How to install Waterfox Browser on Ubuntu 18.04


Today we are looking at how to install Waterfox on Ubuntu 18.04, Waterfox is a Firefox-based browser who's focused is to provide you, the user privacy on the web.

Please use the videos as guides and you will find all the commands and instructions below.  In the first step we will download the installation package, then we will extract it, then we will open a terminal in the directory where the extracted package is, then we move the extracted package to the /opt directory, a directory where many 3rd party apps stores their data, so it is a great place, and lastly we will add Waterfox to our app menu.  Enjoy!

Instructions
1) Download Waterfox
https://www.waterfoxproject.org/en-US/waterfox/new/?scene=1

2) Extract Package

3) Open a terminal in the extracted folder

4) Move Waterfox folder to the /opt directory
sudo mv waterfox /opt/waterfox

5) Add Waterfox to your app menu
sudo apt install alacarte
the command is the path to waterfox executable
icon location - /opt/waterfox/browser/icons/mozicon128.png

Official Site:
https://www.waterfoxproject.org/

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  2. This doesn't work. I copy and past the executable path and it doesn't allow me to click next. Running ubuntu 20.04. I can't even see the opt folder so great, not like I even know where the correct path is because your guide doesn't include.

    Is there just an easier way to install this? Forget this browser, honestly would rather use something else that actually has a .deb or some sort of install script. Seems not worth it to me.

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