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We have covered some good alternative web browsers for your Windows in the past, which we think are good enough to meet your individual needs. Today we have a quick look at another browser – QupZilla.
Qupzilla is a lightweight, open source website for desktop computers. It is based on WebKit Core and Qt Framework. WebKit is a layout software specially designed to allow web browsers to render web pages. WebKit supports Apple Safari and Google Chrome browsers. There are already tons of QtWebKit browsers, but they are either linked to the KDE environment (rekonq), or they are quite unstable and do not have important functions. Qupzilla claims to be a fully developed, stable and complete browser with important functions.
- History (also in the sidebar) and tabs.
- RSS reader to manage RSS feeds
- Click2Flash to block Flash content
- SSL Manager to edit local CA certificate database
Its interface is what you want to get from a web browser, i.e. a window with the’Search’ function, the address field above and some navigation buttons. The browser address bar can act as an Omnibar, a single address bar that functions as both an address bar and a search bar.
The popular extension – Speed Dial for Opera is now available for QupZilla users! You can access your favorite pages as quickly as you like, on a page that is opened in a new tab. Needless to say, it fully supports drag and drop and thumbnail loading.
Here you can also set the number of pages in a row and even select a background image for the browser.
QupZilla uses icons from the active desktop icon theme. If you find native themes too boring or have problems with them, you can switch to other themes or change their appearance at any time using the themes and interface settings.
The browser also handles history and bookmarks very well. The private browsing function is also good!
The browser is able to combine bookmarks, history and RSS reader in a single clear window, but the RSS reader only displays titles, no combination of feeds from multiple websites and especially no date. Disappointing!
I downloaded the portable version of the browser to my Windows PC and after a few uses, the browser crashed for no apparent reason. Nevertheless, the QupZilla browser proves to be a good light alternative.
You will be surprised that browser development only started as an educational project, but later became a feature-rich browser.
Qupzilla is cross-platform. The browser is compatible with a variety of operating systems such as Windows, Linux and others. However, this does not include Mac support! If you are interested in trying Qupzilla, simply select your operating system and click the download link on the developer’s website . Windows 32-bit and 64-bit installers are available.
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