Install Firefox 106 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint

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This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install firefox 106 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04, and Linux Mint 21.

What is Firefox?

Firefox is a web browser that’s known for its speed, security, and customizability. Firefox is available for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android.

When you download Firefox, you’re getting a browser that’s made by a nonprofit organization that believes in your right to privacy. We never sell your data, and we don’t follow you around the web.

Firefox Features

Firefox also comes with Enhanced Tracking Protection turned on by default. This means that third-party trackers are blocked from collecting your data without your permission. And if you do give a site permission to track you, Firefox will strip out your name, email address, and other personal information so you can browse anonymously.

If you want even more control over your privacy, you can use Firefox’s built-in privacy tools to clear your history, cookies, and cache whenever you want. You can also set up Firefox to block all third-party cookies.

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Firefox 106 Changelog

  • The PDF viewer allows text writing, drawing, and signature.
  • Swipe to navigate on Linux for users on Wayland.
  • Better screen sharing for Windows and Linux Wayland users.
  • Lower CPU usage and increased frame rates during WebRTC screen capture on macOS.
  • Richer statistics.

For the Complete changelog refer to the release notes

How to Install Firefox 106 on Ubuntu & Linux Mint?

Firefox can be installed on Ubuntu and Linux Mint via 4 methods.

  • Method 1: Via PPA
  • Method 2: Via SNAP Store
  • Method 3: Via Flathub
  • Method 4: Via TarBall

Install Firefox – PPA Method

If you’re using Ubuntu, Firefox browsers are the default browsers on Ubuntu, if you want to use the latest version just update the system, and from Ubuntu repositories, it will get updated to the latest version.

sudo apt update -y && sudo apt upgrade -y

Install Firefox via SNAP Store

Firefox can be installed from the SNAP store using the below command

sudo snap install firefox

Install Firefox via Flatpak

Step 1: Install Flatpak on your system using the setup guide

Step 2: Install Firefox

flatpak install flathub org.mozilla.firefox

Step 3: Run Firefox

flatpak run org.mozilla.firefox

Install Firefox using Tarball

Step 1: Download the Firefox tarball from the Mozilla FTP website

Step 2: Extract the contents of the tar package to /opt

tar -xf firefox-106.0.tar.bz2 -C /opt/

Step 3: Create symbolic links and set firefox 106 as the default

sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox.old && sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
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How to Remove Firefox Browser

If you are planning to uninstall the Firefox browser, you can uninstall it by using the below commands based on the approaches

sudo apt autoremove firefox -y

To Uninstall firefox from Snap use the below command

sudo snap disable firefox && sudo snap remove --purge firefox

To Uninstall firefox from flathub use the below command

flatpak uninstall org.mozilla.firefox

Conclusion

From this tutorial, you have learned how to download and install the Firefox 106 browser on Ubuntu 22.04, Linux Mint, and Debian.

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