A new version of lightweight webkit-based web-browser Midori has been released, adding support for private browsing, privacy improvements and fixes galore.

Writing in the announcement post, Midori developer Christian Dywan says that a prime focus of Midori 0.2.9 was on privacy – with features such as improving cookie preferences, optimising HTML5 databases and the ability to clear form history all added.

Private Browsing and other fixes

Private browsing has been improved, with Christian stating that  private windows will ‘look much like a normal session’  adhering to user preferences, search engines and keyboard shortcuts.

A curious new addition to Midori is a ‘Find Links’ feature, Christian explains:

“You press ‘.’, numbers show up next to hyperlinks and typing a number will open the according link. If the number is not unique, you need to hit Return afterwards. Finding inline works with ‘,’ now because ‘.’ is somewhat common for Find Links in other browsers.”

Rounding out the release – full change log available here – is a fix for Google Reader incompatibility – something I know a lot of users will be pleased to hear!

As ever the latest Midori is available in the Midori PPA (which also depends on the webkit PPA). To add and upgrade open a Terminal and enter: –

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:midori/ppa

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webkit-team/ppa

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install midori

Alternatively a Tarball can be downloaded from the Midori homepage @ twotoasts.de

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