Another month ends with a release of everyone’s favorite lightweight web browser. Midori 7 is in many ways a stabilizing release. If you were having problems with YouTube or invisible text cursors you can say goodbye to these bugs now. There have also been fixes for urlbar autocompletion, and notably ” ” once again tells Midori that whatever you’re typing is a search – if you didn’t know this: you can type ” example.com” or “example.com ” and even though it looks like a domain name the space will give you search results instead!
If you download the occasional file with Midori you may appreciate that download notification bubbles are back. And if you’re already looking at the browser the download button in the toolbar is highlighted until you check out your completed files.
Should web apps be your thing you’ll appreciate some under-the-hood fixes related to keyboard input, opening external links and notifications: Midori doesn’t require the user to allow notifications. Instead the potential for abuse is limited by only showing at most one notification at a time for a particular website (on that note, location permissions still have to be granted by the user).
Proxy server anyone? A great way to connect to a VPN, Tor or your company’s network. The UX for custom proxy settings is back from its one month vacation!
Last but not least, Midori 7 will use more processes to render your tabs which should make browsing the web even more reliable and responsive.
Disclaimer: There’s currently no working build of the latest WebKit2 for Windows or MacOS so there’s no binary release for these systems for now.