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It may be Firefox in Peppermint 9 .. we seem to change between Chromium and Firefox each release.

It's the one thing I seem totally indecisive about :-\

Personally I'm a Firefox user, but when we use Firefox we get a lot of requests to change to Chromium, when we use Chromium we get and equal number wanting Firefox ???

Whenever we've had a vote it turns out 50:50...

Trying to give people what they want is turning out to be problematic :))
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Hey  PCNetSpec,

Perhaps a solution might be to include both and let the user decide.

I can adapt to anything if I choose.

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I hit the wrong tab.
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I think firefox fits better to Peppermint, because it's lighter. Although P7 & P8 aren't that light (at least compared to P6).

But "sudo apt install firefox" isn't that hard to type ::). And theme, SSB, ... are there for firefox so not a big deal.

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Ok I installed firefox 54 and want to remove shockwave flash as it is version 13 in firefox so how do I go about doing so as I've tried using the terminal and synaptic and it shows to not be installed.

Thanks
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It may be Firefox in Peppermint 9 .. we seem to change between Chromium and Firefox each release.

That would be just great  :D :D :D
But, if not... well, I can always change it!

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Ok I installed firefox 54 and want to remove shockwave flash as it is version 13 in firefox so how do I go about doing so as I've tried using the terminal and synaptic and it shows to not be installed.

Click on the firefox menu button (top right) and click on "Add-ons" or type "about:addons" in your URL Bar.
Now klick on Plugins. You'll find Shockwave there.

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Perhaps a solution might be to include both and let the user decide.

Is there a way to put an option in/after the installer for which browser gets installed at the end?

I've got Firefox, Chromium and Opera stable installed, all for different things. Yesterday I figured out how to install LibreOffice and OpenOffice side by side so I'm all for user decision  ;D

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Ok I installed firefox 54 and want to remove shockwave flash as it is version 13 in firefox so how do I go about doing so as I've tried using the terminal and synaptic and it shows to not be installed.

Click on the firefox menu button (top right) and click on "Add-ons" or type "about:addons" in your URL Bar.
Now klick on Plugins. You'll find Shockwave there.
Hey Timo

I will give that a try.

Thanks

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Ok I installed firefox 54 and want to remove shockwave flash as it is version 13 in firefox so how do I go about doing so as I've tried using the terminal and synaptic and it shows to not be installed.

What's the output from:
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dpkg -l | grep flash
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Hey PCNetSpec,

Sorry for so long to reply.

I am no longer needing to remove Shockwave Flash as I gave the computer to my neighbors whose old Windows XP desktop computer literally went up in a big puff of smoke.
Probably some of those bad capacitors from wherever.  :D

My neighbors are up in years and on fixed income so why not help them out.
Anyway since not knowing if they used anything that required any sort of Adobe Flash whatever went ahead and installed the latest version via software
manager.

So far they seem to be adapting very well from Windows XP to Peppermint 8.  :)
They have never heard of Linux until today.

My Apologies to you for any inconvenience .  :-[

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No worries my mate, and nice move :)
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