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How to Install Mozilla Firefox on Arch-based Linux Distributions(Manjaro)

Firefox is a free, open-source cross-platform web browser developed by Mozilla Corporation. Unlike Chrome, Brave, and Edge which employ the V8 engine, Firefox uses the Gecko rendering engine to implement modern web standards. It is primarily written in C, C++, and Rust programming languages and was first released in 2002. It is available for Android, iOS, macOS, Windows, and Linux operating systems, making it one of the most popular web browsers after Google Chrome.

In this article, we are going to see how to install the Firefox web browser on Arch-based Linux Distributions. We are going to use the YAY AUR helper, which is one of the many AUR helpers that can be used to install Firefox or any other AUR package.

Installation of Firefox

Step 1: Update and upgrade your system by running

$ sudo pacman -Syu




Step 2: Before installing yay, we must install the git and base-devel group packages on the system.

$ sudo pacman -S --needed base-devel git



Step 3: Now, install yay by running the following

$ git clone
$ cd yay-git
$ makepkg -sri



Step 4: Verify the installation by running

$ yay --version


Step 5: Now, three build packages of firefox that can be installed via yay

In this tutorial, we will install the regular version.

$ yay -S firefox



Step 6: Confirm the build version

$ firefox --version


Step 7: Finally, launch Firefox by searching for the application in the application menu.



Uninstallation of Firefox

To uninstall firefox and all of its config files run:

$ sudo pacman -Rns firefox-bin


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