Upgraded Ubuntu to 22.04, where Firefox is Snap by default. Wasn’t going to fight it, especially since Canonical has made 3 blog posts talking about how much faster they made Firefox on Snap.

Since then, I’ve had subtle but annoying issues.

  • Can’t Google things that have a colon after the first word- i.e. error: file not found doesn’t work
  • I get notifications for pending updates
  • Other apps like Gnome’s Software take a minute+ to load on my beefy computer

This isn’t even a meme. Snap is trash. I wanted to be neutral and not join the “hate train” but seriously. Snap is that bad.


Try to change a disto, then. debian/void/arch/gentoo. )

After trying Gentoo I can’t go back. I can’t imagine not being able to choos things like my SSL implementation.


It’s not about me - I can remove Snap no problem. I want to encourage better defaults though, and if Ubuntu won’t listen on their forums I’ll throw out the warning for other users here :)

I just installed that flatpak gnome software plugin and ignore that Ubuntu Software app. Flatpak gives me the benefits of Snap (like being able to use the latest version of some software) without the issues described above.

I do have some rendering issues (unsharp text and UI elements, lines etc) with some software on Wayland though, but I believe Snap had the same problem.

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