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I'm on the page http://google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html

There is a large blue button "Download Chrome" and below it "For Mac OS X 10.6 or later".

I click on the button. Result: the whole screen goes gray, and all links are de-activated, like a "lightbox" effect, and nothing else?!

Safari Version 8.0 (10600.1.25) On a Mac OS X Yosemite Version 10.10 iMac 27-inch

  • Did you try rebooting? You should get a pop-up with terms to accept next, then the download after that. – Tetsujin Feb 27 '15 at 11:40
  • your safari's out of date, btw, though idk if that makes any difference; as is your OS, if that really is 10.10.0 then that would be first thing to do, get it up to date. – Tetsujin Feb 27 '15 at 11:41
  • My OS it out of date? I'm really surprised, because this is a brand new 3-month old computer! – oyvey Feb 28 '15 at 11:13
  • I did try rebooting. Didn't help. – oyvey Feb 28 '15 at 11:14
  • Check System Prefs > App Store. I'm guessing you have Updates switched off. Or look at the App Store app itself & select the Updates tab at the top. There have been 2 bugfix Yosemite releases since 10.10.0 - current is 10.10.2 - also updates to Safari, current is 8.0.3 (10600.3.18). – Tetsujin Feb 28 '15 at 11:19
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Solution: Safari allowed me to download firefox, and from firefox I was able to download chrome!!!!!!!!!!!

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Try downloading Chrome from the command line instead. This solution has the command to download Chrome AND install.

solutions outlined are:

Using Homebrew cask

brew install brew-cask
brew cask install google-chrome

Using wget command

wget https://dl.google.com/chrome/mac/stable/GGRO/googlechrome.dmg
open ~/Downloads/googlechrome.dmg
sudo cp -r /Volumes/Google\ Chrome/Google\ Chrome.app /Applications/

Alternatively, using your browser, you can go to the direct link HERE and the browser will download the file automatically.

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In my case, the problem was a wrong date in MacOS. After updating the date and time in my machine, I was able to download google chrome correctly.

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Chrome offline installer for Mac

https://www.google.com/chrome/#eula https://dl.google.com/chrome/mac/stable/GGRO/googlechrome.dmg

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