Manual Update Mac

If an update is available, Chrome will automatically update on the next relaunch. However, if you don’t restart Chrome often or if you have disabled updates in Chrome, then you may face update issues. If you notice that you are not running the latest version of chrome and Chrome is not auto-updating, then you might have to manually update it.

Thankfully, you can manually update your Mac on your own. In this way, you can have benefits from the latest version of your Mac. In this tutorial, we will help you access the right screen to easily update your Mac. How to update Mac OS. In the manual process, you need to check for the latest update and install it if it’s available. This manual, in addition to the MAC II PowerPoint presentation, provides guidance on training expectations set forth by the ADMH and ABN. The MAC training program has clinical and medico-legal significance. The MAC training program is essential to assuring MAC Workers are competent.

In this post, I’ll show you how to manually update Google Chrome to the latest version. Furthermore, I’ll also provide solutions to common update problems that may be preventing you from updating Chrome.

Note: Chrome doesn’t support Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS 10.8 and below. Updating Chrome on these operating systems is useless.

Manually update Google Chrome

First, let’s see how the basic manual update process works in Chrome before we go into fixing any update issues. Usually, Chrome shows a green, orange, or red dot on Chrome main menu when an update is available. You can click on “Update Google Chrome” option from the menu to update it. However, if this option isn’t available and you are still on an older build, then here’s how to manually update Google Chrome:

1. Click on the Chrome main menu (three vertical dots) at the top-right corner.

2. Here move to the “Help” option and select “About Google Chrome” from it.

3. On the “About” page, Chrome will look for latest updates and automatically download it if available. You can then click on “Relaunch” button to install the update.

If there is no technical problem, then the above process will update Chrome. However, if you do face an error such as “Updates are disabled by administrator” or “Update server not available”, then follow the below-mentioned solutions.

Make sure Chrome updater isn’t disabled

If you have used any method to disable Chrome updates, then it may cause an error while manually updating Chrome. Previously, I have covered two most common ways to disable Chrome updates. You can follow the guideline in that article to make sure Chrome updates aren’t disabled on your PC.

Disable antivirus and PC Firewall

There is also a possibility your antivirus program or Firewall may be preventing Chrome from contacting update servers. Temporarily, disable your antivirus program and PC Firewall and then manually update Chrome. You can check your antivirus program FAQ page to learn how to disable it. For disabling Firewall, check out this article on how to disable Firewall in Windows and Mac.

Restart the PC

If you haven’t restarted your PC for a while, then it may cause issues with the update as well. Just close Chrome and reboot your PC. Afterward, start Chrome and follow the manual update process I mentioned at the start.

Use Chrome CleanUp Tool to remove harmful software

A harmful software may also prevent Chrome from updating. Thankfully, Chrome comes with a built-in cleanup tool to remove known harmful software from your PC. Here’s how to use it:

1. Click on Chrome main menu and select “Settings” from it.

2. Afterward, click on “Advanced” and then at the very end, click on “Clean up computer”.

3. Now click on “Find” and Chrome will start searching for harmful software on your PC.


Chrome will automatically look for any harmful software on your PC and help you remove it. You should also scan your PC with a good antivirus program such as Avast to ensure no virus is preventing Chrome update.

Reinstall Chrome

If your version of Chrome is very old or none of the above fixes help you update Chrome, then reinstalling it is a sure shot way to get the latest version of Chrome. However, before reinstalling make sure all your data and settings are properly synced so you may recover them again.

Now just uninstall Chrome on your PC and install it using the official download page. The official Chrome page always offers the latest public build of Chrome. In case your face any issues while reinstalling Chrome, try using the Chrome offline standalone installer. If that doesn’t help, then completely delete previous Chrome leftovers.

Ending words

Manually updating Chrome usually isn’t an issue if you keep updating Chrome from time to time. Although the above solutions should help update Chrome, but if nothing works, then reinstalling Chrome is a good option. Let us know in the comments if you managed to update Chrome or not.

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Current Stable Version

The current stable release of GIMP is 2.10.28 (2021-09-14).

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GIMP for Unix-like systems

If available, the official package from your Unix-like distribution is the recommended method of installing GIMP!

The flatpak build is new and has known limitations, though it will likely provide faster updates, following GIMP releases closely.
Therefore choose your installation medium according to your needs.

Flatpak build available in: x86-64 and AArch64 (note: i386 and ARM-32 versions used to be published, yet are now stuck at GIMP 2.10.14 and 2.10.22 respectively).

Flatpak additional instructions

The flatpak link above should open your software installer and prompt you to install GIMP. Yet it may not work out-of-the-box on some platforms since the flatpak technology is new. If that is the case, ensure flatpak is installed and if clicking the link still does not prompt to install GIMP, then manually install by command line:


flatpak install

Once installed, it will be made available exactly the same way as other applications (menus, desktop overview, or any specific application launch process used by your desktop).
If this is not the case, we suggest to report a bug to your desktop or distribution asking for proper support of flatpak. In the meantime, you can still run it by command line (not as the recommended method, only a workaround):

flatpak run org.gimp.GIMP//stable

This installation will also provide regular update. You don't have to come back on this page and install again (it will not work!) when a new version of GIMP is released. Instead if your distribution and/or desktop has a good support for flatpak, it should propose to perform updates.
Once again, if your distribution does not have proper support, you can always fall back to using the following command line:

flatpak update

Systems without flatpak support

GIMP can also run on Solaris and is available for the BSD family of systems such as FreeBSD and OpenBSD.

