When comparing K-Meleon vs Falkon, the Slant community recommends Falkon for most people. In the question“What are the best desktop web browsers?” Falkon is ranked 8th while K-Meleon is ranked 40th.
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Pro Secure and fully under user control
No malware/adware toolbars/extensions can be injected. You can switch off Java, JS, Flash, popups, and Ads from the toolbar or with a hotkey.
Pro Extremely customizable
Almost every detail can be personalized:
- buttons (icon theme and on/off state)
- toolbar placement
- number of settings and preferences
- proxies (add and switch with ease)
- locale (switch on the fly without downloads and restarts)
Pro Fast and lightweight
Light on memory footprint: the smallest RAM amount used among all the modern browsers. Fastest application startup. Very responsive. Invaluable on the older and low-end hardware.
Pro Highly extensible
Has hundreds of its native extensions written on its own macrolanguage.
Supports dozens of XPI-extensions for Firefox.
Pro Developed by KDE
Pro Free and Open Source
Ended in 2016.
Con Windows only
K-meleon is only available on Windows. It was previously available on Android and Linux, but now the both discontinued.
Con Stability issues
Con Extremely dated interface
The UI is ugly, which is forgivable, but sticking to a setup from the early 00s makes using it clunky.
Con Uses Goanna
Its one of the oldest gecko forks which was made by one man.
Con Not secure
Con Now under the KDE umbrella
Qupzilla is now discontinued and renamed to Falkon. It will also now be a part of KDE and will probably need more dependencies like kde-frameworks in the future.
Con Weak multimedia support
It has some issues with multimedia content eg. Non-playing videos on webpages.
Con Bookmark management not the strongest part
It often requires quite a lot of clicks to add and remove bookmarks.