Rekonq 2.0 KDE Web-Browser Brings New Features
Phoronix: Rekonq 2.0 KDE Web-Browser Brings New Features
Rekonq, the lightweight KDE web-browser that's built atop WebKit, has seen its stable 2.0 release this weekend...
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The wording is a bit misleading. Rekonq already had an incognito mode. I guess they just reworked that into being more chrome-like. Whatever that means.
It looks like Chrome to me. Minimalistic interfaces are the new design trend nowadays and removing options a feature. I have always critisized Windows 8 for removing features, but linux desktops are following the same trend.
Originally Posted by pankkake
Does it support extensions?
Originally Posted by uid313
And that's why chrome can make such a minimal UI: it gives the user the possibility to extend the browser to its needs.
I also stopped using rekonq some time ago, because it got locked for seconds for no (obvious) reason, and the way too many ads passed the adblock. I am currently using qupzilla+chromium.
Are there any parallelised browsers ? That can use multiple cores to render a page? (Firefox Servo is one such example, but its no more than a prototype currently).
Rekonq is a browser, not a Linux desktop. It has nothing directly to do with any KDE desktop – not even the involved developers: Rekonq is a one man project, done by someone who is not involved with any KDE desktop component (not even KDEWebKit).
Originally Posted by newwen
KDE’s default browser – to this day – is Konqueror.
Originally Posted by Awesomeness
people should note that all KDE applications can hide the menubar by pressing Ctrl+M. I hide it all the time in apps to save space, but you can always bring it back if you need to use it.
It's possible that Rekonq in the screenshots is simply doing this.
Nope, but that's the whole point of Rekonq existence. Different, more modern UI
All the web-rendering is done by kde-webkit kpart (kinda wrapped qtwebkit). KDE browsers (both konqueror and rekonq) are just ui + additional goodies like adblock and dev tools.
If anyone wanna menus and oldchool ui - just use konqueror with webkit kpart.
Multi-threaded rendering iirc is webkit2 feature, so we have to wait for qt5-based release.
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