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    Default Running Firefox 3.5 from AppLaunch diff than from folder!

    OK, this is weird. I downloaded and extracted Firefox 3.5 from Mozilla and put it into:

    ~/apps/firefox/firefox3.5

    When I go into that folder in Dolphin and click on the shell script file "firefox", it starts up firefox and has the blue scrollbar and is version 3.5.3. This is correct.

    I added (via Menu Editor) an App Launcher Icon that points to:

    ~/apps/firefox/firefox3.5/firefox

    THAT is the SAME shell script file.

    When I start Firefox 3.5.3 from that Application Launcher icon, it runs a Firefox with a GREEN scrollbar! And even though the "help->About" says it's 3.5.3, I can tell it's not because certain javascripts run slower like they do in 3.0.12! I can see this difference when I start from the file in Dolphin!

    What could possibly be causing this?!

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    Christian Riechers NNTP User

    Default Re: Running Firefox 3.5 from AppLaunch diff than from folder!

    On 10/01/2009 04:56 PM, 6tr6tr wrote:
    >
    > OK, this is weird. I downloaded and extracted Firefox 3.5 from Mozilla
    > and put it into:
    >
    > ~/apps/firefox/firefox3.5
    >
    > When I go into that folder in Dolphin and click on the shell script
    > file "firefox", it starts up firefox and has the blue scrollbar and is
    > version 3.5.3. This is correct.
    >
    > I added (via Menu Editor) an App Launcher Icon that points to:
    >
    > ~/apps/firefox/firefox3.5/firefox
    >
    > THAT is the SAME shell script file.
    >
    > When I start Firefox 3.5.3 from that Application Launcher icon, it runs
    > a Firefox with a GREEN scrollbar! And even though the "help->About" says
    > it's 3.5.3, I can tell it's not because certain javascripts run slower
    > like they do in 3.0.12! I can see this difference when I start from the
    > file in Dolphin!
    >
    > What could possibly be causing this?!
    >
    >


    Create a new profile with FF profile manager. Then launch FF with the
    new profile, and check if that makes any difference.

    --
    Christian

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    Default Re: Running Firefox 3.5 from AppLaunch diff than from folder

    Quote Originally Posted by Christian Riechers View Post
    Create a new profile with FF profile manager. Then launch FF with the
    new profile, and check if that makes any difference.

    --
    Christian
    No, that didn't fix it.

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    Christian Riechers NNTP User

    Default Re: Running Firefox 3.5 from AppLaunch diff than from folder!

    On 10/02/2009 07:16 PM, 6tr6tr wrote:
    >
    > Christian Riechers;2046514 Wrote:
    >>
    >> Create a new profile with FF profile manager. Then launch FF with the
    >> new profile, and check if that makes any difference.
    >>

    >
    > No, that didn't fix it.
    >
    >


    Did you start FF with the -P option pointing to the new profile?

    You may also want to post your problem in the mozilla.support.firefox
    group on news.mozilla.com.

    --
    Christian

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    Default Re: Running Firefox 3.5 from AppLaunch diff than from folder

    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr View Post
    OK, this is weird. I downloaded and extracted Firefox 3.5 from Mozilla and put it into:

    ~/apps/firefox/firefox3.5

    When I go into that folder in Dolphin and click on the shell script file "firefox", it starts up firefox and has the blue scrollbar and is version 3.5.3. This is correct.

    I added (via Menu Editor) an App Launcher Icon that points to:

    ~/apps/firefox/firefox3.5/firefox

    THAT is the SAME shell script file.

    When I start Firefox 3.5.3 from that Application Launcher icon, it runs a Firefox with a GREEN scrollbar! And even though the "help->About" says it's 3.5.3, I can tell it's not because certain javascripts run slower like they do in 3.0.12! I can see this difference when I start from the file in Dolphin!

    What could possibly be causing this?!
    Try with the whole path in Menu editor. Instead of ~/apps/firefox/firefox3.5/firefox
    try /home/username/apps/firefox/firefox3.5/firefox.

    And you can also install Firefox 3.5 from the Yast also. Just add Mozilla Community repo in the Software Management. This will save you additional work of adding entries in Menu Editor
    --
    Vivek Bhat
    Linux User #496540
    Dell 620 S Desktop, 8GB, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2310 CPU @ 2.90GHz, openSuSE Leap 42.1
    +Plasma 5, Kernel 4.1.20-11-default x86_64

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    Default Re: Running Firefox 3.5 from AppLaunch diff than from folder

    Quote Originally Posted by vendetta18 View Post
    Try with the whole path in Menu editor. Instead of ~/apps/firefox/firefox3.5/firefox
    try /home/username/apps/firefox/firefox3.5/firefox.

    And you can also install Firefox 3.5 from the Yast also. Just add Mozilla Community repo in the Software Management. This will save you additional work of adding entries in Menu Editor
    That doesn't work.

    I have both 3 and 3.5 because I need to program for both.

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