Falkon Browser

Falkon Browser (formerly QupZilla) is a KDE web browser using the Qt WebEngine rendering engine, previously known as QupZilla. It aims to be a lightweight web browser available through all major platforms. This project has been originally started only for educational purposes. But from its start, this software has grown into a feature-rich browser.

It has all the standard functions you expect from a web browser. It includes bookmarks, history (both also in sidebar) and tabs. Above that, it has by default enabled blocking ads with built-in Ad-Block plugins.


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Falkon Features:

Native look and feel

Falkon is using native widgets style on major Linux Desktop Environments. It is also using icons from the active desktop icon theme. If you find native themes too boring or have some problems with it, you can always switch to other themes.

Unified Library

It unifies bookmarks, history, and RSS reader in one well-arranged window. No more multiple windows, It uses just one! With the integrated RSS reader, you can stay up to date with your favorite sites. This software can also import bookmarks from other browsers.

Integrated Ad-Block

Are you bored of websites full of advertisements? Are they eating your bandwidth and time? The only thing you need with Falkon is to update Easy List or maybe add your own rules and start browsing ad-free.

Speed Dial

This popular extension is finally available for the Browser users! You can now access your favorite pages as fast as you want on one page opened in a new tab. Needless to say that it fully supports drag&drop and page thumbnail loading.


One thing that bothers me is the scarcity of extensions. There are some available in the preferences, and it’s a nice thing you can just toggle them on/off so easily, but without a strong repo of extra packages, this browser stands no chance against Firefox or Chrome. One of the reasons why Internet Explorer faded was the lack of any ability to add on to the basic functionality. Even Edge is severely limited in this regard.


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