I'm kinda new to Linux. I downloaded "firefox-57.0.tar.bz2" file to my Downloads folder, extracted it and now have no idea how to install it.

I use Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS. How can I upgrade Firefox?

marked as duplicate by karel, Videonauth, Eric Carvalho, Zanna, muru Nov 15 '17 at 13:35

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    You don't have to download it. An update to Firefox should appear in the update manager any day. – mikewhatever Nov 14 '17 at 17:05
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    If you wish to "upgrade" from 56.0 to 57.0 you'll have to wait till Ubuntu releases one. Then you'll be able to upgrade using the "Software Updater". Usually it comes within 1-2 days of official launch of Firefox's new version. If you want to use the one you just downloaded, launch the Firefox executable in the folder of extracted contents by double-clicking on it. – pomsky Nov 14 '17 at 17:05
  • @karel thank you. And for this guy who close-voted this as not reproducible. Shame on you. – Videonauth Nov 14 '17 at 17:12
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    @Videonauth This question: askubuntu.com/questions/458872/… that I answered got closed as a duplicate of the same question. – karel Nov 14 '17 at 17:15
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    I asked a moderator why it was closed and he told me that AU gets a lot of these same questions about updating Firefox manually and all of them should be closed because Firefox usually updates automatically in a few days anyway. – karel Nov 14 '17 at 17:21

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