How to Install Firefox for Linux on a Chromebook

This guide will take you step by step through the process of installing Firefox for Linux on your Chromebook.

Yes you can download Firefox from the Google Play Store and use it on your Chromebook. However, you’d be using the Android version, which has been designed to work best on a phone. To get the ‘full’ version of Firefox on your Chromebook you’ll want to use the version for Linux. Here’s how –

  1. Head over to the Firefox for Linux download page and click the big green Download Now button. Copy the file from your Downloads folder to your Linux files folder.
  2. Double-check to make sure it copied.
  3. Open a Terminal from your Linux apps folder.
  4. Enter the command: tar xjf firefox-xx.x.x.tar.bz2 (where xx.x.x is the version of Firefox that you downloaded).
  5. Now enter the command: sudo apt-get install libdbus-glib-1-2
  6. Finally, enter the command: sudo ln -s ~/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
  7. Now type firefox to launch the app. Ta-da!

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  9. In the future when you want to use Firefox, open a Terminal and type firefox

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