Help with firefox, icons in Gutsy

John DeCarlo johndecarlo at
Sun Feb 24 19:34:49 UTC 2008

On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 12:13 PM, Scott R. Ehrlich <scott at> 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 -

Hmm.  I thought the common wisdom was that KDE was closer to XP.  Especially
with the Redmond theme.

> - 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.

This is a review of a Firefox preloader on

> - 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?

I would recommend putting OpenOffice Writer in the  panel and changing the
icon there.  Right click on the menu item and select Add Item to Main Panel.

Then right click on the icon in the panel and point it to your W jpeg.

> --
John DeCarlo, My Views Are My Own
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