Yandex Browser is a fast and lightweight web browser based on Chromium and has been designed to provide a better user experience with its minimalist interface and intuitive controls. The browser has been translated into more than 40 languages, making it available to users worldwide. Yandex Browser also offers a variety of customization options, allowing users to change the look and feel of the browser to match their personal preferences. In addition, Yandex Browser includes several security features, such as phishing protection, to help keep users safe while they browse the web.
In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Yandex Browser on Fedora 37/36/35 Linux using the command line terminal, with tips about maintaining and removing the browser versions if required.
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Recommended Steps Before Installation
First, update your system to ensure all existing packages are up to date.
sudo dnf upgrade --refresh
Import Yandex Repository on Fedora Linux
By default, Fedora repositories do not have Yandex natively available so you can import either the stable or beta repository. Please note that you can install both browsers if you wish, and they share separate installations.
First, import the GPG key to verify the authenticity of the browser packages from Yandex.
sudo rpmkeys --import https://repo.yandex.ru/yandex-browser/YANDEX-BROWSER-KEY.GPG
Next, import either the stable or beta repository using the following command.
Import Yandex Browser Stable
sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo http://repo.yandex.ru/yandex-browser/rpm/stable/x86_64
Import Yandex Browser Beta
sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo http://repo.yandex.ru/yandex-browser/rpm/beta/x86_64
Install Yandex Browser on Fedora Linux
Once you have imported the repository, you can install Yandex Browser stable or the beta/development version. You should choose the stable version over the beta by default, but you can install both side-by-side.
Install Yandex Browser Stable
sudo dnf install yandex-browser-stable -y
Install Yandex Browser Beta
sudo dnf install yandex-browser-beta -y
Launch Yandex Browser on Fedora Linux
With the installation complete, you can run Yandex by following the path.
Activities > Show Applications > Yandex Browser.
Alternatively, if you cannot find it, use the search function in the Show Applications menu if you have many applications installed.
The first time you open Yandex Browser, a pop-up message will appear asking you to select the browser as the default for your Fedora desktop and send data back to Yandex.
This is a user choice, select your options and click Ok to proceed.
Yandex Browser will have a few quick pages of setting options to customize your Yandex experience. Depending on how much customization you want, it should take 1 to 5 minutes.
The first option will be a sign-in option for Yandex account users, then moving to the second option of setting wallpaper preferences. I recommend selecting “New background every day,” an exciting feature most browsers do not seem to incorporate.
The third option is tab design of your browser, user choice to the style preferred in your browser experience.
Lastly, you can choose a color theme. Besides the usual light and dark theme options most browsers have, Yandex Browser offers quite a few combinations.
Congratulations, you have successfully installed Yandex Browser on your desktop.
Update Yandex Browser on Fedora Linux
Update, run the dnf refresh in your terminal as you would check your entire system for any updates, including from the Yandex repository.
sudo dnf update --refresh
Remove Yandex Browser on Fedora Linux
To remove Yandex Browser, execute the following terminal command that matches your installed version.
Remove Yandex Browser Stable
sudo dnf autoremove yandex-browser-stable -y
Remove Yandex Browser Beta
sudo dnf autoremove yandex-browser-beta -y
Note unused dependencies will also be removed.
Ideally, you will want to remove the repositories as well.
Remove Yandex Browser Stable Repository
sudo rm /etc/yum.repos.d/yandex-browser-stable.repo
Remove Yandex Browser Beta Repository
sudo rm /etc/yum.repos.d/yandex-browser-beta.repo