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Qt Web Browser ‘QupZilla’ Refines Features in Latest Release

QupZilla 1.6.1 Ubuntu

QupZilla, the nimble Qt-based web browser, has been updated with a bunch of minor feature enhancements and bug fixes.

Amongst the additions debuting in this latest release, version 1.6.1, are options to enable tab switching using the mouse scroll wheel; a toggle to disable inline URL completion in the address bar; and the ability to launch full-screen mode using the command line.

This point release builds upon a more substantial version pushed out at the beginning of January. QupZilla 1.6.0 saw, amongst many other changes, a new plugin to enable storing of password and username information in the GNOME Keyring; tab previews; and the ability to ‘detach’ a tab from the main Qupzilla window.

Install QupZilla 1.6.1 in Ubuntu

Developers plan to base future builds of the browser on QtWebEngine, a dependency of which is Qt5. This will mean that older versions of Ubuntu are unlikely to remain supported in the long term.

But that’s all to come. For now this is the latest and greatest release of QupZilla so far. The official PPA provides builds for Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10, 13.10 and 14.04.

To add it open a new Terminal window and enter the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nowrep/qupzilla
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install qupzilla

After installation is complete open the Dash and search for ‘Qupzilla’ to launch it.