I started this project a few weeks ago for my transition from Firefox to Falkon, and I’ve been using it ever since. It’s a daemon running on a local port for all web browsers to access. It now provides two features: Top Sites, inspired by Firefox’s new tab, and a search bar with customizable engines, inspired by DDG’s bangs (but it’s a slash instead of a bang, to save you a shift press).

Check out the source code (0BSD): utab

utab is almost definitely not what you exactly wanted, given its intentionally limited config options and features, but given the power of free software anyone can build upon it themselves.

Also, it is 100% JavaScript-free.

@Kamui
45M

Woaaah… Falkon looks awesome… on a side, uh side note, do you think, with respect to privacy, that there’s a conflict of interest in that Google is one of KDE’s patrons? I mean they’re just donors but idk I get this uneasy feeling

@fkfd
creator
35M

Afaik Google is hardly involved in KDE’s development. KDE is right now pretty much entirely community-driven, the people are nice, and I’ve submitted a patch that’s merged into upstream. Let’s hope your concern will never come true.

ufra
35M

looks promising, will check it out from desktop.

on the subject of migrating to falkon, do you happen to know any good resources for using it with hidpi screens?

@fkfd
creator
35M

Not yet, since I’m not using one. Check out the KDE wiki, perhaps?

ufra
35M

thanks, just checking … I spent an hour or two searching and configuring, but never was able to tune it enough to be daily driver

@ajz
35M

wow, awesome idea, looks great!

@ajz
25M

Nice!

@fkfd
creator
25M

Wait, seriously or ironically (the favicons aren’t right)?

@ajz
25M

yes, seriously nice! thanks

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