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updates for mozilla firefox on linux

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I downloaded and installed this package: firefox-81.0.tar.bz2 on Manjaro linux. If I click on Help/about, it updates. Does it update automatically, even if I don't open Help/about?

I downloaded and installed this package: firefox-81.0.tar.bz2 on Manjaro linux. If I click on Help/about, it updates. Does it update automatically, even if I don't open Help/about?

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If you installed this Firefox version in your Home directory (i.e. a location with write permission) then Firefox can update without a problem if you have set in Options/Preferences to update automatically. If you do not update automatically or you installed Firefox in a location owned by root like /usr/local or /opt then you are notified when an update is available and will see a green dot attached to the "3-bar" Firefox menu button. If you install Firefox from your distro's repositories then updates are handled by this distro.

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If you installed this Firefox version in your Home directory (i.e. a location with write permission) then Firefox can update without a problem if you have set in Options/Preferences to update automatically. If you do not update automatically or you installed Firefox in a location owned by root like /usr/local or /opt then you are notified when an update is available and will see a green dot attached to the "3-bar" Firefox menu button. If you install Firefox from your distro's repositories then updates are handled by this distro.