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    Firefox launcher problem

    Suddenly Firefox will not launch from the launcher. It starts going, there as an indication of something going on in the top panel, and then it's gone. But it leaves behind a couple of firefox processes.

    It will launch just fine from a term or Alt-F2. After I deleted my profile and created a new one, it worked for a while, but is now doing the same thing again.

    Any one else seeing this? Any ideas?

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    Re: Firefox launcher problem

    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    Suddenly Firefox will not launch from the launcher. It starts going, there as an indication of something going on in the top panel, and then it's gone. But it leaves behind a couple of firefox processes.

    It will launch just fine from a term or Alt-F2. After I deleted my profile and created a new one, it worked for a while, but is now doing the same thing again.

    Any one else seeing this? Any ideas?
    What version of FF are you running?
    Is it 18.0~b2+build1-0ubuntu1?
    You could try stable version.
    I am using the stable quantal version 17.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.1
    and that runs well.

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    Re: Firefox launcher problem

    I have had programs that after updating will not launch from the launcher. I just unlock from the launcher. Start the program from dash or terminal and then lock the new instance to the launcher.
    HP g72t icore3 with intel graphics and broadcom 4313 wireless running 13.04unity, Ubuntu GNOME updated to 13.10 and a 13.10 unity. Plus using older desktop machine running 12.04 Lubuntu with nvidia geforce mx400.

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    Re: Firefox launcher problem

    Quote Originally Posted by lonniehenry View Post
    I have had programs that after updating will not launch from the launcher. I just unlock from the launcher. Start the program from dash or terminal and then lock the new instance to the launcher.
    I tried that first thing. No joy. I deleted the profile and had FF generate a new one, and it worked fine for a while, but then started failing again.

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    Re: Firefox launcher problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry33 View Post
    What version of FF are you running?
    Is it 18.0~b2+build1-0ubuntu1?
    You could try stable version.
    I am using the stable quantal version 17.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.1
    and that runs well.
    Yes, I'm using the 18.0 beta that Raring installs normally. I may try the quantal version. The odd thing is that it works just fine from terminal or Alt-F2.

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    Re: Firefox launcher problem

    Having trouble with launcher Firefox on three pc's - netbook, notebook, tower. Right click and select Firefox Web Browser usually works. This bug popped up on Ringtail unstable (of course) a few days ago and still persists.

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    Re: Firefox launcher problem

    Quote Originally Posted by jerrylamos View Post
    Having trouble with launcher Firefox on three pc's - netbook, notebook, tower. Right click and select Firefox Web Browser usually works. This bug popped up on Ringtail unstable (of course) a few days ago and still persists.
    Thanks for the confirmation, Jerry.

    Not sure what the mechanism might be for this glitch, but I'm sure it will clear up soon enough. Some malformed .desktop file? who knows?

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    Re: Firefox launcher problem

    I don't have any problem to launch Firefox from Unity launcher but i get this square hole bug when bootup.



    Here's the video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOgAk...ature=youtu.be

    Code:
    apt-cache policy unity compiz xorg firefox
    unity:
      Installed: 6.12.0daily12.12.05-0ubuntu1
      Candidate: 6.12.0daily12.12.05-0ubuntu1
      Version table:
     *** 6.12.0daily12.12.05-0ubuntu1 0
            500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring/main i386 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    compiz:
      Installed: 1:0.9.9~daily12.12.05-0ubuntu1
      Candidate: 1:0.9.9~daily12.12.05-0ubuntu1
      Version table:
     *** 1:0.9.9~daily12.12.05-0ubuntu1 0
            500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring/main i386 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    xorg:
      Installed: 1:7.7+1ubuntu4
      Candidate: 1:7.7+1ubuntu4
      Version table:
     *** 1:7.7+1ubuntu4 0
            500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring/main i386 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    firefox:
      Installed: 18.0~b2+build1-0ubuntu1
      Candidate: 18.0~b2+build1-0ubuntu1
      Version table:
     *** 18.0~b2+build1-0ubuntu1 0
            500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring/main i386 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

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    Re: Firefox launcher problem

    What are these numbers on icons on the launcher?
    I did not notice that at my place...

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    Re: Firefox launcher problem

    What are these numbers on icons on the launcher?
    I did not notice that at my place...
    Unity shortcut hint overlay. Hold superkey and tap the number on keyboard


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