I was using firefox 28.0 on ubuntu 14.04. So I went to the firefox website and downloaded the latest version of firefox. I then extracted and ran firefox. However when I type firefox in the search box and open it still opens the older version? What do I have to do to reflect the changes?
If you want to install the latest version of Firefox, you can perform the following in a terminal:
First use the update command to update your system's package information:
sudo apt-get update
Then use the install command to update Firefox to the latest version:
sudo apt-get install firefox
You could also use the upgrade command (
sudo apt-get upgrade), but only if you want to update all currently installed software packages.