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|[[Image:Rekonq.png|thumb|265px]]|| '''The fast, WebKit-based browser for lovers of Konqueror'''
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|[[Image:Rekonq.png|thumb|265px]]|| '''The fast, simple, WebKit-based browser'''
 
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Looks a lot like Konqueror?  Yes, it does, and that is going to please a lot of people.  So what is different?
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Looks very different from Konqueror?  Yes, it does, and that is going to please a lot of people.  So what is different?
  
 
::* It's a new application, not built on legacy code
 
::* It's a new application, not built on legacy code
 
::* It uses WebKit, giving access to a whole new set of features and tools, which will allow further development.
 
::* It uses WebKit, giving access to a whole new set of features and tools, which will allow further development.
::* It's fast!  Your legacy browsers will never feel the same again.
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::* It's simple : no menubar, only one menu with the most important actions
  
 
Let's look at its features - does it have the ones you loved in Konqueror?  Well, it's still early days, but so far it can boast
 
Let's look at its features - does it have the ones you loved in Konqueror?  Well, it's still early days, but so far it can boast
  
 
::* A clean, uncluttered look
 
::* A clean, uncluttered look
::* Tabbed browsing
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::* Has only one bar for searches and urls
 
::* Support for kde web shortcuts
 
::* Support for kde web shortcuts
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::* Tabbed and multi-window browsing
 
::* Shares your Konqueror bookmarks
 
::* Shares your Konqueror bookmarks
::* Import of html bookmark files
 
 
::* Shares your Konqueror cookies
 
::* Shares your Konqueror cookies
 
::* Renders many pages that Konqueror struggles with
 
::* Renders many pages that Konqueror struggles with
 
::* Can navigate in a proxied network
 
::* Can navigate in a proxied network
::* Has a privacy mode, for anonymous browsing
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::* Has a private browsing mode
 
::* Can inspect web pages.
 
::* Can inspect web pages.
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::* Has a homepage with previews of your preferred sites
  
 
Click on any of these for an enlarged screenshot:
 
Click on any of these for an enlarged screenshot:

Revision as of 15:03, 2 December 2009

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The fast, simple, WebKit-based browser

Looks very different from Konqueror? Yes, it does, and that is going to please a lot of people. So what is different?

  • It's a new application, not built on legacy code
  • It uses WebKit, giving access to a whole new set of features and tools, which will allow further development.
  • It's simple : no menubar, only one menu with the most important actions

Let's look at its features - does it have the ones you loved in Konqueror? Well, it's still early days, but so far it can boast

  • A clean, uncluttered look
  • Has only one bar for searches and urls
  • Support for kde web shortcuts
  • Tabbed and multi-window browsing
  • Shares your Konqueror bookmarks
  • Shares your Konqueror cookies
  • Renders many pages that Konqueror struggles with
  • Can navigate in a proxied network
  • Has a private browsing mode
  • Can inspect web pages.
  • Has a homepage with previews of your preferred sites

Click on any of these for an enlarged screenshot:

Multiple windows an youtube
History panel and "clear private data"
Integral page zoom, findbar and private browsing enabled

You'll find these and other screenshots on Picasa. The project's home page is here.

The developers can be found on the IRC channel #rekonq and there is a mailing list for your questions.

Take a quick tour with this mini-overview, then sit back and enjoy the experience.


Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.