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Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu
Google Chrome is the most powerful, fastest and most popular web browser in the world. Google Chrome is not opensource browser itself, but it is based on Chromium browser which available in default Ubuntu repositories. It is a secure and easy to use browser. In this tutorial we are going to learn how to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.04. By using these instructions you can also install Google Chrome on any Debian based system like Linux Mint, Elementary OS or Debian itself.
Before you start to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.04. You must have the credentials of user with sudo privileges.
Install Google Chrome
Following are the steps to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu.
Step 1: Download the .deb package of Google Chrome
First, By using following
curl command download the .deb package of Google Chrome for Ubuntu:
curl -0 https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
Step 2: Install Google Chrome
To install .deb package in Ubuntu you will need to have sudo privileges. To install Google Chrome use following command:
sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
Now it will prompt you for password. Enter the password of your system and continue.
Step 3: Start Google Chrome
Now as the installation of Google Chrome is complete. You can start google chrome in two ways.
First you can start Google Chrome by typing
google-chrome in terminal or by using activities and searching for google chrome in Ubuntu.
To start Google Chrome by using activities, Click on Activities and search for Google Chrome once icon appeared click on it to start the program.
You can also start Google Chrome Using following command:
After starting Google Chrome for first time you will be asked for setting it as a default browser.
You can check options according to your preference and click on
OK. After clicking OK you will see following screen.
Now Google Chrome is opened and you can enjoy browsing. You can also import password, bookmarks and other settings.
Uninstall Google Chrome
In case if you want to uninstall Chrome you can do so by using either system package manager program or by using terminal.
To uninstall Google chrome use below commands:
sudo apt-get purge google-chrome-stable
Now remove config directory by typing:
rm ~/.config/google-chrome/ -rf
You have successfully learned how to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.04. If you have any queries please don’t forget to comment below.