Firefox Quickstarter

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Description:

First version of Firefox Quickstarter. It's only a modified version of MozillaQs and it might be plenty of bugs. Please try it and feel free to report your bugs and suggestions. It has been tested in Suse Linux 10.1 with Kde 3.5.7

Older versions and packages can be found in the official web page.

Rpm packages for many SUSE versions can be downloaded from: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/finrold/
Last changelog:

13 years ago

0.1.3
* Added German, Italian, Polish and Turkish translations.

0.1.2
* Solved autostart bug.
* Added Firefox icon.
* Added spanish translation.

0.1.1
This version solves one bug:
* Firefox shows home directory instead of favorite page.

0.1
* Added a rpm for Fedora. Thanks bluehat
* Added a tgz package for Slackware 10.2. Thanks Slacky.it
* Added a rpm for Suse 9.3. Thanks linux3114a.

foolosophy

10 years ago

no plans to make a KDE4 version?

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JohnB316

11 years ago

Using VectorLinux 5.9rc1, which is based on slackware-current, the make process fails at the beginning. Here is the console output from the make process:

Quote:vl59stdrc1:/~/firefoxqs/firefoxqs
john:$ make
cd . && make -f admin/Makefile.common configure.in ;
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/john/firefoxqs/firefoxqs'
*** Creating configure.files
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/john/firefoxqs/firefoxqs'
cd . && /bin/sh /home/john/firefoxqs/firefoxqs/admin/missing --run aclocal-1.10
/home/john/firefoxqs/firefoxqs/admin/missing: line 52: aclocal-1.10: command not found
WARNING: `aclocal-1.10' is missing on your system. You should only need it if
you modified `acinclude.m4' or `configure.in'. You might want
to install the `Automake' and `Perl' packages. Grab them from
any GNU archive site.
cd . && /bin/sh /home/john/firefoxqs/firefoxqs/admin/missing --run automake-1.10 --gnu
/home/john/firefoxqs/firefoxqs/admin/missing: line 52: automake-1.10: command not found
WARNING: `automake-1.10' is missing on your system. You should only need it if
you modified `Makefile.am', `acinclude.m4' or `configure.in'.
You might want to install the `Automake' and `Perl' packages.
Grab them from any GNU archive site.
cd . && perl admin/am_edit
cd . && perl admin/am_edit Makefile.in
cd . && rm -f configure
cd . && make -f admin/Makefile.common configure
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/john/firefoxqs/firefoxqs'
configure.in:43: error: possibly undefined macro: AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE
If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4_pattern_allow.
See the Autoconf documentation.
configure.in:48: error: possibly undefined macro: AM_CONFIG_HEADER
configure.in:51: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_CHECK_COMPILERS
configure.in:52: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_ENABLE_SHARED
configure.in:53: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_ENABLE_STATIC
configure.in:58: error: possibly undefined macro: AM_KDE_WITH_NLS
configure.in:61: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_PATH_KDE
configure.in:70: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_CHECK_KDEMAXPATHLEN
make[1]: *** [configure] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/john/firefoxqs/firefoxqs'


The problem, as I see it, is that I'm being forced to use a specific version of aclocal and automake to generate the configure file for the admin directory. There should either be a more graceful way to tell me that I need a specific version of the automake tools, or there should be no check for a specific automake version.

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niwi-hh

11 years ago

I had the same problem as reported by sede on 10/29/2007. Here is what I did to solve it:

Instead of letting Firefox Quickstarter start automatically at boot time* I made a shortcut for Kicker that starts first Firefox and then Quickstarter.** When using this shortcut first time after booting, Firefox need the regular time for starting. Beginning from the second time Quickstarter works.

* The function 'start automatically with kde' didn't work for me anyway. I started it with ~/.kde/Autostart but it took much to long for starting and regularly it couldn't start Firefox.

** Here is the simple command I use:
firefox; firefoxqs
The order is important. If you would start firefoxqs first the shortcut wouldn't open Firefox when clicking on it first time after booting.

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sede

11 years ago

The program worked first when I installed it. Then I'have taken it into my KDE autostart script. On the next startup it broke the Firefox, the browser window appeared for a second then quited. It happened every time now on, when I wanted to start Firefox. When I killed firefox-bin it was working again normally.

