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HOWTO: Workaround Quake Live not Working in a Firefox Window under Linux

posted Dec 9, 2012, 4:33 PM by Nicolay Doytchev   [ updated Dec 9, 2012, 4:34 PM ]
It seems that a change in Firefox 17 broke the windowed mode of Quake Live. Whenever one tries to join a game, nothing displays in the designated are within the browser, but the game works since sounds can be heard. That seems to be caused by a regression in Firefox tracked in this bug report. Fortunately there is a dedicated browser bundle called QLPrism. It's made by the folks at www.qlprism.us. QLPrism is an older version of Firefox that directly launches the Quake Live web site. It also features a few nice additions such as a customized match browser. So in short, to get Quake Live working again:
  1. Download QLPrism from: http://www.qlprism.us/download/.
  2. Unzip it somewhere.
  3. Read the INSTALL file for instructions on how to create a shortcut.
  4. Play!

I tried QLPrism as a workaround to the Firefox bug, but now I like it better than using the standard browser!