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I'm trying to use progress web apps on EOS7 but have been unsuccessful. I'm using the flatpak version of chrome and when i select the install as web app option, i receive a message saying that the browser doesn't have permission to access the application folder...I tried to grant permission but ended up deleting the keyring. How can i successfully install PWAs on EOS7 using chrome?

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  • From flathub.org/apps/details/com.google.Chrome" "NOTE: This wrapper is not verified by, affiliated with, or supported by Google."
    – Vlad
    Commented Feb 7, 2023 at 8:46
  • Google Chrome does not have an officially supported flatpak release. The way to go in this case is to download the .deb from their site and install it using dpkg.
    – Vlad
    Commented Feb 7, 2023 at 9:35

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As Vlad mentioned in his comment, Google does not offer an officially supported Flatpak of Chrome. You can install it as a .deb file, though:

  1. Using a browser or terminal, download the .deb from here:
    https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
    
  2. Install it by double-clicking the file in the UI or, if you prefer to use the terminal, with apt:
    sudo apt install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
    

When installing Chrome, the source for the package will be added to your apt sources list. You can confirm it exists by checking the /etc/apt/sources.list.d directory for a file named google-chrome.list. This will ensure that Chrome receives updates as they become available.

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  • Thank you. The deb version works
    – Joe
    Commented Feb 8, 2023 at 23:11

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