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    Talking FireFox quantum should be the default browser

    I just came to tell you all that I think this new FireFox 57+ is fantastic. I run Kali in a VM for easily spinning up OpenVAS and running a scan. The GreenBone interface used to be a little slow. I manually installed the new FireFox and it completely changed my experience. The menus are more responsive and every page pops clean.

    I followed the instructions here:

    I found that the official FireFox repository PPA doesn't work because there is no Kali support. I had to install Firefox from tarball sources. Totally worth it.

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    Firefox quantum will soon be a part of Debian distribution and later to kali.

    Until then, can you write steps to guide community how to install firefox quantum from its source?

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    Here are the steps from that link that I used:

    cd /opt
    sudo wget https://download-installer.cdn.mozil...x-57.0.tar.bz2
    sudo tar xfj firefox-57.0.tar.bz2 
    In order to create a quick launch icon in your desktop applications menu, issue the following commands in terminal. First change directory to /usr/share/application/ directory and create a new desktop application quick launcher based on firefox.desktop app launcher. The new launcher will be named mozilla-quantum.desktop.

    cd /usr/share/applications/
    sudo cp firefox.desktop firefox-quantum.desktop
    Afterwards, open firefox-quantum.desktop file for editing and search and update the following lines:

    Name=Firefox Quantum Web Browser
    Exec=/opt/firefox/firefox %u

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    Thanks for the install instructions.

    I'm not quite ready to make the jump to Firefox Quantum in Kali. Been using it some on my Windows install...seems ok, but some of the add-ons I use when testing web apps have been deprecated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirty_white_hat View Post
    sudo wget https://download-installer.cdn.mozil...x-57.0.tar.bz2
    sudo tar xfj firefox-57.0.tar.bz2
    Marginal note: That's for 64 bit only.

    For x86 use:
    sudo wget

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