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I downloaded Firefox and extracted it to my home folder. I can click the "firefox" icon in the Firefox folder and it'll open but I can't "install" it so that ...
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    Firefox under Debian 7.


    I downloaded Firefox and extracted it to my home folder. I can click the "firefox" icon in the Firefox folder and it'll open but I can't "install" it so that I can place it into my dock for easy access. I really don't like Iceweasel and would like to put Firefox in it's place. How can I get it installed so it's an actual Application and not just an app that I open from my home folder. Thanks.

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    If you click the firefox icon does it open and enable you to browse the internet? If not what happens? Do you just want an icon in your dock as in a link to the firefox executable? or something else?

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    If I go into my Home folder and then into the Firefox folder and click the icon it'll open Firefox but I have no app in my applications section under Gnome 3 and would like one there so I can add it to the dock for easy access. It's like I have Firefox but I don't.

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    Still trying to figure out how to "install" Firefox in Debian 7 instead of just have a folder of it in my home folder. Anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNFrank View Post
    Still trying to figure out how to "install" Firefox in Debian 7 instead of just have a folder of it in my home folder. Anyone?
    The particular package you downloaded is not for installation because it is a prebuilt binary. You can leave it in your home directory (as it is now) or move it to a global location e.g. /opt and then create a short cut on your dock with the path of the binary being /opt/firefox/firefox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daark.child View Post
    The particular package you downloaded is not for installation because it is a prebuilt binary. You can leave it in your home directory (as it is now) or move it to a global location e.g. /opt and then create a short cut on your dock with the path of the binary being /opt/firefox/firefox.
    That is how I run Firefox in my Fluxbox Desktop on my M/C shoip AntiX 11 Desktop along with Seamonkey (Debians support of Iceape was abysmal previously).
    All you need to figure out is Making a manul launcher in docky like I did in right click Applications>Internet>Firefox in Fluxbox.


    docky - How to make/use launcher? - Ask Ubuntu

    The exec instead of saying firefox should say /home/tnfrank/firefox/firefox if my guess is right. Icon should be easy to figure out after previous pointer by me.

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    Just gave up on Debian 7 pure and installed Point Linux. That way I still have Debian 7 but with a MATE desktop instead of that Gnome 3 junk and I also have Firefox by default so no hoops to jump through. Thanks for the info though, I appreciate it.

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