Monthly Archives: August 2009

The hated popup, javascript issues and tab panel improvements

This version of Midori is a bit of a follow up and improval of the
previous one. There’s a notable bug that breaks user styles, user scripts and the Netscape plugin panel in 0.1.8, this is fixed now.

The bookmark popup below the addressbar was an experiment in terms of usability. It is often hard to guess beforehand what works and what doesn’t. A lot of users expressed how they disliked the popup, and I have to agree, it isn’t as nice as it looked after using it for a longer time. So it’s gone for good.l

The tab panel extension was improved, it has close icons now, ellipsizes titles, tooltips and you can hide the panel operating controls now to make it really space efficient. I personally like to work on it incrementally, and see how it improves my tab usage a lot over ordinary tabs. Any power user should try it out, and you are welcome to say how you like it.
A related feature, useful for heavy tab users who prefer actual tabs, is minimizing tabs. If you keep certain tabs open, you can now turn them into small icons.

The menu button that’s visible when you hide the menubar had an annoying flaw, it wouldn’t let you access the Tools, like editing the toolbar, configure your shortcuts or the Delete private data dialogue. So now these items show up in the menu. If you like to reduce screen real estate, go and hide your menubar today.

Being careful with private data is easier because there’s a new tick mark in the dialogue in Tools > Delete private data, that tells Midori to delete the chosen information when quitting.
Another nice addition is that navigation history is preserved in newly opened tabs now.

So [http://archive.xfce.org/src/apps/midori/0.1/midori-0.1.9.tar.bz2 download midori v0.1.9] (504 kB) ([http://archive.xfce.org/src/apps/midori/0.1/midori-0.1.9.tar.bz2.md5 MD5]) ([http://goodies.xfce.org/releases/midori/ChangeLog ChangeLog]) already!
Win32 Binaries: [http://92.51.130.4/midori-0.1.8.7z midori Win32 v0.1.8] (7,3 MB)