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I'm presently running Firefox 3.6.8 on Ubuntu 9.04. My Firefox extensions include Ubuntu Firefox Modifications 0.9rc2. I've upgraded Firefox on this install a few times; as far as I can recall, some version of this extension was present when I initially installed Ubuntu 9.04. I have disabled it, mostly because I didn't know what it provided me, nor was I able to find out when I tried a bit.

What does the extension do?

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This was also asked on superuser… – BullfrogBlues Apr 29 '12 at 17:51
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The files here show some of the changes that Ubufox provides (custom branding, search preferences, etc.)

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It must be really difficult to provide a description, and links to additional resources, and other details, within the extension itself. Open Firefox > Go to Addons > Ubuntu Firefox Modifications > Click "more" > Your description: "Ubuntu Firefox Pack". Powerful stuff. – BullfrogBlues Apr 29 '12 at 17:46

It came with xul-ext-ubufox Install xul-ext-ubufox:

Ubuntu-specific configuration defaults and apt support for Firefox.

Adds Ubuntu-specific modifications to Firefox.

Integrates the browser with Ubuntu to:

  • Enable searching for missing plugins from Ubuntu software catalog
  • Add the following options to the Help menu:
    • Get help on-line
    • Help translating Firefox
    • Ubuntu Release Notes
  • Set homepage to Ubuntu Start Page
  • Display a restart notification after upgrading Firefox
  • Add to the search engines.

You can uninstall this if you prefer to use a pristine Firefox install.


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It enables Firefox addons to be installed through the package manager.

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According to Synaptic, it also provides some Ubuntu-specific configuration defaults. – jbowtie Jul 29 '10 at 11:25

protected by Braiam Mar 15 '14 at 2:54

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