Web Browsers

Konqueror – file manager, web browser, and universal viewer

Konqueror supports basic file management on local UNIX filesystems, from simple cut/copy and paste operations to advanced remote and local network file browsing.

Konqueror is also an Open Source web browser with HTML 4.01 compliance, supporting Java applets, JavaScript, CSS 1, CSS 2.1, as well as Netscape plugins (for example, Flash or RealVideo plugins).

Furthermore, Konqueror is a universal viewing application, capable of embedding read-only viewing components in itself to view documents without ever launching another application.

Konqueror used to be the default file manager for KDE, but in the latest release, it has been replaced by Dolphin.

Features include:

  • Displays files and directories using the “icon view” (three icon sizes) or the “tree view” (detailed view in which you can open sub-directories).
  • Allows copying, moving and deleting, by direct drag and drop or by using copy, cut and paste.
  • Provides properties on a file, to see and change its attributes in a dialog box.
  • Automatic updating of directories.
  • Supports thumbnail preview of images.
  • Reads TXT, PDF, audio, and many other file types.
  • Browse ISO images.
  • Reads archive files such as zip, tar, gz.
  • Access Windows shares.
  • Audio CDs.
  • HTML 4.01 compliance.
  • ECMAscript 262 support (JavaScript).
  • Ability to house Java applets.
  • Cascading Style Sheets:
    • CSS 1: supported.
    • CSS 2.1: supported (paged media only partially supported).
    • CSS 3 Selectors: supported.
    • CSS 3 (other).
  • DOM1, DOM2 and partially DOM3 support in ECMAScript and native C++ bindings.
  • Full support for bidirectional scripts (arabic and hebrew).
  • SSL support (requires OpenSSL).
  • Uses KIO plugins to extend its capabilities well beyond those of other browsers and file managers. It uses components of KIO, the Konqueror I/O plugin system, to access different protocols such as HTTP and FTP (support for these protocols is built-in).
  • Supports: SMB/CIFS, WebDAV, NFS, AFP, FTP, and SSH.

Website: konqueror.org
Support: Konqueror Embedded
Developer: Shie Erlich, Rafi Yanai
License: GNU GPL v2


Konqueror is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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