Webcat

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A simple webbrowser which allows viewing webpages and surfing sites.
It is based upon the webkit engine provided by Qt5.

Current features include:

  • Landscape support
  • Tabbing support (real without reloading of tabs)
  • Bookmark support
  • Setting browser user agent
  • Setting default font sizes
  • Opening up links in new tab (by long press and hold on link)
  • Copy links (by long press and hold on link)
  • Open media links with internal or external viewer (e.g. LLs VideoPlayer)
  • Setting DNS Prefetch
  • Setting Offline WebApplication Cache
  • Manually add bookmark with specific user agent
  • Fast scroll to top or bottom of page
  • Watch Youtube with internal or external player (e.g. LLs VideoPlayer) with direct link
  • Download Youtube videos in different formats
  • Private Browsing
  • Clear Cache, Cookies, History
  • Page search functionality
  • Simple adblocking (simple rules no bloat)
  • Integrated file manager
  • Integrated Download Manager
  • Keyboard Hotkeys (for TOHKBD or bluetooth keyboards)
  • Support different screen resolutions (support for Nexus4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7)
  • Allow setting as default browser
  • Backup Manager (Import/Export Bookmarks,Cookies,History,Settings)
  • Proxy Support

Video demonstration: http://youtu.be/1uVjaETqmMA

0.9 Video demo: http://youtu.be/nNYjdr5tCSs

2.0 Video demo: http://youtu.be/WZXlqOrLKK8

2.0.9 Video demo: https://youtu.be/Ck2TND0-PwE

2.1.0 Video demo Backup Manager: https://youtu.be/sBge7JAlXro

Sourcecode: https://github.com/llelectronics/webcat

From Version 2.9.7 on it is recommend to use QtWebkit 5.212 in combination with Webcat. You can get builds from here: https://build.merproject.org/package/show/home:leszek/qtwebkit5212-wHtml...

