Firefox Download Hard-coded to not work?

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Firefox Download Hard-coded to not work?

Postby rhugga » Fri May 17, 2013 11:28 am

Ok I've reached frustration's end with the bundled firefox browser. It has a myriad of quirky issues I never saw in Ubuntu. (not to mention the not having google as a search provider /facepalm)

I downloaded a firefox tarball and can't get it to work. Very odd behavior. Is this distro hard-coded to prevent this somehow?

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Re: Firefox Download Hard-coded to not work?

Postby Dyfi » Fri May 17, 2013 11:38 am

I am using firefox esr (extended service release). Download, extract, no install - just run it. One great advantage is that it is moveable i.e. to anothe distro and it retains all your settings.

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Re: Firefox Download Hard-coded to not work?

Postby overthetop » Fri May 17, 2013 11:57 am

rhugga wrote:I downloaded a firefox tarball and can't get it to work.

What won't work? What errors did you get? Try running it in the terminal to see if it give you any errors. Did you download the 32 or 64 bit version in accordance with your system?
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Re: Firefox Download Hard-coded to not work?

Postby MartyMint » Fri May 17, 2013 1:26 pm

rhugga wrote:(not to mention the not having google as a search provider /facepalm)


Yeah...facepalm indeed.

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Re: Firefox Download Hard-coded to not work?

Postby overthetop » Fri May 17, 2013 1:31 pm

rhugga wrote:(not to mention the not having google as a search provider /facepalm)

It is easy to add: http://www.linuxmint.com/searchengines.php
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Re: Firefox Download Hard-coded to not work?

Postby Spec-chum » Sat May 18, 2013 5:59 am

overthetop wrote:
rhugga wrote:(not to mention the not having google as a search provider /facepalm)

It is easy to add: http://www.linuxmint.com/searchengines.php


Indeed.

Am I the only one that actually uses (and likes!) duckduckgo? :(

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Re: Firefox Download Hard-coded to not work?

Postby eanfrid » Sat May 18, 2013 6:09 am

Spec-chum wrote:Am I the only one that actually uses (and likes!) duckduckgo? :(
No :) I ditch Google search engine whenever I can. I mainly use ixquick/Startpage however when I have to use Google power.
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Re: Firefox Download Hard-coded to not work?

Postby Spearmint2 » Sat May 18, 2013 11:34 am

rhugga wrote:Ok I've reached frustration's end with the bundled firefox browser. It has a myriad of quirky issues I never saw in Ubuntu. (not to mention the not having google as a search provider /facepalm)I downloaded a firefox tarball and can't get it to work. Very odd behavior. Is this distro hard-coded to prevent this somehow?


You can change all that in "about:config" page. Here's a copy of that section changed in mine.
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