How to Install Google Chrome on Manjaro Linux

Google Chrome is a web browser released by Google in 2008. This relatively new browser competes with other major browsers such as Microsoft Edge and open-source solutions such as Firefox.

Regarding usability, Chrome has become the most popular web browser available, surpassing Microsoft and macOS products and the legendary Firefox. This gives us an idea of how powerful and versatile it is.

With Google Chrome, you can expect synchronization through a Google account, many extensions that will make your browser your ideal workspace and a web console aimed at developers. In short, Google Chrome is the most used browser for a reason.

The fact that it is the most used, makes many novice users wonder how to install it on Linux. The process is simple and you will see.

Install Google Chrome on Manjaro Linux

As expected, Google Chrome is not present in the official Manjaro repositories, but it doesn’t make the process complex. Let’s go for it.

First, open a terminal and update the whole system.

sudo pacman -Syu

After this, you have to install some packages needed to install packages using the yay helper

sudo pacman -S base-devel git

The next step is to download the `yay file, which contains all the formula and steps for installing Google Chrome.

git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/google-chrome.git
Cloning into 'google-chrome'...
remote: Enumerating objects: 1089, done.
remote: Counting objects: 100% (1089/1089), done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (554/554), done.
remote: Total 1089 (delta 577), reused 1044 (delta 535), pack-reused 0
Receiving objects: 100% (1089/1089), 253.30 KiB | 10.00 KiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (577/577), done.

This will generate a folder called google-chrome that you need to access. Optionally, you can move it to another location, such as /opt.

cd google-chrome

And create and install the package with the following command

makepkg -si

During the process, the package will also be installed. If not, you can run

sudo pacman -U google-chrome-101.0.4951.64-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst

Just run it from the main menu and start using it.

Google Chrome on Manjaro Linux
Google Chrome on Manjaro Linux

Uninstall Google Chrome on Manjaro Linux

If you no longer want to use Google Chrome, you can remove it from the system. To achieve this, we just need to run the following command.

sudo pacman -R d

And you will no longer have it on your system.

Conclusion

Manjaro is widely used on Linux, and that is why we have to learn how to install Google Chrome on that system. As you can see, the process is simple, and you can apply it without too many problems.

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