(The version of Midori was not recorded)
The first glance is that this isn't a real project because it doesn't have a real website. But then again, it doesn't have a stable release yet, so I don't mind at all.
Overall it's decent, but it lacks a couple of fundamentals which would prevent my using it as an everyday browser. The fact that it is better with Flash really gives it a niche use.
Tested 2009-08-07 on Unity Linux 0.99-alpha1.
This is touted as one of those light browsers. It's actually quite a complete and usable browser already.
Tested on Unity Linux 0.99-alpha1, updated 2009-08-07
Pretty trivial to compile from source. All the dependencies were in the repository already.
- I had an odd experience when downloading a Firefox archive. It went really slow in Midori, but very fast in Firefox.
alt-shift <key>for accesskeys. Fail.
- Strangely, I can
alt-sto save when editing.
- Strangely, I can
- Can't redefine the hotkeys to use
control-shift-tabto move between tabs. Fail.
- Enabling then disabling the coloured tabs plugin leaves the tabs (and new tabs) coloured.
Has no functionality to remember passwords. Fail.
- Used to be bug 53 but they changed their bug tracker and I don't want to hunt for it.
- It has an ad-blocking plugin, but there's no hint as to how one could use it. Argh.
Its hotkeys, like changing tabs, works even with flash focused. Yay.
- (It would take another ten years for Firefox to catch up to this functionality.)
- There's no option to keep one tab visible even if there's only one left.
- I wish it had keyworded bookmarks.
The configure shortcuts plugin:
- Ought to have a search, and ought to be sortable.
- Ought to let you have multiple bindings for the same command.
- When viewing pages with Flash, it uses just as much memory as Firefox, and a little less CPU cycles.
- When not viewing pages with flash, it uses a great deal less memory than Firefox.
- It is faster than Firefox for loading pages.
- It can't view the local filesystem.
- The rendering seems perfect to me. Wikipedia is in its plain mode though, which seems strange.
Abandons downloads on exit.
- Used to be bug 473 but they changed their bug tracker and I don't want to hunt for it.
- Seems to have issues loading some favicons, most likely multiple-size combined-favicons.
C-Wwhen you have only one page left. I am expecting it to blank it.
- Fixed in 0.2.2 or earlier.