Using WebKit with Konqueror

Software

I knew Apple had derived WebKit from KHTML, but having been away from KDE for so long I had no idea Konqueror had the ability to switch its rendering engine to it.

Temporarily

  1. Fire up Konqueror. If you need to be told this, you have deep seated problems a change of rendering engine won’t fix
  2. Open the View menu
  3. Under the View Mode subheading, choose WebKit

Permanently

  1. Fire up Konqueror. If you need to be told this, you have deep seated problems a change of rendering engine won’t fix
  2. Open the Settings menu
  3. Choose Konfigure Konqueror (sorry, couldn’t resist!)
  4. Choose General from the sidebar
  5. Under General Konqeuror behavour, change the drop down box from KTHML to WebKit

Now you can test your projects with WebKit browsers without subjecting yourself to Chrome/Chromium for Linux, and without any additional software. Pretty sweet :)

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