Ubuntu

The defaut firefox bookmarks could do with updating.

Reported by philinux on 2010-07-06
124
This bug affects 28 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
Wishlist
Unassigned
firefox (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

Following a chat with the mozilla team, Chrisccoulson has ask me to raise a bug report to include this shortlist.

My suggestions, in no particular order are:-
http://ubuntuforums.org/
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicalInstall
https://help.ubuntu.com/community
http://www.ubuntu.com/support
http://ubuntuguide.org/
http://gnome-look.org/
http://kde-look.org
http://medibuntu.org/
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/

I think it would be good to include the link to ubuntuforums.org on the bookmarks toolbar.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: firefox 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.34-5.14-generic 2.6.34
Uname: Linux 2.6.34-5-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Jul 6 13:30:21 2010
FirefoxPackages:
 firefox 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
 firefox-gnome-support 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
 firefox-branding 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
 abroswer N/A
 abrowser-branding N/A
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Alpha amd64 (20100605)
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: firefox

philinux (philcb) wrote :
Tom Pino (metalsmith-rangeweb) wrote :

With all the changes going on in Ubuntu and new people coming in it really is time to update the default bookmarks.

This seem like a good list that include solutions for common problems that people have on a first time install.

philinux (philcb) wrote :

Tom Pino, Could you click the status NEW and change it to confirmed. Thanks.

Doug McMahon (mc3man) on 2010-07-06
Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
philinux (philcb) wrote :

I got some links wrong so I've edited the links.

description: updated
zp (zekopeko) wrote :

Lose these:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicalInstall -- the installer should be self expanatory. Otherwise it's failing in it's function.

http://ubuntuguide.org/ -- third party with ads. Looks fugly and isn't official in any way

http://gnome-look.org/ -- there are themes in the repos. We have the shiny new Ubuntu Software Center. Let's use it

http://kde-look.org -- this is for Kubuntu. AFAIK Firefox isn't the default in Kubuntu and the above also applies

http://medibuntu.org/ -- third party and the major use scenarios are taken care of by the codec installer. Any potential problem with codecs should be dealt there

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats -- same as above

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/ -- third party aka not official. Such things should be done on the *.ubuntu.com domain.

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

I do think that http://www.ubuntu.com/support would be a good addition to the default bookmarks, but I'm not sure how necessary it would be when we already have a bookmark that (indirectly) links to http://www.ubuntu.com/, where the Support section is already quite discoverable

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Confirmed → Triaged
philinux (philcb) wrote :

Why on earth cant there be a link to http://ubuntuforums.org/index.php on the default firefox bookmarks toolbar.

Also why is the size of the browser so small width wise. Bizarre.

Daniel Ribeiro (danielrmt) wrote :

I second this, UF is a great support resource. Also freenode webchat: http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntu

CharlesA (charlesa) wrote :

Hi there.

It would definitely be worth it to include a link to UbuntuForums.

Anyone else think that it's strange that in the installer there are all references to ubuntu.com, but in the initial install, the firefox bookmarks point to ubuntulinux.com?

Speaking of 10.04 by the way, not 10.10.

ubunterooster (mirknight) wrote :

Many other distros do this, why not Ubuntu?

Andy C. Candet (andycandet) wrote :

+1 on this. Ubuntu aims to be newbie-friendly, right?

So, why don’t we promote some other free & open projects there that are useful and not related to Ubuntu?
I’ve been gathering some of them at http://jancborchardt.wordpress.com/links/

http://identi.ca
http://joindiaspora.com (once it’s running)
http://openetherpad.com
http://libre.fm
http://sparkleshare.org
http://wikipedia.org
http://openstreetmap.org
http://dict.cc
http://p2pu.org
http://flossmanuals.net
http://oercommons.org
http://openfontlibrary.org

And maybe also some non-digital:
http://couchsurfing.org
http://freecycle.org

When they already have Ubuntu, we should help them dive deeper into free culture. I know it took long for me to get to know all these massively useful sites.

On the current bookmarks:
Why ubuntulinux.org and not just call it ubuntu.com like it is everywhere else?
Launchpad answers should definitely stay! The direct connection to everything else (including frequently asked questions) makes it much easier to operate than a forum.
I’m not entirely sure on Debian. If that is there, GNOME should be too. On the other hand, it is not useful for most.

Vish (vish) wrote :

Agreed that this could be updated, but as zekopeko mentions no need to promote private blogs.

To add to the list, http://ubuntu.stackexchange.com/ can also be included.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Vish (vish) wrote :

The ubuntu.stackexchange.com was a temporary one, we have the new : http://askubuntu.com/ , we should get this into th bookmarks.

On Fri, 2010-10-15 at 09:28 +0000, Vish wrote:
> The ubuntu.stackexchange.com was a temporary one, we have the new :
> http://askubuntu.com/ , we should get this into th bookmarks.
>

Yes, we should definitely get this one into the bookmarks. But what
else? Can someone please decide the proper list so that a developer can
make the change?

What about this selection? Some about Ubuntu + problem solving but also some more general:

http://www.ubuntu.com/community
http://askubuntu.com/
http://ubuntuforums.org/ (localized forum, for example ubuntuusers.de for Germany)
http://en.flossmanuals.net/ (localized, if available)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (localized version)
http://identi.ca/
http://libre.fm/
http://openstreetmap.org/
http://p2pu.org/

They should be visibly placed in the bookmarks toolbar.

I would love to see ubuntuforums added to the default bookmarks in Firefox.

philinux (philcb) wrote :

Can we make some progress on this one?

philinux (philcb) wrote :

Ok here's a patch. I've used the livecd to add askubuntu.com and ubuntuforums.org to the default bookmarks under the folder "Ubuntu and Free Software links". I've then exported this to a html file which is attached.

This belongs in the archive /usr/lib/firefox-11.0/omni.ja thanks.

summary: - Maverick: The defaut livecd and installed firefox bookmarks could do
- with updating.
+ The defaut firefox bookmarks could do with updating.
philinux (philcb) wrote :

Am I wasting my time with this?

Israel Dahl (israeldahl) wrote :

How about adding something like http://omgubuntu.co.uk or http://dailyubuntunews.com as well.
I think https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats is very useful, because it explains how to get the DVD player functioning. Just downloading the codecs wont make libdvdcss4 work.

Chris Wilson (notgary) wrote :

I'm going to downgrade the firefox (Ubuntu) task from triaged to confirmed until we can get a decision on what the new bookmarks should be. There have been a number of suggestions made already, including ubuntuformums and askubuntu, but I think we need someone to say 'These are the ones we want to include'.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Confirmed
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: none → quantal-9-internet

Having Askubuntu.com and ubuntuforums.org would be great!

Chris Wilson (notgary) on 2013-05-27
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: quantal-9-internet → papercuts-s-firefox
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers