How to Install Rekonq 2.4.2 in Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10, 13.04, 12.04

January 13, 2014 — 1 Comment

rekonq 2.4.2 ppa

Rekonq is a web browser for KDE based on WebKit. Rekonq 2.4.2 has been released recently and here’s how to install it in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and their derivatives while the Kubuntu Backports PPA still has version 2.3.2.

Recently changes in rekonq:

rekonq 2.4.2

  • clear urlbar action added
  • global zoom settings added
  • faster suggestions in the urlbar
  • work around favicons
  • default tab width changed
  • doc update
  • bugfixes

rekonq 2.4.0:

  • added a simple ssh sync handler
  • adblock improvements
  • work on startup settings: load important things before, UI and then last things in the background

Install Rekonq:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below command to add the PPA for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 12.10 users also need the KUbuntu Backports PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports

Finally update and install the browser:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install rekonq

rekonq web browser

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One response to How to Install Rekonq 2.4.2 in Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10, 13.04, 12.04

  1. I am still not use to Linux (Kubuntu 14.04) and often need to go online to see Command Line code for getting things done. It’s really great that you are sharing what you are learning…I’ve just installed the rekonq browser and am now figuring out the ‘dropbox’ install; Apparently, i am missing the KDE gnome and need to use a different approach. Thank you for your help.

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