Midori 0.4.1

Midori (Japanese for green) is a web browser that aims to be lightweight and fast. Midori is based on WebKit, the same layout rendering engine used by Safari, Mac's default web browser. It offers standard features such as a tabbed interface, support for bookmarks, browsing history and a customizable built-in search engine. It's also fast, and doesn't require installation – you can even run it from a USB key.

Key features:

  • Full integration with GTK+ 2; Experimental and disabled by default GTK+3 support in 0.4.1 release
  • Fast rendering with WebKit
  • Tabs, windows and session management
  • Flexibly configurable web search
  • User scripts and user styles support
  • Straightforward bookmark management
  • Customizable and extensible interface
  • Extension modules can be written in C and Vala
  • Supports HTML5 on Youtube
  • Form history, mouse gestures and cookie management.

Download setup: Midori 0.4.1 | 14.8 MB (Open Source)
Download portable: Midori 0.4.1 | 22.4 MB
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13 Comments

Mark said,
I'm failing to see a reason to use this over Chrome. Are there any good reasons?

Not really, no. Its main appeal lies in being written in GTK2, making it integrate well with the GNOME Desktop present on Linux. That's obviously of no use on Windows or OS X though.

Mark said,
I'm failing to see a reason to use this over Chrome. Are there any good reasons?

Probably doesn't have all the inherent phoning home capabilities of Chrome!! That would be good enough reason for me to use it, if I used either.

cork1958 said,

Probably doesn't have all the inherent phoning home capabilities of Chrome!! That would be good enough reason for me to use it, if I used either.

Seems like there was just a thread on here about how much time before you are unable to edit your posts here and it was 45 minutes? It's only been 22 minutes since I first replied, but can't edit already!!

Anyway,
I just installed Midori on my Linux box and man, this thing is pretty fast. Faster than Chrome was on here, for sure. Kind of a simple and plain gui, but usable. I don't use things for looks anyway. May just leave this browser on here.

cork1958 said,

Probably doesn't have all the inherent phoning home capabilities of Chrome!! That would be good enough reason for me to use it, if I used either.


You do know Chrome is open-source right? There's very limited simple tracking that takes place right at install (think it submit general computer info), but that's about it. You can read all about it. It's all documented.

cork1958 said,

Probably doesn't have all the inherent phoning home capabilities of Chrome!! That would be good enough reason for me to use it, if I used either.

There are still better windows browsers to use than this though. And regarding your chrome comments there's always chromium, srware iron ect...

ViperAFK said,

There are still better windows browsers to use than this though. And regarding your chrome comments there's always chromium, srware iron ect...

Yep,
I use SRWare Iron. Beats the heck out of Chrome!! Wouldn't use this Midori in Windows, but since trying this in Linux now, it smokes and gives me another option over the default Firefox junk!

cork1958 said,

Yep,
I use SRWare Iron. Beats the heck out of Chrome!! Wouldn't use this Midori in Windows, but since trying this in Linux now, it smokes and gives me another option over the default Firefox junk!

Can I just ask you to explain how SRWare Iron beats the crap of Chrome? Just interested

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