How to Install Firefox Quantum in Linux

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64 Responses

  1. Howard says:

    If coming from Firefox ESR (Extended Support Release) then I think you might want to adjust your edits suggested above as follows:

    1) Do a global search and replace:

    $ sudo vi /usr/share/applications/firefox-quantum.desktop  
    :%s/Firefox ESR/Firefox Quantum/g
    

    >> 46 substitutions

    2) Include just one Exec line edited as follows:

    -> Exec=/usr/lib/firefox-esr/firefox-esr %u  
    +> Exec=/opt/firefox/firefox %u  
    

    3) Leave Icon=firefox-esr (otherwise it disappears from my cinnamon menu.) Perhaps someone else can tell me how to do this better.

    4) Simplify StartupWMClass:

    -> StartupWMClass=Firefox-ESR
    +> StartupWMClass=Firefox
    

    So far this seems to work for me. (Debian Stretch 9.2 / Cinnamon 3.2.7)

    THANKS A BUNCH RAVI. YOUR PAGE REALLY HELPED ME!

    • Andres says:

      I just copied the icon from the quantum firefox directory to the “icon directory??”. (No idea if that’s what pixmaps actually is…)

      # cp /opt/firefox/browser/icons/mozicon.png /usr/share/pixmaps/
      

      -> Icon=firefox-esr
      +> Icon=mozicon128

      Thanks Howard for all the other info!

  2. David says:

    thanks for the Firefox Quantum installation steps for Linux.

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