Falkon Browser

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Falkon is a KDE web browser using QtWebEngine rendering engine, previously known as QupZilla. It aims to be a lightweight web browser available through all major platforms. This project has been originally started only for educational purposes. But from its start, Falkon has grown into a feature-rich browser.

Falkon has all standard functions you expect from a web browser. It includes bookmarks, history (both also in sidebar) and tabs. Above that, it has by default enabled blocking ads with a built-in AdBlock plugin.

History

The very first version of QupZilla has been released in December 2010 and it was written in Python with PyQt4 bindings. After a few versions, QupZilla has been completely rewritten in C++ with the Qt Framework. First public release was 1.0.0-b4.

Until version 2.0, QupZilla was using QtWebKit. QtWebKit is now deprecated and new versions are using QtWebEngine.

Since version 3.0, QupZilla is no longer developed and the new version is released with Falkon name as a KDE project.

Features of Falcon:

Native looking feel
Falkon 64 bit is using native widgets style on major Linux Desktop Environments. It is also using icons from the active desktop icon theme. If you find native themes too boring or have some problems with it, you can always switch to other themes.

Unified Library
It unifies bookmarks, history and rss reader in one well-arranged window. No more multiple windows, It uses just one! With the integrated rss reader, you can stay up to date with your favourite sites. Falkon can also import bookmarks from other browsers.

Integrated AdBlock
Are you bored of websites full of advertisements? Are they eating your bandwidth and time? The only thing you need with Falkon is to update EasyList or maybe add your own rules and start browsing ad free.

Speed Dial
This popular extension is finally available for the Browser users! You can now access your favourite pages as fast as you want on one page opened in new tab. Needless to say that it fully supports drag&drop and page thumbnail loading.

We at AppsForMyPC have tested and used Falkon and it worked pretty smoothly 🙂 🙂

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