Ubuntu :: Force Firefox To Recognize A Certain Default Firefox Profile
Jun 16, 2010
How do I force Firefox to recognize a certain default firefox profile I have?
For whatever reason I can't get FF to show all of the add-ons I have. Yes, they are installed and they appear when as icons when I first boot up but after I close FF and start it again there are no icons (like Adblock).
This page [URL] shows how to enable apparmor firefox profile. Why isnt apparmor firefox profile enabled by default? I would postulate that this would be because there must be some limitation by having the profile enabled. If so, what would the limitation be?
After installing Ubuntu, it didnt automount my windows partitions on startup. I always had to click them in PLACES to mount them. I also had firefox profile folder same as in windows. So every time i started Ubuntu, i clicked on my windows parititon in PLACES and than firefox. It wasnt ideal but it worked. but i wanted them to automount so i edited fstab to be like this
Code: # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier # for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name # devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5). # # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
Is there something that has changed from Windows 10 to Windows 10.1?
So on my computers I have Linux/OSX + Windows
Typically I have housed the FF profile (and TB for that matter) on the NTFS partition. This has worked for many years and so no matter which OS I load, I start of at the same place I ended.
But since I installed Win 10.1, I don't use Windows that often, but when I do I feel that for some reason, FF is not picking up the profile info. Add-ons are missing. Session restore not the same. (There are similar issues with TB as well).
I try to use the same firefox/thunderbird profile in opensuse and in windows, but if i give the windows profile to the suse firefox, it says to me: "profile is already used/ firefox is already running " Is there any workaroud for this? Btw the profile sharing works well with ubuntu. I use opensuse 11.1 kde4 reloaded and the installer mounted my windows partition to /windows/c
I have quiet splash disabled so I can see what boot processes are run on startup, and I notice that on every time I boot my computer the Firefox profile is skipped. Here's the message: Code: Skipping profile in /etc/ apparmor.d/disable: usr.bin.firefox,I checked /etc/apparmor.d/disable, and see that there is indeed a link to usr.bin.firefox. So I'm wondering how/why it got there. I haven't touched anything in AppArmor since my clean install of Natty.
I copied the firefox profile from one user account to another and changed the owner of all the files to the new owner, but firefox fails to start. The profile works well on the old account. If I remove the profile completely then firefox starts just fine. No error messages are given when starting from command line. The profile is recognized and is the default one in firefox -ProfileManager.
I am running Ubuntu 10.04 desktop AMD-64 on an HP DV4-2000 laptop. I have Docky running on the left side, desktop disabled and wallpapers for my four desktops. I recently killed the bottom panel (yes, it's a poor-man's 11.04).
Those details, I don't think, will have any bearing on the problem at hand, but one never knows. So, I have three different Firefox profiles I run-- the default, which has all the plugins, a stripped-down one which I use for my daily reading (I follow a number of sites using the Morning Coffee plugin), and another stripped one for my local WordPress install.
My problem is this-- I have created three separate launchers on my Desktop, one for each firefox profile. They each have their own icons, and I have successfully imported them each into Docky.
By the way, if you have problems with getting a different icon to show in Docky, open up the launcher with a text editor such as gedit and make sure that both icon listings are pointing to the one you want to use. Example:
The first icon listing is what Docky uses, the second is what the Launcher file itself looks like. the problem-- When I click on the appropriate icon, I get an instance of Firefox under the correct profile. However, Docky throws the window under the generic Firefox icon, so if I pull up the dock, there might be three instances of firefox running under the firefox icon and nothing under the icons of the other two profile launchers.
I want to be able to click on the Wordpress profile icon and get the Wordpress window that is already open (instead of getting a warning that Firefox is already running... I know that).
I found this page which tells me how to fix a Chrome problem of similar nature, however, when I try to use the command xprop I get nothing. I left it running for fifteen minutes until I gave up and did a ^C to recover my terminal.
So, my problem, as I see it, is this-- I'm running Firefox in all three cases, which Docky correctly interprets. This isn't a java implementation where I can point at the correct Java attribute.
I'm trying to upgrade to Firefox 5 on RHEL5, and am getting the following error:
./firefox-bin: /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.9' not found (required by /home/isdtc/tdiakiw/bin/firefox5/firefox/libxul.so)
As the computer is a work machine,I don't have access to update the libraries directly. To try and get around this I downloaded the libstdc++.so.6.0.10 library.strings libstdc++.so.6.0.10 | grep GLIBCXX shows:
GLIBCXX_3.4 GLIBCXX_3.4.1 GLIBCXX_3.4.2[code]....
Is there some way of forcing firefox to use this library instead? I have tried adding the directory containing the new library (with a so name) to LD_LIBRARY_PATH and then running, but I'm still getting the same error message
Firefox keeps trying to download docx files with my default text editor. Is there a way to get Firefox to just open everything using xdg-open?
