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Google Chrome is a cross-platform web browser developed by Google. It was first released in 2008 for Microsoft Windows, built with free software components from Apple WebKit and Mozilla Firefox. It was later ported to Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android, where it is the default browser. Installing Google Chrome directly from the official website will only get you so far. Instead, to get the most out of it on a Mac, you need to install it directly from its standalone installer file. Installing Google Chrome on your Mac is not very difficult either.
There are several ways in which you can install Google Chrome on macOS. In this blog post, we will discuss installing Google Chrome on macOS.
The benefits of Google Chrome for macOS
People have been using the Chrome browser since 2008. Since then, Chrome has become one of the most popular browsers on the market and grow as a low-cost and easy-to-use solution.
In fact, there are many reasons why you should use Google Chrome on macOS. Not only is it free, but it is also very lightweight, secure, and fast, making it ideal for all sorts of uses. It is also cross-platform, so you can use it on Windows and macOS. Furthermore, Chrome has more features, extensions, and apps available compared to other browsers. It is also very easy to use and navigate, making it ideal for beginners.
How to Install Google Chrome on macOS
Visit chrome.com/mac to download and install Google Chrome on your Mac computer. You can also follow these steps to install Google Chrome on macOS. Once you do, you will be able to experience all the amazing features that Google Chrome has to offer.
- Open Safari browser and visit google.com/chrome
- Click the Download Chrome button
Download Google Chrome for macOS
- When the Chrome for Mac download is finished, open the file called googlechrome.dmg under Downloads directory.
Run Google Chrome installer on macOS
- Drag the Chrome icon to the Applications folder when asked — the last step before you finally have Chrome on Mac
Installing Google Chrome on macOS
- Launch Google Chrome from Applications or straight from your Dock
Running Google Chrome on macOS
- Remove the Google Chrome dmg file from the Downloads folder.
Google Chrome Shortcuts on macOS
If you start using Google Chrome on your Mac, you will discover some interesting shortcuts for the browser. Here are a few key Google Chrome shortcuts that you should know about:
- ⌘ + T: Open a new tab
- ⌘ + Shift + N: Open a private window (Incognito mode)
- ⌘ + W: Close current tab
- ⌘ + L: Go to the address bar
- ⌘ + Shift + R: Reload current tab
- ⌘ + F: Open the browser’s built-in search feature
- ⌘ + D: Bookmarks
- ⌘ + J: History
- ⌘ + P: Open the Command Menu
- ⌘ with + or – keys: Zoom in and out