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[ubuntu] Upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 – advice requested

Now, for quite a while, every time I receive a s/w update I get the message to upgrade the OS 22.04.1 (I have 20.04). I want to do it, but I have a few concerns, as follows:

Firefox is my default browser for years. I’ve read that the version that comes with 22.04 is the snap version. My concern here is about what happens to: (1) my installed extensions, (2) data associated to all saved bookmarks, (3) data associated with my saved passwords, (4) data associated with the gnome shell extensions I installed, (5) configuration associated with Sync. If there is any impact to the aforementioned, I would prefer, and be advised on how keep the DEB package of Firefox to avoid any disruptions to my data.

Ubuntu 22.04 comes with version 42. My OS now has 3.36.9. I have installed a few shell extensions (using the Firefox connector) and added new themes to my desktop. What will happen to those when gnome 42 runs?

Following is info about my machine:

[email protected]:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS
Release: 20.04
Codename: focal
[email protected]:~$ uname -a
Linux williepabon-Macmini 5.4.0-139-generic #156-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 20 17:27:18 UTC 2023 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Thanks in advance for any help.