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Currently, versions 1.5 and 2 have been released - development is dependent on ongoing [[Donations|financial contributions]].
Currently, versions 1.5 and 2 have been released - development is dependent on ongoing [[Donations|financial contributions]].
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This is a placeholder until the HTML version of this page is migrated.
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Firefox can be downloaded from [http://www.riscos.info/unix/firefox/ the Firefox port page].
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Until then, [http://www.riscos.info/unix/firefox/ visit the Firefox port page].
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== Installing and using Firefox 2 ==
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Some users may experience difficulty in running Firefox for the first time, so here is a quick guide to get you going.
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First make sure you have downloaded all the necessary parts. As well as the Firefox application you will also need:
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* [[Tinct]] - A module that provides applications with support for high speed sprite plotting and image enhancement
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* [[SharedUnixLibrary]] - A library of files required by many applications originating on the Unix platform
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* [[ELFLoader]] - An object loader for elves
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=== Setting up Choices ===
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After checking you have all the necessary modules in the right place (ELFLoader can be put in <Choices$Write>.Boot.Predesk) you'll need to set up the Choices file for Firefox, as the current application fails to do this correctly (version 2r2):
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# Press CTRL+F12 to bring up a [[taskwindow]]
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# Enter: <nowiki>Filer_OpenDir &lt;Choices$Write&gt;</nowiki>
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# In the window that appears, look for a directory called ''Mozilla''. If it isn't there, create it
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# Open the Mozilla directory
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# Create a sub-directory called ''Default'' in the ''Mozilla'' directory
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# Load your favourite [[Text Editor]]
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# Enter the following text '''exactly as shown''':
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<pre>
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[General]
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StartWithLastProfile=1
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[Profile0]
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Name=default
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IsRelative=1
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Path=Default
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</pre>
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# Save the file as ''profiles/ini'' inside the ''Mozilla'' directory
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# Run Firefox2 for the first time!

Revision as of 03:00, 7 March 2007

The Firefox web browser for RISC OS. This is a port by Peter Naulls.

Currently, versions 1.5 and 2 have been released - development is dependent on ongoing financial contributions.

Firefox can be downloaded from the Firefox port page.

Installing and using Firefox 2

Some users may experience difficulty in running Firefox for the first time, so here is a quick guide to get you going.

First make sure you have downloaded all the necessary parts. As well as the Firefox application you will also need:

  • Tinct - A module that provides applications with support for high speed sprite plotting and image enhancement
  • SharedUnixLibrary - A library of files required by many applications originating on the Unix platform
  • ELFLoader - An object loader for elves

Setting up Choices

After checking you have all the necessary modules in the right place (ELFLoader can be put in <Choices$Write>.Boot.Predesk) you'll need to set up the Choices file for Firefox, as the current application fails to do this correctly (version 2r2):

  1. Press CTRL+F12 to bring up a taskwindow
  2. Enter: Filer_OpenDir <Choices$Write>
  3. In the window that appears, look for a directory called Mozilla. If it isn't there, create it
  4. Open the Mozilla directory
  5. Create a sub-directory called Default in the Mozilla directory
  6. Load your favourite Text Editor
  7. Enter the following text exactly as shown:
[General]

StartWithLastProfile=1

[Profile0]

Name=default

IsRelative=1

Path=Default
  1. Save the file as profiles/ini inside the Mozilla directory
  2. Run Firefox2 for the first time!
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