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LibreWolf Documentation

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This project is an independent fork of Firefox, with the primary goals of privacy security and user freedom. It is the community run successor to LibreFox

LibreWolf uses more than 500 privacy/security/performance settings, patches, LibreWolf-Addons (optional) and is designed to minimize data collection and telemetry as much as possible (updater, crashreporter and Firefox’s integrated addons that don’t respect privacy are removed).

LibreWolf is NOT associated with Mozilla or its products.

Features

  • Latest Version of Firefox: LibreWolf is compiled directly from the latest build of Firefox Stable. You will have the the latest features, and security updates.
  • Completely Independent Build: LibreWolf uses a completely independent build from Firefox and has its own settings, profile folder and installation path. As a result, it can be installed alongside Firefox or any other browser.
  • Extensions firewall: limit internet access for extensions.
  • IJWY (I Just Want You To Shut Up): embedded server links and other calling home functions are removed. In other words, zero unauthorized or background connections by default.
  • User settings updates: gHacks/pyllyukko base is kept up to date.
  • Settings protection: important settings are enforced/locked within librewolf.cfg and policies.json, those settings cannot be changed by addons/updates/LibreWolf itself or unwanted/accidental manipulation; To change those settings you can easily do it by editing librewolf.cfg and policies.json.
  • LibreWolf-addons: set of optional LibreWolf extensions
  • Statistics disabled: telemetry and similar functions are disabled
  • Tested settings: settings are performance aware
  • Multi-platform (Windows/Linux/Mac/and soon Android)
  • Dark theme (classic and advanced)
  • Recommended and code reviewed addons list
  • Community-Driven
  • And much more…

Download and Installation

Linux

Manual Compilation

  • Build instruction will be updated soon

AppImage

LibreWolf is available in an AppImage Format. Check out the releases page for downloads.

Binary Tarball

LibreWolf is available as a binary tarball. Check out the releases page for downloads.

Arch

LibreWolf is available on the AUR in both source code and binary format.

Windows

Build instruction will be updated soon

Mac

Build instruction will be updated soon

Roadmap

See https://gitlab.com/librewolf-community/librewolf/issues

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