How to Uninstall and Install Foxit Reader Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: December 16, 2021

Foxit Reader is a free PDF reader, it is available in Windows, macOS, Android, IOS and more. Especial, this tool is one of the best PDF readers, which needs to be installed at first after installing any Linux distributions. Besides free versions, it also provides premium versions with many features, but for common demand, we can use the free version. This tutorial will introduce you to how to install Foxit Reader Ubuntu, especial Ubuntu 22.04 or older version.

Which is Foxit Reader Ubuntu used for?

At the time I wrote this tutorial, this PDF tool contains many features for Linux. These features include:

  • Lightweight and quick
  • Intuitive User Interface
  • Comments support
  • Multiple PDF documents support
  • Protect PDF files
  • Text search, page rotation
  • Zoom in and out
  • Annotate PDF support
  • Print PDF documents
  • Participate in a shared review

It has many features

Install Foxit Reader Ubuntu and other Linux distros

It is not a built-in application Linux. So that, in order to install Foxit PDF Reader on Ubuntu or on other Linux distributions, we need to follow these steps.

Step 1: Downloading from its website

It is not available in the official package repository of Ubuntu so that you can install it by using the Advanced Packaging Tool (APT). But you can easily download it from its homepage.

You can go to this page and choose the version you want to install. Or you can also install faster by running these commands. Opening your any Linux terminal, copy and paste these lines into it. choose Ubuntu commands that are compatible with your OS hardware.

For 64 bits OS:

wget https://cdn01.foxitsoftware.com/pub/foxit/reader/desktop/linux/2.x/2.4/en_us/FoxitReader.enu.setup.2.4.4.0911.x64.run.tar.gz

For 32 bits OS:

wget https://cdn01.foxitsoftware.com/pub/foxit/reader/desktop/linux/2.x/2.4/en_us/FoxitReader.enu.setup.2.4.4.0911.x86.run.tar.gz

Step 2: Extracting the installer

Once the download process is done, you have to extract the installer by running these commands. Don’t forget to replace x64 with x86 if your OS only support 32bits.

tar -zxvf FoxitReader.enu.setup.2.4.4.0911.x64.run.tar.gz

Step 3: Begin the installation

Following the extraction, we can now start he installation. Make sure the installer is executable. If the installer is not able to execute or you don’t know about it, running these Linux commands:

chmod 755 'FoxitReader.enu.setup.2.4.4.0911(r057d814).x64.run'

Once done, we can now start the installation.

sudo ./FoxitReader.enu.setup.2.4.4.0911\(r057d814\).x64.run

When the window appears, it will launch the installation wizard, which will allow you to select an installation location. Choosing the installation path to install Foxit Reader.

Choose the installation path

Next, accept the end-user license agreement to begin the installation process:

Accepting License Agreement on first startup

Clicking the Next button to begin the installation. Typing root Linux password if it is necessary.

The installation on Ubuntu or Linux

When the installation is finished, you can now use it on Ubuntu.

The installation is finished on Ubuntu

Launch Foxit Reader on Ubuntu

As you saw, the installation is quite easy and you can also launch this app easily too. To launch this app, we go to Activities and search for its name. Your Linux screen will like this:

Launching this PDF editor from Ubuntu Activities

On the first running, it will prompt you to make it as default PDF viewer, accept if you want or not :)

Default PDF reader windows on Ubuntu

Uninstall Foxit Reader Ubuntu

If you don’t want to use this PDF editor, you can uninstall it, simply delete the installation folder you selected above. In my case, I can uninstall Foxit Reader by running this Ubuntu command:

sudo rm -r /opt/foxitsoftware/foxitreader

After executing that command, we’ve uninstalled it successfully.

Conclusion

This is the end of the tutorial. In this tutorial, I share you ways to install Foxit Reader Ubuntu and show you how to uninstall it too. You can comment below this tutorial, If you need any helps.