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Old 10-07-2006, 09:18 PM   #1
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System Preferences Problems


Ok so here is my question. How do I set my preferred applications up the way I want.

In this case I am trying to get Firefox associated with my web browser button. However whenever I click the button it says that it cannot find firefox.

How do I get the system to see the firefox folder? I stored it in my home folder under the name firefox. Any help is appreciated.

Secondly I use KDE and I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to make my mouse left-handed. Anyone want to aid me in figuring this out.?

Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 10-07-2006, 11:34 PM   #2
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make sure the path to firefox under the button is correct.

In my situation, it would be /home/chris/packages/firefox/firefox

Alternatively, if you want to run it using the command "firefox" you can create a symbolic link in one of your bin folders:

as root, type

ln -s /actual/path/to/firefox /usr/local/bin/firefox

HTH
 
Old 10-08-2006, 12:05 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Neko_D
Secondly I use KDE and I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to make my mouse left-handed. Anyone want to aid me in figuring this out.?
1. Open KDE Control Center (kcontrol)
2. Expand Peripherals
3. Choose Mouse
4. Select Left handed
 
Old 10-08-2006, 01:42 AM   #4
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Savet: Thanks I will try that. So, how do I get firefox to appear under the internet section of my Applications menu

Sepero: Thanks for putting up with my lazy newbie additude. However, I did that and it does not seem to work. Does it make a difference if my mouse is a USB mouse as opposed to a PS/2 mouse?

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Old 10-08-2006, 02:09 AM   #5
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Firefox should already be in your internet folder SomeWhere...
but incase it's not:

1. Start kmenuedit (from a console if you have to)
2. Select Internet
3. Go to File>New Item
4. Enter Firefox
5. A new entry will appear, look for the "Command:" option
6. Enter the command "firefox"
7. Go to File>Save

Hope that helps.
 
Old 10-08-2006, 02:12 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sepero
Firefox should already be in your internet folder SomeWhere...
but incase it's not:

1. Start kmenuedit (from a console if you have to)
2. Select Internet
3. Go to File>New Item
4. Enter Firefox
5. A new entry will appear, look for the "Command:" option
6. Enter the command "firefox"
7. Go to File>Save

Hope that helps.
Ha ha well I ran "Yum" and got Firefox properly installed. But for other programs and future reference thanks.
 
  


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