Midori - an LGPL WebKit web browser

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Midori - an LGPL WebKit web browser

#1 Post by Simon.T » Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:40 am

It is an awesome web browser, but still in alpha stages... and yet - it's very stable.

A windows version is also available: Menubarless, extended and also on Windows.

Main project page: twotoasts.de/index.php?/pages/midori_summary.html

enjoy.

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Re: Midori - an LGPL WebKit web browser

#2 Post by freakazoid » Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:09 pm

Thanks for the link, Simon.

Quite a nice, looking browser... has nice features such as user scripts and user styles, as well as custom search engines with search aliases!
Interface reminds me a lot of Opera, which is good!

The filesize is a little big though (28.6 MB even when I took out most of the languages).

Memory and CPU usage is okay, but needs to be optimized. Browser crashes a fair bit, but is expected since it's still relatively new!

Also not stealth... files and settings are stored by default in the appdata and profile folders.

But, definitely one to look out for! Has the potential to be a #2 or 3 browser.

QtWeb is my preferred WebKit browser of choice FYI (even though it's less pretty and is missing a couple of options such as user scripts).
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Midori - an LGPL WebKit web browser

#3 Post by Simon.T » Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:45 pm

Well then, get GNU/Linux LOL and use WindowsXP via a virtual machine

proprietary (with USB support) /// open source edition (no USB support)
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

see also: http://code.google.com/p/arora/


anyhow, thank you for the information. I'll send an email concerning to this little problem to the developer(s)

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Re: Midori - an LGPL WebKit web browser

#4 Post by donald » Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:10 am

Midori failed to load several webpages.

It also partially loaded several. Though it seemed to work well with this website.

It definitely looks like one I want to watch, and maybe use more in the future as it develops.

But for now I will stick with Opera as a backup to My Main browser Firefox 3.01 using the following addons: Adblock plus, Better Cache, BookMarks Tab, History Submenus, Tab Mix Plus. And of course screen optimized for the greatest available browsing area I can find.

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Re: Midori - an LGPL WebKit web browser

#5 Post by webfork » Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:41 pm

With the recent enthusiasm about Chromium Portable, I'd like to point out that Midori is standards-compliant, cross-platform, and still in development with a new release in mid November.

An earlier, less stable version got a good review over at Softpedia.
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Re: Midori - an LGPL WebKit web browser

#6 Post by freakazoid » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:55 pm

Any updates with regards to portability, webfork?
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Midori - an LGPL WebKit web browser

#7 Post by Emka » Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:39 am

As far as I know it creates midori and webkit folders in AppData. Maybe that can be taken care of somehow.
I can't believe there isn't any really lightweight yet decently usable portable browser beside Opera out there...
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Re: Midori - an LGPL WebKit web browser

#8 Post by webfork » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:08 pm

Emka wrote:As far as I know it creates midori and webkit folders in AppData. Maybe that can be taken care of somehow.
You're right. Not Portable: saves to AppData and Temporary Internet Files. With the -p argument, it will open in private mode, but still creates the Temporary Internet folder, despite the FAQ saying that it saves nothing. It also seemed to give a lot of errors when I opened it from the command line, although that might really be nothing.

There's a lightweight web app focus of the program that I think that could be amazing down the road, but for the time being I guess its still in beta. The program calls itself portable, but this is in terms of cross-platform, not settings portability. I should have read that more carefully.

Softpedia hosts a portable version of the program but I didn't test this as I couldn't find anything on the main site about it.

Side note: the program uses DuckDuckGo as its default search engine, but oddly uses Google as its homepage.
Emka wrote:I can't believe there isn't any really lightweight yet decently usable portable browser beside Opera out there...
Agreed. QtWeb is close, but appears to have stalled in development.
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Re: Midori - an LGPL WebKit web browser

#9 Post by freakazoid » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:37 pm

There's also a PortableApps.com version in development, but it hasn't been updated to use the latest Midori release:
http://portableapps.com/node/23777

I agree with webfork that Qtweb used to be a contender.
Kmeleon is also another choice, but no one's really made an updated portable version.
Pale Moon is another if you count a slightly-modified version of Firefox as a lightweight browser.
is it stealth? ;)

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#10 Post by lautrepay » Fri May 04, 2012 4:25 am

Hoe to make a portable Midori.

1) Download the 7z package and extract.
2) Create a subfolder to store your settings.
3) Launch Midori.exe with the --config folder parameter.

In my case, I created a subfolder named Profile and a .bat file placed near Midori.exe (inside the bin folder) with this content:

Code: Select all

start midori.exe --config ..\Profile
Don't know if it's stealth.

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Re: Midori - an LGPL WebKit web browser

#11 Post by I am Baas » Fri May 04, 2012 4:53 am

lautrepay wrote:Don't know if it's stealth.
A quick test show:

recently-used.xbel in AppData\Local
WebpageIcons.db in AppData\Local\webkit\icondatabase
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Re: Midori - an LGPL WebKit web browser

#12 Post by freakazoid » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:32 pm

Update: Midori now has a portable option:
http://twotoasts.de/index.php/2013/02/6 ... -flashget/

Use the portable.bat file or the command-line switch "--portable"

Needs testing for stealthness.
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Re: Midori - an LGPL WebKit web browser

#13 Post by I am Baas » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:49 pm

freakazoid wrote:Needs testing for stealthness.
Tested midori-0.4.8-x64_86-portable on win 7.64:

bookmarks file in \user\current\AppData\Local\gtk-3.0
WebpageIcons.db in \user\current\AppData\Local\webkit\icondatabase
database folder in \user\current\AppData\Local\webkit\
recently-used.xbel file in \user\current\AppData\Local
thumbnails folder in \user\current\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\midori\

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\GSettings\Org\gtk
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\GSettings\Org
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Re: Midori - an LGPL WebKit web browser

#14 Post by joby_toss » Sun May 19, 2013 8:00 am

Tested v0.5.0_x32 and v0.5.2_x32: Portable (not stealth - same findings as Baas).

However, none of those leftovers are important in any way for Midori to function in portable mode, so this one is a keeper for my home use.

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#15 Post by webfork » Sat May 25, 2013 8:56 am

joby_toss wrote:none of those leftovers are important in any way for Midori to function in portable mode, so this one is a keeper for my home use.
This browser is evidently building in popularity with the lightweight Linux crowd: every Rasberry Pi distro we've tested has used this browser.
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