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QupZilla is a relatively new WebKit-based web browser written in Qt, which makes it perfect for KDE users. QupZilla looks just great, and it seems to be a perfect browser for those users who prefer a more different approach when it comes to the interface look and feel. QupZilla stands out with an interface that doesn’t resemble neither of the ‘modern’ ones like Firefox, Chrome or Opera, but rather keeps a classic look, which I believe may fit many users out there. So let’s see what this impressive browser is all about.

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As already mentioned, QupZilla has an interface which perfectly resembles the one of the classic Firefox, before version 29 when it rebranded its look.

QupZilla includes pretty much all the features found in other browsers: bookmarks, history, download manager, keyboard shorcuts, font configuration, password manager, powerful tabs behavior configuration, notifications (including OSD), extensions, fullscreen mode, zooming, sidebar, interface customization. And not only, it comes bundled by default with AdBlock and an integrated feed reader:

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The speed dial:

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Changing the user agent from the Preferences dialog is also possible.

QupZilla ships with very rich customization and configuration options, but despite this, the interface remains uncluttered and organized neatly in tabs.

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Several themes are bundled by default:

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Using the Chrome-like theme:

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The menu bar and toolbar can be shown or hidden, and the toolbar icons can be customized as well.

Tabs behavior:

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Extensions – by default there is Greasemonkey and Mouse Gestures:

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I believe QupZilla is one awesome touch, and will probably fit best KDE users, bundling all the required features from a web browser into a nice package, with a classic, familiar interface, powerful Firefox inherited tools and web engine.

The latest release comes with a bunch of new features and bug fixes: AdBlock and Greasemonkey improvements, several mouse gestures additions, a new theme, several new command-line options and various bug fixes.

Install QupZilla 1.8 in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

A PPA is available for QupZilla. To install the latest version, type in a terminal:

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

You can also install the latest version of QupZilla using UbuTricks for Ubuntu.

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