Installing Google Chrome on Manjaro: A Step-by-Step Guide

Installing Google Chrome on Manjaro: A Step-by-Step Guide

This step-by-step guide will show you how to easily install the Google Chrome web browser on your Manjaro Linux system.

Are you ready to upgrade your web browsing experience on Manjaro? Google Chrome is a reliable, user-friendly browser that offers a range of features and security measures to enhance your online experience.

Unfortunately, Manjaro, like most Linux distributions, does not come with it preinstalled. That is why you must follow the instructions below to install Google Chrome on your Manjaro system.

So, whether you’re new to Manjaro or a seasoned user, this guide will walk you through the installation process so you can start using Google Chrome in no time.

Step 1: Enable Arch’s AUR Repository in Manjaro

Because Manjaro is based on Arch Linux, it can take full advantage of Arch’s huge community-supported software repository, AUR. However, by default, it is not enabled for usage in Manjaro since the distro cannot ensure the full compatibility of the software available in it with Manjaro. Look here for additional information on this.

You can quickly and easily enable AUR on Manjaro using the Pamac software manager app. To do so, open the start menu and type “pamac” into the search field. The application appears under the “Add/Remove Software” name, so run it.

Run the Pamac software manager app
Run the Pamac software manager app

Then enter the app’s settings by clicking on the hamburger icon and selecting “Preferences.”

Open the Pamac's preferences
Open the Pamac’s preferences

You will be prompted to enter your user password. Enter it and press the “OK” button to confirm.

Pamac authentication

Select the “Third Party” tab and toggle the “Enable AUR support” switch. Next, enable “Check for updates” to ensure that the software will be updated whenever a new version is available in the AUR repository. The subwindow can then be closed.

Enabling the Arch's AUR repository in Manjaro Linux
Enabling the Arch’s AUR repository in Manjaro Linux

Step 2: Install Google Chrome on Manjaro

Now, click on the magnifying glass icon in the top left corner. Choose “AUR” from the repository list and type “chrome” into the search box. Next, tick the install icon in the “google-chrome” box and click the “Apply” button to confirm.

Installing Google Chrome on Manjaro Linux
Installing Google Chrome on Manjaro Linux

A new window will appear, informing you of the packages that will be installed. Click the “Apply” button to confirm.

Confirm Google Chrome on Manjaro installation
Confirm Google Chrome on Manjaro installation

Finally, you will be asked to enter your user password again. Do so, then click the “OK” button to confirm. Google Chrome will begin to download and install on your Manjaro Linux system. Wait for the installation to complete before closing the app.

Installing Google Chrome on Manjaro Linux
Installing Google Chrome on Manjaro Linux

Step 3: Launch Google Chrome

That’s all. Google Chrome has been installed successfully on your Manjaro system. You can find and run it from the start menu’s “Internet” section. Enjoy!

Launch Google Chrome
Launch Google Chrome
Google Chrome successfully installed on Manjaro Linux
Google Chrome successfully installed on Manjaro Linux

Conclusion

As you can see, installing Google Chrome on Manjaro is a straightforward process that can be completed in just a few steps.

However, if you want to become a true command-line wizard by installing AUR packages through the terminal, our guide “How to Install AUR Packages in Arch Linux” will come in handy.

Thanks for your time! I hope you find this guide useful. Your feedback and comments are most welcome.

Bobby Borisov
Bobby Borisov

Bobby is an Editor-in-Chief at Linuxiac. He is a Linux professional with over 20 years of experience. With a strong focus on Linux and open-source software, Bobby has worked as a Linux System Administrator, Software Developer, and DevOps Engineer for small and large multinational companies.

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