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Walter Nascimento
Walter Nascimento

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Firefox Developer on Linux

[Clique aqui para ler em portuguΓͺs]

Firefox is one of the best open source browsers. Developed and maintained by Mozilla, it offers a simple interface and support for various plugins and extensions.

Firefox Developer Edition is the extremely fast browser that offers cutting-edge development tools and latest features

Download

Para fazer o download do browser, acesse o link abaixo

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/developer/

When downloading comes a compressed file, by default a shortcut will not be created as it is just an extraction.

Creating the icon

For the shortcut to be created follow the steps below.

  • First extract the file into an easily accessible folder, in my case I like to put third-party programs in the /opt folder
sudo tar -jxvf firefox-94.0b9.tar.bz2 -C /opt/
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  • Create a shortcut to make the program easier to run;
sudo ln -sf /opt/firefox-developer/firefox /usr/bin/firefox-developer
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  • Open the text editor and paste the code below
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Firefox Developer
GenericName=Firefox Developer Edition
Exec=/opt/firefox-developer/firefox
Terminal=false
Icon=/opt/firefox-developer/browser/chrome/icons/default/default128.png
Type=Application
Categories=Application;Network;X-Developer;
Comment=Firefox Developer Edition Web Browser.
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  • Save the file with the name of firefox-developer.desktop
  • Now open the terminal and enter the commands below.
sudo chmod +x firefox-developer.desktopsudo mv firefox-developer.desktop /usr/share/applications
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  • (optional) steps 3,4 and 5 summarized in one command.
echo -e '
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Firefox Developer
GenericName=Firefox Developer Edition
Exec=/opt/firefox-developer/firefox
Terminal=false
Icon=/opt/firefox-developer/browser/chrome/icons/default/default128.png
Type=Application
Categories=Application;Network;X-Developer;
Comment=Firefox Developer Edition Web Browser.
' | sudo tee /usr/share/applications/firefox-developer.desktop
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Now just look in the menu or type firefox-developer in the terminal.


Thanks for reading!

If you have any questions, complaints or tips, you can leave them here in the comments. I will be happy to answer!

😊😊 See you! 😊😊

Top comments (0)

🌚 Friends don't let friends browse without dark mode.

Sorry, it's true.