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Old 05-09-2004, 12:50 AM   #1
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OK stupid question time....Mozilla

In Madrake 10.0 Community, how do I launch it? I went and got a beginner's book on Linux, and it took almost 1 hour for me to install it. Can't find how to create an icon or something similiar, so I can put it in my taskbar thing. Can someone help? Would be appreciated. Thanks.
Old 05-09-2004, 01:14 AM   #2
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If it's Knome, I dunno how to put on menus and bars but, if it's installed properly and you can find a term (I believe it's a square icon with a shell (like at the beach) on it - called Konsole or Gnome-terminal, though you probably have other better terms) then you can click that and type in 'mozilla'. Hit 'enter' and you should be good to go. Somebody will tell you how to do the icon thing around the time I post this.
Old 05-09-2004, 01:34 AM   #3
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I don't have mandrake, but if you open a terminal and type "mozilla &" without the quotes, it will launch Mozilla.

Shortcut wise, it is very similiar to what you are probably used to in windows. There are multiple desktops that change things slightly, but it is all the same. I would right click on the desktop, and select create launcher. That is very similiar to create shortcut in windows. The shortcut to run Mozilla is simply "Mozilla %u" in my desktop, and it is probably very close in yours as well.

If you want to put it in the "quick launch" area, I can right click on an open spot on the taskbar, go to "add to panel", "launcher from menu", "Internet", "Mozilla Web Browser".

Good Luck and Have Fun!

Old 05-09-2004, 03:35 AM   #4
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There's a shortcut in the menu to mozilla, if it was installed with an rpm. There should be an rpm for it on one of the cds. You can search through all of them with rpmdrake.
Old 05-09-2004, 05:22 AM   #5
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Yes, there should be a shortcut to Mozilla in the Applications=>Internet section of the Foot (if using GNOME) or Kicker (if using KDE) main menus.

Under GNOME, this icon can often be dragged direcly onto the desktop or panel to copy it there. You might also be able to do this under KDE, but I don't use KDE enough to know.

Under GNOME (and also KDE) you can also right-click on an empty area of the panel and choose "Add to Panel=>Launcher from Menu=>(scroll down the displayed menu and choose the Mozilla item)" to add an launcher icon to your panel.

If for some reason, Mozilla (or any other program) does not appear in your menu, you can instead right-click and choose "Launcher..." and create the launcher manually by giving it a name, typing in the command (usually just the name of the program, if the program is known to the system; if you've installed it by compiling from source rather than from an RPM binary, you may have to find the path to the binary executable; "locate <program_name>" for unknown programs, or "which <program_name>" for known programs are useful terminal commands to tell you the full path of any executable on the system), and choosing an icon.

Hope this helps.
Old 05-09-2004, 01:30 PM   #6
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FYI, Mozilla mail is not installed by default, just the browser. If you want to use Mozilla mail, System-->Configuration-->Software-->Install Software (I believe that is the path). Then search
for 'mozilla', select mozilla-mail, then install. Thought I would cover the case where you were looking for Mozilla Mail and since not installed, there is no start option.

Old 05-10-2004, 10:21 PM   #7
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Thanks to all that helped, I got Mozilla working. Turn out I installed it wrong. Thanks again


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