Floorp is a new, privacy-friendly Firefox-based browser developed by the Japanese student community. The browser is designed to provide users with a fast, private browsing experience while protecting their online privacy. Floorp uses several privacy-enhancing features, including a built-in ad blocker, tracker blocker, and cookie manager. In addition, the browser includes several other useful features, such as a dark mode, bookmarks sync, and an integrated password manager.
The following tutorial will teach you how to install Floorp on Manjaro 21 Linux. The tutorial will use the command line terminal with yay AUR helper. Ideally, most users may be using some wrapper for Pacman; for new users, it is essential to install one to keep your packages up-to-date while you learn Arch/Manjaro.
Update Manjaro Linux
First, before you begin, make sure your system is up-to-date to avoid any issues.
sudo pacman -Syu
Install yay Helper
To begin the installation, you must have GIT installed to import the yay repository to install/build. From your command terminal, use the following code to begin the installation.
sudo pacman -S --needed --noconfirm base-devel git
Now clone the yay archive using the following terminal command.
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/yay-git.git
Next, move the archive to the /OPT/ directory. This is a good location for any other archive installs, keep everything located, and traditionally the guide is a commonly used area for different applications.
sudo mv yay-git /opt/
Now navigate to the yay-git directory location.
Build the package using the makepkg command.
Install Floorp Browser
Now that you have installed the yay package management helper, you can install the software using the following command.
yay -S floorp --noconfirm
Remove –noconfirm to manually go through the installation questions instead of selecting the default answers.
How to Launch Floorp Browser
Floorp can be launched by opening the application using the following path.
Taskbar > Internet > Floorp.
Once opened, an example of the default landing screen.
Congratulations, you have installed the latest version of Floorp browser on your system.
How to Update/Upgrade Floorp Browser
The best way to upgrade the software is to use the following terminal command.
yay -Syu --devel --timeupdate
Note it is advised to run terminal commands now and then even if you have set up AUR auto-updates using the automatic GUI updater; this ensures you are not missing anything.
How to Remove (Uninstall) Floorp Browser
When you no longer want the software installed on your system, use the following command to remove it.
yay -Rns floorp --noconfirm
Optionally, you can run the following command to clean up any leftover unused dependencies, and this is highly recommended to run, so your system does not become bloated.
Comments and Conclusion
Floorp is a great privacy-focused browser that offers many features to make your browsing experience more comfortable and safe. The built-in ad blocker, tracker blocker, and cookie manager are all very effective at keeping your data private.