefox themes window, but this is probably only for Windows, since I can't drop it there in Linux. And, one more thing. How can I make a shortcut to Firefox in the start menu? And where should I add the Firefox dir so that it will execute when I type firefox in the Run command box?

Obviously, I'm very new to Linux, so every help will be appreciated.Thanks in advance.
Old 10-28-2004, 04:34 PM   #7
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all I did was save the jar file to my home directory then pointed firefox to my home directory. Then I cleared the address bar and put this in it: javascript:void(InstallTrigger.installChrome(InstallTrigger.SKIN,'/path_to/your_home/Noia2_Full.jar','Noia 2.0 (eXtreme)'))

Of course correct to your path for your home directory and correct for the theme you are trying to install.


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