AUR Package of the Week : Google-Chrome-Beta

By | 2009/12/28

This week, as we get ready to start a new year, I want to present Google-Chrome-Beta as the AUR package of the week. This is Google’s official Beta release of their browser.

Installing Google-Chrome-Beta

To install the Google Chrome Beta browser from AUR, use the following command from your favorite terminal:

yaourt -S google-chrome-beta

This will download and install the Google Chrome browser and create a menu entry.


Configuring this browse, if you’ve never used Chrome before, is done by selecting “Options” from the configuration menu once the browser has launched. This is the icon furthest to the right, just beneath the address bar.

There isn’t a lot to configure, but there are enough options to let you personalize the browser. From cookie and password management, to themes and extensions, you should be able to find it all within that menu.

Troubleshooting & Comparison

I have been using this browser for months now and I haven’t had any issues, but if you do experience any you have a few options. You can, of course, fallback to another browser until an update is available. (This solution was more common previous to this browser becoming Beta quality.) You may also be interested in comparing the configuration differences in the Chrome Beta and Chromium browsers. Have a look at this link for those details.