maverick: Firefox back/forward buttons

Waleed Hamra kubuntu-users at
Thu Feb 10 00:16:36 UTC 2011

On 02/09/2011 10:18 PM, D. R. Evans wrote:
> Reinhold Rumberger said the following at 02/07/2011 05:36 PM :
>> Anyway, since I can't remember the exact keywords I used to actually find info 
>> on this, here's how to do it yourself:
>> Open a konsole and start firefox (make sure no other instance is running 
>> first!). Firefox should then output a lot of GTK warnings about missing icons. 
>> Use one of them to formulate a meaningful google query.
> OK, did that, and it was helpful for finding a lot of other people who have
> the same problem; thank you.
> It looks like the workaround is a patch that has to be applied to the FF
> configuration files. I'll have to ponder whether I want to run the risk of
> breaking my wife's FF installation. On the whole, I suspect it's better not
> to have the icons than run the risk of breakage... at least everything
> still works at the moment.
>> It might help to install the hicolor-icon-theme, I'm not sure about that, but 
>> I guess it is worth a try.
> It was already installed.
>   Doc

if the patch just modifies the configuration files of firefox in home,
ie. the ".mozilla" directory in her home, you can simply back it up
before the patching, just copy it somewhere, it's not too large :)

Waleed K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems

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