This tutorial will explain how to install, update and uninstall Mullvad Browser from builds, as for now, the app isn’t available from any distribution package manager, Flatpak or Snap.
Install Link to heading
Open a Terminal and download the latest release for your current user:
cd ~/.local/share && wget https://mullvad.net/en/download/browser/linux64/latest -O mullvad-browser.tar.xz
Extract the content of the downloaded file into a
tar -xvf mullvad-browser.tar.xz mullvad-browser
Delete the downloaded tar.xz file as you don’t need it anymore and enter the extracted folder:
rm mullvad-browser.tar.xz && cd mullvad-browser
Launch Mullvad Browser with the
--register-appflag, this should register Mullvad Browser as a desktop app for the current user:
You can also run
./start-mullvad-browser.desktop --helpto see more options.
./start-mullvad-browser.desktop --setDefaultBrowserto set Mullvad Browser as your default browser.
Edit: As of April 22, 2023, Mullvad Browser is also installable through repository packages from Flathub and AUR.
Update Link to heading
To update the app, you just need to repeat the steps number
3. You don’t need to register the app again.
Uninstall Link to heading
First, unregister the desktop app:
cd ~/.local/share/mullvad-browser && ./start-mullvad-browser.desktop --unregister-app
And now delete the mullvad-browser data you left on your computer:
rm -rf ~/.local/share/mullvad-browser
That’s it! Mullvad Browser uninstalled.