09-02-2008 06:25 AM
Firefox 3 only works in administrator accounts. I tried:
- To grant full control to Firefox folder and to grant limited user to run Firefox
- To change the type of limited user ABC to administrator account and installed Firefox 3, then change ABC back to limited account. Firefox does not work.
I have similar problem with Opera.
Other programs such as IE, MS Office, Adobe,... work fine. Diskeeper and PC-Doctor require admin privileges.
My machine is X61. I have Kaspersky IS 7.0 installed.
09-02-2008 07:14 AM
Firefox works fine without admin privileges. Every use creates his own profile directory in his home directory when he runs firefox for the first time.
Just install it using an account with administrative priviledges (use standard programs folder where all users can read and execute). Then every user can use firefox.This is standard procedure when trying to use programs asunpriviledged user: install as admin, run as user afterwards.
Updating firefox as an unpriviledged user is another story. For this to work, you have to grant full permissions to users group.
09-02-2008 07:15 AM
09-02-2008 04:30 PM
Thanks for your reply.
Yes I know Firefox can work without admin privileges. I just have no clue why it does not work in my case.
I installed Firefox from administrator account, following on screen instruction. I did not modify anything. It installed into Mozilla Firefox folder under Programs Files folder.
By "does not work" I mean when in "limited account" (not in admin account) I doubleclicked the Firefox icon on the desktop nothing happened. Same situation with Opera.
I found a way to run Firefox: I rightclick the Firefox icon and choose "run as..." In the dialogbox I choose "administrator" and key in the password. It works normally. Also work with Opera.
I know Thinkpad has its own security system. I just can not figure out whether this system could intervene XP Pro operations or not. I think this should not happen.
I'm sorry I accidentally post the above reply creating a new thread. Please help delete. Thank you.