Download the file, extract using the gui, and link it to the menu.
Unzip and run
- Download the latest Linux version of the file from the Waterfox website.
- Open Caja or another file manager to the folder where the file was downloaded to
- Double-click the file to open the file in a archive manager
For example Ubuntu Mate has Grampmpa
- Extract the folder
Waterfox to a location in your home folder
You could create a new folder in ~/ called
Programs to put this kind of software in or put it under the
- Open the folder in a file manager and double-click 'Waterfox' to run the browser and test that it works
Create a link to the Internet menu
- Open a terminal window
Edit the new waterfox.desktop file and add the configuration lines for Waterfox
To open an edit session in vi:
sudo vi /usr/share/applications/waterfox.desktop
Content to add to the file:
:wq to save and exit vi.
:wq! if you opened vi without sudo and need to force exit.
Check that the Exec points to the Waterfox executable. This assumes it was unzipped in the user's home folder. Use the
ls command to find and check that the Exec and Icon paths are correct. Refer to the existing Firefox .desktop file for an example.
Have a look at the existing shortcut files, and in particular the one for Firefox to see what the syntax looks like:
ls /usr/share/applications/*firefox* then
You could copy the an existing entry to tailor to make a new one for Waterfox. Delete the lines that are not needed and edit the lines from Firefox to make Waterfox:
sudo cp /usr/share/applications/firefox-esr.desktop cat /usr/share/applications/waterfox.desktop