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== Add-ons ==
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== Regarding default file manager ==
Do we need/want a list of add-ons here?  Is it helpful for most Arch Linux users who probably already know about them and have their own ideas about the "best" or "essential" addons?  I propose deleting the list and just simply pointing to Mozilla's list of popular add-ons which is probably more useful and at least better maintained.  An exception to the general rule could be for add-ons that prove to be popular/useful at least in a Linux specific context.  User Agent Switcher comes to mind because it might not make Mozilla's "popular" list but might still be popular for Linux OSes (There are some cases where using the Windows Firefox user agent string helps with poorly written sites.)
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The newest edit by James Eder regarding setting the default file manager in System Settings doesn't work. On my box, Dolphin is set as the default File Manager in System Settings and Firefox still opens containing folder with cervisia, at least for me.
  
There certainly are enough "best add-ons for firefox" articles out there already. [[User:James Eder|James Eder]] 15:12, 7 June 2011 (EDT)
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Instead of editing the global file, which breaks during an upgrade, you can also edit your defaults.list-- which doesn't break after an upgrade.  I've fixed this in my revision.
  
== Removed outdated recompilation instructions to enable branding ==
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== Interface fonts ==
# Applied to Firefox 2.x
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# There's a package in AUR that already accomplishes the same
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Had a world of pain trying to get the fonts to look nice in FF after upgrading from Ubuntu to Arch. Noticed that FF wanted to look for the fonts in ~/.fonts.conf, so fixed the interface fonts using something like this: {{bc|$ mv ~/.fonts.conf ~/.fonts.conf.$(date -Ins) ; ln -s /etc/fonts/fonts.conf ~/.fonts.conf}}
# Very contrived and hard to follow
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[[User:Lavandero|Lavandero]] 21:23, 30 October 2010 (EDT)
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Not sure if that's ok or breaks the system for something else, but worked for me. --[[User:Dave B|Dave B]] ([[User talk:Dave B|talk]]) 10:00, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Revision as of 10:13, 24 September 2012

Regarding default file manager

The newest edit by James Eder regarding setting the default file manager in System Settings doesn't work. On my box, Dolphin is set as the default File Manager in System Settings and Firefox still opens containing folder with cervisia, at least for me.

Instead of editing the global file, which breaks during an upgrade, you can also edit your defaults.list-- which doesn't break after an upgrade. I've fixed this in my revision.

Interface fonts

Had a world of pain trying to get the fonts to look nice in FF after upgrading from Ubuntu to Arch. Noticed that FF wanted to look for the fonts in ~/.fonts.conf, so fixed the interface fonts using something like this:
$ mv ~/.fonts.conf ~/.fonts.conf.$(date -Ins) ; ln -s /etc/fonts/fonts.conf ~/.fonts.conf

Not sure if that's ok or breaks the system for something else, but worked for me. --Dave B (talk) 10:00, 22 September 2012 (UTC)