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Old 08-08-2004, 10:46 PM   #1
DdTComp
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FireFox killing "User Profile"


Is there anyway to kill this "User Profile" manager? i need that to link firefox from aplications like Gaim, aMSN.

Regards.

Currently running Firefox 0.9.1 on Red Hat linux 9
 
Old 08-09-2004, 02:00 AM   #2
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You haven't done much searching, have you? There are so many posts here on this topic.

This is the script I use, it even loads your home page for you if no url is specified...

Code:
#!/bin/bash
FIREFOX=[firefox executable path e.g. /opt/firefox-0.9.1/bin/firefox]
FF_REMOTE="-a firefox -remote" 
url=$1; [ -z $url ] && url=`cat ~/.mozilla/firefox/*/prefs.js | awk '{if(index($0,"\"browser.startup.homepage\"")) {gsub("\"","",$2);gsub(");","",$2);print $2}}'`
$FIREFOX $FF_REMOTE 'ping()' && $FIREFOX $FF_REMOTE "openURL($url,new-window)" && exit 0
$FIREFOX $url

Last edited by slyman; 08-09-2004 at 02:02 AM.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 05:28 PM   #3
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Thanks!

Hi!

Thank you very much for your post but it doesnt seem to work. I have been trying it. Do I have to install the regular mozilla also?
I have been searching but i couldnt find a work one.
Regards

E
 
Old 08-10-2004, 04:24 AM   #4
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keep this script in /usr/bin then save it as firefox then type this 'chmod 775 /usr/bin/firefox' then you can type firefox and start using it
 
Old 08-10-2004, 04:26 AM   #5
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I forgot, you have to take out the '[ ]' of the second line before FIREFOX=
 
Old 08-10-2004, 06:42 PM   #6
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Thanks

Hi!

Thanks Very Much I fixed it yesterday. I know the how to edit and make scripts.... the thing was that i didnt installed the Mozilla, i just install the Firefox alone.

thanks

e
 
Old 02-15-2005, 03:58 AM   #7
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Does this still apply to 1.0? firefox is now mozilla-firefox, and the remote returns a 509 internal error. I can't find a mozilla-remote anywhere.
 
  


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