There seems to be no way to get this browser to consistently open files with my chosen default applications. My mime-type settings are only obeyed sometimes. The pertinent file type isn't in the Application list of browser preferences, and there's no way to add it. The "Do this automatically..." option in the file download dialog is greyed out, so I have to go through my file system and choose the desired application every time I download a file of that type.
I am trying to work my way with LAMP, so I have installed Apache, Php and MySql and also PhpMyAdmin. The problem I have noticed is that firefox cannot handle .php files. Instead it treats them like unkwon type and ask instructions for handling them (save, open with..). They are not prosessed by the server so no content is displayed. I have tried the followings:
1.Added the line AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .php3 .phtml in my /etc/apache2/apache2.conf file
2.Added the line AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .php3 .phtml in my /etc/apache2/httpd.conf file (it was empty before)
3.Checked if php module is enabled by a2enmod php (it was)
4.Installed epiphany to see if it was a server problem (it handles simple php files fine -so it is a problem of firefox-)
5.Checked the existense of /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/php5.conf and /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/php5.load files (there were present)
6.Cleared my cache of firefox! (as I have read in a thread)
7.Also created new profile in firefox (also read in a thread) but pointless also!
I recently migrated from OpenSuse 11.2 to 11.3 after doing a fresh install. I have both Firefox as well as Java installed on my system, however, Firefox fails to recognize Java. I cannot see it in the Plugins list but I know Java has been installed successfully.Moreover, I have followed the instructions mentioned at:How do I download and install Java for my Linux computer ?but I was unsuccessful.I have followed the instructions at:SDB:Installing Sun's Java on openSUSE - openSUSEto create a symbolic link, but it still doesn't work.This is so frustrating... I was able to get Java working with Firefox on 11.2 but something is going wrong when I am trying to get it working with 11.3!
Firefox refuses to recognize the upgrade--in existing user accounts only! I created a new account & Firefox picked the upgrade right up. I'm ready to reinstall Firefox or start with all new user accounts--but either option seems to be extreme overkill.
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Firefox 3.6.8 Adobe Flash Player 10.1 r82 (old accounts are stuck at 9.x)
Reproducible with Firefox 3.6.6 (installed from Ubuntu 10.04 repository), on Dell D620, Ubuntu 10.04 Steps to reproduce:
1) start Firefox from command line "firefox -P"
2) create new Firefox profile on NTFS volume (mounted with NTFS-3g)
3) add NoScript extension (through extension manager Get Add-ons), restart Firefox as suggested
4) extension is not added to Firefox In case at step 2) profile is created on Linux volume, at 4) extension is added to firefox.I'm not 100% sure, but I think this bug is related to Firefox 3.6 update (no problems with Firefox 3.5). I did not make proper investigation, but I have feeling same problem applies to Thunderbird 3.1.This issue does not allow to share Firefox/Thunderbird profile on dual boot machine (Ubuntu/WindowsXP).
I have Chromium and Firefox installed on Karmic. HTML files by default open with Chromium. I try to set Firefox as the default application through the "Other application..." dialog, but it opens the file through Firefox once, then after it goes back to Chromium
I tried Chrome, but I still like Firefox better. I can't figure out how to get Firefox back as the default browser. When I go to Preferences --> Prefered Applications, web browser is set to Firefox.
I found this post...[url]
They said to run this command...
Tried that and it didn't help either. When clicking on link icons on my desktop, they open up in Chrome. Chrome says something to the extent "chrome is not your default browser to open links with. Do you want to make it?" I selected No and checked the box to not show it again. (That's why the above is not exactly what it said.) Kind of funny it said that yet it still opened up with Chrome and not Firefox.
I cannot set Firefox to be my default browser in Ubuntu 10.10. It used to be the default until I installed Chromium last year. Since then, Ubuntu Software Center, LibreOffice, EverNote (through Wine) and probably other apps open links in Chromium instead of Firefox.
I tried several solutions to no avail :
- System > Preferences > Preferred Applications : Web Browser = Firefox I tried with the custom command too : "firefox %s" => still opens Chromium.
I've switched to Chrome as my main browser (for now, at least, still keeping Firefox and Opera around) but I also use the "RSS Now" plasmoid for newsfeeds, and although Chrome is now officially the default browser, everytime I click on a news headline it insists on opening Firefox, which in turn complains that it is not the default browser. I remember that, in a previous KDE 4.x version, it insisted on Konqueror and I somehow got rid of that but can't remember how. how I can use the plasmoid to use Chrome?
For the last year I was using the version of Firefox that came with 32-bit Karmic Koala. Recently I installed 64-bit Maverick. Meerkat, so I'm now using Firefox 3.6.10. Previously, when first opening Firefox, the window aligned to the left edge of the screen. Now it is centered. The window dimensions are correctly retained between sessions, but not the position. Can I get it to open at the left again?