Thomas’ Lab Notes

Stuff worth not forgetting

Manual Firefox Install on Debian

Install downloaded archive

Download and unpack archive under /opt. Note: top level directory in archive is firefox, does not contain version.

Creating a GNOME launcher

From https://wiki.debian.org/Firefox:

/usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop
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[Desktop Entry]
Name=Firefox ''Your version''
Comment=Web Browser
GenericName=Web Browser
X-GNOME-FullName=Firefox ''Your version'' Web Browser
Exec=/path/to/firefox/firefox %u
Terminal=false
X-MultipleArgs=false
Type=Application
Icon=/path/to/firefox/browser/chrome/icons/default/default128.png
Categories=Network;WebBrowser;
MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml+xml;application/xml;application/vnd.mozilla.xul+xml;application/rss+xml;application/rdf+xml;image/gif;image/jpeg;image/png;x-scheme-handler/http;x-scheme-handler/https;
StartupWMClass=Firefox
StartupNotify=true

Setting it as default

See previous post.