Midori Browser 0.5.9 Released With Important Bug Fixes

November 12, 2014 — Leave a comment

Midori Broswer 0.5.9 Ballet

The Midori Browser 0.5.9 “Ballet” was released recently with various important bug fixes. The developer announced in the blog post:

Seven months of sweat and tears… oh well, not quite so dramatic. In any event Midori 0.5.9 is out!

We’re already scheming… I mean planning for the next cycle. We want to go WebKit2 and GTK+3 only now and do away with the fourfold compatibility setup. Anyone who finds this thrilling is more than welcome to join in; the fun is going to start soon.

Midori Broser in Ubuntu

According to the changelog, the 0.5.9 release brings below changes:

  • Fix the problem that Downloads do not work with WebKit2
  • about:new in urlbar for new tabs has been fixed.
  • Fix visibility of SpeedDial, Toolbar, Bookmarkbar context menu items
  • Fix crash right-clicking forms on local pages
  • Fix crash when activating the edit menu
  • Fix “open all in tabs” for bookmarks
  • Fix crash when saving with associated resources
  • Fixes tab history undo
  • Fix a few simple leaks
  • Show search menu upon left icon click in location bar
  • Connect bookmarks-db singleton correctly to fix menus
  • Make middle clicking reload button duplicate the current tab, similar to other browsers

For the detailed changes, read the ChangeLog file from the Source Code page.

How to Install / Upgrade to Midori 0.5.9:

The 0.5.9 release is not yet now available in the official PPA. If you really want to install or upgrade to the new release, use the Development PPA. Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 are supported so far.

1. Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:midori/ppa && sudo apt-get update

2. After added the PPA, install the package via below command:

To install the GTK+2 version:

sudo apt-get install midori

To install the GTK+3 version:

sudo apt-get install midori-gtk3

3. (Optional) To remove the PPA as well as midori:

sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:midori/ppa

sudo apt-get remove midori

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