Mozilla apps installed outside of the repository

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Mon Jan 25 22:00:08 UTC 2010

NoOp wrote:
> On 01/25/2010 11:18 AM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
> ...
>> Ok thanks, I actually have added FF 3.6 to the applicatins menu on my 
>> test system.  The only thing I haven't yet figured out is how to get the 
>> FF icon to show on the menu.
> Icons are located at:
> /home/<username>/firefox/chrome/icons/default
> (assuming that you've used '/home/<username>' as the path. So when you
> Applications|Edit Menus|Internet|Firefox 3.6 (or whatever you've named
> it)|Properties - click on the icon button and then browse/select the
> /firefox/chrome/icons/default path & click ok. When the icons come up,
> select one of the three.

A little bit before I got this email I followed the path back to the one 
used by the package installed firefox and used that.  I looked in the 
path you specified but didn't see any. I realize what I did wrong now, I 
double clicked on /defaut expecting to see icons, I should have simply 
oppend /default.

>> I just discovered that the java plugin in is not loaded on FF 3.6. 
>> Searching a bit indicates I need a symbolic link to get it recognized. 
>> Still trying to figure that one out.
> $ locate
> $ mkdir /home/<username>/.mozilla/plugins/
> $ cd ~/.mozilla/plugins/
> $ ln -s <path to>
> $ ln -l
> and the last command should show your link.
> Example for the last; I have jre version 18 installed in /usr/lib/jvm.
> So my link is:
> $ ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/jre1.6.0_18/lib/i386/
> :~/.mozilla/plugins$ ls -l
> total 0
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 gg2xp gg2xp 45 2010-01-25 11:11 ->
> /usr/lib/jvm/jre1.6.0_18/lib/i386/

Just before I got this I used Gnome Commander to create a symbolic link 
between and /home(<me>/firefox/plugins and the plugin now 
works.  I'll have to study what you wrote above.  Is your method better? 
  It seemed that firefox was a little slower to open now, or maybe 
that's just me.

Thanks,  Jim

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