Do you want to install Chrome on Fedora? Well Yes, Fedora comes with its pre-installed Firefox web browser but I know there are things and tasks for what you may want to shift to Chrome like better compatibility with other Google Products or sync or a vast variety of extensions.
Whatever the reason may be, the good thing is it’s not really hard to install Chrome on Fedora.
Hang in here with me and I will show you in this article how you can easily install Chrome on Fedora with a few simple steps.
Install Chrome on Fedora using Fedora Software Store
Well, you can actually download and install Chrome on Fedora from its official software manager itself. You just need to turn on the third-party repositories option.
To do so, follow the steps below –
Step 1 – Open the Fedora software store.
Step 2 – Click on the three-line button in the top right corner of the software manager. It will open a list of options.
Step 3 – Now Click on Software Repositories. It will open a new window of Software Repositories options.
Step 4 – Scroll to the bottom and turn on Google Chrome’s repository and then close the Software Repositories window.
Step 5 – Now Click on the search icon on the top left corner of the window and search for Chrome.
Step 6 – After searching it will come listed in the software manager list. You can click on it and install it from there.
Install Chrome on Fedora using GUI
If you want to install Chrome from official Google’s website, you can also do so as Google officially supports Chrome for Fedora.
To install Chrome on Fedora using this GUI method, follow these simple steps.
Step 1 – Go to Google Chrome’s Download Page
Since Google officially supports downloading and installing chrome on four major Linux distros. No Doubt fedora is one of them. So you can download the .rpm package from Google’s official Chrome website. To do so, click on the link given below to go to Chrome’s download page.
Step 2 – Download .rpm Chrome package
After landing on the page, you’ll see a Download Chrome Button. Clicking on it will open a new window where Google will ask you for what Linux system you want to download the Chrome file.
In the list, you’ll see two Chrome packages that Google supports. 64-bit .deb for Debian and Ubuntu and 64-bit .rpm for Fedora & OpenSuse.
Since we need the Chrome package for Fedora, you have to select the .rpm Fedora package and click on Accept and Install.
Step 3 – Save the .rpm File
Now, since you’re downloading Chrome for Linux. It’s most probable that you’re using Firefox to do so. After you click on Accept and Install and when the file downloading begins Firefox will ask you, what you want to do with the file that you’re downloading.
You will get the option to either open it with the software manager or save the file. You have to choose to save the file.
Step 4 – Open the Downloads folder
Once the file has been downloaded, you now need to go to the downloads folder and locate the rpm Chrome package you just downloaded.
Double click on it and it will launch a new window where you will get the option to install Chrome.
Step 5 – Install Chrome .rpm Package
Click on the install button and wait for the installation to complete.
Now you can go ahead and hit the windows or super key and search for chrome. You’ll see it listed there once it’s installed.
You can click on the Chrome app icon to launch the chrome app on your Fedora system and get along with your work.
Yay! Chrome has finally been successfully installed on your Fedora Linux using the GUI method.
If you want to directly install Goole Chrome from the Fedora terminal only, follow along. We’re on it.
Install Chrome on Fedora using terminal
Most long-time Linux users turn to the terminal for installing or updating anything on their system. If you’re new to Fedora or say Linux in general.
You might find this method a little overwhelming and complicated but if you use Linux long enough you’ll get used to it and will prefer terminal solutions more than GUI.
We just learned that Google officially supports the Google Chrome download package for Fedora but can you directly install Chrome on Fedora using the terminal only?
Well, yes you can… just with a bunch of commands.
Just follow these simple steps to install chrome on Fedora using the terminal.
Step 1 – Open Terminal
Press the windows or the super key and search for “terminal” click on the listed terminal result to launch the terminal.
Step 2 – Install Third Party Repository
First, we need to install some more Fedora third-party Repositories to be able to enable Chrome Repository.
To do so.
Type in –
sudo dnf install fedora-workstation-repositories
And hit enter.
Step 3 – Enable Chrome Repo
Now Once the repositories have been installed we need to enable the Chrome Repository to be able to install Chrome on Fedora using the terminal.
To enable Chrome repository directly in the terminal as we did in the Software manager method graphically.
Type the command given below into the terminal.
sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled google-chrome
And hit enter.
It will enable the Chrome repository through the terminal and now you can just go ahead and install Google Chrome on Fedora using the terminal’s last needed command.
Step 4 – Install Chrome on Fedora using Terminal
Now the last thing that you need to do is to type the command below into the terminal and hit enter to install Chrome on your Fedora PC.
sudo dnf install google-chrome-stable
After the process is completed Chrome should have been installed on your Fedora Linux using the command line only.
How to add chrome to Dock In Fedora
Since Fedora comes with Gnome and just like other Gnome-based Linux Distro it’s pretty easy to pin any app to the dock.
Follow the steps below to pin Google Chrome on your Fedora Dock.
Step 1 – Hit Windows / Super Key
Press the windows or super key to open the search menu and search for the app that you want to add to the dock, like for reference in this scenario its Chrome.
Step 2 – Right Click the App and Add it to the Dock
After typing the app name that you’re searching for Fedora will show you the matched results. Now you can right-click on the chrome app icon and click on Add to Favorites.
It would pin the Chrome app to Fedora Dock.
How to update chrome on Fedora
Well, Chromium Browser or Chrome doesn’t get auto-updated on Linux rather Chrome’s update is handled by your package manager.
For Fedora package manager is dnf, so all the updates of installed Chrome would be handled by dnf only. The good news is with each available system update, Chrome does get updates to its latest stable version.
But you can also manually update Chrome through the terminal using dnf package manager if you want to update it to its latest stable version or if you’re facing any issues.
To manually update Chrome on Fedora using the terminal, follow these steps –
Step 1 – Launch Terminal
Press windows / super key and search and launch terminal.
Step 2 – Fetch package updates
Type in –
sudo dnf update
To get the packages refreshed.
Step 3- Upgrade Packages
Now you’ll have to upgrade all the updates we fetched.
For that, type in –
sudo dnf upgrade
Step 3 – Update Chrome to the latest version
Now to update Chrome to its latest version, you’ll have to type –
sudo dnf upgrade google-chrome-stable
And hit enter. This command will install Chrome on Fedora PC to the latest stable version.
So these were 3 short methods both command line and Graphical to install Chrome on Fedora and add it to the Fedora dock and how to update Chrome on Fedora. That was pretty much it for this article.
If you’re having any trouble installing Chrome on Fedora or updating it, do let me know in the comments down below, and I will try to help you resolve your issue.
FAQs Related to Google Chrome and Fedora
Here are a few most frequently asked questions related to Chrome and Fedora.
Can I install Chrome on Fedora?
Yes! You can install Chrome on almost any Linux Distribution not only Fedora alone.
Also, talking of Fedora, Google even officially supports the Fedora Chrome package. You can download Google’s official Chrome installation package for Fedora using the link down below.
How do I open Chrome from the terminal in Fedora?
It’s pretty easy to open Google Chrome from the Fedora terminal.
To do so you need to use the following command in the Fedora terminal –
This should pretty much open a new chrome window after hitting enter.
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