qutebrowser v0.7.0 released!

Florian Bruhin me at the-compiler.org
Fri Jun 10 09:51:07 EDT 2016


I'm happy to annouce the release of qutebrowser v0.7.0!

qutebrowser is a keyboard driven browser with a vim-like, minimalistic
interface. It's written using PyQt and cross-platform.

As usual the source release is available, binary releases
(Windows as usual, and now also a standalone OS X .app/.dmg and a
Debian .deb) will follow ASAP (but might be Monday until everything is
taken care of).

This is a really exciting release! It comes with fixes for a few
long-standing bugs (like being able to use :hint spawn with flags or
sharing of cookies between tabs with private browsing) and includes
many new features (like marks to remember the scroll position).

It also comes with a greatly improved hint and history implementation:
Hints now work more reliably in some corner cases, and gained a few
new features and other bugfixes. The history completion now contains
titles and handles redirects.

And there's a lot more than that - see the full changelog:


- New `:edit-url` command to edit the URL in an external editor.
- New `network -> custom-headers` setting to send custom headers with every request.
- New `{url:pretty}` commandline replacement which gets replaced by the decoded URL.
- New marks to remember a scroll position:
    - New `:jump-mark` command to jump to a mark, bound to `'`
    - New `:set-mark` command to set a mark, bound to ```(backtick)
    - The `'` mark gets set when moving away (hinting link with anchor, searching, etc.) so you can move back with `''`
- New `--force-color` argument to force colored logging even if stdout is not a
- New `:messages` command to show error messages
- New pop-up showing possible keybinding when the first key of a keychain is
  pressed. This can be turned off using `:set ui keyhint-blacklist *`.
- New `hints -> auto-follow-timeout` setting to ignore keypresses after
  following a hint when filtering in number mode.
- New `:history-clear` command to clear the entire history
- New `hints -> find-implementation` to select which implementation (JS/Python)
  should be used to find hints on a page. The `javascript` implementation is
  better, but slower.


- qutebrowser got a new (slightly updated) logo
- `:tab-focus` can now take a negative index to focus the nth tab counted from
  the right.
- `:yank` can now yank the pretty/decoded URL by adding `--pretty`
- `:navigate` now clears the URL fragment
- `:completion-item-del` (`Ctrl-D`) can now be used in `:buffer` completion to
  close a tab
- Counts can now be used with special keybindings (e.g. with modifiers)
- Various SSL ciphers are now disabled by default. With recent Qt/OpenSSL
  versions those already all are disabled, but with older versions they might
  not be.
- Show favicons as window icon with `tabs-are-windows` set.
- `:bind <key>` without a command now shows the existing binding
- The optional `colorlog` dependency got removed, as qutebrowser now displays
  colored logs without it.
- URLs are now shown decoded when hovering.
- Keybindings are now shown in the command completion
- Improved behavior when pasting multiple lines
- Rapid hints can now also be used for the `normal` hint target, which can be
  useful with javascript click handlers or checkboxes which don't actually open
  a new page.
- `:zoom-in` or `:zoom-out` (`+`/`-`) with a too large count now zooms to the
  smallest/largest zoom instead of doing nothing.
- The commandline now accepts partially typed commands if they're unique.
- Number hints are now kept filtered after following a hint in rapid mode.
- Number hints are now renumbered after filtering
- Number hints can now be filtered with multiple space-separated search terms
- `hints -> scatter` is now ignored for number hints
- Better history implementation which also stores titles.
  As a consequence, URLs which redirect to another URL are now added to the
  history too, marked with a `-r` suffix to the timestamp field.


- Fixed using `:hint links spawn` with flags - you can now use things like the
  `-v` argument for `:spawn` or pass flags to the spawned commands.
- Various fixes for hinting corner-cases where following a link didn't work or
  the hint was drawn at the wrong position.
- Fixed crash when downloading from an URL with SSL errors
- Close file handles correctly when a download failed
- Fixed crash when using `;Y` (`:hint links yank-primary`) on a system without
  primary selection
- Don't display quit confirmation with finished downloads
- Fixed updating the tab index in the statusbar when opening a background tab
- Fixed a crash when entering `:-- ` in the commandline
- Fixed `:debug-console` with PyQt 5.6
- Fixed qutebrowser not starting when `sys.stderr` is `None`
- Fixed crash when cancelling a download which belongs to a MHTML download
- Fixed rebinding of keybindings being case-sensitive
- Fix for tab indicators getting lost when moving tabs
- Fixed handling of backspace in number hinting mode
- Fixed `FileNotFoundError` when starting in some cases on old Qt versions
- Fixed sharing of cookies between tabs when `private-browsing` is enabled
- Toggling values with `:set` now uses lower-case values
- Hints now work with (non-standard) links with spaces around the URL
- Strip off trailing spaces for history entries with no title

Since v0.6.0, the following people have contributed to qutebrowser:

- Ryan Roden-Corrent
- Daniel Schadt
- Jakub Klinkovský
- Panagiotis Ktistakis
- Corentin Julé
- Felix Van der Jeugt
- Tarcisio Fedrizzi
- Jimmy
- kanikaa1234
- Tomasz Kramkowski
- Philipp Hansch
- Nick Ginther
- Fritz Reichwald
- haitaka
- Ismail
- adam
- Stefan Tatschner
- Samuel Loury
- Jan Verbeek
- oniondreams
- Xitian9
- Noah Huesser
- Johannes Martinsson
- Jay Kamat
- Error 800
- Alexey Glushko

Thank you!


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