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    Ubuntu 8.04 Firefox

    Hi all,

    I just installed ubuntu 8.04 and I find firefox 3b5 really good...but it is not still supported a lot: my favourites addons do not work, eg google browser just to say one.
    Is there any way to go back to firefox 2?

    Thanks all

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 Firefox

    Yep uninstall firefox 3 and install firefox 2 either apt-get/aptitude or via synaptic.
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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 Firefox

    Or you can close extension security control option of Firefox,
    so most of your addons will work.

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 Firefox

    Or you can disable the compatibility check...

    Go to "about:config" and create a new boolean entry "extensions.checkCompatibility" set to "false". This will disable the compatibility check and you can install any extension...



    BTJ


    Edit: Hmmm.... rhc just beat me....

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 Firefox

    Quote Originally Posted by bjorntj View Post
    Or you can disable the compatibility check...

    Go to "about:config" and create a new boolean entry "extensions.checkCompatibility" set to "false". This will disable the compatibility check and you can install any extension...



    BTJ


    Edit: Hmmm.... rhc just beat me....
    I didn't write howto.
    You beat me infact.

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 Firefox

    Ok then...

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 Firefox

    Unfortunately disabling the check still doesn't let google browsersync work, which is the deal breaker for me - back to firefox 2 for now.

    However it isn't in the repos - only firefox 3 (final release of hardy). Where can I get it from?

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    Ahoy,

    Take a look at the following link, thats about as far as it goes installing firefox 2 again, after removing firefox b5.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=702915

    Maybe it doesnt help, er.

    I think though the executable inside the linux 'tar' archive can just be run and it imports your b5 details if theres anything left, ofcourse.

    Cya.

    Edit: Me I like b5, YouPlayer works, and of course fluxbox and beta 5 are a match made in performance heaven
    Last edited by Whisperwind; April 24th, 2008 at 08:53 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 Firefox

    Well, browser sync won't install now i've installed firefox 2 either. Ah well, i'll stick with dapper for now.

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 Firefox

    Ok, i've got my toys back in the pram now. It appears that 'remove all' from synaptic does nothing of the kind as far as firefox is concerned.
    No extensions would install - some would say they were not compatible with version 2 of firefox despite being what they were designed for, and all the others would come up with an installlocation error in the error console after attempted installation.

    First I did a 'complete removal' (haha) of anything firefox related in synaptic.
    I then had to manually delete the hidden .mozilla folder in my home folder, and then with a 'sudo nautilus' manually deleted 2 firefox folders (firefox and firefox addons i think) in the /usr/lib directory.

    I then reinstalled firefox 2 using synaptic and all has been well since.

    Maybe that extremely helpful chap who runs psychocats.net should have a new section entitled 'installing old firefox'.

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