I'm a longtime Windows user but I've been interested in Linux for quite some time as a possible alternative. I've dabbled with it a number of times but just installed 15.04 GNOME as a dual boot with Windows 8.1 and definitely like what I see so far; it sure reminds me of my days as a Mac user.

Anyway, I'm quite comfortable with tinkering so I downloaded and installed Google Chrome (i.e. not Chromium) by grabbing the package from Google's website. It installed and runs fine, but it doesn't show up in the Ubuntu Software Center's list of installed apps. How can I get it to show up correctly? If I ever need to uninstall it I'd like to be able to do so through the Software Center GUI.

Thanks, Luke

  • 1
    Welcome to Ask Ubuntu. You have installed Chrome correctly. During installation Chrome has added its private repository to the Ubuntu update management system's list of repositories. This means, from time to time you will see Chrome being updated along with other updates. Also see askubuntu.com/questions/163640/… – user68186 Jun 1 '15 at 15:09

You can't see Chrome in Software Center, because you installed it not from Ubuntu repositories.

You can easily remove it from terminal by running

sudo dpkg -r google-chrome-stable

Or using Synaptic program. It is a GUI application.

  • If you search for google chrome-stable in Ubuntu Software Center you will see that it is installed. You can also go to the drop down list of Installed Software icon in Ubuntu Software Center and select Google and then see it there. – user68186 Jun 4 '15 at 17:56

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu aswell, but maybe this will help:

Why isn't Google Chrome available in the Software Centre?

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.