Where is Firefox?
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dobey last edited by dobey
@ell1e No. Wayland is not on par with mirclient, and is not the default for hybris (Android based) devices yet.
You can install a deb inside libertine and launch it under Xmir still, though.
Of course, on upstream (mesa) based devices, Wayland is being used, though all Wayland protocols are not yet supported, so apps may have varying degrees of functionality or failure. Firefox may need to be run via Xwayland still. Also, as apt/snap/flatapak/etc… are not supported (either yet or ever, depending), one would still need to build a click packaged version of it to get something "native" to install.
You can install Firefox 76.01 in a Libertine container directly from the UBports default reposotories, and it works ok in OTA-12 in my tests. Relative to the UT native Morph browser pages in Firefox load much slower and scroll with much greater lag. Also, there is no pinch to zoom in Firefox, although you can enable touch scrolling by adding the "Scroll Anywhere" extension, and setting it to use "Left Click" and "Grab and Drag" in its preferences. I suggest using the Libertine Tweak Tool app from the OpenStore to make gui scaling and scroll bars work better for it as well. One nice thing with Firefox is for dynamic websites it will display the mobile site in portrait mode, and desktop site in landscape mode.
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@dobey, can you point me to some guide on how to do the libertine container?
You can install Firefox 76.01 in a Libertine container directly from the UBports default reposotories, and it works ok in OTA-12 in my tests. Relative to the UT native Morph browser pages in Firefox load much slower and scroll with much greater lag . . .
Thanks for the info regarding running Firefox 76.01 in a Libertine container. Genuinely appreciated!
And I commend you on your marketing prowess demonstrated by the Total Sonic webpage opened in your Firefox tab.
jasom last edited by
@TotalSonic Thanks for your brief tutorial how to install Firefox on Ubuntu Tourch. I'm new to this system, so my question is: How can I access FF deb file alias where are "UBports default reposotories"? Some more detailed tutorial hot to install FF would be welcome
@jasom It's easier not to use a deb file, but to install right from the repository.
- Open system settings
- Enter Libertine settings (the top hat)
- Press "+" in the upper right corner and follow the steps
- Wait for the container to be created (could take a while)
- Open the newly created container from Libertine settings
- Press the "+" in the top right corner, choose the top alternative (Enter package name)
- Write "firefox" and press install
- Wait while it finishes the install.
You can also search for a package in the archives if you're not sure about the exact name of a package. Then you just pick another alternative in step 6.
Mr. Greeb last edited by
I just thought I'd chime in and say that there is a way to make the GUI slightly better for touch screen use.
Hopefully it helps; I have a Oneplus 3 on the way in the mail, and I have every intention of using Firefox when on UT.
@potet HI, I followed exactally the steps in your message.
The status of the application (firefox) is "installed".
But i can't find a way to start the app !
I Do need help, please!
Lakotaubp last edited by
@mr-greeb Just to say you may be disappointed with the result. Firefox will run but the scale and size make it impracticle to use.