Qupzilla is the New Kde browser

QupZilla is a Qt web browser and a unified experience in the KDE environment. A very fast, lightweight and cross-platform software, with QtWebEngine rendering on the Chromium line, and including  interesting features, several of them added by a select group of extensions.

Qupzilla has all standard functions you expect from a web brower. It include bookmarks, history (both also in sidebar) and tabs.  You can manage RSS Feeds with an included RSS reader, block ads with a builtin Adblock plugin, block flash content with Click2Flash and edit the local CA Certificates database with an SSL Manager.

sudo apt install qupzilla


In the last Akademy 2017 it was decided to move the development of QupZilla, which was being realized in GitHub, to the infrastructure of the KDE project. It replaces an old Konqueror (browser / document viewer / file manager), which has aged poorly since the arrival of Plasma 5.

The same could be said of Rekonq, another promising Qt browser – during a good season was the default in Kubuntu – that stopped developing 3 years ago.

With the approval of the main developer of Konqueror, it has therefore been decided that QupZilla is the multi-platform web browser of the KDE project. The project objectives will not change and the usual operating systems will continue to be supported: Linux, FreeBSD, Windows and OS X. Nor will new dependencies be established with KDE libraries, which will prevent them from working on other platforms.

QupZilla will have a new name and among the proposed sound: Ryōshi, Eco, Ion, Falkon and Konqueror (the old application is deleted and QupZilla inherits its name).

If you have a better idea of ​​the name, QupZilla developers would appreciate the collaboration and you can leave your suggestions in the project’s blog (it is not necessary that the names include a “k”, actually they prefer the opposite). I suggested “Apokalipse”, lol.

The next edition of QupZilla will be the 2.3 . In that version will debut a session manager that will make it easier to make backups, in addition to restore, save or exchange our sessions. Also improvements in the handling of scripts through GreaseMonkey, a new icon for streaming playback (with PulseAudio) and optimized tab management.


Project Website https://qupzilla.com/

Project’s Current state https://community.kde.org/Incubator/Projects/QupZilla