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Old 03-11-2003, 12:09 AM   #1
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Galeon prefs in Mandrake 9.1 RC2

I am using Galeon that comes with Mandrake 9.1 RC2, and when I go to the edit -> preferences menu, it is really different from the one I had in gentoo. This mandrake menu doesn't seem nearly as configurable, and I am wondering if I can get at the other one somehow. For example, I would like a blank page to load up on start, but I want the page I set up as home to show up when I hit the home button. Anybody know what's going on?
Old 03-11-2003, 04:43 AM   #2
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you're probably on galeon 1.3, which is a beta version of the version 2 browser using gtk2, downgrade to 1.2.x
Old 04-22-2003, 10:11 AM   #3
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Galeon 1.3.3 has some preferences that cannot be set through the gui but are there nontheless. If you have a working mandrake 9.0 galeon configuration, have a look at your ~/.gconf/apps/galeon, there you will find a lot of subfolders and %gconf.xml files. Some of the options will work, i.e. inserting <entry name="tabbed_always_show" mtime="1029161090" muser="foo" type="bool" value="true"/> into ~/.gconf/apps/galeon/UI/Tabs/%gconf.xml will enable the always_show_tabs option that is otherwise not available through the gui (at least I haven't found that option and it was there in galeon 1.2.x). However, some options will not work i.e. <entry name="tabbed_closebutton_insensitive" mtime="1029161088" muser="foo" type="bool" value="true"/>. The reason for this odd behaviour is that 1.3.3 is the development version of galeon and as I understand rewritten for Gnome2 but still lacking some features (or gui for the features). I would love to downgrade my Mandrake 9.1/galeon 1.3.3 to galeon 1.2.9. - alas to no avail sofar. I'm trying to work this out, and if anyone knows howto please post here!!! Hope this helps others. Otherwise I use Mozilla as a fallback.

P.S.: As I gathered from other sources it should be possible to use the mozilla and galeon packages from mandrake 9.0 as a replacement for the current versions. I also read, that this leads to other problems.

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Old 04-24-2003, 06:15 PM   #4
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after trying to downgrade for nearly two days it seems that this is (almost?) impossible. There are just too many dependencies and libraries that I cannot figure out. I think, we're all stuck with 1.3.3 for the moment - will try 1.3.4 next. There are apearantly a couple of bugfixes (Passwordmanagement) in that release and hopefully it'll compile on my system...

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