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Uzbl

Uzbl

Uzbl (pronounced "usable") is a free and open source minimalist web browser designed for simplicity and adherence to the Unix philosophy - "Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a universal interface."

"Uzbl" is an umbrella project consisting of different flavors. It consists of uzbl-core, the main component meant for integration with other tools and scripts, and uzbl-browser, a complete browser experience based on uzbl-core. The third part is uzbl-tabbed, which wraps around uzbl-browser and multiplexes it.

The general idea is that Uzbl by default is very bare bones. You can send it commands to update settings and perform actions, through various interfaces. There is a limited default configuration. Uzbl does not have any widgets to clutter up the interface.

 Uzbl

Price
Free to download

Size
0.1MB
License

GNU GPL v3

Developer
Dieter Plaetinck and others

Website
www.uzbl.org

System Requirements
libreadline5
socat
suckless-tools
xclip

Support Sites:
Wiki, FAQ, Readme, Mailing List, Facebook, Launchpad, FOSDEM

Selected Reviews:
TechRepublic

Features include:

  • Very minimal graphical interface
  • Keeps it simple
  • Uses the WebKit layout engine -  therefore supports HTML, XML, XPath, CSS, ECMAScript (JavaScript), DOM, and SVG, and passing the Acid3 browser test
  • Adobe Flash Player and MPlayer supported
  • Actions such as changing URL, loading/saving bookmarks, saving history, downloads are handled by external scripts
  • Controllable through various means such as fifo and socket files, stdin, keyboard and more
  • Advanced, customizable keyboard interface with support for hotkeys, modes, modkeys, multichars, variables (keywords) etc. This enables users to tweak the interface to be like vim, emacs, or another program
  • Focus on plaintext storage for your data and configs in simple, parseable formats
  • Auto form filling and editing with an external editor
  • Spawns one window containing multiple tabs, each tab containing a full embedded uzbl-browser

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