[hardy] How Do You Get Back to Firefox 2?

Matthew Nicholson sjoeboo at sjoeboo.com
Thu Feb 21 19:01:57 UTC 2008

´╗┐You should be able to launch URL's from any application just fine in
Firefox 3. Check System->Preferences->Preferred Applications, set Web
Browser to Custom, and use '/usr/lib/firefox-3.0b3/firefox "%s" ' for
the command (this is assuming you have the Firefox3 beta from the Hardy
repos, and not a manual install of it.)


On Thu, 2008-02-21 at 12:29 -0600, Kenneth Loafman wrote:
> I made the mistake of upgrading to Firefox 3 Beta on Hardy.  It has many
> many problems, but the main one is that you can't launch a URL from
> Thunderbird, or elsewhere.  You have to copy&paste the URL into the
> browser windows.  [ Are AOL folks having their revenge?  ;-) ]
> Long story short, its too time consuming to 'test' this until this
> particular *critical* bug is fixed, so I want to regress Firefox back to
> version 2 so I have my clickable URLs that work.
> I think that including the Gutsy repository may be the way, but I'm afraid
> it will break something else in the process.  Has anyone done this?  If
> so, could you document how?
> Or is there a Firefox 2 package in Hardy that I'm just not seeing?
> ...Thanks,
> ...Ken

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