Puppeteer Firefox Setup Process

What’s the process for installing and running Puppeteer with Firefox support?

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Installing Puppeteer with Firefox support is a breeze! First off, make sure you’ve got Node.js happily running on your system. Once that’s sorted, pop open your terminal or command prompt, and shimmy on over to your project directory. Now, it’s npm install time! Just type in npm install puppeteer-firefox and watch the magic happen. Once it’s done, you’re all set to rock Puppeteer with Firefox in your Node.js script.

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Or you can directly specify the Firefox executable path with Puppeteer:

if you’re more of a hands-on type, you can dive into specifying the Firefox executable path with Puppeteer. First things first, make sure you’ve got Firefox snuggly installed on your system. Once that’s done, go on a little scavenger hunt to find where Firefox is hiding. Then, in your Puppeteer script, flex those coding muscles and set the executablePath option to the path you found earlier. Now, every time you launch Puppeteer, Firefox will be right there, ready to roll.

if you’re up for a Docker adventure, here’s the scoop. Get Docker all settled in on your machine. Then, summon the Docker image that’s packing Puppeteer and Firefox by slinging the command docker pull lakitanar/puppeteer-firefox. Once that’s snuggled up on your system, just run your Puppeteer scripts within the Docker container, and Firefox will be right there in the mix.