Firefox 32 Stable Has Been Released + Installation Instructions For The Most Popular Linux Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Firefox 32 stable has been official released. As a reminder, starting with Firefox 29, the classic interface has been replaced by Australis, a new UI with rounded buttons and a bunch of new features. If you don’t like the new Australis interface and want to switch the the classic one, see the instructions in this article.

Among others, Firefox 32 comes with an improved generational garbage collection, HTTP caching v2 has been enabled by default, the login metadata viewable is now viewable in the password manager, public key pinning support has been added, the number of found items in the find toolbar is now displayed, just like in Chrome, Scratchpad has received code completion and inline documentation, support for connectiong to the HTTP proxy over HTTPS has been implemented and both the Password Manager and Add-on manager have received improvements and a big number of security and bug-fixes have been implemented.

Also worth mentioning, HiDPI support has been implemented in the Developer Tools UI, the inspector button is now placed on the top left and a new Web Audio Editor has been added.

how to install Firefox 32.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Pinguy OS 14.04, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Debian Jessie, Debian Wheezy, Fedora 21, Fedora 20, OpenSUSE 13.1, OpenSUSE 12.3, Mageia 4, OpenMandriva 2014, Arch Linux and Manjaro systems.

In this article I will show you how to install Firefox 32.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Pinguy OS 14.04, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Debian Jessie, Debian Wheezy, Fedora 21, Fedora 20, OpenSUSE 13.1, OpenSUSE 12.3, Mageia 4, OpenMandriva 2014, Arch Linux and Manjaro systems.

Because Firefox 32 is not available via any repository yet, we have to download Firefox 32 from the Mozilla site, extract the archive, move to /opt and alias the launcher.

Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Firefox 32 on 32 bit Linux systems:

$ wget ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/32.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-32.0.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf firefox-32.0.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox*
$ sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox32.0
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/firefox32.0/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

To start Firefox 32, just open a terminal, type firefox and hit enter.

How to install Firefox 32 on 64 bit Linux systems:

$ wget ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/32.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-32.0.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf firefox-32.0.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox*
$ sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox32.0
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/firefox32.0/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

To start Firefox 32, just open a terminal, type firefox and hit enter.

Note: This will replace the version of Firefox you have already on your system with Firefox 32.

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5 comments on “Firefox 32 Stable Has Been Released + Installation Instructions For The Most Popular Linux Systems
  1. Rajat says:

    how do i remove this version of firefox ? i tried sudo apt-get remove firefox* but it didn’t work . Also i couldn’t place an icon on plank to start it . PLease help .

    • Geekster says:

      you could not place an icon to plank, because firefox does not have a desktop entry created.

      to remove it, do:

      $ sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox* /usr/bin/firefox

  2. DD says:

    I can’t move the Firefox folder into my opt because of an administrative lockout. Is there a solution to this problem?

    • Geekster says:

      despite the fact that it is a good habit to install software in /opt, you can move firefox where you want (and where you have permission):

      For example, in your user’s home:

      $ mkdir -p ~/firefox
      $ mv firefox ~/firefox

      Next, create this alias, for an easier usage:

      $ echo "alias firefox=~/firefox" >> ~/.bashrc

      Now, when you type firefox in your terminal, Firefox 32 will be started 🙂

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