X
Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.
Your Firefox is out of date and may contain a security risk! Upgrade Firefox

Support Forum

How to Install Firefox metro preview in Windows 8?

Posted

I've downloaded Firefox metro preview "firefox-18.0a1.en-US.win32.zip" & tried to install according to the instructions. But I didn't got the firefox tile on my windows 8 pc start screen. I've tried it with installer as well. Nothing happened.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Facebook Desktop Plugin
  • Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.6.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Plug-in for detecting Nero Kwik Media.
  • Nokia Suite Enabler Plugin
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.4
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.2
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.5.635
  • 5.1.10411.0
  • Picasa plugin

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0

More Information

KWierso 0 solutions 4 answers

There've been reports that the preview fails to install/run correctly if you're using a 32-bit version of Windows 8.

Also, can you look in the "All Apps" list that you can access by right-clicking a blank spot on the start screen and choosing "All Apps" from the bar that appears, and see if Nightly shows up in there?

It also requires the RTM version of Windows 8, so if you're trying to do this from the release preview, it probably won't work...

A final thing to check is the default program settings. Go to the start screen, and start typing "default", then choose "Default Programs" from the list. In the window that pops up, click "Set Your Default Programs". In the list of programs, select "Nightly", and then click "Set this program as default" to give it all of the defaults. Then go back to the start screen and see if the tile appears there.

rizvanfawk 0 solutions 5 answers

i download the lastest nightly build 19.0a1 when i changed the default program into nightly, it's still open in desktop mode. is this a nightly bug ?

KWierso 0 solutions 4 answers

It isn't yet in the normal Nightly builds, you'll have to download the Metro Preview build: http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-elm/firefox-18.0a1.en-US.win32.installer.exe

Beyond that, the Metro version will only open from the tile on the start screen, and only if it shows the new icon on the tile.

rizvanfawk 0 solutions 5 answers

Helpful Reply

Not Found

The requested URL /pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-elm/firefox-18.0a1.en-US.win32.installer.exe was not found on this server.

) Help me please
James
  • Top 25 Contributor
  • Moderator
437 solutions 3159 answers

The Nightly Channel has been 19.0a1 ever since October.9 build.

)
rizvanfawk 0 solutions 5 answers

i already download it i used win 8 pro x86, but it doesn't open in metro preview i don't know why :/

James
  • Top 25 Contributor
  • Moderator
437 solutions 3159 answers

Helpful Reply

As you have 32-bit Windows and not 64-bit, you may be able to run it in desktop mode but not in Metro mode.

Modified by James

rizvanfawk 0 solutions 5 answers

so this isn't a bug, but the system only for x64 ?

'(

i hope can open firefox in metro mode for x86

elusive1 0 solutions 2 answers

I've installed the lastest nightly build on Windows Pro x64, and it does NOT open in Metro mode on the start screen. Regardless of how I open it, it reverts to desktop mode. Any suggestions?

cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
10762 solutions 96861 answers

Try to add the -metrodesktop switch. "C:\Program Files\Nightly\firefox.exe" -metrodesktop

elusive1 0 solutions 2 answers

I added the -metrodesktop argument from command line and got the same result. Nightly is installed in the Program Files (x86) directory. Is there a 64-bit version that I need?

rizvanfawk 0 solutions 5 answers

it's doesn't work, maybe someday can be fixed

Wi5in 0 solutions 1 answers

I need a solution to Nighlty, the metro don't work, th4nks

cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
10762 solutions 96861 answers

See also:

DBGSP 0 solutions 1 answers

Only set nighly into default, then nightly turn into windows 8 modern ui. done