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Old 12-16-2003, 02:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Mozilla Firebird Question

I have downloaded Mozilla Firebird and I would like to use it as my browser but it didn't install on my system. Everytime I want to use it I have click on the .exe program (from the zip file) to run it. Is that how Mozilla works? How do I get a Mozilla icon on my desktop to run it that way? Just wondering. Thanks
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Old 12-16-2003, 03:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Firebird does not have an installer program yet. Simply place the Mozilla directory in your Program Files directory (or wherever you install programs to) and then right click on your desktop and select new-->shortcut. Follow the on-screen instructions and you should be all set

By the way, Mozilla 1.5 (the suite) does have an installer and eventually Firebird will have one too. Right now they're just focusing on making Firebird a better BROWSER than on making an installer for it.
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Old 12-16-2003, 03:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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firebird is also available with an installer now

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.o...ebirdSetup.exe
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Old 12-16-2003, 06:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Firebird does not have an installer program yet. Simply place the Mozilla directory in your Program Files directory (or wherever you install programs to) and then right click on your desktop and select new-->shortcut. Follow the on-screen instructions and you should be all set

By the way, Mozilla 1.5 (the suite) does have an installer and eventually Firebird will have one too. Right now they're just focusing on making Firebird a better BROWSER than on making an installer for it.
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firebird is also available with an installer now

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.o...ebirdSetup.exe
Either way works. Congrats, Im sure you will be impressed.
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Old 12-16-2003, 06:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Either way works. Congrats, Im sure you will be impressed.
... unless you use one of the nightlies past December 8. There's some serious weirdness going on with those, including crashes whenever you try to save something. I'd stick with a slightly older one, or wait the couple weeks until FB 0.8 milestone is released.
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Old 12-16-2003, 07:03 AM   #6 (permalink)
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... unless you use one of the nightlies past December 8. There's some serious weirdness going on with those, including crashes whenever you try to save something. I'd stick with a slightly older one, or wait the couple weeks until FB 0.8 milestone is released.
Yes, but there is a reason why the Nightlies are considered betas. You cant use experimental code and expect it to work all the time. The standard 0.7 release (and .6, and .5), I never had the first problem with.
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Old 12-16-2003, 12:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I personally love the fact that there's no installer. I wish more software would work the same way.
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Old 12-16-2003, 01:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I guess I inadvertingly downloaded the version you linked first. But it still won't install. I still have to click on the .exe icon to run to run the browser. Is there another download which I can install? SecretMethod70, does the Mozilla suite come with Firebird? Thanks for everybody's help. It it always much appreciated. Thanks
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Old 12-16-2003, 01:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I guess I inadvertingly downloaded the version you linked first. But it still won't install. I still have to click on the .exe icon to run to run the browser. Is there another download which I can install? SecretMethod70, does the Mozilla suite come with Firebird? Thanks for everybody's help. It it always much appreciated. Thanks
It sound like you got the zipped version. To install it, just extract it all somewhere, then run the EXE. You can add a shortcut to your desktop later to make it faster to get to.
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Old 12-16-2003, 01:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yes, but there is a reason why the Nightlies are considered betas. You cant use experimental code and expect it to work all the time. The standard 0.7 release (and .6, and .5), I never had the first problem with.
And, just to be complete, the latest nightly (20031216) got some great patches, so this one is OK for use. Or, grab 0.7, or by the end of December get 0.8.
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Old 12-16-2003, 02:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Please ignore my previous post as I am a blind and sightless moron for not seeing what I actually downloaded. I downloaded, as flamingpeach indicated, the an installable version. Firebird is up and running with no problems. Thanks everyone
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Old 12-16-2003, 02:15 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Please ignore my previous post as I am a blind and sightless moron for not seeing what I actually downloaded. I downloaded, as flamingpeach indicated, the an installable version. Firebird is up and running with no problems. Thanks everyone
I'm glad you finally got it working.

Firebird is a great browser, and once you get it set up the way you want it, i'm sure you'll love it.
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