Thursday, July 03, 2008

Running Firefox3 on OLPC

When one tries to run Firefox3 on the XO-1 under Sugar one will quickly find out that something is wrong, the icons are super-sized and so large that the whole interface gets squished together. I haven't yet figured out what the real course of this issue is, however there is a quick workaround:
  • enter "about:config" into the URL bar
  • confirm the warning that will pop-up if you haven't already
  • search for layout.css.dpi and set its value to something like 90, larger values will result in larger icons, while smaller values will result in smaller icons
Once the change is done the icons will appear normal size and Firefox3 is ready to be used.

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