Tuesday, February 14, 2012

QupZilla 1.1.8 released!

I am happy to announce new release again, version 1.1.8!

This release mainly brings support for popup windows. It is quite a big deal, in previous versions, new tab was opened instead of popup window.
Where can you benefit from this feature? For example, on gmail you can chat with friends in separate windows.
AdBlock can, of course, handle blocking advertisement windows, so don't worry.

Another feature that might interest you is option to use external download manager. Although the integrated one is quite good, you may want to use your favourite manager. Probably KDE users will prefer using KGet, so from this version, it is not problem anymore.

Note: Because of change in icons storage in database, all bookmarks and history entries from older version will be with blank icon. You have to save your bookmarks again.

You can see full list of changes here:
  • added Swedish, Serbian and Traditional Chinese translation
  • added option to set Minimum font size in web pages
  • added option to edit bookmark from bookmarks toolbar context menu
  • added option to enable/disable HTML5 local storage (and to clear it)
  • added option not to send Referer header to servers
  • added option to use external download manager
  • added option to add/remove page in speed dial from bookmark star icon
  • added option to import/export passwords into xml file
  • added option to change user agent
  • added global shortcuts for loading sites in speed dial (Ctrl+1,2,...9)
  • added global shortcuts for switch to tabs (Alt+1,2,3...9)
  • added possibility to create new rss feeds in rss manager
  • added alt+left/right click shortcuts to navigate in page history
  • restoring / saving pinned tabs only on first window
  • Paste & Go option in locationbar and websearchbar
  • support for JavaScript Popup windows
  • improved History menu -> added Most visited menu here
  • don't saving icons in private mode
  • improved and refactored context menu on page
  • little improvements in speed dial
  • using global QSettings object, should save some writed to disk
  • remember last folder when saving new bookmarks
  • disabling adblock on local schemes
  • showing size of file going to be downloaded
  • improved browser responsibility when loading a lot of cookies/history
  • possibility to change background in Speed Dial
  • possibility to change number of dials in row in Speed Dial
  • possibility to change maximum number of dials in a row in Speed Dial
  • using QImages to store icons in database now - older icons won't work!
  • fixed showing file type when download file
  • fixed saving usernames with spaces in password manager
  • fixed loading of some rss feeds
  • fixed loading incomplete urls in speed dial
  • fixed all crashes/issues with web inspector
  • fixed memory leak when canceling download
  • fixed open new tab after active option
  • fixed saving of sidebar width
  • fixed occasional fails to restore session
  • fixed occasional crash when closing tabs/windows
  • fixed wrong tab focus order
  • fixed loss of speed dial settings
  • fixed cancelled downloads now no longer leak memory
  • fixed showing of "Are you sure to close x tabs?" question
  • fixed searching strings with special characters
  • fixed sending report in Report Bug page

As usual, I want to thank to everyone who reported bugs, sent patches, sent translations and also to all QupZilla users :-)

With this release, I'd like to highlight work by Mladen Pejaković. He is the one to thank (or blame :-D) for Speed Dial improvements!

Download here: www.qupzilla.com
We have already reached 10 000 downloads coming from homepage.

Packages for other Linux distributions may be available later, so please wait.


  1. Amazing browser, taking into account its early state of developement. After years suffering the inutile Konqueror and the buggy and crashy Rekonq, there's finally a decent alternative to Firefox and Chrome in QT. Honestly I'm very, very surprised because how well is working Qupzilla on my Gentoo. Of course there are some deficiencies and a couple of crashes in the about 10 days I'm using it, but, hey, it is on its version 1.1.5 still.
    Great job, doubtless, you have done a great job!

    Now let me comment a few important, but rather annoying fail.
    Using the default linux theme, desktop color scheme is not completely respected. In my case, with my KDE configured in dark colors and white text, the text in Qupzilla's menu bar and address and search boxes, is rendered in black, not white. Something tells Qupzilla not to respect my text color configuration and draw it in black. Since my windows backgrount and window color are in drak grey, a black text is practically illegible.
    I suppose this fail is very easily solvable, so, please take it into account, when using dark backgrounds, clear letters are needed.


