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Old 12-16-2008, 10:49 PM   #1
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fluxbox: can't find firefox


Just downloaded FluxBox and I can't seem to find Firefox, it's called "Web browser" and for some reason I can't find it in FluxBox but I can find Konquerer and Opera, but not Firefox. How can I find it to use it again (like I did in KDE) in FluxBox?

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Old 12-16-2008, 11:35 PM   #2
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You can execute it through the command line by typing '/usr/bin/firefox' (unless Firefox was installed to a different directory). If you want to add it to the menu you need to add it to your menu file. Type 'sudo nano ~/.fluxbox/menu' (replace nano with whatever text editor you would like). You'll want to want to add the line '[exec] (Firefox) {/usr/bin/firefox}' to the file, somewhere withing the [begin]...[submenu]...[end] lines of the file. The [begin] lines are the main menus within the fluxbox menu and the [submenu] lines are the submenus within those menus. The [end] lines end what will be shown in each menu. Put the line wherever you would most prefer.
 
Old 12-18-2008, 02:37 AM   #3
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I downloaded firefox and now I have a "web browser" application like firefox and firefox. At first firefox wasn't there and then I did what you said and it was there. THere are other applications that didn't show up too so I'll try those later.Like skype.

Thanks.
 
Old 12-20-2008, 12:19 PM   #4
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Glad to help. If you want to add anymore apps just follow the same template. The '[exec]' part of the line just indicates that it's an application to be executed. The part in parentheses is what will be displayed in the menu and the part in brackets is what should actually be executed (a.k.a the location of the application). Also, don't be afraid to remove any menu items that don't seem to work. Make the menu the way you prefer.

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Old 12-20-2008, 04:05 PM   #5
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Well, what I meant to say is that I can't find 'Web Browser' but firefox was added just by using /usr/bin/firefox and I don't know how to get any text editor up or use them. Maybe it would help if I knew how to find the ones I have. And figure out how to use them once I know I have them.

Thanks it partly helped but I'm still stuck.
 
  


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