Speedier dials, fancier fonts and forbidden cookie files

The time for Midori 0.4.2 has come! Another exciting release of the WebKit-based web browser.

The most crucial bit first: the bookmark dialog crashes are fixed. If nothing else that’s
a good reason to upgrade to Midori 0.4.2.

So we have faster, base64-based CSS support for globally valid user stylesheets and adblock rules. And styles can apply to about: and file:// URIs. Parsing of -moz-document which is used to select domains or schemes to apply styles to was improved.

Speed dial received a makeover. It resizes automatically now, has neatly embossed tiles and shows close buttons on hover – which show on the left if your system/ theme expects that. If thumbnails are missing they will be refreshed without intervention.

Cookies are stored in an sqlite3 database. Import of existing data happens in the background. And you can decide whether you want third-party cookies or not, the default is in fact to not accept cookies coming from websites you don’t actually visit.

There are loads more of subtle tweaks and improvements. A lot of code was actually refactored and removed to ensure that Midori stays the lightweight it aims to be. See the change log for those details.

Support for GTK+3 is still considered experimental and not recommended for daily use. Build with –enable-gtk3 –disable-addons to try it out.

So [http://archive.xfce.org/src/apps/midori/0.4/midori-0.4.2.tar.bz2#!sha1!fac3dc4bb8935f35b38ffc4d6c7a5daba9dc52f1 download midori v0.4.2] (902 kB) ([http://archive.xfce.org/src/apps/midori/0.4/midori-0.4.2.tar.bz2.md5 MD5]) ([http://git.xfce.org/apps/midori/tree/ChangeLog ChangeLog]) already!

Stable Windows binaries below. You are welcome to join #midori on irc.freenode.net and help testing pre-releases for Windows. YOU can make the difference by helping out!

[http://www.twotoasts.de/media/midori-!sha1!75ec168bf6a6fa8c75476e792b32d98380933a91 Midori Win32 Archive v0.4.2] (14.5 MB)

And these are experimental, unstable Windows binaries. Lots of known and unknown bugs are the price you pay for being on the bleeding edge. Detailed error reports are especially helpful here. GtkLauncher.exe and gdb.exe are included to make debugging easier. So go wild, as long as you keep in mind that this is not for the fain of heart.

[http://www.twotoasts.de/media/midori-0.4.2-experimental.7z#!sha1!e6ae3df58555143379e95bb4d28faec180422f5d Midori Win32 Experimental v0.4.2] (17.9 MB)

23 thoughts on “Speedier dials, fancier fonts and forbidden cookie files

  1. mikronimo

    I’m trying midori and to tell the truth i like very much: light and fast; but i would like to have the possibility to change the colors; better explained: in FireFox, Chrome and Opera too, i set the background in black and text in some light color; I found it’s really better if i stay a lot of time in front of the pc: much less fatiguing. I searched in “preferences” but i can’t find nothing to do about it; there is some other system to make such a modification (either in some configuration file)? Thanks in advance.

  2. Anonymous

    error when use duck duck go

    Win 7
    using duck duck go
    Midori Win32 Experimental v0.4.2
    TLS/SSL support not available; install glib-networking

    is this a know bug?

  3. Nesc58

    is there a issue between midori 0.4.2 and flash? I use midori since 0.3.x and flash ever works. Now, I updated to midori 0.4.2 and adobe-flash-11.1.x?
    I use Gentoo-Linux.

    Midori is the best browser for me (fast and quiet small, its run better than all other browsers)

  4. gio88

    Midori keeps on improving, this version is really awesome!! when will we see password storage, though? with this feature it would really reach perfection!

  5. Robert

    So what is the right syntax (maybe that’s my problem)? Where is it documented? If “–help” does not work, how people using Windows only can find it?

    Google is no friend either…

  6. Anonymous

    Those options should work fine they will just not print anything to console. Midori just lacks handling of Windows console currently. Some of the messages can be retrived by using
    option –log which as name would suggest
    logs messages to a file. If it still does not work please file a bug.

  7. Robert

    I am trying to use any of the known switches (–config, —help) and on Windows they are completely ignored (nothing gets displayed). Is this by design?

    My goal is to move the profile folder to an encrypted drive. Can it be done?

  8. Midori

    Download link for Midori Win32 Archive v0.4.2 and Midori Win32 Experimental v0.4.2 is down.

    This maybe temporarly, but it download haven’t been worked for hours. I’ll try out later tonight to see if download is working again.

  9. Anonymous

    it just lacks the nice installer for a moment but you can just unpack those archives and use it normally from there (just maybe make yourself a shortcut from midori.exe in bin folder)

    Kinda like portable apps you can run it without installing.
    Both normal and experimental archives should work fine this way.

  10. Ogre

    Hey, Most of I use Linux but I still have a small Win7 install….I have Midori installed on Win and wanted to upgrade to the latest to help with bugs but you have no win install yet. Do I just replace installed files with the new ones?
    I use Linux a lot more then Win (thankfully) so I’m not sure of the steps I should take. Btw…I use Midori (along with Opera) all the time on Linux, it’s a great lightweight browser (esp. for people who have older computers).

  11. boromil

    The link for the source download doesn’t seem to work, I get this message:
    “The requested URL /src/apps/midori/0.4/midori-0.4.2.tar.bz2 was not found on this server.”

  12. Nero

    great!! I can use it as my default browser.. hehe.. but i cant see videos… hehe.. nice2x dude.. ur awesome//

  13. wh

    You are doing great job! The stability problems are decreasing. I crash the browser less and less!

    The new speeddial looks nice, but when I have more than 16 (15 set +1 for a new) dialers then it falls apart. The left margin doesn’t shrink and the dialers on the right are only half visible.

    Perhaps the new looks could be combined with the old setup (size, rows, colums)?

    The adblock plugin somehow let’s certain ads show in midori, while the same filter works in firefox..


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