ANNOUNCE: midori 0.3.6 released

Christian Dywan christian at
Mon May 16 01:48:19 CEST 2011

midori 0.3.6 is now available for download from

  SHA1 checksum: b790f33b72520e6910061a933f879b74482f801c
   MD5 checksum: c4cb0686601b1c470c317de3d3f8e8fd

What is midori?

A lightweight web browser based on WebKitGTK+, for Unix, Windows, Maemo
and other platforms. Several extensions provide advanced functionality
such as advertisement blocking, cookie management, userscripts or mouse


Release notes for 0.3.6
[Please note that this is a development release.]

This is a bugfix release, peppered with a few minor goodies as usual.
There were issues with importing the older speed dial configuration at
startup on some systems, and crashes when using the address completion.
An issue with icon sizes in error pages as well as handling of https
URLs in Adblock were also resolved.

Motivated by confusion of users of Adblock, URIs in Adblock, when adding
bookmarks and when changing the homepage are no validated visually.
Backspace and F5 now serve as Back and Reload accordingly to cater for
strong habits of some users and making the experience of casual users a
bit smoother.

Now for the bonus, geo URI support, which is a fairly new standard for
URIs such as


which you can open in Midori to have it show a map of the location as of
now. There used to be extensions to support this in Firefox and Chrome,
both of which unfortunately haven't been maintained recently. Midori can
also serve as a system-wide handler of the geo: scheme on Unix systems
(GLib >= 2.28).

As a reminder, the user agent strings changed with Midori 0.3.5 and if
you used to pretend that you're browsing with Safari or Firefox, try
going back to identifying as Midori. Typical issues such as Facebook and
other websites mistaking Midori for a mobile phone browser or Google
hiding interface tweaks have been addressed with this change.

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