Difference between revisions of "Midori"

From ArchWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Style fixes.)
(Tips and tricks: Add 'Customizing Toolbars')
 
(20 intermediate revisions by 11 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
[[Category:Web Browser]]
+
[[Category:Web browser]]
 
[[cs:Midori]]
 
[[cs:Midori]]
 +
[[es:Midori]]
 
[[fr:Midori]]
 
[[fr:Midori]]
{{Article summary start}}
+
[[ja:Midori]]
{{Article summary text|This article contains information about the installation and configuration of the Midori browser, as well as various tips and trick.}}
+
{{Related articles start}}
{{Article summary heading|Related}}
+
{{Related|Browser Plugins}}
{{Article summary wiki|Browser Plugins}}
+
{{Related|Profile-sync-daemon}}
{{Article summary wiki|Profile-sync-daemon}}
+
{{Related|UZBL-Browser}}
{{Article summary wiki|UZBL-Browser}}
+
{{Related|Dillo}}
{{Article summary wiki|Dillo}}
+
{{Related articles end}}
{{Article summary end}}
+
 
[http://midoribrowser.org Midori] is a lightweight Webkit-based web browser developed by Christian Dywan. It is part of the [[Xfce]] Goodies project.
+
[http://midori-browser.org Midori] is a lightweight Webkit-based web browser developed by Christian Dywan. It is part of the [[Xfce]] Goodies project.
  
 
Some of its features are:
 
Some of its features are:
Line 24: Line 25:
 
== Installation ==
 
== Installation ==
  
A GTK+ 2 version of Midori can be [[pacman|installed]] with the package {{Pkg|midori}}, available in the [[official repositories]].
+
A GTK+2 and GTK+3 versions of Midori can be [[pacman|installed]] with the respective {{Pkg|midori-gtk2}} and {{Pkg|midori}} packages, available in the [[official repositories]].
  
 
Development versions are available in the [[AUR]]:
 
Development versions are available in the [[AUR]]:
* {{AUR|midori-gtk2-bzr}} - GTK+ 2 development version.
+
* {{AUR|midori-gtk2-bzr}}{{Broken package link|{{aur-mirror|midori-gtk2-bzr}}}} - GTK+ 2 development version.
 
* {{AUR|midori-bzr}} - GTK+ 3 and WebKitGTK3-based development version.
 
* {{AUR|midori-bzr}} - GTK+ 3 and WebKitGTK3-based development version.
  
Line 53: Line 54:
 
=== User scripts ===
 
=== User scripts ===
  
To enable the user scripts extensions go to ''Menu > Preferences > Extensions'' and check the ''User addons'' box. Midori's user scripts are compatible with [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/greasemonkey/ Firefox's Greasemonkey] scripts. You can find an extensive list of scripts on [http://userscripts.org/ userscripts.org].
+
To enable the user scripts extensions go to ''Menu > Preferences > Extensions'' and check the ''User addons'' box. Midori's user scripts are compatible with [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/greasemonkey/ Firefox's Greasemonkey] scripts. You can find an extensive list of scripts on http://userscripts-mirror.org/ .
  
 
For manual installation, you have to create the folder {{ic|~/.local/share/midori/scripts}} and copy your scripts there. This folder will be automatically picked up by Midori and any compatible scripts will be loaded.
 
For manual installation, you have to create the folder {{ic|~/.local/share/midori/scripts}} and copy your scripts there. This folder will be automatically picked up by Midori and any compatible scripts will be loaded.
Line 60: Line 61:
  
 
To get the Flash plugin working in Midori you can install the {{AUR|midori-flash}} package from [[AUR]] or follow the instructions at [[Epiphany#Flash]].
 
To get the Flash plugin working in Midori you can install the {{AUR|midori-flash}} package from [[AUR]] or follow the instructions at [[Epiphany#Flash]].
 +
 +
If you're running the i686 architecture, or you don't want to use to the AUR script, then install flashplugin from the main repository, and add
 +
{{ic|export MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH="/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins"}} to your .bashrc, or corresponding shell configuration file.
  
 
== Tips and tricks ==
 
== Tips and tricks ==
Line 65: Line 69:
 
=== Flash Block ===
 
=== Flash Block ===
  
You can also get the common FlashBlock extension in the form of a user script either from [http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/46673 userscripts.org] or by using the [http://rightfootin.blogspot.fr/2009/04/flashblock-wannabe.html FlashBlock WannaBe script], this script has to be installed in {{ic|~/.local/share/midori/scripts}} and {{ic|~/.local/share/midori/styles}}, for the JavaScript file and the CSS file, respectively.
+
You can also get the common FlashBlock extension in the form of a user script either from [http://userscripts-mirror.org/scripts/show/46673 userscripts-mirror.org] or by using the [http://rightfootin.blogspot.fr/2009/04/flashblock-wannabe.html FlashBlock WannaBe script], this script has to be installed in {{ic|~/.local/share/midori/scripts}} and {{ic|~/.local/share/midori/styles}}, for the JavaScript file and the CSS file, respectively.
  
