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Currently the addressbar is very small on desktop sizes.
This makes it awkward to reach for and hard to read.
This commit changes the addressbar so that it can
expand up to a maximum size via AdwClamp, while
still being able to fit smaller screens.

We need to set `hhomogeneous` to false on the stacks
in order to have our address bar be nicely centered.

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Browser for your pinned tabs


Download on Flathub


Tangram is a new kind of browser. It is designed to organize and run your Web applications. Each tab is persistent and independent. You can set multiple tabs with different accounts for the same application.

Common use cases:

  • Stay up to date with your favorite communities; Mastodon, Twitter, ...
  • Merge all these chat applications into one; WhatsApp, Messenger, Telegram, ...
  • Group your organization tools under one application; EMail, Calendar, ...
  • One-stop for multiple sources of documentation or information


Platform Package Name/Link Maintainer
Flatpak re.sonny.Tangram Sonny Piers
Arch Linux (aur) tangram Mark Wagie

Reporting an issue

Before submitting a compatibility issue with a Website, please try to reproduce it with GNOME Web. If you can, report the issue to WebKitGTK, the Web engine behind Tangram and GNOME Web.


  • Setup and manage web applications
  • Persistent and independent tabs
  • Custom title
  • Re-order tabs
  • Change tabs position
  • Navigation
  • Shortcuts
  • Smart notifications
  • Downloads
  • Touchpad/touchscreen gestures


Tabs are independant and sandboxed from each others.

Both Flatpak and non-Flatpak versions of Tangram provide sandboxing for Web applications.

In the media

TechHut - NEW Kind of Web Browser on Linux / - 2021-10 - Try this Linux web browser dedicated solely to web applications - 2021-09

Conheça programas para profissionais que usam Linux - Diolinux App Showcase #9 - 2021-05

GNU/ – Tangram - eine neue Art des Webbrowsers (Review) - 2021-04

Chris Were Digital - Tangram a browser just for web apps / - 2021-02 - How to run web apps with ease on Linux - 2020-09 - Tangram, nueva opción basada en GNOME para agrupar nuestras web-apps - 2020-09 - Tangram, a new option based on GNOME to group our web-apps - 2020-09 - Como instalar o navegador Tangram no Linux via Flatpak - 2020-08 - Tangram integrates social media services in a single app - 2020-06 - Tangram integriert Social-Media-Dienste und Messenger in eine App - 2020-02 - Navegador Tangram no GNU/Linux - 2019-11 - Tangram, um app para gerenciar Webapps - 2019-09


If you'd like to help translating Tangram into your language, please head over to Weblate.

Translation status

Thank you for your help!


Install packages

Ubuntu sudo apt install npm libglib2.0-dev-bin flatpak-builder git
Arch Linux sudo pacman -S npm glib2 flatpak-builder git
Fedora sudo dnf install npm glib2-devel flatpak-builder git

Install dependencies

cd Tangram
git submodule init
git submodule update
npm install


cd Tangram

./ runs the application in development mode. Hit <Ctrl><Shift>Q to restart the application.

  • data files are stored in ./var/data/ instead of $XDG_DATA_HOME/Tangram/
  • cache files are stored in ./var/cache/ instead of XDG_CACHE_HOME/Tangram/

To test desktop notifications you can add


make test


meson --reconfigure --prefix $PWD/install build
ninja -C build install
GSETTINGS_SCHEMA_DIR=./install/share/glib-2.0/schemas/ ./install/bin/re.sonny.Tangram


flatpak-builder --user --force-clean --install-deps-from=flathub flatpak re.sonny.Tangram.json
flatpak-builder --run flatpak re.sonny.Tangram.json re.sonny.Tangram

Flatpak sandboxed

flatpak-builder --user  --force-clean --repo=repo --install-deps-from=flathub flatpak re.sonny.Tangram.json
flatpak --user remote-add --no-gpg-verify --if-not-exists Tangram repo
flatpak --user install --reinstall --assumeyes Tangram re.sonny.Tangram


gsettings set org.gtk.Settings.Debug enable-inspector-keybinding true
GTK_DEBUG=interactive ./


# bump version
git tag $VERSION
git push origin $VERSION
# send PR to


Icon by Tobias Bernard

Igalia and contributors for the amazing work on WebKitGTK

Inspired by GNOME Web, Rambox and Franz.

See also Wavebox and Station.