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how to move Firefox 4 – home button back to left in Ubuntu

In Ubuntu 10.10/10.04(or may be in 11.04) , the Firefox 4 has placed the home button in upper right corner, but most of us have the habit of clicking Home Button from upper left corner. So the default position of Home button in Firefox 4.0 is creating some sort of problems/difficulties in our browsing experience. That’s why this post will show you how to restore the the position of home button to top left corner, below the address bar.

Firefox 4.0 is simply great! I enjoy browsing a lot with Firefox, after its new release. On Ubuntu or any other Linux distros like Linux Mint 10(or LMDE),Fedora(14/13) the Firefox looks little different(actually bad as compared to the look/layout of Firefox on windows 7). By the way, it is far better than Firefox 3.x(it has a bad record on Linux Distros).

Move Home Button To Left


#1 : Right click on the home button and select customize,a new window will appear with a lot of buttons(see the 2th snapshot). Now select any buttons you want to move/add/remove.


#2 : Now,the navigation bar buttons becomes adjustable i.e you can drag and drop buttons along the bar. IF you want to add any button then just drag and drop it to the desired location. Drag the Home button from right corner, and drop it to left upper corner. Finally click on ‘Done’ button in the customize toolbar window to save the changes. That’s all..the home button on the left navigation bar(below the tab) will look something like this –


firefox 4 beta 3

how to install firefox 4 beta in ubuntu 10.04

firefox 4 beta 3

This post will explain you – about installing Firefox 4 beta 3 on ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx) by using Synaptic Package Manager and command line.For Linux based platform firefox has released Mindfield Web Browser,as experimental version of firefox 4 beta 3.I think it’s pretty fast than it’s older version due to the hybrid javascript engine – JagerMonkey.

Install Firefox 4 by using Synaptic Package Manager(SPM)

#1. Open SPM and Click on Settings -> Repositories ->Other Software.
#2. Then,click on +Add(Left,bottom) and enter the following address in APT Line (followed by single Add Source)
#3. Next,close the software sources window and Update the package information by clicking on Reload button(In SPM).

#4. Now,Search for ‘firefox 4’ and mark the package for installation which says – ‘firefox 4.0’.(If it asks for other dependencies then click ok)

#5. Then,click on ‘Apply’ to install firefox 4 beta.Within few minutes the installation will complete.Then go to Applications->Internet->Minefield 4.0 Web Browser(Why Minefield ?? Yeah!! This the code name for experimental version of Mozilla ..for Linux platform).

#6. That’s All…

Installing firefox 4 beta 3 from Command Line

Open Terminal(CTRL+ALT+T) and enter the commands given below

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox-4.0

I hope You enjoyed reading the article..Happy Browsing!!