Firefox 2.0 under Kubuntu Edgy Eft - tab management

cliff1976 kubuntu at
Sun Oct 29 10:25:05 UTC 2006

Sorry for the intrusion.  I found the fonts settings in Firefox (it
was right under my nose), so please ignore my previous message with
regard to the fonts.

Still,  I'd like to know if there was anyone else whose tabs weren't
working right under Firefox 2.0 (package from the Edgy repository).

*Happy With Firefox Once Again*

On 10/29/06, cliff1976 <kubuntu at> wrote:
> Hi Rashid and everyone,
> Thanks for the tip.  The only thing in your instructions I had to
> modify was to do a "cp -r" instead of just "cp" to recursively copy
> the firefox directory into /opt/ (figured that out for myself).
> The good news:  Firefox 2.0 is now working properly with regard to tab
> managment.  I am pleased.
> The bad news:  installing it this way makes it look *so*ugly* with
> regard to fonts.  The Ubuntu package for Firefox 2.0 made the fonts
> used conform to the rest of KDE, but this binary installer version
> uses something terrible - character kerning is inconsistent and
> difficult to read.  And the monospace fonts look even worse.
> Can anyone else confirm the behavior I was seeing earlier, where the
> Ubuntu package of Firefox 2.0 was not doing tabs properly?  Or was it
> just me?  I am going to have to make a tough decision here to see
> which is worse - lousy fonts or no tabs.  I am looking, but so far
> have found no option in the Firefox menus to change the default fonts
> (Bitstream Vera or whatever was default in Edgy was nice, I'd like to
> go back to that if I can).
> Thanks for the help with the manual installation though - that at
> least is something different, if not better.
> Cliff
> > Hi Cliff
> >
> > Its actually really easy to install from the .tar.gz Its the binary installer,
> > no compilation necessary.
> >
> > Download the .tar.gz from and save it to your Desktop. Then
> > open a console (K Menu > System > Konsole) then enter the following:
> > cd ~/Desktop
> > tar -xvzf firefox-2.0.tar.gz
> > sudo cp firefox /opt
> > cd /opt/firefox
> > chmod a+x firefox
> > ./firefox
> >
> > And thats it!
> >
> > Hope that helps :) Post back if you run into any problems
> >

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