02 April 2013

Firefox 20 Released with Per-window Private Browsing Feature! Install it in Ubuntu/Linux Mint


install firefox 20 in ubuntu
Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser developed for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux coordinated by Mozilla Corporation and Mozilla Foundation. Today Mozilla announced the release of Firefox 20.0 for all platforms including Linux, Windows and Mac OS. In this release Mozilla aims to increase User privacy and Security. Lets Look at the new features added to Firefox 20

New in Firefox 20

  • Per-window Private Browsing: This is same as Chrome's Incognito window, all you need to do is select "New Private Window" and new window will open without saving any search history, cookies, downloads or temp file.

  • New look of Download Manager which looks nicer than previous one.

  • Ability to close hanging plugins, without the browser hanging
  • New JavaScript Profiler tool
  • Continued performance improvements around common browser tasks (page loads, downloads, shutdown, etc.)

You can check complete change log HERE.

To install Mozilla Firefox 20 in Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 and Linux Mint 13/14, run the following commands in terminal (Alt + Ctrl + t)

Step 1: Add Firefox repository

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa

Note: If your are using Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 you can skip the above step.

Step 2: Update sources.list

$ sudo apt-get update

Step 3: Install Firefox 20

$ sudo apt-get install firefox

$ firefox -v
Mozilla Firefox 20.0


install firefox 20 in Linux Mint

That's it.
Enjoy :)

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  1. After step 2 i have this error:
    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa/ubuntu/dists/raring/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

    E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

    1. https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-manager/+question/176339

      try this URL you might find solution to this problem

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