Wednesday, November 11, 2015

QupZilla 1.8.9 released with new logo!

Ninth bugfix version is now available.
  • new QupZilla logo
  • add button to open spellcheck settings in preferences
  • remove gradient in toolbar of browsing library
  • fix showing authors page in about dialog
  • fix showing current tab in tabbar after restoring session
  • fix searching for invalid one-word url strings from locationbar
  • fix switch to tab from locationbar completer when it is the only tab in window 

Download: source code (at

Highlight of this version is the new logo, made by Adrien Vigneron and Elio Qoshi.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

QupZilla 1.8.8 released!

Eightht bugfix version is now available.
  • added interface for extensions to show action in Tools menu
  • add option to use TabManager as main tabbar replacement
  • fix build with Qt 5.5.1
  • fix crash when unloading plugin with visible sidebar
  • fix possible crash when accessing last active window
  • fix sometimes incorrectly loading background non-restored tab
  • fix showing speed dials in bookmarks icon
  • fix showing messages in statusbar in RTL mode
  • fix crash when application style is externally changed
  • fix labels color in access keys navigation with dark style
  • fix position of autoscroll indicator with site notification visible
  • Windows: fix setting as default browser
  • Windows: better toolbar background for Windows 10

Download: source code (at

Windows builds are now using Qt 5 (5.5.1). It brings a lot of fixes for bugs and crashes and also support for HTML5 Audio/Video (only Windows Vista+).
Because of different libraries, I recommend you to first uninstall old version of QupZilla and only then install this new version. You won't lose your profile data with uninstallation.

Ubuntu packages (from ppa:nowrep/qupzilla) are now also using Qt 5.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

QupZilla 1.8.7 released!

Seventh bugfix version is now available.
  • save pinned tabs per-window when set to restore session
  • Shift+Left click on links now opens link in new window
  • show web inspector action now toggles inspector
  • add button to create new userscript in GreaseMonkey
  • add "Anti-Adblock Killer" AdBlock subscription
  • add Ctrl+G and Ctrl+Shift+G shortcuts in search toolbar
  • fix enabling select all and find actions in menu
  • fix searching for strings with special whitespaces from locationbar
  • fix build with KF5 KWallet
  • fix crash when blocking popup window with AdBlock
  • fix icon animation when blocking popup window with AdBlock
  • fix build with Qt 5.5 and gcc 4.9
  • fix incorrectly accepting some cookies
  • fix creating new config directory
  • fix saving settings without changing pages in SpeedDial
  • fix center dials option in SpeedDial
  • fix not escaping characters for (file, ftp) dir listings
  • fix not showing restore page when opening new url from cli
  • fix adding search engine from form on page with Qt 5
  • fix saving homepage/new tab urls from preferences
  • Linux: use run-time detection of X11 platform

Download: source code (at

Sunday, August 16, 2015

New QupZilla logo

After a quite long time of silence, I have a news about QupZilla.

New logo
Adrien Vigneron volunteered to create a new logo for QupZilla and already sent me couple of ideas. I believe the current logo is not great enough, so I every help is greatly appreciated.

I'd like to share the drafts with all of you, so you can make comments or even improve it!

New idea:

These are the drafts I like the most. For other ideas, please see Adrien's blog.
Also please click on the logo to view it in original size, the logos are incorrectly scaled down.

Development status
There haven't been much activity lately. This is mainly due to web engine state in latest Qt release. QtWebKit (which uses QupZilla 1.x) is now deprecated and QtWebEngine is not yet enough API-rich to be used for full featured web browser.
There is also a huge problem with some distributions not packaging QtWebEngine at all.

I hope it will all be fixed in future Qt releases and I will be able to release QupZilla 2.0 soon.
That being said, I am planning to release at least one more 1.8 bugfix version (1.8.7) in next month. I'd like to use the new logo for this release!