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=Installing Firefox=
=Installing Firefox= <!--T:1-->


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Firefox can be installed using the package '''firefox''' in your favorite package manager or using the command:
Firefox can be installed using the package '''firefox''' in your favorite package manager or using the command:
  pamac install firefox
  pamac install firefox




=Other Versions=
=Other Versions= <!--T:3-->


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! Package Name !! Source !! URL !! Description
! Package Name !! Source !! URL !! Description
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=Dealing with dark GTK themes=
=Dealing with dark GTK themes= <!--T:5-->


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Some pages will be hard to read when using dark gtk themes.  There are a few different ways to handle this:
Some pages will be hard to read when using dark gtk themes.  There are a few different ways to handle this:
* The most flexible way is to install the add-on [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/text-contrast-for-dark-themes Text Contrast for Dark Themes] which will allow you to keep your theming but adjust it on a per page basis as needed
* The most flexible way is to install the add-on [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/text-contrast-for-dark-themes Text Contrast for Dark Themes] which will allow you to keep your theming but adjust it on a per page basis as needed


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* A simpler way is Preferences->Language & Appearance->Colors and uncheck "Use System Colors".  The downside of this approach is that Firefox will no longer use a dark theme.
* A simpler way is Preferences->Language & Appearance->Colors and uncheck "Use System Colors".  The downside of this approach is that Firefox will no longer use a dark theme.


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* We can use css to force white backgrounds with dark text and controls by editing or creating ''~/.mozilla/profile.default/chrome/userContent.css'' with the following content:
* We can use css to force white backgrounds with dark text and controls by editing or creating ''~/.mozilla/profile.default/chrome/userContent.css'' with the following content:


  input:not(.urlbar-input):not(.textbox-input):not(.form-control):not([type='checkbox']):not([type='radio']), textarea, select {
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input:not(.urlbar-input):not(.textbox-input):not(.form-control):not([type='checkbox']):not([type='radio']), textarea, select {
     -moz-appearance: none !important;
     -moz-appearance: none !important;
     background-color: white;
     background-color: white;
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=Plasma Integration=
=Plasma Integration= <!--T:10-->


==Installing plasma Browser Integration==
==Installing plasma Browser Integration== <!--T:11-->


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The [https://community.kde.org/Plasma/Browser_Integration browser integration package] provides media controls, notifications and integration with krunner.  You can install it with:
The [https://community.kde.org/Plasma/Browser_Integration browser integration package] provides media controls, notifications and integration with krunner.  You can install it with:
  pamac install plasma-browser-integration
  pamac install plasma-browser-integration


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Next install the [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/plasma-integration plasma integration add-on] in Firefox.
Next install the [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/plasma-integration plasma integration add-on] in Firefox.




==Using the native file chooser==
==Using the native file chooser== <!--T:14-->


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It is possible to integrate the file chooser from plasma into Firefox giving you a more seamless experience.
It is possible to integrate the file chooser from plasma into Firefox giving you a more seamless experience.


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First ensure the packages xdg-desktop-portal and xdg-desktop-portal-kde using the command:
First ensure the packages xdg-desktop-portal and xdg-desktop-portal-kde using the command:
  pamac install xdg-desktop-portal xdg-desktop-portal-kde
  pamac install xdg-desktop-portal xdg-desktop-portal-kde


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Now we need to create a customized desktop launcher by creating a copy of the distribution file with
Now we need to create a customized desktop launcher by creating a copy of the distribution file with
  mkdir -p ~/.local/share/applications
  mkdir -p ~/.local/share/applications
  cp /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/.
  cp /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/.


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Next we need to edit the newly created file at ~/.local/share/applications/firefox.desktop using a [[Viewing_and_editing_configuration_files|text editor]]
Next we need to edit the newly created file at ~/.local/share/applications/firefox.desktop using a [[Viewing_and_editing_configuration_files|text editor]]


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There are 3 edits that need to made to this file.
There are 3 edits that need to made to this file.


