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QTWeb 2.5

#16 Post by portackager » Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:54 am

Database: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1469
Website: http://www.qtweb.net/
Current QtWeb Internet Browser version is 2.5 (build 081)

If you have previous version, please update it here
QtWeb installation package: QtWeb-setup.exe

What's new in version 2.5 (build 075 released May 28, 2009):

- Compatibility option with other popular browsers
- External web page source viewer can be configured
- Master password to protect personal AutoFill information
- Pure single portable EXE: removed all dependencies to MSVCRT (msvcr90.dll, msvcp90.dll, manifest)
- Proxy exceptions can be specified
- Mouse gestures added, 8 directions (build 079)
- Resizable search bar and address bar (build 079)

Minor enhancements:
- Support for Windows 2000 is added (build 045)
- Middle-clicking a window with only one tab on the tabbar empties it now instead of closing the browser (build 045)
- When clicking the Address Bar - full URL is highlighted (build 045)
- Ctrl+Enter in Address Bar wraps uncomplete url with "http://www." and ".com" (build 045)
- Images can be opened in a new Tab as well as in a new Window (build 075)
- Copy Address context menu item added to copy URL only without schemas (http://, mailto:, etc..) (build 075)
- Enable Web Inspector state is saved and restored when browser is launched the next time (build 075)
- Ability to delete Search Providers supplied by default (google, live, cuil, yahoo) (build 075)
- Non-default Search Provider can be launched when use its name as a prefix to search phrase (build 075)
- Ability to rename a bookmark on the Bookmarks Bar via context menu (build 075)
- Ability to create a new folder on the Bookmarks Bar via context menu (build 075)
- Examples of UserAgent added to Custom UserAgent combobox (build 075)
- Two shortcuts changed to accomodate German keyboard (build 075)
- Added sorting of Bookmarks (build 075)
- Removed Live.com default search engine as long as it is expired (build 077)
- Added Zoom Text Only option to View menu(build 081)

Bug fixes:
- Fixed-width font for <PRE> tag not displayed properly, font change did not affect the display (build 039)
- CPU loading was too high on some websites, like http://www.google.com, which use JavaScript intensively (build 041)
- Problem with cookies on some websites, like Amazon.com - fixed (build 043)
- Cookies not always saved if removed in Cookies Dialog (build 045)
- Fixed Qt 4.5.0 implementation of random numbers generator to support browsing under Windows 2000 (build 045)
- Fixed Qt 4.5.0 QNetworkCookies implementation to support cookies for gmail, hotmail, reddit, etc.. (build 047)
- Fixed bookmarks import from HTML file containing local (non-english) characters (build 047)
- Fixed Qt 4.5.0 handling of unproperly formed MIMEType response headers, caused problems viewing sites like indystar.com (build 049)
- Fully rewritten Nokia's Qt 4.5.0 FontCacheQt, contained the only stubs and caused huge memory leaks rendering text areas (build 051)
- Fix: problem with cookies for iGoogle (build 053)
- Fixed: History auto-clean not always worked. Changed History cleaning method "Manually" to "One Week" (build 075)
- Added Master password request when user accesses web page having saved password/userinfo (build 077)
- PDF documents being opened with an associated application, instead of a blank page (build 079)
- Fixed algorithm of determination of installed/portable version (build 081)

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Re: QTWeb 2.5

#17 Post by Checker » Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:53 pm

Posted already by me at Sat May 30, 2009 :!:

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Re: QtWeb V3.0

#18 Post by Checker » Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:07 pm

It's now V3.0 :!:
I changed my first posting accordingly.

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QtWeb V3.1

#19 Post by Checker » Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:03 am

It's now V3.1 :!:
I changed my first posting accordingly.

What's new in V3.1 (Released Sep 11, 2009):
- Multi-language support (5 languages)
- Web pages can be saved in Adobe Portable Format (PDF)
- Open links in tabs instead of new windows by default
- Bookmarks Tags (shortcuts) being added
- Download manager improved

Minor enhancements:
- Import bookmarks from HTML supports tags (shortcuts) properly
- Open in New Tab - context menu item added for bookmarks
- Proxy exceptions are evaluated as RegExps (wildcards pattern)
- Downloads window being closed with a browser (if no active downloads)
- PDF documents being just downloaded, no external application launched
- Optimized Settings access for read\only media (CD-ROM, protected USB, etc...)

Bug fixes:
- Relative path to Downloads location sometimes pointed to a wrong location
- Downloads window blinks while application closing sometimes

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Re: QtWeb V3.1

#20 Post by webfork » Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:56 pm

Really didn't think I needed another browser on my machine, but definitely glad I checked this out. If I was making a browser it would probably look like this. Just a few notes:
  • Probably the most portable browser on PFC

    - Memory - Seems to take up generally less memory than Iron as it doesn't have the whole protected memory space (which admittedly has other advantages) for each page.
    - Run from CD - Claims it will work on read-only media
    - Size - Tiny (5 megs)
    - One icon for one program - Nice to have a single EXE file and then you can manually delete the settings and cache folders it creates.
    - Privacy - this "one icon" element means you can WIPE your browser trail when you're done rather than just delete it.
  • Turn things off - I like being able to just disable whole page elements -- in this case pages, javascript, plugins, useragent, etc. Although sometimes that's good for privacy, I also like that some pages are just annoying and need all their bells and whistles turned off .. e.g. when you're reading an online article, you don't need any pictures.
  • Basic Adblock built right in. Although it doesn't seem to use the subscription system that's integrated into the Firefox "Adblock Plus" part.
Update: Oh and its GPL'd. None of the other browsers except K-Meleon (not updated much anymore) has that.
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Re: QtWeb V3.1

#21 Post by webfork » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:23 pm

I think this has been mentioned elsewhere, but this project appears to be dead. Last update was pretty minor and more than 6 months ago, general forum look like idle and spammy.

I think this had a lot of promise as a minimalistic, user-controlled browser so I certainly hope it comes back to life or someone picks up the reigns. Meanwhile Chromium looks to be the only viable GPL browser left on the site.
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Re: QtWeb V3.1

#22 Post by Firewrath » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:14 am

Just want to note real quick, for me the Best thing about QtWeb is the ability to save webpages as PDF files, it makes a Great way to quickly make a pdf with just a little bit of HTML editing.
I So wish someone would fork it into a pure PDF creator based on that.

and if they'd upgrade when CSS3 is fully out, so the CSS-page* settings could be used, that would be just awesome, as QtWeb seems to 'print' the pdf files.
(*Page: http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-page/)
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