How to install Flock Web Browser in Ubuntu

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Preparing Your System

Make sure libstdc++5 is installed -- it's the only dependency you need.

sudo apt-get install libstdc++5

Install Flock Web Browser in Ubuntu

Download Latest Version of Flock from here

Now you should be having flock-0.7.12.en-US.linux-i686.tar.gz file extract this file using the following command

tar xzvf flock-0.7.12.en-US.linux-i686.tar.gz

Now you should be having flock directory and run flock browser using the following command

cd flock


If you are opening first time you should see import settings and data screen select if you want to import from firefox and click next

Select your home page selection and click next

Import complete screen and click on Finish

Flock web browser in action

Flock Web Browser Version Details

Add it to your Gnome Panel.

Right-click the Panel --> Add to Panel

Select Custom Application Launcher.

Enter the following information

Name: Flock
Generic Name: Web Browser
Comment: Browse the web
Command: Click "Browse..." and browse to the executable you ran . Mine is /home/ubuntuadmin/flock/flock
Type: Application
Icon: Click the icon and browse to the same spot you did for "Command". Enter the "icons" directory, and then select the one you'd like to use.

Flock Extensions

You can download Flock Extensions from here

Migrate your Firefox plugins to Flock

Migrate your Firefox plugins to Flock.First rename your flock folder to just flock. Then assuming you are logged into your home directory migrate to your plugin folder by typing into the terminal.

cd flock/plugins

Then use this command to migrate all your Firefox pluggins.

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins/* .

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4 Responses

  1. Online Apps says:

    You could also use GetDeb to install an unofficial Ubuntu .deb.

  2. Anxious Nut says:

    Just wanna add an important snippet (tested on 8.10)

    If you want to enable flash in Flock all you have to do is:
    1)Goto /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
    2)Copy the file “”
    3)Goto the flock (extracted) directory
    4)Make a new folder and name it “flash”
    5)Paste it
    6)Restart your flock, and make sure thal all its processors are down.

    Ps: After pasting it you’ll realize that you don’t have privileges, but it’s ok, no need to change’em. enjoy

  3. yamamax says:

    Thank you! Open Apps. Tried the authors instructions. Needs more detail on cd flock. That does not make sense. A person would have the path. Installing with GetDeb makes the common non-geek person want to keep using Linux systems such as Ubuntu.

    Thanks again

  4. Praxis says:

    Good enough for 32 bit, but what about 64 bit?

    For Debian Lenny 64 after installing libstdc++5 I used an older version from getDeb:

    Maybe a newer version would have worked.

    apt-get install flashplayer-mozilla

    cp /usr/lib/flashplayer/ /usr/share/flock/plugins

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