This only works in Firefox 4 and Above...
I am running Fedora 14 on my Main Computer and it is only up to Firefox 3.6... I Have Fusion 14 (Fedora Remix) on another Machine and it came with Firefox 4. After Tweaking the Setup and Icons a Bit. I decided I liked Firefox 4 and wanted to use the Sync Options. But Sync is not implemented in Firefox 3.6... So, here's what I ended up doing... Installing Firefox 5... Because I couldn't find Firefox 4 on Mozilla's Site...
Installing Firefox on Linux
Getting Firefox installed on your computer is your first step to using it. This article will show you how to install Firefox on Linux. For other operating systems, see Installing Firefox on Windows and Installing Firefox on Mac.
Many Linux distributions include Firefox by default, and most have a package management system that lets you easily install Firefox. Generally, you should install from package management. Package management will:
- Ensure that you have all the required libraries
- Install Firefox in a way that works best with your distribution
- Create shortcuts to launch Firefox
- Make Firefox available to all users of your computer
- Make removing Firefox work the same as removing any other application
Package management also has some downsides:
- It may not give you the latest version of Firefox
- It may give you a version without Firefox branding
Installing from a package manager
To install Firefox using the package manager, please refer to the documentation of the Linux distribution you're using.
Installing outside of a package manager
Complete instructions for installing Firefox outside of package management may be available at your distribution's support website. For example:
- Before you install Firefox, make sure that your computer has the required libraries installed. Missing libraries will cause Firefox to be inoperable.
The following instructions will install Firefox into your home directory, and only the current user will be able to run it.
- Download Firefox from the Firefox download page to your home directory.
- Open a Terminal and go to your home directory:
- Extract the contents of the downloaded file:
tar xjf firefox-*.tar.bz2
- Close Firefox if it's open.
- To start Firefox, run the firefox script in the firefox folder.
Firefox should now start. You can then create an icon on your desktop to run this command.
As noted above, you need to install the required libraries for Firefox to work. Many distributions don't include libstdc++5 by default.
"firefox not installed" message or wrong version of Firefox starts
If Firefox is installed following the instructions given above, it must be started (in a Terminal or in a launcher on the Desktop, for example) using the command
~/firefox/firefox If you try to start Firefox in a Terminal with the command
firefox it will either start the package-manager-installed version of Firefox or will tell you the program is not installed.
Firefox automatically updates itself. This article explains how the update process works and how to manually check for updates.
How do I set up Firefox Sync?
When you set up Firefox Sync on your computer, all of your data (such as your bookmarks, history, passwords and open tabs) gets stored securely on the Mozilla servers. Then you can connect other devices (a mobile phone for example) and they will be automatically synchronized, giving you access to all of your information no matter where you are. This article will walk you though setting up Firefox Sync for the first time.
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How do I add a device to Firefox Sync?
This article will walk you through adding a second device (computer, Android phone, iPhone, etc.) to your Firefox Sync account.
Table of Contents
How do I Add a Device?
Do these steps in Firefox on a computer that already has your Sync account set up.
Congratulations, you now have Firefox Sync on this device and access to your browsing data!
Be sure to leave Firefox Sync connected so your data will automatically sync every day.
Many web pages use Java applets for interactive content such as online games. Java is a programming language that can run on Windows, Mac, Linux, and other computer systems. This article will help you install or update Java and get it working in Firefox.
The QuickTime application from Apple, Inc. includes a browser plugin that enables you to play movies and other online media in your Firefox browser. QuickTime is included on Mac systems and is available for Windows. This article explains how to check that the QuickTime plugin is working and includes some troubleshooting suggestions if you are having problems with QuickTime.
Adobe Flash Player is a plugin that allows browsers such as Firefox to display Flash media on web pages. Flash is often used for animations, videos and games. This article explains how to install Flash.
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