Midori (web browser)
|Developer(s)||Christian Dywan, Nancy Runge|
|Initial release||16 December 2007|
|Stable release||None [±]|
|Preview release||0.5.11 (30 August 2015) [±]|
|Written in||Vala, C|
|Operating system||Linux, Windows|
|Available in||30 languages|
|License||GNU LGPL v2.1+|
Midori (緑, Japanese for green) is a free and open-source light-weight web browser. It uses the WebKit rendering engine and the GTK+ 2 or GTK+ 3 interface. Midori is part of the Xfce desktop environment's Goodies component and was developed to follow the Xfce principle of "making the most out of available resources". It is the default browser in the SliTaz Linux distribution, Bodhi Linux, Trisquel Mini, old versions of Raspbian, and wattOS in its R5 release. It was the default browser in Elementary OS Freya.
- Integration with GTK+ 2 and GTK+ 3 support
- WebKit rendering engine
- Tabs, windows and session management
- Configurable web search
- User scripts and user styles support
- Bookmark management
- Customizable and extensible interface
- Extension modules can be written in C and Vala
- Supports HTML5
- DuckDuckGo as a default search engine
- Internationalized domain names support
- Smart Bookmarks
- Maemo integration for mobile devices
- Speed dial
- 'Next Page' feature
- Ubuntu Unity Support 
- Private browsing
- Saves tab for the next session by default
Inclusion in Linux distributions
Midori is part of the standard Raspbian distribution for the Raspberry Pi ARMv6-based computer. While Dillo and NetSurf are also in the menu, Midori also features as a desktop link. Midori is also packaged with Manjaro Linux, Trisquel Mini and Bodhi Linux as their default web browser. At one time it was the default browser in elementary OS as well.
In March 2014, Midori scored 405/555 on the HTML5 test.
In July 2015, Midori 0.5 on Windows 8 scored 325/555 on the updated HTML5 test.
Midori was recommended by Lifehacker due to its simplicity. The major points for criticism are the absence of the process isolation, the low number of available extensions and occasional crashes.
Nick Veitch from TechRadar included Midori 0.2.2 in his 2010 list of the eight best web browsers for Linux. At that time he rated it as "5/10" and concluded, "while it does perform reasonably well all-round, there is no compelling reason to choose this browser over the default Gnome browser, Epiphany, or indeed any of the bigger boys".
Himanshu Arora of Computerworld reviewed Midori 0.5.4 in November 2013 and praised the browser's speed and uncluttered interface, while additionally underlining the private browsing which uses a separate launch icon and displays the details of this mode on the home tab.
Victor Clarke from Gigaom praised Midori's minimalism in 2014 and stated that it will "satisfy your humble needs without slowing down your PC", despite stressing the lack of advanced functionality.
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- Spotlight on Linux: SliTaz GNU/Linux 3.0 Archived 15 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine.. Linux Journal
- Lightweight Bodhi 1.2 distro offers Enlightenment for the Linux masses. Midori is also used in elementary OS Luna. DesktopLinux.com
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- Himanshu, Arora (6 November 2013). "5 lesser-known browsers: Free, lightweight and low-maintenance". Computerworld. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
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- "HTML5test - How well does your browser support HTML5?". HTML5test.com. Archived from the original on 1 March 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
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- "1 Month with the Midori Web Browser". the_simple_computer. 5 March 2014. Archived from the original on 18 September 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
- Veitch, Nick (1 August 2010). "8 of the best web browsers for Linux". Gigaom. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
- Clarke, Victor (24 August 2014). "Six alternative web browsers you should know about". Gigaom. Archived from the original on 2 October 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
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