Sunday, August 1, 2010

Howto:Firefox upgrade in linux

Question :  How to upgrade my firefox in linux? 

Note1 :- You can do easily do the upgrade your firefox browser, After doing you may loose your bookmarks, browsing history and firefox plugins,extensions.

Note2 :- Before upgrading your browser better make backup of your bookmarks.

Question : How to backup of bookmarks in firefox.

Click on bookmarks --> Organize Bookmarks (Ctrl+Shift+O) --> Click on Import and Backup --> Select Export Html

The backed-up html file will be stored in your browser specified directory.

Question :- How to install new firefox?

Run the following commands as 'ROOT'

1. Download new firefox.

2. Unzip the downloaded file using following commands.

tar -xjf filename.tar.bz2

3. Backup your old firefox directory to firefox-backup

4. Copy the unzipped firefox directory to /usr/lib/firefox

5. Check the version of browser by firing firefox browser

Help --> About Mozilla Firefox

Now you have upgraded your browser. Happy Browsing.. :-)

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