Because of some discussion about a light default web browser for Unity Linux, I became interested in the Midori web browser. I wrote some notes on my first experience with it.
Now that it's available in the Unity Linux repository, I wanted to give it another go.
There are a number of things which I caught on the earlier version which have been fixed in 0.2.2:
- Now able to redefine the hotkeys to use control-tab and control-shift-tab to move between tabs
- Has an ad-blocking plugin, and now there's a link to a website to get filters and usage instructions.
- Wikipedia displays perfectly fine now.
- Favicons seem to work just fine now.
C-W with one tab left will just blank it and not close the whole browser. A separate hotkey does that.
But why won't I use Midori? I would use it for flash if I remembered to, but for daily use it still can't compete with something like Links, which has been hacked to solve the first two issues.
- Access keys are alt-shift-key and I want alt-key.
- Lacks keyworded bookmarks.
Has no functionality to remember passwords
- Used to be bug 53 but they changed their bug tracker and I don't want to hunt for it.
- 2014-07-26 - I've been using keepassx for some time now.
Seriously, this is a pretty small list. Midori is excellent and I highly recommend it for trivial browsing. But for it to enter proper use for me, these three issues have to be nailed. Other than that, it's possible that bookmark management might annoy me or some other issue might crop up if I use this browser heavily.