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@The-Compiler The-Compiler released this Jul 18, 2019 · 1141 commits to master since this release


  • New settings:
    • colors.tabs.pinned.* to control colors of pinned tabs.
    • hints.leave_on_load which allows disabling leaving of hint mode when a
      new page is loaded.
    • colors.completion.item.selected.match.fg which allows configuring the
      text color for the matching text in the currently selected completion item.
    • tabs.undo_stack_size to limit how many undo entries are kept for closed tabs.
  • New commands:
    • :reverse-selection (o in caret mode) to swap the stationary/moving ends
      of a selection.
  • New commandline replacements:
    • {url:domain}, {url:auth}, {url:scheme}, {url:username},
      {url:password}, {url:host}, {url:port}, {url:path}, {url:query}
      for the respective parts of the current URL.
    • {title} for the current page title.
  • The {title} field in tabs.title.format, tabs.title.format_pinned and
    window.title_format got renamed to {current_title} (mirroring
    {current_url}) in order to not conflict with the new {title} commandline
  • New delete target for :hint which removes the hinted element from
    the DOM.
  • New --config-py commandline argument to use a custom file.
  • Qt 5.13: Support for notifications (shown via system tray).


  • Updated dependencies for Windows/macOS releases:
    • PyQt5 5.12.3 / PyQtWebEngine 5.12.1
    • Qt 5.12.4, which includes security fixes up to Chromium 74.0.3729.157
    • Python 3.7.4
    • OpenSSL 1.1.1
    • Note: This release includes Qt 5.12.4 instead of Qt 5.13.0 due to
      QTBUG-76913 causing frequent
      segfaults with Qt 5.13. After Qt 5.13.1 is released, qutebrowser v1.8.0
      will be released with an updated Qt.
  • Completely revamped Windows installer which allows installing without admin
    permissions and allows setting qutebrowser as default browser.
  • The desktop file qutebrowser.desktop is now renamed to
  • Pinned tabs now always show a favicon (even if the site doesn't provide one)
    when shrinking.
  • Setting now changes the directory displayed in
    the download prompt even if downloads.location.remember is set.
  • The yank command gained a new inline argument, which allows to e.g. use
    :yank inline [{title}]({url}).
  • Duplicate consecutive history entries with the same URL are now ignored.
  • More detailed error messages when spawning a process failed.
  • The content.pdfjs setting now supports domain patterns.
  • Improved process status output with :spawn -o.
  • The setting is now of type QssColor and thus supports
  • The :fullscreen command now understands a new --enter flag which
    causes it to always enter fullscreen instead of toggling the current
  • --debug-flag stack is now needed to show stack traces on renderer process
  • --debug-flag chromium can be used to easily turn on verbose Chromium logging.
  • For runtime data (such as the IPC socket), a proper runtime path is now used
    on BSD; only macOS/Windows continue to use the temporary directory.
  • PDF.js is now also searched in /app/share/pdf.js/ (for Flatpak)
  • Permission prompts can now be answered with Y (:prompt-accept --save yes)
    and N (:prompt-accept --save no) to save the answer as a per-domain
  • content.dns_prefetch is now turned off by default, as it causes crashes
    inside QtWebEngine.
  • The (still unofficial) interceptor plugin API now contains resource_type
    for a request and allows redirecting requests.
  • :bookmark-remove now shows a message for consistency with :bookmark-add.
  • Very early segfaults are now also caught by the crash handler.
  • The appdata XML now contains proper release information and an (empty) OARS
    content rating.
  • Improved Linux distribution detection.
  • Qt 5.13: Request filtering now happens in the UI rather than IO thread.
  • Qt 5.13: Support for PDFium (Chromium's PDF viewer) is disabled for now so
    that PDFs can still be downloaded (or shown with PDF.js) properly.
  • Various performance improvements (e.g. for showing hints or the :open


  • :yank markdown got deprecated, as :yank inline [{title}]({url}) can now
    be used instead.


  • Various QtWebEngine load signals are now handled differently, which should
    fix issues with insert mode being left while typing on sites like Google
  • Race condition causing a colored statusbar in normal mode when
    entering/exiting caret mode quickly.
  • Using 100% for a hue in a hsv(...) config value now corresponds to 359
    (rather than 255), matching the fixed behavior in Qt 5.13.
  • Chaining commands with ;; used to abort with some failing commands. It now
    runs the second command no matter whether the first one succeeded or not.
  • Handling of profiles and private windows (and resulting crashes with Qt
  • Fixes for corner-cases when using :navigate increment/decrement.
  • The type for the colors.hints.match.fg setting was changed to QtColor.
    Gradients were never supported for this setting, and with this change, values
    like rgb(0, 0, 0) now work as well.
  • Permission prompts now show a properly normalized URL with QtWebKit.
  • Crash on start when PyQt was built without SSL support with Qt >= 5.12.
  • Minor memory leaks.
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