Mozilla released the mozilla firefox developer edition How should i install this on ubuntu?
Firefox Developer Edition
The firefox developer edition is a modified version of firefox that is specifically designed for web developers It uses a separate profile than the regular version of Firefox. You can have firefox or f-beta installed next to developer edition Note that your F.D.E. will be a completely UN-customized browser. To unify settings, you can use Firefox sync .
Here's one of many perks when using F.D.E.
"By using the Developer Edition, you gain access to tools and platform features at least 12 weeks before they reach the main Firefox release channel." - Developer Edition - Mozilla | MDN#The_latest_Firefox_features
There are currently three ways to do this, manually, PPA or via Ubuntu Make .
Download from Mozilla Firefox Developer Edition webpage . Extract it with
file-roller and move the folder to its final location. A good practice is to install it in
Once you moved the files to their final location (say
/opt/firefox_dev/ ), you can create the following file
~/.local/share/applications/firefox_dev.desktop to get a launcher with an icon distinct from normal Firefox.
[Desktop Entry] Name=Firefox Developer GenericName=Firefox Developer Edition Exec=/opt/firefox_dev/firefox %u Terminal=false Icon=/opt/firefox_dev/browser/chrome/icons/default/default128.png Type=Application Categories=Application;Network;X-Developer; Comment=Firefox Developer Edition Web Browser. StartupWMClass=Firefox Developer Edition
Please note, that the parameter
StartupWMClass is added to prevent duplicate icons in the launcher, as explained here.
To mark the launcher as trusted, make it executable.
chmod +x ~/.local/share/applications/firefox_dev.desktop
To launch it, navigate to ~/.local/share/applications/ using your "Files" application (ensure you turn on hidden folders), then double-click firefox_dev.desktop. Alternatively, search for
Firefox Developer , and simply run the
firefox binary, and voilà.
Note that, when you install manually, the F.D.E. does not have the unity global menu by default.
Firefox for developers currently resides in Firefox Aurora builds : “Ubuntu Mozilla Daily Build Team” team . It should be noted that
"Firefox Developer Edition replaces the Aurora channel in the Firefox Release Process. Like Aurora, features will land in the Developer Edition every six weeks, after they have stabilized in Nightly builds." - Developer Edition - Mozilla | MDN #The_latest_Firefox_features
"Version 35.0a2, first offered to Firefox Developer Edition users on November 10, 2014" - Firefox — Aurora Notes (35.0a2) — Mozilla#main-content
Install the firefox developer edition formerly known as aurora like this
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/firefox-aurora sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install firefox
The mozilla ppa only holds packages for the supported ubuntu releases, not eol(end of life) releases.
Please note that installing with the above-mentioned ppa will result in your current firefox installation being replaced
This method was provided by jorge castro This is included here because it is also an excellent way to install the firefox developer editionand many other development tools
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lyzardking/ubuntu-make sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-make
After you have installed ubuntu-make, tell it to install the
umake web firefox-dev
If you wish to maintain the current default firefox because the fde has no new features you like or for whatever reason here are some ways to uninstall it
You can remove the ppa and its packages using ppa-purge
Install it like so.
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
The following will remove the ppa and its packages
sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/firefox-aurora
remove the binaries with the
rm command(rename the path to the location you actually extracted FDE). Or with your file-manager.
sudo rm -r /opt/firefox_dev/
Also remove the
sudo rm ~/.local/share/applications/firefox_dev.desktop
You successfully removed the developer edition of firefox
the following command will remove Firefox Developer Edition.
umake web firefox-dev -r
You can also remove umake and its PPA (
ppa-purge needed, see installation instructions above).
sudo ppa-purge ppa:lyzardking/ubuntu-make
Firefox Developer Edition on Ubuntu 14.04.1
At the time of writing, there are three themes available for F.D.E. Here's how to do this
Please type in the url bar
When in the search filter type in
theme . Then double click on
devtools.theme . After that, type in
light , and the theme will be applied.
Screenshot with multiple themes available for F.D.E.
Some but not all of the features promoted by mozilla
allows you to develop, deploy and debug Web apps directly in your browser, or on a Firefox OS device. This tool lets you create a new firefox os app which is just a web app from a template or open up the code of an existing app You can edit the app files here Use one click to launch the application in a simulator and one more click to debug it with developer tools
(previously called Firefox Tools Adapter) lets you develop and debug your app across multiple browsers and devices by connecting the Firefox dev tools to other major browser engines. Valence also extends the awesome tools we’ve built to debug Firefox OS and Firefox for Android to the other major mobile browsers including Chrome on Android and Safari on iOS. So far these tools include our inspector, debugger and console and style editor.
Responsive Design Mode:
- see how your website or Web app will look on different screen sizes without changing the size of your browser window.
- examine the HTML and CSS of any Web page and easily modify the structure and layout of a page.
- see all the network requests your browser makes, how long each request takes and details of each request.
- view and edit CSS styles associated with a Web page, create new ones and apply existing CSS stylesheets to any page.
Web Audio Editor:
- inspect and interact with Web Audio API in real time to ensure that all audio nodes are connected in the way you expect.
Firefox — Aurora Notes (35.0a2) — Mozilla(Firefox Developer Edition Notes)
- Version 35.0a2, first offered to Firefox Developer Edition users on November 10, 2014