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MIdori web browser 0.2.7 released – new features, new extensions, better speed

The latest version of GTK webkit based web browser Midori has clawed its way out of the barn and into release land.

New Features

In keeping with other popular browsers Midori now has support for auto-completion of bookmarks via the location bar and via the ‘search’ feature in the bookmarks panel. This makes finding your favourite sites a breeze.

Previous pages are not automatically loaded on start-up or after a crash. This feature, termed ‘delayed pages’, will make resuming a Midori session not only faster, but, after landing on a particularly pesky site, a much calmer experience, too!

General performance fixes abound, with page loading and adblock compatibility boosted.

Two new extensions make it into the fray – ‘Minimize New Tabs’ and ‘Copy Addresses of Tabs’.

And, last but by no means least, the speed-dial now has an option at the top of the page for increasing the thumbnail size.

Download

Midori source can be download @ http://archive.xfce.org/src/apps/midori/0.2/midori-0.2.7.tar.bz2

To use and install Midori from a PPA you need to add both the WebKit PPA and the Midori PPA.

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:midori/ppa
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webkit-team/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install midori