Firefox and Thunderbird with KDE Plasma 5 enhancements

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Firefox and Thunderbird with KDE Plasma 5 enhancements

Postby phd21 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:08 pm

Hello KDE users,

Did you know there are Firefox and Thunderbird with KDE Plasma 5 enhancements available?

They call it "plasmazilla".

Installing firefox-plasma/thunderbird-plasma you will get:
* Native file saving/opening dialog
* Application bindings

https://launchpad.net/~plasmazilla/+archive/ubuntu/releases


Update 09-06-2017 06:42pm US Eastern DST

It works! I now have the "Kdialog" in Firefox too, and more

To install Firefox for Plasma and Thunderbird for Plasma using the PPA method, open a console terminal, type in, or copy & paste, each line below one by one: Click "Select All" above command, right click the highlighted command, select Copy (or Ctrl+Insert), click in the console terminal window, and right click paste (or Shift+Insert), repeat for each command.

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:plasmazilla/releases

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sudo apt-get update

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sudo apt-get install firefox-plasma thunderbird-plasma



Note: In my system it would not install Firefox for Plasma because it conflicted with "hunspell-en-us" package that I installed, apparently it is included in this package. I removed "hunspell-en-us" package from "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)", and it installed perfectly.

+ Add-on: Plasma Integration 0.0.3 Compatible with Firefox 57+
Provides better integration with the KDE Plasma 5 desktop.
You MUST install plasma-browser-integration for this package to work
- works after installing Firefox for Plasma
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/plasma-integration/

KDE Connect add-on
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/kde_connect/


KDE Plasma Getting Chrome Integration, Followed By Firefox in KDE on 27 April 2017
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=KDE-Plasma-Chrome


Hope this helps ...
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Re: Firefox and Thunderbird with KDE Plasma 5 enhancements

Postby Sgthawker » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:33 pm

Hello phd21,

I tried to install with

sudo apt-get install firefox-plasma thunderbird-plasma

But I get the following message in terminal:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
firefox-plasma : Depends: firefox (= 1:56.0+build6-0ubuntu0.17.04.1) but 56.0+linuxmint1+sonya is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Any ideas of what to do to allow the firefox install? I do have firefox 56.0 installed already.

Here is my inxi:

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sarge@Olorin-LM18 ~ $ inxi -Fxzd
System:    Host: Olorin-LM18 Kernel: 4.10.0-35-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.7 (Qt 5.6.1) Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: SABERTOOTH Z170 S v: Rev 1.xx Bios: American Megatrends v: 3504 date: 06/29/2017
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-6700K (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 32064
           clock speeds: max: 4200 MHz 1: 899 MHz 2: 899 MHz 3: 4199 MHz 4: 4199 MHz 5: 2405 MHz 6: 899 MHz
           7: 899 MHz 8: 899 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: NVIDIA GM206 [GeForce GTX 950] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GM206 [GeForce GTX 950] bus-ID: 02:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia,nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 950/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 381.22 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 2x NVIDIA Device 0fba driver: snd_hda_intelsnd_hda_intel bus-ID: 02:00.1
           Card-2 Creative Labs EMU20k2 [X-Fi Titanium Series] driver: snd_ctxfi bus-ID: 04:00.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-35-generic
Network:   Card: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k bus-ID: 00:1f.6
           IF: enp0s31f6 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 480.1GB (17.9% used) ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: N/A size: 512.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sda model: SanDisk_SDSSDX48 size: 480.1GB temp: 21C
           Optical-1: /dev/sr0 model: PIOR DVD-RW  DVR-219L rev: 1.01 dev-links: cdrom,cdrw
           Features: speed: 40x multisession: yes
           audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
           Optical-2: /dev/sr1 model: PIOR BD-RW   BDR-209D rev: 1.10 dev-links: dvd,dvdrw
           Features: speed: 125x multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r state: running
Partition: ID-1: / size: 24G used: 16G (70%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.19GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/nvme0n1p7
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 20.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 280 Uptime: 9 days Memory: 2970.9/64368.3MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
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Re: Firefox and Thunderbird with KDE Plasma 5 enhancements

Postby phd21 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:56 pm

Hi "Sgthawker", and Anyone Else Interested in this,

Sorry for the late reply. I had to re-install my systems...

If you have a problem installing this like you have, follow the intructions below.

If you download the firefox version for this from the link below and install it first, then you can run the command below to install the Plasma version of Firefox below. Don't forget to install the Firefox Plasma Integration add-on afterwards and restart Firefox. There is also a KDE Connect browser add-on for those who have an Android phone.

"Sgthawker" your system is 64-bit, so use the 64-bit download.

64-bit Firefox Linux deb file, just save somewhere and double click to install it.
https://launchpad.net/~plasmazilla/+archive/ubuntu/releases/+files/firefox_56.0+build6-0ubuntu0.17.04.1_amd64.deb

32-bit Firefox Linux deb file, just save somewhere and double click to install it.
https://launchpad.net/~plasmazilla/+archive/ubuntu/releases/+files/firefox_56.0+build6-0ubuntu0.17.04.1_i386.deb

Then, run the command below to install the Firefox Plasma version.

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sudo apt-get install firefox-plasma thunderbird-plasma



Hope this helps ...
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Re: Firefox and Thunderbird with KDE Plasma 5 enhancements

Postby Sgthawker » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:50 pm

That worked just fine. Thanks!
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Re: Firefox and Thunderbird with KDE Plasma 5 enhancements

Postby phd21 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:08 pm

Hi "Sgthawker",

You are welcome.

I think it is pretty cool that there are versions of browsers and add-ons specifically enhanced for the KDE plasma desktops.
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