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Old 02-10-2004, 10:45 PM   #16
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i downloaded firefox and i found it to be worse than firebird 0.7 and went back.

for one, CTRL+K simply doesn't work. i tried it a million times in a million different ways and it simply will not take me to the google search bar.

another thing is that it keeps trying to modprobe sound-slot-1 or something like that and that's causes errors in kernel logs.

lastly i dislike the new download manager and it's pretty interface.

the gtk2 version is slow. it slows down other programs open on the same virtual desktop.

all in all, i didn't see any improvements and was annoyed with the new features.

dont take this the wrong way. i love mozilla and i think they make some great software, it's just that usually their new releases (including all previous updates of firebird) offer improvements and dont introduce that many new bugs.

tell me what you think.
Old 02-11-2004, 04:55 AM   #17
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Originally posted by shellcode
for one, CTRL+K simply doesn't work. i tried it a million times in a million different ways and it simply will not take me to the google search bar.
never worked in either has it??

still wont work for me..

Old 02-11-2004, 05:08 AM   #18
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I too am disappointed in this release. I tried even the windows version, it crashed twice.. and has no scroll bar and some features from firebird is missing. Needless to say, I dumped it.
Old 02-11-2004, 05:58 AM   #19
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Did you think of trying a clean profile?
Originally posted by heema
no u just type ./firefox-bin
or u could make a shortcut on ur desktop selecting firefox-bin
That won't work. You run the firefox script or you don't run anything.
Old 02-11-2004, 07:31 AM   #20
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Mozfirefox fix

Here's a little perl-launching script I banged out that makes it easy to have shortcuts point to Firefox without running into multiple instance conflicts. Just thought you guys would like this.


#Simple Firefox launch script.
#I was getting annoyed at dealing with multiple instances
#Simply run this from the command line (or a button)
#and send as an argument a URL.
#If there's no instance of MozFX, then it creates one,
#otherwise, it calls -remote on the running instance,
#and opens the link in a new-tab.

$firefox = "~/firefox/firefox";
$_ = system(qq|$firefox -remote "ping()"|);

print "Ping returned $_\n";

if ($_) {
print "Running: $firefox @ARGV\n";
exec("$firefox @ARGV");
} else {
print "Running remote instance.\n";
#New tab
exec(qq|$firefox -remote "openurl($ARGV[0], new-tab)"|);
#New window
#exec(qq|$firefox -remote "openurl($ARGV[0], new-window)"|);
Old 02-11-2004, 08:16 AM   #21
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for one, CTRL+K simply doesn't work. i tried it a million times in a million different ways and it simply will not take me to the google search bar.
Try using control + J. Works for me.


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