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replace:
replace:
  Exec=/usr/lib/firefox/firefox %u
  Exec=/usr/lib/firefox/firefox %u
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  Exec=/usr/bin/sh -c "GTK_USE_PORTAL=1 /usr/lib/firefox/firefox %u"
  Exec=/usr/bin/sh -c "GTK_USE_PORTAL=1 /usr/lib/firefox/firefox %u"


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replace:
replace:
  Exec=/usr/lib/firefox/firefox --new-window %u
  Exec=/usr/lib/firefox/firefox --new-window %u
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  Exec=/usr/bin/sh -c "GTK_USE_PORTAL=1 /usr/lib/firefox/firefox --new-window %u"
  Exec=/usr/bin/sh -c "GTK_USE_PORTAL=1 /usr/lib/firefox/firefox --new-window %u"


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replace:
replace:
  Exec=/usr/lib/firefox/firefox --private-window %u
  Exec=/usr/lib/firefox/firefox --private-window %u
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  Exec=/usr/bin/sh -c "GTK_USE_PORTAL=1 /usr/lib/firefox/firefox --private-window %u"
  Exec=/usr/bin/sh -c "GTK_USE_PORTAL=1 /usr/lib/firefox/firefox --private-window %u"


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Save and enjoy your firefox/plasma integration
Save and enjoy your firefox/plasma integration




=Installing Firefox directly from the Mozilla Website=
=Installing Firefox directly from the Mozilla Website= <!--T:24-->


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Generally it is better to use the version of Firefox that is available in the repos but installing Firefox directly has one advantage: Firefox will update itself automatically as soon as an update is available.
Generally it is better to use the version of Firefox that is available in the repos but installing Firefox directly has one advantage: Firefox will update itself automatically as soon as an update is available.
This is great for users, who want to get the latest update as soon as possible without waiting for the next Manjaro update.
This is great for users, who want to get the latest update as soon as possible without waiting for the next Manjaro update.




==Download Firefox from Mozilla==
==Download Firefox from Mozilla== <!--T:26-->


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Download the latest Firefox in your language from here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/
Download the latest Firefox in your language from here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/


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Most users will download "Linux 64-bit" in your chosen language.  If you are using manjaro32, download "Linux 32-bit"
Most users will download "Linux 64-bit" in your chosen language.  If you are using manjaro32, download "Linux 32-bit"




==Extract the files==
==Extract the files== <!--T:29-->


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Ensure that '''~/bin''' exists with
Ensure that '''~/bin''' exists with
  mkdir -p ~/bin
  mkdir -p ~/bin


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Unpack/extract the downloaded <code>firefox-xx.x.tar.bz2</code> file to ''~/bin/'' using a graphical tool or with the ''tar'' command.  Here is an example:
Unpack/extract the downloaded <code>firefox-xx.x.tar.bz2</code> file to ''~/bin/'' using a graphical tool or with the ''tar'' command.  Here is an example:
  tar -xf ~/Downloads/firefox-66.0.5.tar.bz2 --directory ~/bin
  tar -xf ~/Downloads/firefox-66.0.5.tar.bz2 --directory ~/bin


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You can now start to use Firefox by double clicking on the file (or executing it in a terminal):
You can now start to use Firefox by double clicking on the file (or executing it in a terminal):
  ~/bin/firefox/firefox
  ~/bin/firefox/firefox




==Create an icon==
==Create an icon== <!--T:33-->


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Let's create an icon in order to start Firefox much more easily.
Let's create an icon in order to start Firefox much more easily.


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Create an empty file
Create an empty file
  mkdir -p ~/.local/share/applications
  mkdir -p ~/.local/share/applications
  touch ~/.local/share/applications/firefox.desktop
  touch ~/.local/share/applications/firefox.desktop


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Edit the file ''~/.local/share/applications/firefox.desktop'' in your favorite editor.  For a list of common editors see [[Viewing_and_editing_configuration_files|this page]]
Edit the file ''~/.local/share/applications/firefox.desktop'' in your favorite editor.  For a list of common editors see [[Viewing_and_editing_configuration_files|this page]]


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Copy and paste the following code into your <code>firefox.desktop</code> file and save it:
Copy and paste the following code into your <code>firefox.desktop</code> file and save it:
  [Desktop Entry]
  [Desktop Entry]
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  StartupNotify=false
  StartupNotify=false


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In most Desktop Environments(DEs), Firefox will now be added to the menu.  In some DEs you can click on the desktop to launch the application as well.
In most Desktop Environments(DEs), Firefox will now be added to the menu.  In some DEs you can click on the desktop to launch the application as well.




