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.
- 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!
Download the tar from the website.
Open a terminal and paste this command:
Then extract the contents using this command:
tar xjf firefox-*.tar.bz2
Apply this command:
sudo mv firefox /opt.
You will be asked to enter your password.
Apply this command to make sure firefox is executable:
sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/local/bin/firefox
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
And your done