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 Post subject: Want a version of Ice for Chrome instead of Chromium ?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:45 pm 
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Any Peppermint 4 users want a version of Ice that builds SSB web shortcuts for Chrome instead of Chromium ?

In Peppermint, if you use Chrome instead of Chromium, one of 2 things will happen when you use Ice to add SSB web shortcuts to your menu.

a) If you've uninstalled Chromium, Ice will have been removed too .. and non of the SSB web shortcuts you've already created will now work

or

b) If you still have Chromium and Ice installed (as well as Chrome) .. any SSB web shortcuts you make with Ice will open in Chromium not Chrome

I've modified Ice to work with Chrome and called it Ice-Chrome (I considered Ice-Chrome-Sandwich .. but decided against it ;) ) .. it creates SSB web shortcuts and adds them to the menus in exactly the same way Ice does, but they open in Chrome instead of Chromium.

it can coexist with Ice but only if you have both browsers installed.

to use Ice-Chrome you'll need to already have google-chrome installed as it doesn't pull it in as a dependency.

Let me know if you're interested and I'll bung up instructions for adding the PPA and installing Ice-Chrome.

Be Aware this is ONLY for Peppermint FOUR .. if there are enough people who want a version for Peppermint 3 I'll consider modifying/uploading a version for that too.

Over to you.....

This should NOT be considered an "official" Peppermint package .. hence it being in my "personal" PPA.

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 Post subject: Re: Want a version of Ice for Chrome instead of Chromium ?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:37 pm 
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Interesting!

Personally, I'm not a Chrome fan, but I could see 'Ice-Max' in my future... now that you've done all the heavy lifting. LoL! :D

Great idea!

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 Post subject: Re: Want a version of Ice for Chrome instead of Chromium ?
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That's doable too, as is Ice-Iron :)

But before anyone asks .. NO it can't be done for Firefox, as Firefox has no way of opening multiple instances from the same profile :(

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 Post subject: Re: Want a version of Ice for Chrome instead of Chromium ?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:18 am 
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Yes, I would like instructions on how to achieve this using chrome. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Want a version of Ice for Chrome instead of Chromium ?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:13 am 
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OK, you MUST have Chrome installed for Ice-Chrome shortcuts to work.

Here's how to install Ice-Chrome .. open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run these commands in sequence:
Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mark-pcnetspec/ice-chrome

hit enter when prompted .. then run:
Code:
sudo apt-get update

then
Code:
sudo apt-get install ice-chrome

You'll then find Ice-Chrome in the menus at:-

menu > Internet > Ice-Chrome

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Be aware it will not fix the shortcuts you already have .. you'll have to recreate them in Ice-Chrome .. or edit them to work with Chrome.

If you've already uninstalled Chromium and lost the Ice application .. let me know if you need help editing the old shortcuts to work with Chrome

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 Post subject: Re: Want a version of Ice for Chrome instead of Chromium ?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:35 pm 
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Thanks for that!

I've got a newly imaged machine and I'll give it a go after work today.


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 Post subject: Re: Want a version of Ice for Chrome instead of Chromium ?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:55 pm 
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Thank you!! This was very helpful. I prefer Chrome and use it across multiple platforms. Was keeping Chromium just to use Ice but this is much better!

I did manage to miss deleting one of the ICE apps before deleting. Is there anyway to delete without reinstalling ICE and Chromium?


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 Post subject: Re: Want a version of Ice for Chrome instead of Chromium ?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:36 pm 
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Yes .. the Ice (and ice-chrome) web shortcuts will be stored in the hidden folder:-

/home/<username>/.local/share/applications

so if you open a terminal and run:
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pcmanfm ~/.local/share/applications

you can delete the ones you don't want.

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[b]BE AWARE[/b] - there may also be 2 files in that directory called

mimeapps.list
and
mimeinfo.cache

DO NOT delete those files ;)

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