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gassauer

11 years ago

firefoxqs-0.1.2

Hi it seems that firefoxqs and kmail / kwalletmanager autostart do not fit well together.

firefoxqs seems to hide the passworddialogwindow. kmail hangs and can't be started any more.

Only during shutdown the wallet-password dialog window pops up again - without borders - waiting for input

starting firefoxqs AFTER kmail/kwalletmanager all seems to work fine.

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imu

11 years ago

Version 0.1.2 for Debian Unstable on my personal repository :
http://download.tuxfamily.org/osrdebian/pool/unstable/extra/firefoxqs_0.1.2~imudebian0_i386.deb

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eeproms

11 years ago

Thank you works fine in Kubuntu Gutsy.

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linux3114a

11 years ago

http://moking.free.fr/raoul/SuSE10.2/firefoxqs-1.2-1.lotus.i586.rpm

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andrewcruickshank

11 years ago

yeah, sweet job man

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finrold

11 years ago

Thank you :)

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gassauer

11 years ago

make -f Makefile.cvs

This Makefile is only for the CVS repository
This will be deleted before making the distribution

*** YOU'RE USING autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.60.
*** KDE requires autoconf 2.53 or newer
make[1]: *** [cvs] Error 1
make: *** [all] Error 2

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finrold

11 years ago

In SUSE 10.1 compiles fine, but in openSUSE 10.2 doesn't and I don't know how to solve it :(

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linux3114a

13 years ago

firefoxqs-0.1-S10K351.i586.rpm
at
http://home.tiscali.be/raoul.linux/downloadSuSE10.0.htm


ENJOY !!!

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swt

13 years ago

This awesome little devil works perfect in KDE 3.5.1 except checking the "start automatically with KDE" context menu option has no effect, at least for me. And if you use this, [timesaving tip for fellow boneheads], you gotta remember to kill it when you restart your browser after installing a new extension.

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bluehat

13 years ago

Build for Fedora
http://www.fedoraitalia.org/modules/wfdownloads/singlefile.php?cid=3&lid=45

Have a nice day.

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gohanz

13 years ago

A SlackWare 10.2 TGZ Package with SlackBuild script is ready to download!!

http://www.slacky.it


http://www.slacky.it/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=1&func=fileinfo&filecatid=733&parent=category

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bartucha82

13 years ago

Autostart feature doesn't work. Show new navigator panel start's home directory in a new panel. When I managed to autostart this program my Firefox stopped displaying address bar. I'm working on Fedora Core 4.Firefox 1.5.rc1

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linux3114a

13 years ago

If you are working with KDE just add a firfoxqs.desktop in your $home/.kde/Autostart subdirectory.

You firfoxqs will be started with the KDE starting session

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eeproms

13 years ago

all it does right now is keep a version of firefox open in the background and stop any "visable" version I try to start.

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finrold

13 years ago

Yes, as you can read in the description of the web page it's a dirty hack, it only runs a hidden instance of firefox.
It's not he best way to do it but it could be useful for some people.

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DIHLOFOS

13 years ago

This might be a nice program but is it a good idea to keep more and more programs preloaded or half-preloaded? Boot times go up. Memory get used unnecessary. Isn't there other solutions?

Thanks truelinux3114a for the great rpm-s

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linux3114a

13 years ago

Many Thanks ....for your comments;

It's my collaboration to Linux world...

Nice day

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liquidrock222

13 years ago

I think you meant contribution.

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linux3114a

13 years ago

firefoxqs-0.1-SuSE9.3K343.i586.rpm
at
http://www.bloghotel.org/linux3114a/


Very very nice
Good job

ENJOY !!!

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13 years ago

0.1.3
* Added German, Italian, Polish and Turkish translations.

0.1.2
* Solved autostart bug.
* Added Firefox icon.
* Added spanish translation.

0.1.1
This version solves one bug:
* Firefox shows home directory instead of favorite page.

0.1
* Added a rpm for Fedora. Thanks bluehat
* Added a tgz package for Slackware 10.2. Thanks Slacky.it
* Added a rpm for Suse 9.3. Thanks linux3114a.

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