When comparing K-Meleon vs QtWeb, the Slant community recommends QtWeb for most people. In the question“What are the best lightweight web browsers?” QtWeb is ranked 17th while K-Meleon is ranked 18th.
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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 Despite its very small size, it is self-contained: it does not depend on IE
Pro Windows version available in installer and portable (zip) formats
Pro Very lightweight with minimal system requirements
Pro Very small download
Windows: installer ~8MB; portable (zip) ~7.4MB
Pro Available for different operating systems
Windows, Linux, Unix and MacOS X.
Ended in 2016.
Con Stability issues
Con Windows only
K-meleon is only available on Windows. It was previously available on Android and Linux, but now the both discontinued.
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 It's not in active development
Last version (3.8.5) was released on Sep 9, 2013.