=See also=
=See also= <!--T:39-->


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* [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Firefox The arch wiki page]
* [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Firefox The arch wiki page]
* [[Internet_Browsers|Internet Browsers wiki page]]
* [[Internet_Browsers|Internet Browsers wiki page]]

Latest revision as of 18:13, 7 September 2021

Other languages:

Installing Firefox

Firefox can be installed using the package firefox in your favorite package manager or using the command:

pamac install firefox


Other Versions

Package Name Source URL Description
firefox-developer-edition repo https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/channel/#developer Official Developer Edition builds
firefox-nightly aur https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/nightly Official Nightly builds
firefox-kde-opensuse aur https://build.opensuse.org/package/show/mozilla:Factory/MozillaFirefox OpenSUSE's version of Firefox includes appmenu integration and native plasma integration
firefox-appmenu aur https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/firefox-appmenu/ Unofficial Firefox build with appmenu patches added
firefox-esr aur https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/ Official ESR releases. This is the oldest supported version of Firefox


Dealing with dark GTK themes

Some pages will be hard to read when using dark gtk themes. There are a few different ways to handle this:

  • The most flexible way is to install the add-on Text Contrast for Dark Themes which will allow you to keep your theming but adjust it on a per page basis as needed
  • A simpler way is Preferences->Language & Appearance->Colors and uncheck "Use System Colors". The downside of this approach is that Firefox will no longer use a dark theme.
  • We can use css to force white backgrounds with dark text and controls by editing or creating ~/.mozilla/profile.default/chrome/userContent.css with the following content:
input:not(.urlbar-input):not(.textbox-input):not(.form-control):not([type='checkbox']):not([type='radio']), textarea, select {
    -moz-appearance: none !important;
    background-color: white;
    color: black;
}

#downloads-indicator-counter {
    color: white;
}


Plasma Integration

Installing plasma Browser Integration

The browser integration package provides media controls, notifications and integration with krunner. You can install it with:

pamac install plasma-browser-integration

Next install the plasma integration add-on in Firefox.


Using the native file chooser

It is possible to integrate the file chooser from plasma into Firefox giving you a more seamless experience.

First ensure the packages xdg-desktop-portal and xdg-desktop-portal-kde using the command:

pamac install xdg-desktop-portal xdg-desktop-portal-kde

Now we need to create a customized desktop launcher by creating a copy of the distribution file with

mkdir -p ~/.local/share/applications
cp /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/.

Next we need to edit the newly created file at ~/.local/share/applications/firefox.desktop using a text editor

There are 3 edits that need to made to this file.

replace:

Exec=/usr/lib/firefox/firefox %u

with:

Exec=/usr/bin/sh -c "GTK_USE_PORTAL=1 /usr/lib/firefox/firefox %u"

replace:

Exec=/usr/lib/firefox/firefox --new-window %u

with:

Exec=/usr/bin/sh -c "GTK_USE_PORTAL=1 /usr/lib/firefox/firefox --new-window %u"

replace:

Exec=/usr/lib/firefox/firefox --private-window %u

with:

Exec=/usr/bin/sh -c "GTK_USE_PORTAL=1 /usr/lib/firefox/firefox --private-window %u"

Save and enjoy your firefox/plasma integration


Installing Firefox directly from the Mozilla Website

Generally it is better to use the version of Firefox that is available in the repos but installing Firefox directly has one advantage: Firefox will update itself automatically as soon as an update is available. This is great for users, who want to get the latest update as soon as possible without waiting for the next Manjaro update.


Download Firefox from Mozilla

Download the latest Firefox in your language from here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/

Most users will download "Linux 64-bit" in your chosen language. If you are using manjaro32, download "Linux 32-bit"


Extract the files

Ensure that ~/bin exists with

mkdir -p ~/bin

Unpack/extract the downloaded firefox-xx.x.tar.bz2 file to ~/bin/ using a graphical tool or with the tar command. Here is an example:

tar -xf ~/Downloads/firefox-66.0.5.tar.bz2 --directory ~/bin

You can now start to use Firefox by double clicking on the file (or executing it in a terminal):

~/bin/firefox/firefox


Create an icon

Let's create an icon in order to start Firefox much more easily.

Create an empty file

mkdir -p ~/.local/share/applications
touch ~/.local/share/applications/firefox.desktop

Edit the file ~/.local/share/applications/firefox.desktop in your favorite editor. For a list of common editors see this page

Copy and paste the following code into your firefox.desktop file and save it:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Firefox
GenericName=Web Browser
Icon=~/bin/firefox/browser/icons/mozicon128.png
Type=Application
Categories=Application;Network;WebBrowser;
Exec=~/bin/firefox/firefox
Terminal=false
StartupNotify=false

In most Desktop Environments(DEs), Firefox will now be added to the menu. In some DEs you can click on the desktop to launch the application as well.


See also

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