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Old 06-30-2003, 08:29 PM   #1
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Updating Firebird/Mozilla for xft

Ok I found a link on the board for xft enabled Firebird. If I already have 0.6 version regular installed, how do I go about removing that one and installing the one with xft? I mean do I need uinstall the regular and if so how do I do that? Thanks and I hope this post makes sense.
Old 06-30-2003, 08:46 PM   #2
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I believe Firebird just stays in the directory that was created when you untarred it. Just delete that directory and untar the new package.

I believe the directory is called "MozillaFirebird"

All your preferences will be saved though, so don't worry.

You may have to create new symlinks to your Java, flash, etc. And you will have to reinstall any extensions you may have installed.
Old 07-01-2003, 01:03 AM   #3
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Awesome, thanks a lot. Also the preferences for Mozilla/Firebird are they stored in .mozilla? I was also curious about where to put fonts at if you want them to show up in the menu for fonts you can use in firebird? Thanks
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Preferences for Mozilla are stored in ~/.mozilla. Preferences for Firebird (and the older, deprecated, Phoenix) are stored in ~/.phoenix.
Old 07-01-2003, 06:06 PM   #5
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Cool, thanks a lot I guess I should have noticed that! Anyway I am glad to write that I got the xft enabled version of firebird and its great. I only have one problem, how can I change the size of the font on all the menu's and toolbars inside the browser itself? I can't quite find that out yet. Thanks again


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