    1. Hi,
      regarding your issue, can you send me (probably on email) your KDE configuration so I can test it by myself and fix this issue?
      The best would be if you can join #qupzilla at.irc.freenode.net


    2. Hi, David, this is Marcos again.

      There's no need of using my particular color scheme, you can try with any scheme with light letters, you can do it by yourself or if you prefer you can try a couple which are installed by default: Obsidian Coast or Wonton Soup. Qupzilla's linux default theme will change the window and background colors to respect the color scheme, but the text will remain black.

    3. Hi,
      i have already fixed it. Please download this file: https://github.com/nowrep/QupZilla/raw/master/bin/themes/linux/main.css and put it into /usr/share/qupzilla/themes/linux/ to get it fixed.
      Very sorry for this issue.

    4. Wow, that's quick!
      Tested, and working perfectly. Thanks :)

  2. Thanks for the credits, I couldn't do much without your help. :)

  3. No he tenido muchas quejas al respecto de qupzilla, han hecho un gran trabajo :D.

    Si pudieran agregar un corrector ortografico, estaria encantado de la vida, para mi es lo unico que le hace falta.

    1. Hi,
      I'd welcome using english, but ok for now (i used google translate).
      Spell checking is not currently possible because of QtWebKit limitation. As soon as QtWebKit supports spell checking, QupZilla will support it too.

    2. Excuse my ignorance, but couldn't Qupzilla use the desktop's spell checker (in those desktop environments with spell checking, obviously)?

    3. Unfortunately not, there is no possibility to get direct access to site elements (text input fields in this case), so it is impossible to setup spell checker for it.
      The only possible way of doing it would be some javascript hack and I am not willing to do that now.

  4. Thank you for another excellent release of QupZilla!

  5. All rpms have been updated (for openSUSE, Fedora and Mandriva). All thanks go to obs: build.opensuse.org.

  6. one word for this release: "cool!"

    I had crashes in some pages before and they gone. It's really fast with my local docs pages as well.

  7. Would be nice if the portable versions, instead of being a compilation flag, will check for an existing file.

    This is usually done by looking if something like portable.txt exists, and if so, act as a portable version, else act as the regular one.

    In this way, we will avoid maintaining the portable package, and it will be also a valid working solution to have a Win64 portable version.

  8. Please Work on html5 full screen youtube. as in firefox and chrome they automatically switch the brower to full screen (F11).

    1. Hi,
      you can see fullscreen html5 videos in QupZilla. Just turn fullscreen in youtube video (it will expand video's size to the whole page) and then press F11 and video will be in fullscreen.

    2. Why doesn't "webkitRequestFullScreen" work? What would be the steps to get it working?

  9. Hello Again.

    Although I know that pure linux guys dont like middle mouse click auto scrolling but i am addicted to it on the browsers. Any chance to adding it as an option for people like me :) ??

    1. Hi,
      i will add it as a plugin probably in next version ... If i find some time for it.

  10. Any chance of having an option to download (rather than open) pdf files from .pdf pages? Maybe a right click option on a pdf link? If there is already an option, I can't find it. I notice issue 118 on github is closed regarding opening pdf with an external viewer...this might be an easier option?

    1. Hi,
      if you are using netscape plugin (adobe reader plugin on Windows?) for opening PDF files in browser, then you have to save it to disk from the plugin.
      Btw: You may always right click on link and choose "Save link as..." option

    2. have the same problem on Kubuntu Precise 64 bit, qupzilla tries to open the pdf in the browser presumably with the acroread plugin and it fails. It would be nice if there was an option to just call an external command to open pdfs

  11. its a great browser indeed, and thanks for the external download manager feature but do add a way to pass cookies to the download manager(i.e. axel -H Cookie:[COOKIE] like)

  12. The most annoying thing to ever be invented it the "most visited" folder in the bookmarks toobar. Is there a way to remove it?

    1. Of course! Right click on free space in bookmarks toolbar and uncheck "Show Most Visited"

  13. Hi,
    I recently installed KaOS, which comes with QupZilla, and I was happily surprised. QupZilla seems to be a great browser. I have been looking for something like this for a long time. However, I have a little problem. I cannot open .pdf websites on QupZilla, so I am forced to download a lot of files that I don't really need to download (but just take a brief look at). Someone (above) says that he has the opposite problem (.pdf files are always opened, and not downloaded), so I guess that QupZilla IS able to open .pdf websites. But I could't figure out how, so far. Should I install some extension or plugin?
    Thanks, and congratulations!