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Old 11-02-2005, 03:16 AM   #1
TokyoYank
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FC4: icons for firefox? Mozilla classic looks better


FYI: The icons for firefox in FC4 standard install are not the original icons from mozilla.

Does anyone know why? Is it a theme/look issue?

It appears to be a version slip in the way the package was put together. (Check the funny business for yourself right now: under View > Toolbars > Customize ] This is discussed in other places on the net, including a fedora bugzilla post https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla....cgi?id=138986 and even a certain other distro (ubuntu) http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=13685 The idea may have been to keep the same icons between Nautilus and Firefox, but I found it distracting. Changing the theme didn't seem to help me.


Please post if you know a more elegant way than the below fix!


HOW TO FIX FC4 Firefox Icons:

disclaimer, I have Firefox 1.0.7 .. BUT this should work for 1.0.4 also. (Check your version: Help > About Firefox) Replace the number in the directory name in step 3 with your version of Firefox, ie /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.4/chrome Line 3 in step 4 is optional, included just to be safe.

1) Download the original classic.jar for Firefox https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla....cgi?id=115660
---remember where you saved it, I'll say /home/myuser/~mydir~/classic.jar
2) You need to close Firefox, so either write down or cut & paste Step 4 (for example, in gedit: Applications > Accessories > Text Editor)
3) close Firefox
4) open a terminal
Code:
% su -
% cd /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.7/chrome/
% mv classic.jar classic.jar-orig
% cp /home/myuser/~mydir~/classic.jar .
The last line has a period at the end. (Important.)

5) Restart Firefox

Wow the orig icons (especially the bookmark icons) look much better.
 
Old 11-02-2005, 02:49 PM   #2
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I did not read your whole post because I do not have the time but you can get icons and themes here:

http://www.gnome-look.org/
 
Old 11-02-2005, 04:33 PM   #3
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Well, next time take time to read a post before you answer. The post is not about the icon on the menu bar (which can easily be cusomised by right-clicking on it and choosing another one of your liking, but the internal icons insiade the app.

TokyoYank: no idea why this happened, but the method you describe certainly is the easiest one (onless you want to do it in nautilus that is)
 
Old 11-04-2005, 12:03 AM   #4
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The reload, home, and default bookmark "classic" icons are all different in the FC version of Firefox compared to the mozilla version. Espcially the bookmark icons with some funky red thing were distracting my eyes. (I'm orient where to look based on the few favicons that get stored properly) With mozilla's plain white page I'm much happier.
 
Old 11-04-2005, 03:47 AM   #5
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Couldn't agree more. Now the really funky thing would be to find out how to tweak the jar file to use your own custom icons!
 
  


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