How to Install Firefox on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Firefox on Your Synology NAS

Firefox Browser, also known as Mozilla Firefox or simply Firefox, is a free and open-source web browser developed by Mozilla. Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine to render web pages, which implements current and anticipated web standards. Firefox is more than a browser. It’s a whole family of products designed to keep you safer and smarter online. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Firefox on your Synology NAS using Docker.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it firefox. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Firefox Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Firefox Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

Once you click on User-defined script a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in “Install Firefox“. Uncheck “Enabled” option. Select root User.
  2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
  3. Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that click OK.
docker run -d --name=firefox \
  -p 5812:3000 \
  -v /volume1/docker/firefox:/config \
  --shm-size="2gb" \
  --restart=always \
  ghcr.io/linuxserver/firefox

Firefox Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Firefox Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install Firefox” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Firefox – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Firefox Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂

  • STEP 9

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:5812

Firefox Synology NAS Set up 6

Note: If you want to run this container over an HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update Firefox container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.

This post was updated on Monday / July 12th, 2021 at 6:45 PM