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
"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.
- Very minimal graphical interface
- Keeps it simple
- Uses the WebKit layout engine - therefore
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
- 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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Last Updated Monday, March 24 2014 @ 03:22 PM EST