How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 19.04

How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 19.04
How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 19.04

Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 19.04

Google Chrome is the most powerful, secure, easy to use, fastest and most popular web browser in the world. Google Chrome is not the opensource browser itself, but it is based on the Chromium browser and its available in default Ubuntu repositories. In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 19.04.

Prerequisites

Before you start to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu. You must have the credentials of a user with sudo privileges.

Install Google Chrome

The following are the steps to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu.

First, download the .deb package of Google Chrome by using the curl command:

curl -O https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

Install the downloaded .deb package by using the dpkg package installer using the following command:

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

If you prompted for a password then enter the password and continue.

Starting Google Chrome

Now as the installation of Google Chrome is complete. You can start google chrome in two ways.

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 19.04 – Activities

Enter the following command in the terminal to start Google Chrome:

google-chrome

After starting Google Chrome for the first time you may 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 19.04 – Set as the default browser

You can check options according to your preference then click on OK. After clicking OK you will see the 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 passwords, bookmarks, and other settings.

Uninstall Google Chrome Completely

In case if you want to uninstall Chrome using the terminal you can use the following command.

To uninstall Google chrome and remove the config directory use below commands:

sudo apt-get purge google-chrome-stable
rm ~/.config/google-chrome/ -rf

Conclusion

You have successfully learned how to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 19.04. If you have any queries please don’t forget to comment below.

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