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QupZilla is a new and very fast QtWebEngine browser. It aims to be a lightweight web browser available through all major platforms. This project has been originally started only for educational purposes. But from its start, QupZilla has grown into a feature-rich browser.

QupZilla has all standard functions you expect from a web browser. It includes bookmarks, history (both also in sidebar) and tabs. Above that, it has by default enabled blocking ads with a built-in AdBlock plugin.


The very first version of QupZilla has been released in December 2010 and it was written in Python with PyQt4 bindings. After a few versions, QupZilla has been completely rewritten in C++ with the Qt Framework. First public release was 1.0.0-b4.

Until version 2.0, QupZilla was using QtWebKit. QtWebKit is now deprecated and new versions are using QtWebEngine.


Before you start compiling, make sure that you have installed the Qt (>= 5.8) development libraries and you have read the information.


  • OpenSSL (libcrypto) is required
  • xcb libraries when building without NO_X11


  • OpenSSL (libeay32) is required

Then you can start compiling by running this commands:

$ qmake
$ make

After a successful compilation the executable binary can be found in the bin/ directory. On Fedora and possibly other Linux distributions you need to replace qmake with qmake-qt5.

On Linux/Unix: To install QupZilla, run this command: (it may be necessary to run it as root)

$ make install

On Mac OS X: To deploy QupZilla in dmg image, run this command:

$ make bundle

Current version

The current stable version of QupZilla is 2.2.4. You can download precompiled packages and the sources from the download section at homepage. However, if you want the latest revision, just take the latest code snapshot either by downloading a tarball or running:

$ git clone

FAQ and Changelog

If you are experiencing some sort of problem, please read the FAQ before you open an issue.

FAQ | Changelog | Bug Reports