Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Since upgrading to Natty, some of the icons in Firefox 4 have stopped showing. Speifically, the Back, Forward, and Close Tab buttons (perhaps others). This is in Gnome 2. Is there a way to get the icons back?

share|improve this question
1  
Go to View > Toolbars > Customize and see if you see them. –  wojox May 19 '11 at 7:16

1 Answer 1

up vote 2 down vote accepted

For some reason, icons don't show up in 32-bit Firefox versions on 64-bit Ubuntu 11.04 (at least on my system). I'm guessing this is what you're seeing.

You can fix it simply by running a 64-bit version of Firefox. You can download the latest version, Firefox 5, from here: https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/5.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/

You can extract that to e.g. $HOME/programs/firefox/, and then symlink its "firefox" binary into $HOME/bin/ -- that should make this downloaded version be run preferentially over your other version, when you (or your gnome menu) invoke "firefox".

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.