hi jeffreyC, thanks for the suggestion, here's how it went.
i deleted the folder /usr/loca/firefox4 and changed the shortcut command back to /opt/firefox/firefox %u but when i run it from mint menu it won't start. firefox 4 is already installed from synaptic in my lmde install but i can't get it to start. running firefox from terminal gives this output:
The program 'firefox' is currently not installed. To run 'firefox' please ask your administrator to install the package 'iceweasel'
firefox: command not found
i believe it has something to do with the symbolic link created in the community faq that i followed
is there a way to undo this? thanks again
Dual Boot LMDE 20110101 / openSUSE 11.4 Gnome
emachines em250 netbook 10.1" N270 1GB 160GB 6 cell