Flock on Ubuntu

By | 2006/08/26

I’ve been using Flock now for almost two months I’m a total “Flockstar!” I really enjoy its smooth interface, compatibility with Firefox extensions and integrated social browsing options. It has simple browser-blogging, double-click URL bookmarking to del.icio.us or Shadow. Also integrated Flickr & PhotoBucket accounts. Try it out. Join the Flock!

For those of use using Ubuntu, prior to a .deb package being made for Flock, I’ve put together a simple 5 step installation tutorial. This will install a menu listing and make Flock available for all users on the machine.

1. Download Flock (Save As…)

2. Save the archive (should be on Desktop): sudo tar -C /opt -xzvf flock-*.linux-i686.tar.gz

3. Create a link: sudo ln -s /opt/flock/flock /usr/bin/flock

4. Create menu item: sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/flock.desktop

[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Flock
Comment=Flock Web Browser
Exec=flock
Icon=/opt/flock/icons/mozicon128.png
StartupNotify=true
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Applications;Network

5. Refresh the menu: killall gnome-panel

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18 thoughts on “Flock on Ubuntu

  1. Will Pate

    Hey, glad to hear you’re digging Flock. Hope our browser is really kickin’ butt for you.

    Why not show the word proudly what a Flockstar you are? We have buttons that look oh so good and instructions for how to add them to your WordPress blog.

    http://www.flock.com/spread

    Cheers,

    Will Pate
    Community Ambassador, Flock

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  2. Tom

    I’ve done this install but the problem I have found is that when you run across a posted flickr photo it doesn’t give you that “view photostream” button that supposed to be there. And when you right-click on text you type (like this here) it doesn’t give you the “check spelling” in the menu either. Is there a way to fix this?

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  3. Ubuntu Tutorials

    Tom, I guess I haven’t tried those options–perhaps I haven’t been aware of them. I’ve never known of a spell-check option (other than in FF2).

    Also, you might want to make sure you’re using the latest version found here:
    Flock 0.7.8 on Ubuntu

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  16. woodsmoke

    Hi
    I downloaded to Klikit Feisty, right clicked and extracted, it extracted it’s own folder, clicked the icon and it ran fine… TRUELY a “different” browser, especially for the “younger folks” that are “wired”, I reviewed it positively at the forum….there are so many extra features that I’ve never tried before that it’ll take a while to explore all of them, great job folks….this is the kind of thing that will help attract attention in both the Windblows world and the Linux.
    woodsmoke

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