Midori Web Browser 0.5.7 Released – Install in Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint and Fedora

Midori is an open source lightweight and fast Webkit based web browser developed by Christian Dywan. It fully integrated with the WebKit rendering engine, the same engine used in Chrome and Safari browsers. It uses the GTK+ 2 and GTK+ 3 interface which is the part of Xfce desktop environment. Midori is a cross-platform browser and available under all major Linux distributions and Windows.

Install Midori Web Browser in Linux
Midori Web Browser

Recently, Midori web browser reached to version 0.5.7 and comes with a bundle of new changes and improvements, just like the earlier release. Some of the new features are listed below.

  1. Integration with GTK+ 2 and GTK+ 3 support
  2. WebKit rendering engine
  3. Session Mangement, Tabs and Windows
  4. Highly Customizable and extensible interface
  5. Default DuckDuckGo search engine
  6. Speed Dial for creating new tabs
  7. Ubuntu Unity Support
  8. Private browsing

Installing Midori Web Browser in Linux

As I said midori is a part of the XFCE Desktop Environment. So, if your distributions has XFCE support then there’s a change that it comes pre-installed with the distribution. If not, Ubuntu user’s can still install midori from the Software Center or directly from the command line using a PPA repository.

On Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint

By adding the repository ppa:midori/ppa, you will be able to install latest and greatest versions of Midori.

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:midori/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update -qq
$ sudo apt-get install midori
On Fedora

Fedora user’s can directly install midori using default Fedora repositories with this command.

$ sudo yum install midori

There’s also a source tarball available for other distributions, you can download and compile it from source.

Midori Features and Screenshots Tour

Basic and Simple

The midori provides simple, easy to use and elegant interface layout which is very much similar to Firefox.

Midori Web Browser
Midori Web Browser
Speed Dial

The midori’s unique feature “speed dial” (i.e. + sign) when you opened it creates new tabs where you can add your own shortcuts. Just click on any item and enter the address of the website link. Once you enter the address of your favourite website, the midori will fetch the screenshot of that website for you. See the preview below.

Midori Speed Dial
Speed Dial

The preferences tab provides some customizable options like setting custom fonts, enabling spell checker, toolbar style etc. Apart this, there’s a extension pack where you can enable/disable extensions to slightly change your browsing experience. None of these extensions will do anything major, but the ad-blocking extension which custom filters options will surely a plus point for many.

Midori Preferences

The midori’s Bookmarks features allows you to save sites to favourite list. You can add the site to Speed Dial and create launchers.

Midori Bookmarks
Private Browsing

The Midori also provides a private browsing feature, where you can do your secret browsing without letting family members know.

Midori Private Browsing
Private Browsing
Default Search Engine

You may also notice that Midori uses Duck Duck Go! as a default search engine, a privacy-aware internet search engine whose main aim is to keep your searches as anonymous as possible.

Midori Duck Duck Go
Duck Duck Go


There’s no doubt midori is a great browser due to its simplicity, ease of use and clever design behind it. But the fact, that it may not be able to compare with other famous browsers, but it got all the features to act as a primary browser. I think you must give a try to midori, who knows you might like it.

Reference Links

Midori Homepage

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  1. Dear Sir,

    I am centos user and trying to install Midori in my system but unable to install it via “Yum”. when i am trying to install it with tar file. It’s given below error.

    — valac 0.20.1 found
    CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:48 (include):
    include could not find load file:


    CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:100 (string):
    string does not recognize sub-command FIND

    CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:101 (if):
    if had incorrect arguments: ${BEGIN} GREATER 0 (Unknown arguments

    — Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
    [root@localhost midori-0.5.7]#


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