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How To Switch To WebKit in Konqueror Browser [KDE SC 4.5 / Kubuntu]

By on August 11th, 2010 

With KDE Software Compilation 4.5, you can use WebKit in Konqueror instead of the default KHTML. There are several advantages of using WebKit over KHTML. Although WebKit started out as a fork of KTHML, it has gone ahead of KHTML. It is in fact much faster than with KHTML.

I have been trying to figure out how to set Konqueror to use WebKit by default since yesterday night. This morning KDE developer Aaron Seigo pointed out to me how I can do it.

So, here is how you too can make Konqueror use WebKit by default.

  • First of all, install kpart-webkit with the command

sudo apt-get install kpart-webkit

  • Then execute the command given below

keditfiletype text/html

  • Go to the tab Embedding and under Service Preference Order, click on WebKit and move it at the top by clicking on the Move Up button.

  • Click on Apply and then Ok.
  • Now open Konqueror and open any website you want. It will use WebKit by default.


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How To Switch To WebKit in Konqueror Browser [KDE SC 4.5 / Kubuntu] was originally published on on August 11, 2010 - 3:25 pm (Indian Standard Time)