Firefox Panel Icon Loads Swiftfox

Jimmy Wu jimmywu013+ubuntu-user-list at
Sat Aug 11 22:22:05 UTC 2007

Found this on

> If swiftfox-bin is still in your running processes anytime you try to
> launch Firefox, Swiftfox will open. Try doing killall swiftfox-bin and then
> launch Firefox. If that still doesn't work then it seems likely
> /usr/bin/firefox is pointing to Swiftfox. I would do ls -l /usr/bin/firefox
> and see if that is the case.
Haven't tried it, but hope it helps.


On 8/11/07, Jimmy Wu <jimmywu013 at> wrote:
> Now here's the rub, if I close swiftfox
> > first, then the firefox panel icon will load firefox
> > correctly. This was not the default action just
> > recently as I could load and use both browsers
> > simultaneously but not anymore.
> >
> Just found this:
> > As long as you have one Swiftfox window open, all calls from other
> > applications (e.g. your e-mail client) to open a new Firefox window/tab
> > will open it in Swiftfox.
> on this site:
> Not much else there.
> Also, just tried my firefox launcher on my Ubuntu 7.04, and it's the same
> problem: swiftfox starts instead of firefox.  I never would have known about
> that since I use swiftfox exclusively now.  What's interesting is that you
> say you were able to use both _simultaneously_ (ie you could have firefox
> and swiftfox open at the same time right?).  I was going to suggest making
> sure all swiftfox windows were closed before starting firefox, but that
> probably won't help if it worked before.
> Personally, I'm fine with just using swiftfox, but I'll be interested to
> see how this thread turns out.
> Good luck,
> Jimmy Wu
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