 
=== Personal AdBlock filters ===
 
=== Personal AdBlock filters ===
Line 94: Line 98:
 
* go to ''Menu > Preferences > Extensions'' and click the configuration icon of Adblock and add:
 
* go to ''Menu > Preferences > Extensions'' and click the configuration icon of Adblock and add:
 
  file://.local/share/midori/filters/myadblockfilters.txt
 
  file://.local/share/midori/filters/myadblockfilters.txt
 +
 +
=== Fix Pixelated Fonts ===
 +
 +
Some websites such as github.com tend to use bitmap font from X11, named Clean.
 +
 +
Easy fix is to disable bitmap fonts, run:
 +
 +
# ln -s /etc/fonts/conf.avail/70-no-bitmaps.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d/
 +
 +
=== Customizing Toolbars ===
 +
 +
Simple right-click somewhere on the top window to customize toolbars.
 +
It is possible to hide/show the statusbar, menubar, bookmarkbar and/or navigationbar.
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
  
 
* [http://wiki.xfce.org/midori/faq Midori FAQ]
 
* [http://wiki.xfce.org/midori/faq Midori FAQ]

Latest revision as of 15:08, 10 November 2015

Midori is a lightweight Webkit-based web browser developed by Christian Dywan. It is part of the Xfce Goodies project.

Some of its features are:

  • Full integration with GTK+ 2 and GTK+ 3.
  • Fast rendering, due to the WebKitGTK+ engine.
  • Tabs, windows, and session management.
  • Flexible, configurable web search.
  • Support for user scripts and styles.
  • Straightforward bookmark management.
  • Customizable and extensible interface.
  • Common extensions such as AdBlock, form history, a speed dial, etc.

Installation

A GTK+2 and GTK+3 versions of Midori can be installed with the respective midori-gtk2 and midori packages, available in the official repositories.

Development versions are available in the AUR:

Extensions

AdBlock

To enable the AdBlock extensions go to Menu > Preferences > Extensions and check the Advertisement blocker box.

The AdBlock extension from Midori uses the same lists as the AdBlock Plus extension for Firefox so you can get more lists from the AdBlock Plus site. You can also block specific images on various sites by right-clicking them and choosing Block image.

Search engines

Midori also supports search engines, much in the fashion other browsers do. Various search engines have shortcuts so that they can be easily used from the address bar. To manage your search engines click on the icon in the search engine box and choose Manage Search Engines.

Of course you can do clever things with this features, such as provide various shortcuts for various websites (not just for searching). For example you can add another entry to the Search Engines dialog with the token arch and the necessary information for the Arch Linux homepage. Now you can access the Arch Linux website just by typing arch.

Another example can be to add a shortcut for an URL shortener:

  • just add a new search engine with the URL http://is.gd/create.php?longurl= (or another shortener with similar functionality).
  • set a token for it (sh here).
  • get the short URL for any link by typing:
sh link

in the address bar.

User scripts

To enable the user scripts extensions go to Menu > Preferences > Extensions and check the User addons box. Midori's user scripts are compatible with Firefox's Greasemonkey scripts. You can find an extensive list of scripts on http://userscripts-mirror.org/ .

For manual installation, you have to create the folder ~/.local/share/midori/scripts and copy your scripts there. This folder will be automatically picked up by Midori and any compatible scripts will be loaded.

Flash plugin

To get the Flash plugin working in Midori you can install the midori-flashAUR package from AUR or follow the instructions at Epiphany#Flash.

If you're running the i686 architecture, or you don't want to use to the AUR script, then install flashplugin from the main repository, and add export MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH="/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins" to your .bashrc, or corresponding shell configuration file.

Tips and tricks

Flash Block

You can also get the common FlashBlock extension in the form of a user script either from userscripts-mirror.org or by using the FlashBlock WannaBe script, this script has to be installed in ~/.local/share/midori/scripts and ~/.local/share/midori/styles, for the JavaScript file and the CSS file, respectively.

Personal AdBlock filters

Midori's AdBlock support is rather basic, you can only use pre-made lists or block some images. We can get around that by creating our own lists and telling Midori where to find them.

For this:

  • create a folder for your filters, such as ~/.local/share/midori/filters
  • in that folder create a file with the content you want to block:
myadblockfilters.txt
[Adblock]
! Title: Personal AdBlocker v1
! Last modified: 31 Oct 2012 18:14 UTC
! Expires: 365 days

! Comments are made with exclamation marks

! You can filter out some elements directly
http://forums.fedoraforum.org//forum/images/smilies/smile.gif

! Or use wildcards to filter out a bunch of stuff at once
http://ubuntuforums.org/images/rebrand/statusicon/subforum_*.gif

! Or use use DOM tags, ids or classes
www.phoronix.com#DIV.phxcms_header_legacy
www.phoronix.com#DIV.phxcms_bar_align
  • go to Menu > Preferences > Extensions and click the configuration icon of Adblock and add:
file://.local/share/midori/filters/myadblockfilters.txt

Fix Pixelated Fonts

Some websites such as github.com tend to use bitmap font from X11, named Clean.

Easy fix is to disable bitmap fonts, run:

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

Customizing Toolbars

Simple right-click somewhere on the top window to customize toolbars. It is possible to hide/show the statusbar, menubar, bookmarkbar and/or navigationbar.

See also