How to install Chrome on Ubuntu 19.04

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Installing Google Chrome browser on Ubuntu 19 is not a hard and fast rule because like other versions it also has pre-installed Mozilla Firefox. However, just for the familiarity of using the browser and those are shifting from windows or macOS operating system to Ubuntu, here is the tutorial to install the Google Chrome browser on Ubuntu Linux. Also, the cloud syncing of Google Chrome with its own wide range of products makes it a popular browser. The given installation process will be the same for older Ubuntu versions such as Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/16.04 and so on even for Debian, Linux Mint and Elementary OS.

How to Install Google Chrome Web Browser on Ubuntu 19.04

Step 1: Login to Ubuntu 19.04

First of the Login to your Ubuntu 19 Desktop; for that switch on the system and on login screen select your Ubuntu user and enter the password to access the system.

Step 2: Open Command Line Terminal

Next step is to access the command terminal in order to execute the Chrome installation commands. Either press CTRL+ALT+T or just right-click anywhere on the Desktop of Ubuntu and select the option Open Terminal.

Step 3:  Command to download Chrome browser for Ubuntu

As the Ubuntu is Debian driven project, so we need to download .deb package of Google’s Chrome stable project. Here is the command which will allow you to download the latest Debian package of Google Chome browser to install.


Step 4: Install  Google Chrome in Ubuntu 19.04

After successfully downloading the Chrome browser packages for Ubuntu 19, its time to install it.  We use the DPKG command to unpack the Debian packages for the installation process.

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

Step 5: Run Chrome browser on Ubuntu

Once the above step’s process is done, go to the Applications section of the Ubuntu and you can see the Google Chrome browser logo there. You can also search for it manually.

install chome on Ubuntu 19

Step 6: Set Google Chrome as the default browser

As we open the Chrome, it will ask us whether we want to set the browser as the default on our Ubuntu 19 system or not. If you want to make Google Chrome the default browser leave everything as it is and just click on the OK button. And if not uncheck the first option and then press  OK.

make google chrome defualt on Ubuntu 19

Google Chrome command line on Ubuntu

Step 7: Update Chrome on Ubuntu

Once we installed the Chrome on Ubuntu, Google repository automatically saved in the repo of Ubuntu. So, for the chrome browser update in future either simply run the command “sudo apt-get update” or go to the browser itself, click on the right top side burger icon and select the About option; if the update is available then it will show there.

update chrome on Ubuntu

Output of the Above Tutorial:

h2smedia@h2smedia-VirtualBox:~$ wget
--2019-04-07 19:58:05--
Resolving (, 2404:6800:4009:810::200e
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 57642824 (55M) [application/x-debian-package]
Saving to: ‘google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb’

google-chrome-stabl 100%[===================>] 54.97M 1.70MB/s in 36s

2019-04-07 19:58:42 (1.52 MB/s) - ‘google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb’ 
saved [57642824/57642824]

h2smedia@h2smedia-VirtualBox:~$ ls
Desktop Downloads Music Public Videos
Documents google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb Pictures Templates
h2smedia@h2smedia-VirtualBox:~$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb 
[sudo] password for h2smedia: 
Selecting previously unselected package google-chrome-stable.
(Reading database ... 159227 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking google-chrome-stable (73.0.3683.103-1) ...
Setting up google-chrome-stable (73.0.3683.103-1) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable to provide 
/usr/bin/x-www-browser (x-www-browser) in auto mode
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable to provide 
/usr/bin/gnome-www-browser (gnome-www-browser) in auto mode
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable to provide 
/usr/bin/google-chrome (google-chrome) in auto mode
Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.5-2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.32.0-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-4ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...

Video Tutorial of Chome install on Ubuntu

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