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Old 10-10-2009, 02:38 PM   #1
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Options missing from firefox tools menu.


Using firefox on Ubuntu 9.04. when I click tools, options is not in the menu. How can I get it back? I have searched a lot but haven't found the answer.

The tools menu contains. Web Search > Downloads > Add-ons > Error console > Page Info > Clear Private Data > manage Content Plug-ins. Thanks.
 
Old 10-10-2009, 02:41 PM   #2
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don't you mean
edit=>preferences ?
 
Old 10-10-2009, 03:42 PM   #3
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For whatever reason, Tools>Options is in the Windows version and Edit>Preferences in the Linux version. It's possible that that's the standard, but it can be confusing early on.
 
Old 10-10-2009, 06:36 PM   #4
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Thank you repo and XavierP;

I had already used edit preferences to to some things, but didn't make the connection that tools is not the same here as in Windows. I was confused when I saw directions to click tools then options, and options wasn't there for me to click.
 
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MozillaZine at http://kb.mozillazine.org/Menu_diffe...Linux,_and_Mac just says what XavierP already stated. What are the items/settings you cannot find in the linux version?
 
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Thank you repo and XavierP;

I had already used edit preferences to to some things, but didn't make the connection that tools is not the same here as in Windows. I was confused when I saw directions to click tools then options, and options wasn't there for me to click.
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Old 10-10-2009, 11:37 PM   #7
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All I can say is I did search Mozillazine and several other sites. My search didn't find that page because I didn't know I was looking for it. I don't recall what I was trying to do, but the directions said click tools > options, I was trying to find out what had happened to options.

Now I know that if something calls for tools > options, I should use edit > preferences. Thanks to all who responded.
 
  


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