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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.
  
:Quoting myself from [[Talk:Lrzip]]: "This wiki is about Arch Linux, so articles should tell how their subjects are related with Arch: this includes how to install, how to configure, how to solve problems etc...". I endorse your remark, we shouldn't try to substitute and maintain alternate guides for external projects (see also the many discussions on avoiding duplication of efforts). -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 05:33, 8 June 2011 (EDT)
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== Interface fonts ==
::I went ahead and removed the list at least.  I don't really have a strong opinion about keeping the section either so if someone would like to see that go too, it's no big deal to me. Although, simply having a link to Mozilla's add-on page may have some value in future proofing against such a list from reappearing. [[User:James Eder|James Eder]] 14:59, 8 June 2011 (EDT)
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== Removed outdated recompilation instructions to enable branding ==
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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}}
# Applied to Firefox 2.x
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# There's a package in AUR that already accomplishes the same
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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)
# Very contrived and hard to follow
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[[User:Lavandero|Lavandero]] 21:23, 30 October 2010 (EDT)
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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)