Firefox installation (non snap)

In light of firefox becoming a snap, i have a tutorial on how to replace the snap version with the version from mozilla’s website.

Note: This involves getting through a little bit of terminal, but we’ll just be copying and pasting commands here. This also works with any Ubuntu flavour.
Precaution: I advice to remove the firefox snap before doing this. Only remove snapd if you don’t want it anymore.

  1. in a terminal, type in sudo snap remove firefox. Type in your password, then wait until the snap is removed.

Now, we can proceed to installing the tar version of firefox! :smile:

  1. Download the tar from the website.

  2. Open a terminal and paste this command:
    cd ~/Downloads

  3. Then extract the contents using this command:
    tar xjf firefox-*.tar.bz2

  4. Apply this command:
    sudo mv firefox /opt.
    You will be asked to enter your password.

  5. Apply this command to make sure firefox is executable:
    sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/local/bin/firefox

  6. And last but not least apply this command:
    sudo wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/mozilla/sumo-kb/main/install-firefox-linux/firefox.desktop -P /usr/local/share/applications

  7. And your done :slight_smile:

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