Midori (web browser)

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Midori on Peppermint OS 3
Developer(s) Christian Dywan et al.
Initial release 16 December 2007 (2007-12-16)[1]
Stable release 0.5.10[2][3][4] (18 April 2015; 4 months ago (2015-04-18)) [±]
Preview release none (n/a) [±]
Development status Active
Written in Vala, C
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in About 30 languages
Type Web browser
License LGPL v2.1+
Website midori-browser.org

Midori (?, Japanese for green) is a lightweight[5][6] web browser. It uses the WebKit rendering engine[5] and the GTK+ 2 or GTK+ 3 interface. Midori is part of the Xfce desktop environment's Goodies component.[7] It is the default browser in Manjaro Linux, elementary OS,[7] the SliTaz Linux distribution,[8] Bodhi Linux,[9] Trisquel Mini, SystemRescueCD, old versions of Raspbian, and wattOS in its R5 release.[10]


Inclusion in Linux distributions[edit]

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, elementary OS, Trisquel Mini and Bodhi Linux as their default web browser.

Standard Compliance[edit]

Acid3 Test[edit]

Midori 0.5.7 passing the Acid3 test.

Midori passes the Acid3 test.[17][19]

HTML5 score[edit]

In March 2014, Midori scored 405/555 on the HTML5 test.[20]

In July 2015, Midori 0.5 on Windows 8 scored 325/555 on the updated HTML5 test.[21]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "midori - Midori is a lightweight web browser". Git.xfce.org. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  2. ^ "Timeline". Midori: Webkit Web browser. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Midori 0.5.10 "A leap of leopards"". Midori: Webkit Web browser. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Changelog". midori-browser.org. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c 8 of the best web browsers for Linux. TechRadar
  6. ^ Best Internet Browser – The Show Goes On!. PCTips 3000
  7. ^ a b Midori vs Epiphany Review. Tech Drive-In
  8. ^ a b c Spotlight on Linux: SliTaz GNU/Linux 3.0. Linux Journal
  9. ^ Lightweight Bodhi 1.2 distro offers Enlightenment for the Linux masses. Midori is also used in elementary OS Luna. DesktopLinux.com
  10. ^ wattOS R6 Review – Go green with Linux. LinuxUser & Developer
  11. ^ a b c d e f Midori Web Browser. BeginLinux.com
  12. ^ Midori 0.2.5 Released!. OMG! Ubuntu!
  13. ^ Arch Linux and desktop adventures with the Raspberry Pi. greenhughes
  14. ^ Midori Web Browser Gets an Update, Sets DuckDuckGo as Default Search Engine. UbuntuVibes
  15. ^ Midori: One Of The Most Lightweight Browsers Around [Linux & Windows]. makeuseof
  16. ^ Maemo Browsers Comparison: MicroB, Fennec, Midori, Tear. Arantius.com
  17. ^ a b Midori – The Little Browser that Just Might Surprise You. Make Tech Easier
  18. ^ a b Web-browser Midori Adds Unity Support and Neat ‘Next Page’ Feature. OMG! Ubuntu!
  19. ^ "Midori: Extremely Fast and Standards-Compliant". tombuntu.com. Retrieved 4 July 2015. 
  20. ^ "HTML5test - How well does your browser support HTML5?". HTML5test.com. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  21. ^ "HTML5test - How well does your browser support HTML5?". html5test.com. Retrieved 4 July 2015. 

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