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How to Install Google Chrome on Linux Mint 20

Linux mint 20 banned chromium so install its alternative Google chrome instead. Install google chrome on Linux mint 20 easily with commands.

Chromium has been banned in the latest release of Linux mint i.e. Linux mint 20 along with Ubuntu’s snap sore.

You can no longer officially install packages from snap store, including Chromium.

You can use Firefox instead of chromium for your day-to-day work, but for some reason if you still need to use chromium on Linux mint 20 then follow the installation instructions.

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FirefoxChrome
Privacy FriendlyUser experience focused
Open sourceClosed source
Beginner friendlyBeginner friendly
Consumes less RAMConsumes high RAM
Doesn’t run in backgroundRuns in background even after closing
Plugins supportedPlugins supported
Built in password managerBuilt in password manager
Can’t translate nativelyCan translate websites in upto 45 languages.
Firefox vs Chrome

Firefox is fast, beautiful, open source, and pre-installed on linux mint, but you may still require using chromium to install some important plugins that only works in chrome or chromium.

The good news is, you can use and install Google chrome instead of chromium. Chrome is fully supported in Linux mint 20 and other versions.

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Install Google Chrome on Linux Mint 20.x

download google chrome for linux mint 20

Download Google chrome from here for Linux mint 20. You can also install chrome via terminal for that, see this.

select deb package

Choose the 64 bit deb package as Linux mint is based on Ubuntu which supports Deb and click Accept and install button to start downloading chrome.

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open with gdebi installer to install chrome

Right click on the file that you just downloaded and click Open With GDebi Package Installer

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click install to install chrome

Click on Install Package. If there are unsatisfied dependencies, then they will be downloaded while installing. You can see the list of those dependencies by clicking Details.

chrome on linux mint 20

A list of required dependencies will pop-up, click Continue to continue the installation.

click authenticate to install chrome

Fill in your password and press Authenticate. It requires root permissions to install any package, hence it is asking for our password.

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google chrome installing on linux mint 20

The installation process has now begun, it will take less than five minutes for the installation to complete.

open google chrome

After installing Google chrome, launch it by clicking on the mint menu and searching Google chrome. You can also find it under Internet category as shown in the picture above.

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Install Google chrome using Terminal

First, download the Google authentication key.

wget -q -O - https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -

Now add chrome repository to our system.

echo "deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list

Install Google Chrome

Start by updating the packages list.

sudo apt update

Install Google Chrome Stable by using the command below.

sudo apt install -y google-chrome-stable

Launch Google chrome

Launch directly via terminal from the command below.

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google-chrome

or launch using GUI as shown in the picture below.

launch google chrome

Uninstalling Chrome

You can Uninstall chrome by using the command below.

sudo apt remove google-chrome-stable

You can also uninstall chrome via GUI.

Main Menu >>> Google Chrome >>> Right Click >>> Uninstall

Summary

Firefox is pre-installed on Linux mint 20 but switching to Chromium is not possible on Linux mint 20 so install Google chrome instead.

That’s it for this tutorial, please drop your opinion in the comments.

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