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Carley Avatar
6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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#1
when you install does it not ask you ?

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/How+To+Make+Firefox+The+Default+Browser

watch the video on the above page
#2
If running windows, would be a case of double-clicking the .exe file (what you downloaded).

Following the prompts (next>next>...>finish) it should remove the old version of Firefox and 3.6 will continue to be the default.

I think!
#3
Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> General -> System Defaults (At the bottom) -> Check Now
#4
saykred
If running windows, would be a case of double-clicking the .exe file (what you downloaded).

Following the prompts (next>next>...>finish) it should remove the old version of Firefox and 3.6 will continue to be the default.

I think!

I don't think installing FF3 uninstalls FF2..
#6
Carley
options is in the edit tab but once i'm in general there's no system defaults option to choose.

Did you make sure to go to the advanced tab (it's the last one) then the General tab is a subtab of advanced.
#7
Carley
Edit > Preferences > Advanced > General

in general i have:
accessibility
- always use the cursor key to navigate within pages
- search for text when i start typing

browsing
- use autoscrolling
- use smooth scrolling
- check my spelling as i type

languages
- choose your preferred language for displaying pages

Hmm... guess Linux doesn't have that option.. Do you use KDE or Gnome?
#8
Try typing this:
echo $DESKTOP_SESSION
in a terminal
1 Like #9
This might help:
http://macles.blogspot.com/2008/07/installing-firefox-3-on-acer-aspire-one.html

Suggest that you read the whole thing first though.
1 Like #12
Pretty much... Windows 7 is much more "dumbed down" (no insult meant, but can't think of a better word), but I guess you probably wouldn't feel confident installing it..
#13
Carley
none taken :thumbsup:

I don't think the acer could take windows 7? it's only 1.60 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2 cache and 8GB SSD (with an 8GB SD upgrade)


My dell mini 9 is running 7 ultimate. It was fine on 1 gb of ram used it for 3 to 4 weeks like that no problem. I have a 2 gb stick in now just about the same speed because of the way it's installed etc.

Just turn off some features for the SSD. Like no page file, stop indexing, I turn off hibernate, no system restore, caching*

If you find your ssd slow try flashfire.

I had to install to an Acer Aspire One Zg5 (512 meg) the other day it took an eternity to install xp integrated with sp3 more than 2 hours. Then 65 windows updates a further 4 hours actually overnight as I had had enough woke up it stopped on update 19 to ask me to install an update. Had to wait another 3 hours+ for it to stop.

Anyways the ssd drive on that was rubbish so I installed flashfire what a difference it makes to a rubbish ssd it's usable now. It was not before . I told the lad if i see it again he will be getting charged full price and not done for a favour. It was that bad.


http://flashfire.org/xe/

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?63273-*-Windows-7-Ultimate-Tweaks-amp-Utilities-*
#14
I remember trying to update Firefox on my wifes Acer Aspire One (Linux) and it was a pain in the neck! In fact it was a chore trying to get ANYTHING installed on Linux Linpus (the standard AAO default OS). I then tried Umbunu on it and that was a little better but eventually I gave up and installed Win Xp on it.

IMO Linux isn't a great OS for a non-geek.
#15
melipona;8033399
This might help:
http://macles.blogspot.com/2008/07/installing-firefox-3-on-acer-aspire-one.html

Suggest that you read the whole thing first though.


OK, so I did just this on a aspire 1 today. Followed the instructions exactly as given in the link above and it upgraded fine.

Only one issue it did not take my saved passwords with it, so what I did was just go back to the default profile. To do this copy and paste the following into terminal:

firefox -profilemanager -no-remote

press enter then when the window opens, select default profile, of course that means that you should not delete "default" profile during the upgrade process.

All works fine

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