The Mozilla Firefox web browser is preinstalled on Fedora by default. What if, for some reason, the “fox” does not suit you? And is it more familiar and more convenient – Google Chrome? Install it of course!
Two browsers in the system will not interfere with each other. This article will show you how to install Google Chrome on Fedora 34 in a variety of ways. These methods are also relevant for earlier versions of this distribution.
Install Google Chrome in Fedora
1. Installation from terminal
Open a window with a list of installed programs by clicking on the icon Show Apps on the panel. Find the terminal icon and launch it.
Before installing Google Chrome, it will not be superfluous to update the system. To do this, run the command
sudo dnf update
Press the key Enter.
The system will ask you to enter the administrator password, a standard action before installing any application. In a moment, the entire list of available updates will appear on the screen, indicating the amount of files that will be downloaded. We must agree by typing the letter D… The process of downloading and installing the update files will begin.
The process can be delayed if the Internet connection is not very fast, or at the moment Fedora’s repository servers, from where the files are pulled, are heavily loaded with requests. When finished, enter the following command:
sudo dnf upgrade
It will apply the installed updates. After some time (maximum, a few minutes), you will receive the freshest system. Now – directly to the installation of Google Chrome in Fedora. First, you need to add the Fedora Extended Repositories, which have the required web browser (not the default one). To do this, use the command:
sudo dnf install fedora-workstation-repositories
To install, you also have to agree by entering D… The next step is to enable the Google Chrome repository. Run:
sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled google-chrome
Then the following command, it will install the stable version of the browser:
sudo dnf install google-chrome-stable
The system will warn you about importing GPG keys, agree by typing D.
In the next dialog with the terminal, type again D when asked about installing Google Chrome.
A few seconds of downloading about 80 MB – and it’s done. All that remains is to launch the browser with the command:
Before opening the program, a window appears in which it is proposed to make Google Chrome the default browser. The checkboxes are already checked in the required checkboxes. Click on the button OK… That’s it – the long-awaited Internet viewer from Google is ready for active use. The application icon appears on the taskbar. Now it can be launched directly from there.
2. Installation from the official site
Open Mozilla Firefox and download the latest browser by opening link
After downloading the file, all you have to do is go to the directory Downloads, and double-clicking on the file google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm run browser installation. As in Windows.
You can also download and install the package right in the terminal. To do this, run:
sudo dnf install https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
3.Using the app center
Run Software Center, this is a standard installer of all applications in the system, convenient for those who are not used to using the terminal. The center icon is also on the taskbar. After launch, in the upper left corner of the application window, click on the magnifying glass icon and enter Google Chrome… The system itself will find it by name.
Click the button Install.
For speed and convenience of working with the browser, it is better to use the keyboard. Here are some keyboard shortcuts to help you navigate the Google Chrome browser.
|Open a new tab
|Open a new window
|Open window in “incognito” mode
|Close current tab
|Reopen a closed tab
|Close a window
|Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab
|Switch tabs left / right
|Go to the search bar
|Bookmark this site
|Open browser history
|Open download history
|Open Chrome Task Manager
Now you know how to install Google Chrome in Fedora, through commands in the terminal, through direct download from the developer site and a specialized GUI application Software Center. Which option to choose is up to you.