Installing Flock

Flock is a free, open source web browser based on Firefox.
Flock is still in development and will be officially released and added to the Ubuntu repositories in future.
For those who want to try Flock before then, there are two methods, using either a pre-packaged .deb, or a compressed file be downloaded and installed manually. A .deb package file may be found at and installed using any standard package installation method, or you download and extract the program using the following method:

Install Flock

  • Download Flock page for Linux.
  • Right click the file, choose Extract Here
  • Right click the desktop, choose Create Launcher
    • For command, click Browser and chose the file called 'flock' in the folder you just extracted.

Install Flock (Multi-user Command line)

  • Download Flock page for Linux.
  • Change to the directory you downloaded it to, then extract Flock into /opt:
  • sudo tar -C /opt -xjvf flock-*.linux-i686.tar.bz2
  • Optionally, you can test Flock from the command line:
  • /opt/flock/flock-browser
  • Create link and menu:
  • sudo ln -s /opt/flock/flock-browser /usr/bin/flock
    sudo edit /usr/share/applications/Flock.desktop
  • Then enter or copy the following text and save the file:
  • [Desktop Entry]
     Comment=Flock Web Browser
     GenericName=Flock Web Browser
  • Gnome users refresh panel:
  • killall gnome-panel
  • KDE users refresh kicker:
  • dcop kicker Panel configure
    Enjoy Flock! 

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