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Newer Firefox on Debian/RPIOS/Ubuntu

Posted 10-24-2021 at 12:51 PM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)
Updated 10-18-2023 at 10:21 AM by craigevil (urls)

OK take a deep breath, now let it out.
Note: Raspberry Pi OS now has the current release version in the Bookworm repos.

There are several ways to get a newer version of Firefox.

First, there is Ubuntuzilla, which works for i386/amd64 but not arm32/arm64. Since I am on RPIOS I am just posting the link to it.
Ubuntu Firefox Beta PPA:
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LibreWolf the Secure Firefox Fork

Posted 03-28-2021 at 11:14 PM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)
Updated 01-16-2022 at 08:06 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


For those of you on amd64 you can grab the .deb from here:
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Difficulty resetting the default browser in Debian/Xfce

Posted 03-21-2020 at 02:48 PM by flshope

This blog entry refers to Debian 10.3 and Xfce 4.12 on a desktop machine.

On a whim, I decided to reset my default browser from Chromium (Version 80.0.3987.132) to Firefox (version 68.6.0esr). Shortly thereafter, I decided to go back to Chromium and reset the default at Xfce menu item

Applications/Settings/Settings Manager/Preferred Applications/Web Browser
Then I clicked on a link in a daily email in Thunderbird for my local newspaper. The link opened...
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Switching tabs with mouse wheel on Palemoon (and older Firefoxes?)

Posted 10-22-2018 at 04:10 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

There are some extensions for that, but it is not strictly needed:

The linked tutorial is intended for people who don't use terminals that much, and ironically I find somewhat confusing, not that I'm any sort of master of all terminals or anything. The summarized version is, in the browser directory ("~/.moonchild productions/pale moon" for palemoon), on whatever user profiles subdirectories...
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Move firefox profile and cache into RAM tmpfs.

Posted 11-22-2017 at 04:57 AM by number22
Updated 11-22-2017 at 11:48 AM by number22

Relocating firefox's profile and cache into tmpfs of RAM; speed up firefox and save your hard drive's lifespan and space.

Change XXXX.UserProfile to exactly to your path of course.

creating backup locations first:
mkdir ~/backup/firefox.profile
mkdir ~/backup/firefox.cache
chmod 700 ~/backup/firefox.*
edit your /etc/fstab add following lines files will be mounted on firefox original locations, profile and cache:
tmpfs  your_home/.mozilla/firefox/XXXX.UserProfile
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