If you’re new to Macs, you might find yourself missing a favorite browser like Chrome. Today, I’m going to show you how to download and install the Chrome browser on a Mac computer. The process is slightly different than what you’re used to on a PC.  We’ll start by opening up the Safari browser on your Mac and going to the download page for Chrome. Click on the big Download button.

https://www.google.com/chrome/

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Accept Google’s terms of service. (after you read them, of course.)

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This window will pop up when the installation is complete.

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If it doesn’t, go to your downloads folder and click on the Chrome download.

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If you aren’t familiar with Macs, you may not be too sure what this means. Clicking on it doesn’t make anything happen. It’s telling you to drag the icon for Chrome into the Applications folder for your Mac. It’s a necessary step for downloading a program from the Internet.  Open the Applications folder, click and hold on the Chrome icon, and drag it over to the Applications window.

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Once Chrome is in the applications folder, just click to launch.

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You’ll have the option of making Chrome your default browser. Click Start Google Chrome.

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Once Chrome launches, you can sign in to your Google account to your bookmarks, history, passwords, and other settings.

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