Midori Browser 0.5.7 Released, Install it in Ubuntu Linux via PPA

Last updated: January 17, 2014

midori 0.5.7 ubuntu

Midori, the lightweight, fast, and WebKit based web browser now is at version 0.5.7. As you may know, Midori is also the default web browser of the beautiful elementary OS.

In the new release you’ll find that the session management gets smarter about reacting to crashes by not loading the faulty website and running commands on the command line properly. Private browsing has also benefited from some bug fixing, such as not wrongly attempting to load favicons from disk and enabling the sidepanel.

There’s also a small new feature in Midori 0.5.7: Close Tabs to the Right, which may be useful for those who are opening too many tabs.

Midori Close Tabs to the right

See the changelog:

  • Modify actions and internal items in browser without changing settings
  • Delay tab loading after Midori crashed
  • Uncomment failing assertions about view_source in tab test
  • Fallback to about:home if startup is anything but blank
  • Don’t try to create formhistory database if config_dir is NULL
  • Handle url arguments for blank sessions
  • Execute commands given at start time
  • Introduce high-level prepare/ DatabaseStatement API
  • Drop unused GraniteClutter-based animation support
  • Drop uncommented contractor support
  • Drop deprecated StaticNotebook used in KatzePreferences
  • Introduce notebook class converging separate implementations
  • Work around symbol relocation issue old version of gcc present on Ubuntu LTS
  • NULL-check treeview in midori_search_action_get_editor
  • Adjust CMakeList .ico check to not skip nojs icons
  • Enable sidepanel in private mode
  • Move Preferences menu entry above About
  • Set minimum value of 0 on spin button for maximum cache size
  • Give NextForward its own label for toolbar editor
  • Correctly disable favicon database in app and private mode
  • Change preferences to refer to proxy address as a “URI” (not “hostname”)
  • Add close tabs to right feature
  • Allow printing without confirmation dialog on kiosk setups

Install Midori Browser:

It’s easy to install / upgrade to this release in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint and Elementary OS Luna.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it open, run below commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:midori/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install midori

That’s it. Now you can launch the latest Midori browser from Menu or Unity Dash.


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One response to Midori Browser 0.5.7 Released, Install it in Ubuntu Linux via PPA

  1. Hi JI ….. Do you know how the new noJS extension works in 5.7? I can’t get it to work.

    Also…. My Blockflash doesn’t work in this version anymore…. Does yours?