Never that happy with either Chrome or Chromium in Meego (or Ubuntu if I am honest) don't know why. It isn't corporate stuff either...just feels ...a bit 'windows like'
So in Moblin you used to be able to easily install Firefox (Fennec - Moblin's Web Browser was firefox based I am sure)....very good it was too
Not possible in Meego 1.1...not in the repos at the moment so some clever chums on the Meego Forum (thats Profebral and Zombie- thanks!) did a helpful posting about setting up Firefox in Meego to look like Chromium but also like firefox
After a few trials here is what I did to install firefox and make it how I like it as seen here
2 steps to Firefox like me
This looks complicated ( so much so I nearly never did it but it was actually remarkably easy and teaches you a new skill to boot !
Go the Firefox download page for Linux here
Firefox Download Page
Click the big download button shown here
Ok...you are going to download a .tar.bz2 file...stop panicking...it is easy to do (remember I did it)
Click to save it in your download folder
When it has downloaded open a terminal and I will talk you through what to do
cd Downloads (to get into your downloads folder)
Then you need to extract the firefox folder from the tar.bz compressed file by typing
tar -axvf firefox-3.6.12.tar.bz2
Your can then move the folder into your home folder by typing
mv firefox ~
and creating a desktop item for you to click on!
sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/mozilla-firefox-custom.desktop
This creates a little text file where you can paste in the following info and press save but make sure you select all the text from Desktop to WebBrowser:
Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Firefox Web Browser custom GenericName=Web Browser Comment=Browse the Web Exec=/home/YOUR-USER-NAME*/firefox/firefox %u Icon=firefox Terminal=false Type=Application StartupWMClass=firefox MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml+xml;application/vnd.mozilla.xul+xml;text/mml; StartupNotify=true Categories=Network;WebBrowser;
* don't forget to replace YOUR-USER-NAME* for your name you have chosen in meego so mine said Exec=/home/Andy/firefox/firefox %u
2 Set up some decent add ons
I like Firefox but I need a few add ons to make it nicer
Open your new firefox and select tools and Add ons
I then installed the following:
Chromifox Companion 1.2 (ok Chromium was not 100 % ugly)
Fission ( to show progress on page load- no more how long til loaded grumps)
Foobar which combines address and search bars into one
New tab homepage (if you have like me Google.co.uk as your homepage when you hit new tab..up comes google not an empty tab...much faster
Install those and set them how you like
Lastly to get it the fonts looking like I wanted I went to preferences and Content and set up all the Fonts in advanced to Droid Sans 16 and min 13 and DIS allowed webpages to set their own fonts . Clicked ok and restarted firefox
Hope that helps and again thanks to Profebral and Zombie on http://forum.meego.com/showthread.php?t=555 for their guidance.