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Old 01-09-2005, 08:23 PM   #1
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A few quick questions...

1. Where do i install/unzip programs? I notice there isn't a Program Files folder. Should I create one in my home directory? For example, where should I install Firefox?

2. Is there a way to view Quicktime files? in Firefox?

3. Is there a way to change the behavior of middle click so that when I middle click on a tab in Konqueror, it closes that tab?

4. Is it possible to edit the context menu?

Thanks, I'm new to this but I'm learning a lot.

Using Mandrake 10.1 and KDE 2.3.
Old 01-09-2005, 08:39 PM   #2
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I'm guessing you meant KDE 3.2

1. Firefox is different from your average linux program, install it wherever you want but with most apps you compile it'll install the executable to /usr/local/bin. Not sure where urpmi (good package manager for mandrake) installs stuff to but if you set that up you won't need to worry about it
Old 01-09-2005, 10:04 PM   #3
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> 4. Is it possible to edit the context menu?

Pop up the menu editor. In Xandros, it's

Launch -> Applic... -> System -> Menu Editor

For other distribution, it's something similiar. If all fail,
try looking around in the control center.

Old 01-10-2005, 12:47 AM   #4
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1. You should normally install programs to /usr/local. You will need to make sure the executable is in your path. For example, having installed firefox to /usr/local/firefox, create the following symbolic link:
ln -s /usr/local/firefox /usr/bin
since /usr/bin is in your path. You will need to be root to do this.

2. Have a look at mplayer. It plays most media files.



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