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Screenshots: 
Application versions: 
AttachmentSizeDate
harbour-webcat-0.8-2.armv7hl.rpm58.49 KB11/01/2014 - 19:47
harbour-webcat-0.8-3.armv7hl.rpm64.67 KB12/01/2014 - 03:14
harbour-webcat-0.8-4.armv7hl.rpm79.63 KB17/01/2014 - 01:55
harbour-webcat-0.8-5.armv7hl.rpm79.65 KB18/01/2014 - 03:09
harbour-webcat-0.9-1.armv7hl.rpm92.09 KB31/01/2014 - 23:22
harbour-webcat-0.9-2.armv7hl.rpm92.05 KB03/02/2014 - 15:02
harbour-webcat-0.9-3.armv7hl.rpm92.25 KB07/02/2014 - 13:44
harbour-webcat-0.9-4.armv7hl.rpm99.62 KB13/03/2014 - 00:20
harbour-webcat-0.9.6-1.armv7hl.rpm123.05 KB13/06/2014 - 23:31
harbour-webcat-0.9.7-1.armv7hl.rpm123.69 KB03/08/2014 - 21:13
harbour-webcat-0.9.8-1.armv7hl.rpm125.66 KB26/08/2014 - 20:29
harbour-webcat-0.9.9-1.armv7hl.rpm134.53 KB21/12/2014 - 14:41
harbour-webcat-0.9.9-2.armv7hl.rpm134.54 KB24/12/2014 - 15:03
harbour-webcat-1.0.0-1.armv7hl.rpm139.59 KB31/01/2015 - 22:23
harbour-webcat-1.0.1-1.armv7hl.rpm139.88 KB07/02/2015 - 14:41
harbour-webcat-1.0.2-1.armv7hl.rpm140.2 KB17/02/2015 - 14:12
harbour-webcat-1.9.9-1.armv7hl.rpm190.17 KB05/03/2015 - 00:28
harbour-webcat-1.9.9-2.armv7hl.rpm156 KB07/03/2015 - 00:56
harbour-webcat-2.0.0-1.armv7hl.rpm156.18 KB17/03/2015 - 15:24
harbour-webcat-2.0.1-1.armv7hl.rpm156.27 KB13/05/2015 - 17:59
harbour-webcat-2.0.2-1.armv7hl.rpm156.52 KB13/05/2015 - 23:39
harbour-webcat-2.0.3-1.armv7hl.rpm156.52 KB14/05/2015 - 12:47
harbour-webcat-2.0.5-1.armv7hl.rpm167.81 KB27/06/2015 - 11:43
harbour-webcat-2.0.5-2.armv7hl.rpm167.66 KB27/06/2015 - 13:08
harbour-webcat-2.0.7-1.armv7hl.rpm168.48 KB06/08/2015 - 20:33
harbour-webcat-2.0.8-1.armv7hl.rpm177.98 KB14/10/2015 - 18:49
harbour-webcat-2.0.9-1.armv7hl.rpm182.34 KB03/12/2015 - 20:00
harbour-webcat-2.0.9-2.armv7hl.rpm182.42 KB22/12/2015 - 17:05
harbour-webcat-2.1.0-1.armv7hl.rpm195.54 KB12/02/2016 - 19:47
harbour-webcat-2.1.0-1.i486.rpm206.11 KB12/02/2016 - 19:47
harbour-webcat-2.2.0-1.armv7hl.rpm202.02 KB05/03/2016 - 13:00
harbour-webcat-2.2.0-1.i486.rpm212.92 KB05/03/2016 - 13:00
harbour-webcat-2.2.1-1.armv7hl.rpm217.84 KB03/04/2016 - 14:28
harbour-webcat-2.2.1-1.i486.rpm228.56 KB03/04/2016 - 14:28
harbour-webcat-2.2.2-1.armv7hl.rpm218.97 KB16/05/2016 - 19:30
harbour-webcat-2.2.2-1.i486.rpm229.58 KB16/05/2016 - 19:30
harbour-webcat-2.3-1.armv7hl.rpm224.99 KB03/07/2016 - 18:50
harbour-webcat-2.3-1.i486.rpm240.86 KB03/07/2016 - 18:50
harbour-webcat-2.4-1.armv7hl.rpm230.41 KB08/12/2016 - 20:03
harbour-webcat-2.4-1.i486.rpm242.32 KB08/12/2016 - 20:03
harbour-webcat-2.5-1.armv7hl.rpm234.54 KB10/01/2017 - 13:09
harbour-webcat-2.5-1.i486.rpm246.44 KB10/01/2017 - 13:09
harbour-webcat-2.6-1.armv7hl.rpm234.73 KB09/02/2017 - 19:04
harbour-webcat-2.6-1.i486.rpm246.42 KB09/02/2017 - 19:04
harbour-webcat-2.7-1.armv7hl.rpm238.34 KB30/05/2017 - 14:42
harbour-webcat-2.7-1.i486.rpm249.41 KB30/05/2017 - 14:42
harbour-webcat-2.8-1.armv7hl.rpm267 KB24/06/2017 - 19:05
harbour-webcat-2.8-1.i486.rpm283.6 KB24/06/2017 - 19:05
harbour-webcat-2.9-1.armv7hl.rpm269.12 KB18/08/2017 - 15:22
harbour-webcat-2.9-1.i486.rpm284.82 KB18/08/2017 - 15:22
harbour-webcat-2.9.7-1.armv7hl.rpm302.86 KB21/09/2017 - 13:21
harbour-webcat-2.9.7-1.i486.rpm318.92 KB21/09/2017 - 13:21
Changelog: 
  • Long press on close button in tabview closes all tabs
  • Hide bookmarkbutton by default only show when urlbar is focussed
  • Replace reload button in extraToolbar with closeTabButton
  • Reduce spacing between BackIcon and ForwardIcon in toolbar
  • Split Bookmarkspage in 2 columns with bookmarks on the left and tabs on the right if in landscape
  • Added optional input method by long pressing on input box (opens a native input editing dialog)
  • Updated devicePixelRatioHack
  • Enable experimental.overview to better work with devicePixelRatioHack
  • Deactivated pollyfills that aren't necessary anymore (new qtwebkit 5.212 takes care of it upgrade to it if you need svg and full es6 support)
  • Save if media in MediaList is ytMedia
  • Disable HTML5 Audio & Video workarounds (qtwebkit 5.212 takes care of html5 audio + video)
  • Enable HTML5 Audio Tag detection and add to MediaList
  • Slight update of the default user agent
  • Handle onEnterFullScreen and onExitFullScreen
  • Fix Restore Backup functionality
  • Replaced old Adblocker rules with something more recent
  • Attach to window.onload instead of overwriting it (fixes some sites like acid3 test or css3 test not loading)
  • Some DevicePixelRatioHack.js optimizations
  • Added alternative webkit user agent  (used by Sailfish Browser for youtube)
  • Updated Jolla Sailfish Browser user agent

