You will need to install the gears plugin on your firefox browswers. Since our labs use iceweasel, you will need to make a few changes before you can install gears, namely, change the icewasel to user-agent to firefox. Just follow these steps (which I got from here):
- Point your iceweasel to “about:config”.
- Find a key called “general.useragent.extra.firefox” and edit to “Firefox/3.0.5”
- Then, visit http://gears.google.com again and install.
Gears from Jose Vidal on Vimeo.
Finally, I also highly recommend that you listen to the guys who built gears talking about why they did it. They are in the following video: