After 2 years of hard work GNOME Web 3.8 came to gain a place in your Favorites Shell Dock!
Web now performs similar to Chrome and Safari OSX but is lighter and free. Maybe Web isn’t yet “there” for everybody, but certainly its friends will have a very nice surprise in this new version!
- Switch to WebKit2. This brings:
- More stable, responsive, secure and performant Web.
- Pages can crash without bringing down the entire browser: http://i.imgur.com/MKq5Nvi.png
- GTK+2 plugins work again out of the box (in particular, Flash)
- State-of-the-art browser for GNOME, catching up with Chrome or Safari OSX.
- Huge effort by the Web team, in development for more than two years.
- Incognito mode (http://blogs.gnome.org/xan/2012/12/13/theory-and-praxis-of-netbanking/)
- Let’s you browse without storing any personal information, can be accessed from the app menu.
- All new Search UI.
- Revamped UI for HTML5 media content: http://blogs.igalia.com/xrcalvar/2013/02/20/new-media-controls-in-webkitgtk/
- Undo close tab
- You can now re-open closed tabs or windows, can be accessed from the app menu or with Ctrl-Shift-t.
- New Tab button in the toolbar.
- Asynchronous session saving and restore, plus delayed tab restore on startup
- This improves responsiveness at all times, especially when restoring tab-heavy sessions.
- Tons of bugfixes and other small improvements.
- Mouse Shortcuts support (fw/back)
Note that on this video I am not using the very latest one ;)