Comments

llelectronics's picture

Normally this feature needs to be implemented into the web engine. The Qt5 WebKit web engine however does not have this feature. 

So unfortunately I cannot implement that. I advise to use the landscape orientation when on forums or try the reader mode which works on certain types of forums. 

dglent's picture

Very nice program, thanks!

delilat's picture

Any chance of integrating Tor?

llelectronics's picture

I don't see a way currently.
It needs first proxy support of some sort I guess.

eson's picture

I have this script on my web site, to redirect mobile phones, but it doesn't work with Webcat. What can I do to make it work? Does it need changes to Webcat config, or do I have to change my script?

<script>
if (screen.width <= 320)
{
   window.location = 'http://www.mymobilesite.com';
}
</script>

Mariusmssj's picture

Well yes, Jolla screen width is 450 some phones will have even 720, I would say that script won't be very accurate to pick out phones.

hoodlum's picture

how can I help you to translate into Russian?

transifex?

llelectronics's picture
MrCool's picture

If I would download a file from OpenRepos I receive this message:

Load failed

Frame load interupted by

policy change

 

Any solution?

llelectronics's picture

Just ignore it for now

hoodlum's picture

How can i import bookmarks from another browser?

llelectronics's picture

This is not implemented yet.

wickedsp1d3r's picture

Please add proxy support.

gexc's picture

For a workaround you may use proxychains to redirect the traffic of this app through a proxy.

wickedsp1d3r's picture

Thank you for the suggestion. Unfortunately I couldn't get it to work.

llelectronics's picture

I will investigate this. But it seems that currently it is not possible in plain qml. 

abc123's picture

Is it possible to set default quality for video from youtube etc?

If i open an youtube link from webcat it always use low quality but if i search for the same clip from LLs Video Player it's high quality.

llelectronics's picture

This was integrated in Version 1.0 with a long press on the mediabar you can choose the quality in which you want the stream to play. Though it may not detect every stream for every video. 

llelectronics's picture

Seems to be not possible as youtube decides from the browser user agent what rtsp stream to send to the user.

Manankanchu's picture

Great Browser !!! How can I delete predefined bookmarks ? They always reappear after restarting Webcat ...

llelectronics's picture

Currently not possible. This is however on my todo list.

Manankanchu's picture

No problem, thanks for info ... Webcat already replaced the default browser on my Jolla !

jokelap's picture

I wonder how there can empty the browser cache?

llelectronics's picture

I am wondering too. I did not figure that out currently but I am working on it. 

spacenewt's picture

Nice work! But videoes on sites won't play (too many sites today are relying on video snippets unfortunately imo). Either only a mark showing it's a still image of a video clip, black screen (the embedded video part), "You need flash player/flash plug-in..." or the ones that open your "LLs vPlayer" says "Your GStreamer installation is missing a plug-in." Also, it seems to cause LLs vPlayer to freeze if I try to play something else.

I know it's supposed to be a simple browser. It'll be cool though integrating both of your nice apps :)

llelectronics's picture

There is a Codecs pack here on openrepos.net. If you install this you will get more videos to play. The ones in the browser however are not hardware decoded.

izmisljator's picture

Can you port this to Nokia N9 pleaseeee

 

llelectronics's picture

As Far As I Know there is no Qt5 version available for Harmattan. Porting the browser to QtQuick 1.1 would be rewritting the whole thing. I don't think that I am able to do that.

izmisljator's picture

Thank you for quick response. Keep up the good work.

 

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