How to install Firefox on LMDE 4

Today we are looking at how to install Firefox on LMDE 4.  Firefox ESR is the default browser of Debian 10 which is a great browser but it is a few releases behind Firefox, for example at the time of writing the article, Firefox ESR is at version 68 and "normal" Firefox 74.

In the tutorial, we download the latest Firefox package, extract it, move the Firefox folder to the /opt directory, where many 3rd part apps stores their data and then we add Firefox to our menu by using the built-in menu editor, we create a new item with the path to the Firefox executable and connect the icon as well.  Please follow the videos as a guide.

Firefox should update itself to newer versions when available.  Enjoy!

1) Download Firefox

2) Extract Package

3) Move the installation a to place where all users on the system can access it
sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox

4) Add to the menu
* command will be the path to firefox executable as shown in the videos

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