View Full Version : [ubuntu] Hardy Heron: remove Firefox Beta

May 6th, 2008, 03:58 AM
PROBLEM: many of the Firefox plugins that I use do not function in Firefox beta 3

FIX: remove Firefox beta 3 and install Firefox 2

If someone has a better way of doing this please post a reply. This has worked for me, but the fonts are not as readable:

1. Launch Synaptic Package Manager and mark for complete removal:
2. Apply
3. Install:
4. Apply

May 6th, 2008, 04:00 AM
You could create two profiles, one for use in firefox-2 and one for use in firefox-3. Just a thought. Oh, and upgrade your system, we're up to firefox-3b5 ;-).

I'm not quite sure how to address your font issue. The following may be relevant:

Or maybe you need to install msttcorefonts?

May 6th, 2008, 04:47 AM

I did mean to say Firefox 3 beta 5. Thanks for finding my mistake.

Also thanks for the link. What I did to address the problem:

1. change the minimum font sizes to 13 in Firefox: Edit > Preferences > Content > Fonts & Colors section > Advanced.
2. Install Microsoft Core Fonts from Add/Remove
3. In Firefox:
type about:config in the address bar [enter]
find layout.css.dpi (type dpi in the filter)
change the value to '0' -- this forces firefox to use system font settings
restart firefox
4. Change font settings
4a. System > Preferences > Appearance
4b. Font tab, then click on Details under Rendering
4c. Hinting section enabled the None radio button

Also I found another thread on removing Firefox 3 Beta 5: