Midori

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Template:Article summary start Template:Article summary text Template:Article summary heading Template:Article summary wiki Template:Article summary wiki Template:Article summary wiki Template:Article summary wiki Template:Article summary end 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 version of Midori can be installed with the package {{Pkg|midori, 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 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.
  • 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 userscripts.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.

Tips and Tricks

Flash Block

You can also get the common FlashBlock extension in the form of a user script either from userscripts.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, respectively the CSS file.

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

See also