I decided to try out Google Chrome and see if it was any different from Chromium, but now I can't figure out how to uninstall it. enter image description here That's what I have installed. How to get rid of it is the question.

  • It is unfortunate that Ubuntu won't show Chrome in the installed software list or anywhere else when searched as "Chrome", "Google" or "Google Chrome". I HAD to type "google-chrome"... So much for Unity :\
    – itsols
    Oct 25, 2013 at 13:38

2 Answers 2


Run sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable in a terminal.

  • will my bookmark and plugins lost after this ?
    – rab
    Feb 5, 2017 at 7:45
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    @rab They will stay in ~/.config/google-chrome (not sure about the name), and other browsers should be able to import them. If you reinstall Chrome without deleting this folder, you should see them.
    – Hey
    Jan 10, 2020 at 21:05
  • Wouldn't it be better to purge?
    – Baku9
    Jan 29, 2020 at 10:23

It's usually better to purge:

sudo apt-get purge google-chrome-stable

and then

sudo apt-get autoremove

This will make sure you don't have unnecessary packages remaining, and will remove config files, saving a little space and making sure it won't interfere with other programs or future reinstallations.

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    This will not remove the ~/.config/google-chrome, this has to be done manually through rm -rf ~/.config/google-chrome
    – SidOfc
    May 17, 2020 at 20:38
  • I ran those 3 commands (sudo apt-get purge google-chrome-stable, sudo apt-get autoremove and sudo rm -rf ~/.config/google-chrome), but I still have the downloaded original deb file i.e. google-chrome-stable_83.0.4103.61-1_amd64.deb (size 68,7 MB) in my directory var/cache/apt/archives. How to uninstall / delete it from there ?
    – Kapel
    May 22, 2020 at 8:51
  • I found the following a command which can delete all files from directory var/cache/apt/archives: sudo apt-get clean. Source: howtogeek.com/229699/…
    – Kapel
    May 22, 2020 at 9:20
  • Is this dpkg: warning: while removing google-chrome-stable, directory '/opt' not empty so not removed warning message normal?
    – alper
    Apr 9, 2023 at 12:07

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