Re: Firefox not showing in Applications menus
On Sat, 12 Jul 2008, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
Bret Busby wrote:
I have Firefox installed on my system (Debian 4.0), and today an update for
firefox showed, and was installed using the system update system.
With the recent problems with Iceape, I thought that I would try Firefox.
Synaptic shows that I have Firefox 188.8.131.52 installed, but I can't find it
in the Applications menus.
I have looked in both the top level Internet menu, and in the
Debian->Apps->Net menu, and in the Office menu (in case it got inserted in
there), and the Other menu, but I cannot find Firefox.
How do I run Firefox, if I cannot find it, and, why, when it is installed,
and, updated by the orange star icon that shows updates are available, does
it not appear in the Applications menus?
You really mean FF or iceweasel?
hugo@debian:~$ which firefox
hugo@debian:~$ which iceweasel
Firstly, I have (or, I understood that I have) both Firefox and
Iceweasel installed. I wanted to try Firefox (separate to Iceape and
Iceweasel), to find whether it had greater stability and security than
Iceape and Iceweasel.
I was also (in addition to the response above) sent the following
1 -you need to find firefox path , just type this command :
then u will get somthing like :
2- you have to edit menu by :
right-click on Applications then select Edit Menus
It kind of worked....
When I did the locate firefox command, it gave an interesting response. The response had groups of about four lines, with dates in the text. None of the
responses had the /usr/bin.firefox path.
I then used the alacarte menu editor (the only way that I found, of editing the menus - remember, this is Debian 4.0), and manually inserted Firefox as an
entry, with the invocation comand /usr/bin/firefox.
Then, when I closed that, and ran the Firefox comand from the menu, it added another session of Iceweasel to my already open Iceweasel windows (I hadn't used
Iceweasel for months, due to an application crash, and was bookmarking the windows of the last session, and shutting Iceweasel windows, as I went, so had
some Iceweasel windows open), and, renamed the task in the taskbar, to Firefox.
I also ran the update-menus command,as mentioned above, and then ran
Firefox from the menu, again, and got the same response.
I also note that both Firefox and Iceweasel, have the same icon, in the
icon editor that I used when I manually added Firefox to the menu.
So, now, it appears to me, that the Firefox that is installed (Firefox 184.108.40.206) and Iceweasel (Iceweasel 220.127.116.11) are one and the same.
It gets confusinger and confusinger.
"So once you do know what the question actually is,
you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
A Trilogy In Four Parts",
written by Douglas Adams,
published by Pan Books, 1992