In this article, we will guide you through two ways to install Yandex Browser on Ubuntu 22.04 or 20.04. Yandex Browser, released on October 1, 2012, is a fairly lightweight browser developed by Yandex in Russia, based on Chromium.
How to install the Yandex browser on Ubuntu 22.04 and 20.04 LTS
The Yandex browser checks website security using the Yandex security system and checks downloaded files with Kaspersky antivirus. The browser also uses Opera Software ‘s Turbo technology to speed up browsing on slow connections. (according to Wikipedia).
Yandex Browser Features
Yandex is a browser built and developed based on Chromium, so Chromium features are available on Yandex. itsmeit.co has used and found that Yandex Browser is more powerful than Chrome or Firefox, Edge in terms of interface and browsing speed.
Bookmark manager: This feature allows to synchronize bookmarks, extensions and browser data across all devices , when you install it will have a setup interface, if you are using Chrome and have a sync account ( sync ), Yandex will automatically import all under it.
Search image: An image search feature similar to Google image, a search service that allows users to search for images on web pages..
Export password to a file: You can export your password to a file and import them back into the browser.
Chromecast : Cast movies and videos from Yandex to any TV that supports Chromecast technology.
Blocking tracker : Malicious trackers, virus, malicious code that can transfer your personal data (phone number or email address) to third parties. You can use YTP technology to find out what trackers are running on a page and block those you don’t trust.
Ad settings: Yandex allows users to enable/disable the display of ads. If you don’t want to see ads on Yandex homepage or new Yandex Browser tabs, you can turn them off.
Search settings : Support default settings for search engines like Yandex, Google, Yahoo, Ping, DuckDuckGo.
Add-ons: Google has its own branded online extension store called Google Webstore. Here you can find many great add-ons that can turn your browser into a great office tool, a playground and an ideal assistant for those who like to spend a lot of time online.
Download DEB file to install Yandex browser on Ubuntu 22.04
Go to the Yandex Browser download page and download the deb file, then open the terminal and go to the folder where the deb file was downloaded, and run the commands one by one to install. This way the system will install and automatically update Yandex to the source list (Repository).
cd ~/Downloads/ sudo dpkg -i Yandex.deb
How to Install Yandex Browser on Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04 with Repository
The first step is to import the GPG key to verify the authenticity of the packages.
sudo wget -O- https://repo.yandex.ru/yandex-browser/YANDEX-BROWSER-KEY.GPG | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/yandex.gpg echo deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/yandex.gpg] http://repo.yandex.ru/yandex-browser/deb stable main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yandex-stable.list
After importing the GPG key and adding the Repository, update the system and install Yandex.
sudo apt update sudo apt install yandex-browser-stable -y
Add Yandex Browser ICON to the taskbar
Open the menu and search for yandex, then right-click and select “ Add From Favorites ” to add Yandex icon and taskbar navigation.
How to remove Yandex Browser on Ubuntu | Linux
As we introduced Yandex Browser at the top of the page, I believe you won’t want to remove this lightweight, beautiful interface, and super-fast web browser from your computer. However, if you wish to delete or remove Yandex Browser, you can do so in the following way.
sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yandex-* sudo apt autoremove yandex-browser-stable -y sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y
Above is a guide how to install Yandex browser on Ubuntu 20.04 or 22.04, If you are looking for an alternative to Chrome then Yandex can be a good choice. This browser is based on Chromium and has many of the same features as Chrome, Yandex also includes some unique unique options that may better suit your needs.