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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 the step-by-step installation of the Firefox web browser on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

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.

Now we 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 the following command in the command prompt:

firefox --version

Step 3. Accessing Firefox on Linux Mint 20.

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


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 check the official Mozilla Firefox website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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