How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.04

How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.04
How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.04

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.

Prerequisites

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.

How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.04 - Activities
How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.04 – Activities

You can also start Google Chrome Using following command:

google-chrome

After starting Google Chrome for first time you will be asked for setting it as a default browser.

How to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.04 - Set as default browser
How to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.04 – Set as default browser

You can check options according to your preference and click on OK. After clicking OK you will see following screen.

How to install Google Chrome - turn on sync
How to install Google Chrome – turn on sync

Now Google Chrome is opened and you can enjoy browsing. You can also import password, bookmarks and other settings.

How to install Google Chrome - Sign in to google Chrome
How to install Google Chrome – Sign in to google Chrome

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

Conclusion

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.

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