Adding FireFox wayland in the startup script

I want to run FireFox in native Wayland if I log into Wayland, and I also want FireFox to work when I log into X11. Wiki says that I need to add the following script, but it only explains how to do it for Bash. But Manjaro is using Zsh, right?

if [ "$XDG_SESSION_TYPE" == "wayland" ]; then

The wiki was not helpful, so I searched Google and added the code above in ~/.zprofile, but it did not work. Is the syntax different? What should I do?

If you use Manjaro KDE the default shell is still bash. Zsh is only as Konsole profile. So you should follow Bash instructions.

Add a shebang as the first li8ne in the script:

#! /usr/bin/bash
if [ "$XDG_SESSION_TYPE" == "wayland" ]; then

For more, see:

No, I am using Gnome.

I did that and log out/in, but it did not work.

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I do not have a .zprofile file on my computer, so I think that file is wrong.

Rather put the function in ~/.zshrc:

nano ~/.zshrc

Add it to the bottom:

if [ "$XDG_SESSION_TYPE" == "wayland" ]; then

Save, Ctrl+OY, and Exit, Ctrl+XY

then you need to load the file, by sourceing it, so in your terminal, run:

source ~/.zshrc

Or that’s how I’d have done it!

Hope this helps!


Else, you can put it in a separate script, and this where I believe the shebang comes in, and source in the .zshrc file.

Classic XY problem.

How are you starting Firefox? If you set the variable in ZSH, you have to start in in ZSH, meaning from the terminal.

Those pictures were in addition to the text version (in the OP, I added that after the text version of the code) and only there to show that I did it, and i thought it could convey some other hints that the text version does not.

The startup script thing was confusing. I had searched the web and pages were saying different things. Some say just “zprofile”, instead of “.zprofile”, and some said “zshrc”, etc. Neither “zprofile” nor “.zprofile” existed on my PC. I first tried “zprofile” and it did not work, and then I saw existing .zshrc, so I added “.”. Wish there were some sort of GUI…

Anyway, I added the lines to the existing .zshrc, but when I ran source ~/.zshrc, it said /home/user/.zshrc:12: = not found. I don’t know what exactly that means but if the 12 is line number, that is where I pasted the code. I tried to search for this error, but I could not find a solution. I thought maybe just logging out/in would load the setting anyway, but that did not work.

# Use powerline
# Source manjaro-zsh-configuration
if [[ -e /usr/share/zsh/manjaro-zsh-config ]]; then
  source /usr/share/zsh/manjaro-zsh-config
# Use manjaro zsh prompt
if [[ -e /usr/share/zsh/manjaro-zsh-prompt ]]; then
  source /usr/share/zsh/manjaro-zsh-prompt

if [ "$XDG_SESSION_TYPE" == "wayland" ]; then

I am starting it by clicking the icon on the Panel (Dash to Panel). I typed “firefox” in the terminal, but that did not work either. The only way that worked was typing export MOZ_ENABLE_WAYLAND=1 && firefox in one command. But of course, I do not want to start FireFox from terminal. I need a way to make FireFox start in native Wayland mode when I clicked the icon.

Then it should go into ~/.profile

.profile did not exit, so I created one with the following, logged out/in. Did not work.

if [ "$XDG_SESSION_TYPE" == "wayland" ]; then

For wayland, it might be different


The right suggestion is to put this code in your ~/.profile

if [ "${XDG_SESSION_TYPE}" == wayland ]; then

Also check that /etc/environment has no string, such as

if [ $XDG_SESSION_TYPE == wayland ]; then

if it has, just remove it

Even this option doesn’t work for me.
I’ve tried .bash_profile, .zshrc, and now .profile, but Firefox executes with XWayland.
Only setting MOZ_ENABLE_WAYLAND=1 in my environment file works…