Falkon 3.2, from KDE, receives its first major update in almost three years, and now allows screen capture

Falcon 3.2

Although in terms of browsers there is a king whose engine is used by the majority, and some gentlemen who follow him from afar, the truth is that there seems to be little to choose from: those who do not use something with a Chromium engine (Chrome, Brave, Opera, Vivaldi…) uses Firefox, and whoever likes apples might stick with Safari. But there are also options with a slightly different philosophy, and KDE, which has everything, also has its own browser. A few hours ago have thrown Falcon 3.2, and comes with many new features.

Falkon 3.2 is the first major browser update in nearly three years. Among the list of new features, perhaps the first one mentioned to us stands out: support for taking screenshots. Personally, it is not something that I have used in Firefox or in Vivaldi, but if they have added it to Falkon 3.2 it is because it will be useful to many users. The list of new features is a bit long, and you have it below.

What's New in Falkon 3.2

  • Screenshot support (Qt 5.13.2+).
  • Internal PDFium based viewer option (Qt 5.13+).
  • In the cookie manager, support has been added to select more than one cookie at a time.
  • Fixed ordering of black and white lists of cookies.
  • On quickstart, ability to decode initialScript data as Utf8.
  • Option to set the current tab as a parent for the duplicate tab.
  • Support for separating tabs via context menu.
  • Bookmark manager: Do not allow creation of bookmarks without parent.
  • Remove the padding from the bookmarks bar.
  • Added context menu item to the bookmarks bar to create a folder.
  • Preferences: Add links to the KDE store to install themes/extensions.
  • Ocs Support: Initial support for downloading themes/extensions.
  • Added filter to extensions page of preferences.
  • Sidebar Manager: Clear the active sidebar when closing it.
  • Added search bar focus on history sidebar and favorites sidebar.
  • Search Toolbar: Ability to remove the warning message that no results were found.
  • Search bar: show the number of matches found in the page search.
  • Added pausing/resuming downloads.
  • Warn the user when KWallet is disabled.
  • KDEFrameworksIntegration: Create purpose menu in init.
  • GreaseMonkey: Fixed detection of *.user.js urls.
  • Added QLoggingCategory to Falkon.
  • Option to handle web push notifications with Falkon's notification system.
  • Fixed desktop name and input for notifications.
  • Network Manager: Fixed QtWebEngine warning about schema registration.
  • Don't use subfolders for QML/Python extensions.
  • Theme Manager: Implemented removal of locally installed themes.
  • Implemented removal of locally installed plugins.
  • Implemented removing locally installed plugins Use embedded JSON metadata for plugins from shared libraries.
  • Vertical tabs:
    • Accept the click event on the collapse of the tree.
    • Draw downloaded tabs with color palette “Off.
    • Add child tab with middle click on “New tab” button.
    • Correctly recognize the tree collapse/expand button.
    • It also overrides the Ctrl+PgUp/PgDown shortcuts

Falcon 3.2 It is now available from this link. Will be updated soon flathub version, and will also reach official repositories of some Linux distributions.


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