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What do I do after downloading and extracting Firefox (the application does not start on its own)?

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I use Ubuntu and just downloaded the newest Firefox browser. Then, I hit Extract, and it shows me a Firefox folder but nothing inside the folder can be clicked to to open the program.

I use Ubuntu and just downloaded the newest Firefox browser. Then, I hit Extract, and it shows me a Firefox folder but nothing inside the folder can be clicked to to open the program.

Additional System Details

This happened

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This started when...

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Installed Plug-ins

  • The Adobe Reader plugin is used to enable viewing of PDF and FDF files from within the browser.
  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r45
  • This plug-in detects the presence of iTunes when opening iTunes Store URLs in a web page with Firefox.
  • The Totem 2.22.1 plugin handles video and audio streams.
  • DivX Web Player version 1.4.0.233

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.2.17) Gecko/20111028 Ubuntu/8.04 (hardy) Firefox/3.6.17

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the-edmeister
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https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Installing+Firefox+on+Linux https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxNewVersion/MozillaBuilds
cor-el
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Also check that you meet the requirements for current Firefox versions. *http://www.mozilla.org/firefox/14.0/system-requirements/ *http://www.mozilla.org/firefox/3.6.28/system-requirements/