Is there a way to have it so that mozilla-firefox will startup and instead of just opening my homepage (archlinux.org :-D) it will also open other tabs with other sites already loaded, so as if I had 3 homepages?
thanks for the help in advance,
I found it out by accident, but just open all sites you want and use the "current site" button at the homepage options.
Thanks, works like a charm
On the topic of firefox questions...
How do you add extensions using firefox? When I click on Get New Extensions in the Options panel, pick the extension that I want off of the site, it says it will install it. Then an error occurs saying that I have insufficent privaledges to write to /opt/mozilla-firefox/.... and I don't want to make /opt/mozilla-firefox world writable.
Is there a way to tell firefox to put the extensions in some folder in my home directory?
Hobbes : Shouldn't we read the instructions?
Calvin : Do I look like a sissy?
Usually I just press cancel if it asks to place it in /opt, and it installs in my profile , (tabbrowser extensions)
You want to install to your profile dir rather than the global dir, but there are a few extensions that do not have this option. Diggler is one like that. To get it to install you need to open the browser as root and then install it.
I should add that you can always install firefox locally to a user. I don't want to screw with the global install at work, so I have a ~/bin dir where I unpack the nightly firefox build. Just add ~/bin/firefox to your PATH and you are set to go. You don't get problems like this and firefox saves config settings between releases in ~/.phoenix/ (just recently changed to ~/.firefox for obvious reasons) so you dont have to reinstall all extensions if you use a new build. You do have to insall the ones (like diggler) installed to the ~/bin/firefox/... dir though.
I slaved for a long time on this one. Then I remembered that I had sudo installed.
# sudo /opt/mozilla-firefox/bin/firefox
at the user prompt.
A word of warning, though, save your bookmarks, first -- because making this call and exiting later strips your bookmarks out! And you will need to import them back in again.
What the beep was that?