Add bookmark to Ubuntu Forums in Firefox default

Bug #1213354 reported by Lars Noodén on 2013-08-17
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This bug affects 12 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

When a new Firefox profile is created in Saucy, it includes a list of "Ubuntu and Free Software links" by default. That
list includes a link to Launchpad but not to the Ubuntu Forums. Launchpad is for bugs not for getting help and there is nothing directly where users can get help, beginner or otherwise. Adding a link to the Forums would help the very new users find online help.

The default bookmarks list of "Ubuntu and Free Software links" should include a link to Ubuntu Forums (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/) labelled as "Community Support"

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: firefox 23.0~b10+build1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.10.0-6.17-generic 3.10.3
Uname: Linux 3.10.0-6-generic x86_64
AddonCompatCheckDisabled: False
ApportVersion: 2.12-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
AudioDevicesInUse:
 USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
 /dev/snd/controlC0: lars 1392 F.... pulseaudio
BuildID: 20130801095339
CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'iw'
Channel: Unavailable
CurrentDmesg:
 [ 24.924859] Adding 246572k swap on /dev/zram1. Priority:5 extents:1 across:246572k SSFS
 [ 27.488922] sky2 0000:01:00.0 eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex, flow control rx
 [ 27.488962] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
 [ 55.452676] init: mysql post-start process (1002) terminated with status 1
Date: Sat Aug 17 14:33:46 2013
ForcedLayersAccel: False
IfupdownConfig:
 # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-08-09 (7 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Alpha amd64+mac (20130808)
IpRoute:
 default via 192.168.2.1 dev eth0 proto static
 192.168.2.0/24 dev eth0 proto kernel scope link src 192.168.2.36 metric 1
MarkForUpload: True
Plugins:
 DivX Browser Plug-In - /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/gecko-mediaplayer-dvx.so (gecko-mediaplayer)
 RealPlayer 9 - /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/gecko-mediaplayer-rm.so (gecko-mediaplayer)
 Windows Media Player Plug-in - /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/gecko-mediaplayer-wmp.so (gecko-mediaplayer)
 QuickTime Plug-in 7.6.9 - /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/gecko-mediaplayer-qt.so (gecko-mediaplayer)
 mplayerplug-in is now gecko-mediaplayer 1.0.8 - /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/gecko-mediaplayer.so (gecko-mediaplayer)
PrefSources: prefs.js
Profiles: Profile0 (Default) - LastVersion=23.0/20130801095339 (In use)
RelatedPackageVersions: gecko-mediaplayer 1.0.8-1ubuntu1
RunningIncompatibleAddons: False
SourcePackage: firefox
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
WifiSyslog:

dmi.bios.date: 06/28/07
dmi.bios.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.bios.version: MM21.88Z.009A.B00.0706281359
dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag
dmi.board.name: Mac-F4208EAA
dmi.board.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.board.version: PVT
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset Tag
dmi.chassis.type: 4
dmi.chassis.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: Mac-F4208EAA
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAppleInc.:bvrMM21.88Z.009A.B00.0706281359:bd06/28/07:svnAppleInc.:pnMacmini2,1:pvr1.0:rvnAppleInc.:rnMac-F4208EAA:rvrPVT:cvnAppleInc.:ct4:cvrMac-F4208EAA:
dmi.product.name: Macmini2,1
dmi.product.version: 1.0
dmi.sys.vendor: Apple Inc.

Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Liam Condron-Farnos (23liam) wrote :

It would be nice to have a bookmark to askubuntu.com as well.

Paddy Landau (paddy-landau) wrote :

I agree with @23liam. Ask Ubuntu would indeed be a good addition.

Yes, we need a link to ubuntu forums.

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) wrote :

Currently we have too many official support pages in Ubuntu. (in general)

Read this thread here → http://ubuntu-discourse.org/t/will-you-intend-to-remove-some-ubuntu-support-pages/734

We have to pick the most important and include them to bookmarks. This is not a major problem or maybe is not a bug at all because every user has its own bookmarks. Also with Sync Firefox feature he/she can have his/her bookmarks everywhere.

This seems to me more like an "Opinion" instead of a bug.

Regards
 NikTh

Launchpad is not just for bugs. There is also a section for answers/support (https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu) and that is what the bookmark links to.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1213354

tags: added: iso-testing
Paul White (paulw2u) on 2016-03-28
tags: added: xenial
removed: saucy
Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

Obviously related to bug #1322724 (Ubuntu One) and bug #602265 (default bookmarks need updating)

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