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12 March 2012, 10:11

Unity fixes in newly released Midori 0.4.4

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Midori logo Christian Dywan, the main developer of the open source WebKit-based browser Midori, has announced the release of the latest version of his project. Midori 0.4.4 has improvements in several areas, including better GTK+ 3 support, improved interaction with Ubuntu's Unity menubar and other fixes.

Midori, named after the Japanese word for green, has been in development since 2007 and is designed to provide a lightweight, fast, standards-compliant WebKit browser. It is available for Linux and Windows and features a private browsing mode as well as support for user-generated themes and add-ons such an ad blocker. Midori is also the default browser for the Xfce desktop environment.

The new version fixes several styling bugs with GTK+ 3, although the developer points out that it is not yet at the same quality level as the GTK+ 2 version. Support for Unity's menubar has been improved with several bugs fixed, even though Dywan expressed some disappointment with the Unity developers, saying: "there was no attempt from the maintainers to bring the problems to our attention rather than silently disabling it and waiting for users to give very puzzling problem reports." Other new features include a page that tells users about the different behaviour they should expect in private browsing mode, optimisations when running Midori with less than 352MB RAM and the fix to a long standing issue with the application's clipboard.

Midori 0.4.4 is available from the developer's web site under the terms of the LGPL 2.


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