How To Install Firefox on Linux Mint 20

Install Firefox on Linux Mint 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Firefox on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, Firefox is the default web browser in a number of Linux distributions. Firefox comes preinstalled in Linux Mint unless you are using Linux mint minimal version. Some of the outstanding features in this release are the new Firefox Privacy Protection Report and a secure password generation with Lockwise.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation of Firefox web browser on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).

Install Firefox on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update

Step 2. Installing Firefox on Linux Mint 20.

Run the following command to install Snap packages and Firefox:

sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install firefox

Next, verify the installation and check the version of Mozilla Firefox run following command in the command prompt:

firefox --version

Step 3. Accessing Firefox.

Once successfully installed, now launch the firefox browser by visiting Activities -> type “mozilla firefox” or run the following command in the terminal:

firefox

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Firefox. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Mozilla Firefox web browser in Linux Mint systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Mozilla Firefox website.

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