Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 36841
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
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2005/3/23-24 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:36841 Activity:nil 60%like:36408 60%like:39828
3/23    Firefox 1.0.2 is out, mostly security fixes:
        \_ Gee, I just installed 1.0.1 three days ago.
        \_ Is it becoming another IE which needs constant patching?
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org, see the Contributed Builds section at the end of this document. dmg file, double click the Fir efox Disk Image to open it in Finder, and then drag the Firefox applicat ion onto your hard disk. Drag the icon to your Dock if you want it to ap pear there. Doub le click the Firefox Disk Image to open it in Finder and drag the Firefo x application onto your hard disk. Be sure to drag the Firefox application out of the disk image and onto your Hard Disk before running it. Drag the icon to your Dock i f you want it to appear there. Other Platforms Extract the compressed archive and run firefox Uninstalling Firefox To uninstall Firefox, follow these instructions: Windows From the Start menu, choose Control Panel. When the Control Panel appears , double click Add/Remove Programs. These instructions leave your profile in place in case you install Firefo x again in the future. If you wish to remove your profile folder, remove the location described below in the "Profile Folder" section. Note that by doing this you are destroying all of your Bookmarks, saved passwords , settings and other information and should you decide to use Firefox ag ain you will be starting with a clean profile. mozilla/firefox If you were using Firefox 08 as your default browser prior to upgrading to Firefox 10, data from your profile will be copied into the new locat ion. You can remove the old "Phoenix" folder at your leisure. Extensions and Themes When you upgrade to a new version of Firefox all of your Extensions and T hemes will be disabled until Firefox determines that either a) they are compatible with the new release or b) there are newer versions available that are compatible. This is because Firefox changes from release to re lease and as such the ways in which some extensions integrate changes, m eaning there can be problems when running an older extension with a newe r version of Firefox. If you find that your favorite Extension or Theme has not been updated to be compatible with this release of Firefox, writ e the author and encourage them to update it. This automatic updating of Extensions and Themes does not apply to users of Firefox 08 or below who upgrade to Firefox 10 Those Extensions wil l be disabled when 10 starts, and users will have to download and insta ll 10 compatible versions manually. org to look for newer, compatible versions of your Extensions, and if they are avai lable it will download and install them. If you were using 08, you will have to find newer compatible versions yourself. Other Changes * On Linux, Firefox now follows GTK's setting for textbox keybindings, so pressing Ctrl+letters triggers application shortcuts instead of readline-like text-editing shortcuts. Known Issues This list covers some of the known problems with Firefox 10 Please read this before reporting any new bugs, and watch it regularly (we'll updat e it as new bugs are found in the release). If this is not done, when a user without write access to the install location attempts to start Firefox, they will not have sufficient privileges to allow Firefox to generate the initial startup files it needs to. This is not an issue, but it may appear to be one (hence its listing here). " This function was disabled at the last minute due to problems we were experiencing with it, so ignore this section of Help. Windows * When installing as a restricted access user on a shared machine into a location that you can write to, there may still be negative side effects (default browser/other keys not being set correctly). When installing as a restricted access user do not attempt to install over an installation in a restricted-access/shared location as this may destroy that installation. To break Firefox out of this loop, open a Terminal and type "killall firefox-bin" and press enter. Install Firefox to a location you have write access to and try again. When installing on a multi- user limited access system, install it into a shared location as administrator, run it once and then all users should be able to access it. Any toolbar customizations you have made or window placement will be lost Linux and Unix systems * If Firefox is installed to a location with spaces in the path, Firefo x may not be able to set itself as Default browser and may keep prompting at startup. The work around is to install into a path without spaces. autoreg The next time you start Firefox, GNOME integration should be functional. Web Page Rendering * Firefox is powered by the same Gecko layout engine as other Mozilla s oftware. If you encounter a problem with a website that does not correctly display then it is usually a problem with Gecko, not Firefox itself. The Configuration Console (accessed by entering "about:config" in the Loc ation bar and pressing Enter) gives advanced/experienced users direct co ntrol over Firefox's preferences. This system is for use by people who k now what they are doing only, by changing a value incorrectly you may da mage or destroy your Firefox installation! Look to Help sites for handy preferences to tweak to customize Firefox further. Troubleshooting * Poorly designed or incompatible Extensions can cause problems with yo ur browser, including make it crash, slow down page display, etc. If you encounter strange problems relating to parts of the browser no longer working, the browser not starting, windows with strange or distorted appearance, degraded performance, etc, you may be suffering from Extension or Theme trouble. Disable the Extension/Theme that is causing trouble and then start normally. you installed it from a web page) and then wish to install it for al l user profiles using the -install-global-extension command line flag, y ou must restart the browser once to cleanse the profile extensions datas ource of traces of that extension before installing with the switch. If you do not do this you may end up with a jammed entry in the Extensions list and will be unable to install the extension globally. If you encounter strange problems relating to bookmarks, downloads, windo w placement, toolbars, history, or other settings, it is recommended tha t you try creating a new profile and attempting to reproduce the problem before filing bugs. Migrate your settings files (Bookmarks, Saved P asswords, etc) over one by one, checking each time to see if the problem s resurface. If you do find a particular profile data file is causing a problem, file a bug and attach the file. 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