How do I download Google Chrome on Ubuntu 17.04?

I hit download on the Google website, and in my files it shows up as a package called google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

When I click on it, it brings up google-chrome-stable from Ubuntu software, and nothing happens when I hit install. (I have tried restarting my computer).

Is there another way to download it?

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    Yes, and then just click install. What is the problem exactly? – user692175 Aug 19 '17 at 0:58
  • Oh oops haha and I hit install, and nothing happens – Aurora Aug 19 '17 at 1:03
  • You can install it with the gdebi installer. – Organic Marble Aug 19 '17 at 1:04
  • As above, but you'd have to install GDebi first. The default software center should work as well but you need to install the updates first. Actually you should fully update you system before installing software. – user692175 Aug 19 '17 at 1:06

What I typically do is go to the Ubuntu Store and get Gdebi Package Installer. This makes everything easier for what you want. After that, I take the package you downloaded, right click and tell it to open with Gdebi. After that I hit "install" and let the magic happen. The good thing about this method is later if you keep Gdebi and you come across a package you need/want to install but there isn't a version in apt or a repository you can add it makes things super easy.

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  • Thank you! I installed Gdebi, however when I opened the package with Gdebi, it said that it was already installed, and gave me the option to reinstall. I clicked that, and it reinstalled chrome, so I clicked on the package again, and it brought up the google-chrome-stable in ubuntu software again – Aurora Aug 19 '17 at 1:40
  • if it is already installed, then try going to your terminal and typing google-chrome if that doesn't work, go to your search and look for it. Typing google-chrome is SUPPOSED to launch it. – Batcastle Aug 19 '17 at 1:51

Since your method doesn't work, here is an alternative method to install Google Chrome. Save the .deb file in the Downloads folder, then Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open the terminal and type

cd ~/Downloads
sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

After typing your admin password, then type

sudo apt install -f 

to install any dependencies, and Google Chrome will be installed.

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  • Hmm after I typed the second command, it said this: <Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required: kde-l10n-engb Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove it. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 95 not upgraded.> – Aurora Aug 19 '17 at 1:27
  • Sorry I'm so stupid, but does that mean it downloaded? If so, where do I find it? – Aurora Aug 19 '17 at 1:29
  • @Aurora If it says in GDebi it's already installed then it is. Stop there! Search for Chrome like any other software. Unrelated: Again, fully update you system (95 not upgraded, not good). – user692175 Aug 19 '17 at 4:29
  • What is wrong with this answer? Why downvotes and delete votes? – Pilot6 Aug 19 '17 at 9:37
  • @Aurora you need to run sudo apt-get upgrade to upgrade all 95 packages. You can launch Google chrome from the terminal by running google-chrome or launch it like any other program. – Anuraag Warudkar Aug 19 '17 at 15:03

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