Please refer to the documentation for your Unix-like system on the installation of software.

GIMP for macOS

Note: the currently available package provides GIMP 2.10.24 and has not yet updated to the latest version, GIMP 2.10.28. We're working on that, please check back later.

The download links above will attempt to download GIMP from one of our trusted mirror servers. If the mirrors do not work or you would rather download directly from our server, you can get the direct download here.

Supported OS: macOS 10.9 Mavericks or over

Since the 2.8.2 version, GIMP runs on OSX natively. No X11 environment is required.

Native build

The official GIMP 2.10 DMG installer (linked above) is a stock GIMP build without any add-ons. Just open the downloaded DMG and drag and drop GIMP into your 'Applications' folder.

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Older Downloads

Previous installers for OSX can be found here:


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An easy way to compile and install GIMP and other great Free software on your Mac is by using Macports. The installer allows you to choose from a large directory of packages. To install gimp using Macports, you simply do sudo port install gimp once you have Macports installed.

Last we checked, the GIMP port file pointed to the current stable release and we have reports from people who've built GIMP successfully this way.


Homebrew is similar to Macports and provides packages (aka formulas) to install, either by compiling them from source or by using pre-made binaries. There are indications that there is now a formula for GIMP, installable with: brew tap homebrew/cask && brew install --cask gimp.

NOTE! Please be aware that it was announced recently that Homebrew is using analytics. To turn this off in homebrew then run: brew analytics off
You can read more about this on Brew Analytics.

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Fink is a package repository that offer mostly precompiled binaries. It provides the apt-get command known to e.g. Debian and Ubuntu users, and installing GIMP is as easy as sudo apt-get install gimp once you have installed the Fink installer.
If there's no binary package, then fink install gimp will compile GIMP from source.

Disclaimer: we haven't been able to determine if it is possible to install or build recent GIMP from Fink. Last we checked, GIMP 2.6.12 appears to be the most recent GIMP package that is offered there.

GIMP for Windows

The download links above will attempt to download GIMP from one of our trusted mirror servers. If the mirrors do not work or you would rather download directly from our server, you can get the direct download here.

Supported OS: Windows 7 or over

These links download the official GIMP installer for Windows (~200 MB). The installer contains both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of GIMP, and will automatically use the appropriate one.

BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing system. It works by downloading GIMP from a distributed network of BitTorrent users, and may improve download speed dramatically. Choosing this option will download the torrent file for the GIMP installer. You may need to install a torrent client to make use of this file. Learn more...

Hash Sum

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Older Downloads

  • Previous v2.10 installers for Windows can be found here:
  • Previous v2.8 installers for Windows can be found here:

GIMP User Manual

These links download language-specific Windows installers for GIMP's local help. By default, they will place the help files with your GIMP installation.

Note: GIMP uses online help by default. If you want to use this local help offline, you will need to change GIMP's help settings.

  1. In GIMP, select [Edit] > [Preferences] > [Help System]
  2. For 'User manual', select 'Use a locally installed copy'
  3. Under 'Help Browser', you can choose between your system's web browser and GIMP's help browser plugin (if available).

See the online help for more settings.

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Source for version 2.10 (Stable)

GIMP releases available from and its mirrors contain the source code and have to be compiled in order to be installed on your system.

For instructions, how to build GIMP from source code, please see this page.

GIMP 2.10.28 is now available at You may want to read the Release Notes for GIMP 2.10.

To allow you to check the integrity of the tarballs, here are the hashes of the latest releases:

gimp-2.10.28.tar.bz2 (sha256):
gimp-2.10.24.tar.bz2 (sha256):
gimp-2.10.22.tar.bz2 (sha256):
gimp-2.10.20.tar.bz2 (sha256):
gimp-2.10.18.tar.bz2 (sha256):
gimp-2.10.16.tar.bz2 (sha256):
gimp-2.10.14.tar.bz2 (sha256):
gimp-2.10.12.tar.bz2 (sha256):
gimp-2.10.10.tar.bz2 (sha256):
gimp-2.10.8.tar.bz2 (sha256):
gimp-2.10.6.tar.bz2 (sha256):
gimp-2.10.4.tar.bz2 (sha256):
gimp-2.10.2.tar.bz2 (sha256):
gimp-2.10.0.tar.bz2 (sha256):

GIMP help files are available at

Please consider using one of the mirrors listed below.

Development snapshots

We now have a separate page for development versions of GIMP.

Want to check out the GIMP 2.99.6 development release?
Get it on our development downloads page.

FTP and Web Mirrors

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We had a server move a while back that caused us to lose our existing mirrors (moved from physical to virtual server and to an environment that doesn't allow FTP access). On the plus side, we are now able to offer rsync access to

If you are running one of the existing GIMP mirrors, or want to create a new one, please contact us to get your rsync credentials.

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