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How To Install Pale Moon Browser on Linux Mint 21

Install Pale Moon Browser on Linux Mint 21

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install the Pale Moon browser on Linux Mint 21. Are you tired of using the same old web browsers that seem to take up a lot of system resources and have limited customization options? If yes, then it’s time to try something new – Pale Moon Browser! Pale Moon is a lightweight and fast web browser designed to provide you with a customizable and feature-rich browsing experience. In this article, we’ll show you how to install and configure the Pale Moon browser on your Linux Mint 21 system, step-by-step. We’ll cover everything from downloading and installing the browser to configuring its settings and extensions. So, let’s dive right in and explore the world of Pale Moon Browser!

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 Pale Moon browser on Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Pale Moon Browser.
  • 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 Pale Moon Browser on Linux Mint 21

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
sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2

Step 2. Installing Pale Moon Browser on Linux Mint 21.

By default, Pale Moon is not available on the Linux Mint 21 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the Pale Moon repository to your Linux Mint system:

echo 'deb /' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:stevenpusser.list

Next, import the GPG key using the following command:

curl -fsSL | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/home_stevenpusser.gpg > /dev/null

After that, update your system to ensure that the package list is updated and install Pale Moon Browser using the following command below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install palemoon

Step 3. Accessing Pale Moon Browser on Linux Mint.

Once you have installed the Pale Moon browser on the Linux Mint system, you can launch it from the applications menu or you can launch it through the terminal with the help of the command shown below:


Install Pale Moon Browser on Linux Mint 21

By default, the Pale Moon browser is preconfigured with optimal settings for performance and privacy. However, you can customize the browser settings to suit your needs. Here are some of the essential settings you can configure in the Pale Moon browser:

  1. Preferences: You can access the browser preferences by clicking on the “Menu” icon, then “Preferences.” In the preferences, you can configure options such as the homepage, search engines, privacy settings, and more.
  2. Add-ons: Pale Moon browser supports various add-ons that can enhance your browsing experience. You can install add-ons by clicking on the “Menu” icon, then “Add-ons.”
  3. Themes: You can change the appearance of the Pale Moon browser by installing different themes. You can access the themes by clicking on the “Menu” icon, then “Add-ons,” and selecting the “Themes” option.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Pale Moon. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the Pale Moon browser on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Pale Moon website.

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