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LibreWolf the Secure Firefox Fork

Posted 03-28-2021 at 10:14 PM by craigevil
Updated 05-02-2021 at 03:02 PM by craigevil (88.0.1)

LibreWolf: Browse With Freedom. This project is an independent fork of Firefox, with the primary goals of privacy security and user freedom. It is the community run successor to LibreFox.

Main site https://librewolf-community.gitlab.io/

Documentation https://librewolf-community.gitlab.io/docs

Releases: https://gitlab.com/librewolf-communi...nux/-/releases
For those of you on amd64 you can grab the .deb from here:
https://software.opensuse.org//downl...kage=librewolf

If you are running arm64 , you need to download the Appimage or use flatpak.

If you go the flatpak route download https://gitlab.com/librewolf-communi...arch64.flatpak

Then do:
Code:
flatpak install https://gitlab.com/librewolf-community/browser/flatpak/-/jobs/1200930055/artifacts/raw/LibreWolf-88.0-1.aarch64.flatpak
Accept the options and wait for it to install.
4) Create a menu entry by using the run command:
Code:
flatpak run io.gitlab.librewolf-community
If you download the Appimage https://gitlab.com/librewolf-communi...rch64.AppImage you need to do:
Code:
chmod +X /path/to/appimage
In order to make the file executable. Or in most desktops you can open a file manager, right-click the file and make sure it is marked as executable.
How to run an Appimage: https://discourse.appimage.org/t/how...an-appimage/80

You can also create a Desktop file so it shows up in your menu.

The one I use is:
Quote:
[Desktop Entry]
Name=LibreWolf
Comment=Secure Web Browser
GenericName=Web Browser
Exec=/home/pi/Downloads/LibreWolf-88.0-1.aarch64.AppImage
Icon=/home/pi/Pictures/librewolf.png
Type=Application
MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml+xml;x-scheme-handler/http;x-scheme-handler/https;application/x-xpinstall;application/pdf;application/json;
StartupWMClass=LibreWolf
Categories=Network;WebBrowser;
StartupNotify=true
Terminal=false
X-MultipleArgs=false
Keywords=Internet;WWW;Browser;Web;Explorer;
Name[en_US]=LibreWolf
Copy that to ./local/share/applications

To get the proper Icon to use in the menu, do this:

1. cd to LW.appimage location

Code:
cd /path/to/LW.appimage
now copy/paste or type this

Code:
./LibreWolf-88.0-1.aarch64.AppImage --appimage-extract
This will extract the contents of LW.appimage to a folder, the icon should be in browser > chrome > icons > default select either default 48 or 64.

There now you have a locked down version of the current Firefox.
2021-04-24_15-43.png


If you want Tor Browser on arm/arm64 you can download it from here:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/tor...r-ports/files/
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  1. Old Comment
    BTW you can do the same thing with any Appimage.

    For example Spacebear's Webcord(discord electron).
    https://github.com/SpacingBat3/elect...bapp/releases/

    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=WebCord
    GenericName=Internet Messenger
    Exec=/home/pi/Downloads/webcord-1.3.1-arm64.AppImage
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    Icon=/home/pi/Downloads/app.png
    StartupWMClass=WebCord
    X-AppImage-Version=1.3.1
    Comment=A Discord Web App made with the Electron API.
    Categories=Network;InstantMessaging
    Posted 04-24-2021 at 08:59 PM by craigevil craigevil is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Version 89.0.2 is out.
    Posted 06-08-2021 at 01:41 AM by craigevil craigevil is offline
 

  



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