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I installed firefox as a regular user to a folder in my home directory (on a gnome desktop in Fedora), then extracted it to a new folder in the home directory which I named Firefox. When I opened the Firefox folder I clicked on the firefox shell which opened the browser. The browser opened and seems to be working fine.
The first question is would it be better to move it from my home to a /usr/local type location? How can I do that now that the contents of the download have been extracted to the Firefox folder in my home directory?
After that, how do you make a menu link that can be located at : Main menu> internet> Firefox? Thanks.
I have tried using Firefox in both my home directory and in /usr/opt or /usr/local. I find that it performs best in my home directory and, if you are the only user of the computer, there is no benefit from putting anywhere else. If however, you wish to share the same binary between several users then it will have to live elsewhere and be installed by 'root'. No particular problem, but if you are happy with it in your home directory why change it?
I'm not sure about putting it on the menu, but in mandrake 9.1 you can put a firefox button on the taskbar by right-clicking on the taskbar, add to panel -> launcher... and fill in 'command' with [location of firefox folder]/firefox. Maybe you could do something similar in RH?
Well I managed to place it on the desktop with the Firefox icon. Still I need to click once then click run before it opens (as I get a box that opens and it says: "firefox is an executable text file. Do you want to run it or display its contents?) So I have to click "run" and then the web browser opes. However, it still allows me to use Firefox. I am also using the Mozilla that came with fedora. Both browsers seem to work just fine.
In any event, if after reading this anyone has an idea of what, if anything can be modified to eliminate the two step clicking process please let me know.
I am running FC1 w/Gnome. I just did a left click on the desktop and chose "create launcher", gave it a name, browsed to "/usr/share/firefox" (or wherever), selected the text script "firefox", slapped on an icon, and it's good to go. Just double click on the desktop icon and hello Firefox.
I have a question along the same lines. I am using Fedora Core 1 with Gnome and I am also installing Firefox. I put the firefox folder in /usr/lib/ (that looked to be where all the other applications were). I have created a launcher on the Gnome panel with the command set to '/usr/lib/firefox/firefox'
When I click the launcher, my beloved Firefox window pops up. Hurray. When I click the launcher again (to open a new browser window), it pops up a window asking me to create a new profile. I don't want to do that. I can create a new window from within Firefox, but I want it to behave as bundled mozilla does, click the launcher and a new window comes up.
Looking at the properties for the Mozilla launcher, it's command is 'Mozilla %u'. When I punch 'mozilla' into a terminal window (regardless of directory), it opens a new Mozilla window, but with firefox I need to be in the program's directory.
So, my question(s):
How do I make Firefox behave as Mozilla described above?
Yes, it occurs only on the second attempt, it launches the inital browser window just fine (but so does ./usr/lib/firefox/firefox). And I wouldn't really call the profile prompt an 'error', but it's not the way it should be working, right?
I checked and the script over here has firefox-bin, I must have just typed it here wrong.