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{{Moveto|Web|The application has been renamed to Web, see [https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/3.4/]; please also update the backlinks.|section=New name}}
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[[ja:GNOME Web]]
[http://projects.gnome.org/epiphany/ Epiphany] is a simple web browser primarily intended for the [[GNOME]] desktop which works acceptably with other desktop environments as well.
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Web is the default web browser for [https://live.gnome.org/ GNOME].  Web provides a simple and minimalist interface for accessing the internet. Whilst it is developed primarily for GNOME, Web works acceptably in other [[desktop environments]] as well.
  
==Installation==
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{{Note|Web was known as [http://projects.gnome.org/epiphany/ Epiphany] prior to version 3.4.  The application was given new descriptive names, one for each supported language. The name ''Epiphany'' is still used in numerous places such as the executable name, some package names, some desktop entries, and some GSettings schemas.}}
To install Epiphany from the repositories, run:
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# pacman -S epiphany
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If you want to save login passwords, install gnome-keyring:
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== Installation ==
# pacman -S gnome-keyring
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If you are using another [[Desktop Environment|desktop environment]] (DE) other than GNOME, you will probably have to create directory {{ic|~/.gnome2/epiphany}}. To do so, type:
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Web can be installed by [[install]]ing the {{Pkg|epiphany}} package from the [[official repositories]]. If you want to save login passwords, install {{Pkg|gnome-keyring}}.
$ mkdir -p ~/.gnome2/epiphany
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==Flash==
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== Configuration ==
  
[[Pacman|Install]] package {{Pkg|flashplugin}} from [[official repositories]]. Then Epiphany should be able to echo flash content.
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=== Flash ===
  
== Manage Web Apps ==
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See [[Flash#Flash Player]].
  
Since version 3.0, Epiphany can add "web app" launchers to GNOME Shell. You can manage and remove them by typing "about:applications" into the Epiphany address bar.
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=== Web Apps ===
  
==See also==
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Web can add ''web app'' launchers to GNOME Shell. To manage and remove them, navigate to {{ic|about:applications}} in Web.
The appearance of Epiphany's menu entry may vary depending on the DE, so please see their articles for further information:
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*[[GNOME]]
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== Troubleshooting ==
*[[KDE]]
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*[[Xfce]]
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=== Pixelated fonts ===
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Some websites such as github.com tend to use a bitmap font from X11, named {{ic|Clean}}. To disable bitmap fonts, run:
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# ln -s /etc/fonts/conf.avail/70-no-bitmaps.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d/
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=== Font hinting ===
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Web does not respect GNOME hinting settings, but respects Fontconfig one. Check [[Font configuration]] for further instructions.
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=== Blocking advertisements ===
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You can enable filtering by unchecking "Allow advertisements" in application preferences. By default, this will enable the [https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/easylist.txt EasyList] list.
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If this does not work, close GNOME Web, then delete your filters configuration:
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rm -r ~/.config/epiphany/adblock/
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and restart the application.
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If more than one adblock list is required, create a file named filters.list in:
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~/.config/epiphany/adblock/
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and populate it with URLs in a semicolon formatted list. On next startup, the application should fetch and apply the new lists.
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== See also ==
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* [https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Web Apps/Web - GNOME Wiki!]

Latest revision as of 10:02, 22 May 2016

Related articles

Web is the default web browser for GNOME. Web provides a simple and minimalist interface for accessing the internet. Whilst it is developed primarily for GNOME, Web works acceptably in other desktop environments as well.

Note: Web was known as Epiphany prior to version 3.4. The application was given new descriptive names, one for each supported language. The name Epiphany is still used in numerous places such as the executable name, some package names, some desktop entries, and some GSettings schemas.

Installation

Web can be installed by installing the epiphany package from the official repositories. If you want to save login passwords, install gnome-keyring.

Configuration

Flash

See Flash#Flash Player.

Web Apps

Web can add web app launchers to GNOME Shell. To manage and remove them, navigate to about:applications in Web.

Troubleshooting

Pixelated fonts

Some websites such as github.com tend to use a bitmap font from X11, named Clean. To disable bitmap fonts, run:

# ln -s /etc/fonts/conf.avail/70-no-bitmaps.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d/

Font hinting

Web does not respect GNOME hinting settings, but respects Fontconfig one. Check Font configuration for further instructions.

Blocking advertisements

You can enable filtering by unchecking "Allow advertisements" in application preferences. By default, this will enable the EasyList list.

If this does not work, close GNOME Web, then delete your filters configuration:

rm -r ~/.config/epiphany/adblock/

and restart the application.

If more than one adblock list is required, create a file named filters.list in:

~/.config/epiphany/adblock/ 

and populate it with URLs in a semicolon formatted list. On next startup, the application should fetch and apply the new lists.

See also