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Old 27. Dec 2011, 01:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default QupZilla Browser

User Panzer made a suggestion of QupZilla web browser on the main site.

The site of QupZilla is here :

It is a webkit based browser, and is available for Windows and Linux, on both 32 and 64 bit versions.

I was impressed by the screenshots, and so I decided to download it.

I think this browser has a lot of potential of becoming a main stream browser. The browser has good look and feel. The default theme was Windows, which made it look like IE a bit. I changed it to Mac theme, and it started to look quite sleek. There are four themes available, and I am sure one would find one to suit them. The appearance looks quite customizable.

The preferences available are what you would expect from a main stream browser.

It has AdBlock with EasyList. It has a built-in download manager, RSS feed manager, cookies manager. It has password manager too, like other browsers. It has private browsing too.

The speed is also quite good, and seems lightweight.

The bookmarks manager look good, and you can import bookmarks from Firefox, Chrome, Opera, or an HTML file. You can also search within bookmarks from the given search bar.

I found this to be quite true from their About section on the site :

QupZilla's main aim is to be a very fast and very stable QtWebKit browser available to everyone. There are already a lot of QtWebKit browsers available, but they are either bound to the KDE environment (rekonq), are not actively developed or very unstable and miss important features. But there is missing a multiplatform, modern and actively developed browser. QupZilla is trying to fill this gap by providing a very stable browsing experience.
There are a lot of webkit browsers available like QtWeb, Arora, but I found all of them lacking in features. What they have said about QupZilla seems to be true.

Overall, I am quite impressed with this browser, and would be keeping a watch on its development. I am wondering why we never heard of this browser before.

MC, who liked QtWeb, would like this browser for sure, I guess .

I just found one issue so far. I opened the download manager, and it won't close. I will be reporting this issue to them.

And GJ has one more browser to review, and include in his list, I think .
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