Help with firefox, icons in Gutsy
cr33dog at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 18:55:47 UTC 2008
On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 11:13 AM, Scott R. Ehrlich <scott at mit.edu> wrote:
> My parents have an of-the-shelf P3 system (I put it together for them)
> dualboot WinXP and Ubuntu Gutsy. I'm trying to get them to migrate
> completely to Gutsy, and they are almost ready to try it, but they pointed
> out some things I can't resolve yet -
> I gave them gnome, as it is closest to WinXP's layout -
> - When starting firefox, the browser opens, but the mouse pointer/pinwheel
> remains active for about 10 more seconds, then returns to a pointer. Is
> firefox that power-hungry now it needs a little more time to load?
> Firefox in Windows works instantly. Not sure of other apps also
> experience this delay.
I could be way off on this, but sometimes FF starts slowly if your dns
or hosts settings are not to it's liking. Take a look at this BUT I
don't know if this applies to gutsy:
Or you could use strace to see where firefox is slowing down (man strace).
> - I want to change the OpenOffice Word Processor icon to Microsoft's W
> (for word - I have a W .jpeg). I've done google searching, and none of
> the Launcher options or properties of OO permit me to change its icon.
> What am I missing?
Right-click the launcher, select 'Properties', click on the icon.
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