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Install Flock on Ubuntu.

Filed under: Browsers, Flock, Linux, Open Source, Software, Ubuntu — Hogg @ 10:47 pm

I just wrote a post about Flock, so I downloaded it, and now I’m using it to write this post!

There is a wiki on the Ubuntu Wiki with information on installing Flock on Ubuntu. I don’t know if the same method would work with another distribution or not.

I used the wiki to install Flock on my machine and all went well, except that I had to create my own launcher. So once you’ve installed it, right-click on the desktop and select “Create Launcher…” In the Create Launcher dialog, put in Flock Web Browser for Name. You can use whatever you want for the Generic name and Comment. I used Flock for the Generic name and didn’t put a comment. For Command, enter flock %u. Make sure Application is selected for type, and that “Run in terminal” is not checked. Then click on the button that says “No Icon”. Enter in the path for the Flock icon in the top of the icon selection dialog. The path for the Flock icon is /opt/flock/icons/mozicon128.png.

That should do it. Now you’ll be able to double-click on your desktop icon and you’ll be good to go. (You can also drag the icon to a panel if you would prefer.)

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  1. Flock is weird to me. It offers a few interesting features, but I’d really prefer to stay with the latest Firefox.

    Comment by Marc — 06.13.06 @ 11:52 pm

  2. Does anyone know if Flock will upgrade alongside firfox?

    Comment by Cody — 06.28.06 @ 8:34 am

  3. Flock and Firefox are separate entities. Flock is built on a Firefox foundation but now they go their own direction. So, they won’t be updated on the same schedule.

    Comment by Hogg — 06.28.06 @ 12:06 pm

  4. […] The most confusing part came from then on. trying to install my favorite programs. I somehow got flock working and its good now. It aslo installed flash by itself saving me a lot of trouble. and then opera 9, which was smooth. Flash is version 7 for linux, which sucks, for exaple you dont see any text in you Google Analytics . […]

    Pingback by red thoughts » bye bye xp, hello ubuntu — 07.12.06 @ 5:07 am

  5. Flock is the second best! Opera is the first.

    Comment by Lobo Schmidt — 07.13.06 @ 10:46 am

  6. I just installed the latest version of flock,but I can not launch it .When I try to run it in terminater, error message is “Segmentation fault (core dumped)”.

    PS:I have already install the libstdc++5.My OS is Ubuntu feisty fawn

    Comment by 摩摩诘 — 07.23.07 @ 7:27 am

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