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    Re: HowTo Install the Latest Firefox in Ubuntu (Ultimate HowTo)

    Actually if you still have the Linux "installer" for Fx2 you can simply extract it and run it. There's a readme in the .tar.gz. You won't be able to run it while Fx3 is running, but I strongly recommend having another browser handy anyway in case you need two different browsers running at once. My personal fav since deciding I don't like Fx3 is GNOME's Epiphany.
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    Re: HowTo Install the Latest Firefox in Ubuntu (Ultimate HowTo)

    I'm not sure how I accomplished it (probably because I am uber clever!) but I have 2 versions of FF.

    I've one
    Code:
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1) Gecko/20090624 Firefox/3.5
    that executes from /usr/lib/firefox/firefox and one
    Code:
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1.3) Gecko/20090910 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Shiretoko/3.5.3
    that executes from ../lib/firefox-3.5.3/firefox.sh

    The first one has all the extensions, themes, bookmarks etc. that I use all the time, but the other one is the one that's automatically updated through Synaptic.

    How do I make the later version adopt the profile from the earlier one? Then I can remove the one that doesn't update.

    TIA

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    Re: HowTo Install the Latest Firefox in Ubuntu (Ultimate HowTo)

    You can specify a specific profile with
    Code:
    firefox -profilemanager
    . In your case you'd probably run
    Code:
    /lib/firefox-3.5.3/firefox.sh -profilemanager
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    Re: HowTo Install the Latest Firefox in Ubuntu (Ultimate HowTo)

    Quote Originally Posted by DJ_Peng View Post
    You can specify a specific profile with
    Code:
    firefox -profilemanager
    . In your case you'd probably run
    Code:
    /lib/firefox-3.5.3/firefox.sh -profilemanager
    Thanks awfully DJ_Peng!!

    Neither of those worked first off, but I know a variation will do the trick . I will let you know what did.

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    Glad it was helpful. I had to run the profile manager last week when my Fx3 profile got borked and just loading up a page to snag some videos took forever.
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    Re: HowTo Install the Latest Firefox in Ubuntu (Ultimate HowTo)

    Quote Originally Posted by DJ_Peng View Post
    Glad it was helpful. I had to run the profile manager last week when my Fx3 profile got borked and just loading up a page to snag some videos took forever.
    Partly sorted.

    I managed to get the profile updated to the new 3.5.3 and it works fine.

    Unfortunately I've lost the capability to open hyperlinks from Thunderbird.

    This has happened before, and I've always managed to get it back - it's been two nights so far and I've not cracked it. I'm mildly annoyed atm.

    I've opened about 15 threads on these forums with various remedies but no luck so far.

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    Re: HowTo Install the Latest Firefox in Ubuntu (Ultimate HowTo)

    Unfortunately I've lost the capability to open hyperlinks from Thunderbird.
    Did your search include this thread:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=60427

    Specifically post #3? I know it's an old thread but it's worth a try. I had the same trouble a long time ago but over time, my computing habits have changed (I use Gmail exculsively vs. ThunderBird) and this is no longer an issue for me.

    Let us know what fixed it for you!

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    Re: HowTo Install the Latest Firefox in Ubuntu (Ultimate HowTo)

    I can't help you there. I switched to Evolution over a year ago and have no problems opening links. But then I also use Epiphany as my default browser so my knowledge of Firefox may not be quite the best available.
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    Re: HowTo Install the Latest Firefox in Ubuntu (Ultimate HowTo)

    Quote Originally Posted by Footer View Post
    Did your search include this thread:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=60427

    Specifically post #3? I know it's an old thread but it's worth a try. I had the same trouble a long time ago but over time, my computing habits have changed (I use Gmail exculsively vs. ThunderBird) and this is no longer an issue for me.

    Let us know what fixed it for you!
    Quote Originally Posted by DJ_Peng View Post
    I can't help you there. I switched to Evolution over a year ago and have no problems opening links. But then I also use Epiphany as my default browser so my knowledge of Firefox may not be quite the best available.
    Thanks lads

    Yes, I have tried every variation listed in about 15 threads without luck. I'm a bit cranky as I've fixed it before, but can't remember the "magic bullet" for my particular set up.

    I just tried links in Evolution by sending myself a test message containing a url - it works. Hmmmmm - just need to find the same process in TBird.....

    I'm not overly fussed on any mail client, but I like to think that I can mostly make all the stuff on this box work like it's supposed to.

    Yes, I am delusional!!

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    Re: HowTo Install the Latest Firefox in Ubuntu (Ultimate HowTo)

    Quote Originally Posted by von Stalhein View Post
    Yes, I am delusional!!
    Nah, not delusional, just persistent! It's working on my box, and I was just digging through some 'cheat sheets' I keep and found this:

    ----------------------------------------------------

    To config thunderbird to use firefox for it's links:
    In Thunderbird
    Edit->Preferences
    then go:
    Advanced->General

    Click on 'Config Editor' and on editor check for a key:
    network.protocol-handler.app.http
    (you can make it if it doesn't exist) RightClick on the Config Editor Background and:
    1. From the pop-up menu, select "New".
    2. From the next pop-up menu, select "String".
    3. In the pop-up dialog box "Enter preference name", enter "network.protocol-handler.app.http" No Quotes
    4. In the pop-up dialog box "network.protocol-handler.app.http" enter ~/swiftweasel/swiftweasel (/usr/bin/firefox)
    and OK finish

    ----------------------------------------------------

    I think I found that on the forums here somewhere and made a note of it. You've proabably already tried that but thought I'd pass along anyway.

    Good luck!!!



    EDIT: DOH! I looked at post #3 again in the link I provided earlier and it's basically the same thing except the method above is via TBird while post #3 has you edit the file manually. Oh well, I'm pretty sure that's what worked for me way back when.
    Last edited by Footer; October 2nd, 2009 at 01:52 AM. Reason: a closer look

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