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Alright, how do I purge all application data from the system? For complete removal? Like apt-get purge name with aptitude.
When you uninstall it, make sure you include the -n flag. Also firefox-beta-bin should be branded correctly, it won't be Minefield and it won't be Namoroka either.
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makepkg is a very nice tool indeed. It's much more reliable when it comes to multithreaded compilation than dpkg-buildpackage, which often just didn't honour the -j flag and would compile an application with a single job. You can imagine how long it took me to compile Firefox
Compiling Chrome takes about 30 minutes, even on my Core i5.

Also, Opera is geared exclusively towards benchmarks, specifically Peacekeeper. I actually find it slower than Firefox, and both are just cheap Windows ports anyway.


Chrome is the only browser that looks(and performs) the same on Linux as it does on Windows. Opera and Firefox are bloated compared to their Windows counterparts, and seeing as I only have 900 pixels of vertical space, the fact that Chrome's UI takes up half the space Opera's and Firefox's UIs do is big.
    
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Okay, now just in case there are any files remaining from my messing about, how can I remove all unneeded dependancies on my system? Like a system clean up.
    
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Compiling Chrome takes about 30 minutes, even on my Core i5.
Is that single- or multi-threaded? It's about 25-30 minutes to compile firefox on my stock speed i7 920 I think, but much longer with a single thread. makepkg always honours the number of threads I specify though, which is good. I think dpkg-buildpackage had its multithreaded support tacked on and it just doesn't seem to work very often.

Try compiling Chromium on Windows. It's a terribly convoluted task.

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the fact that Chrome's UI takes up half the space Opera's and Firefox's UIs do is big.
Firefox 4 can quite easily match Chromium's vertical frugality, but the Linux build has not yet received a theme that allows it to keep the window buttons while losing the conventional title bar. You can get it down to just the tabs and the address bar if you want to.
    
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Okay, now just in case there are any files remaining from my messing about, how can I remove all unneeded dependancies on my system? Like a system clean up.
This should do what you want:

pacman -Rsn $(pacman -Qqdt)

You might want to alias it
    
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I'm still having the same problem...

I removed every other version of firefox. I even removed my .mozilla folder in /home. This sucks lol
    
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It's your config files in .config? Did you use the same home partition you've used in previous linux installs?

[edit] Download the stand alone version from the FTP
ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/
Run it in cli inside it's own folder and see what happens.
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This is really embarrassing... I had an errant firefox process still running. I looked over at my conky and there she was...
    
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Firefox 4 can quite easily match Chromium's vertical frugality, but the Linux build has not yet received a theme that allows it to keep the window buttons while losing the conventional title bar. You can get it down to just the tabs and the address bar if you want to.
You need extensions for that though.

Mozilla does have a code monkey working on the linux UI. I use the term code monkey because I think mozilla is literally taking the "million monkeys on a million typewriters" approach, and has a monkey locked away in a room somewhere typing away on the gui code. The work I've seen is sub par, below that of the extensions that do the exact same thing, only those extensions probably took a weekend of work, instead of 7+ months.



Also, Chromium source 2.9GB. I'm still trying to figure out why.
    
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FF4 only needs one extension to look more or less like Chromium, just move the menu's down to a button. Other than that the tabs are up top, the url bar below now, and everything else stripped by default.
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