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Operating systemCross-platform
TypeWeb browser
LicenseGNU General Public License

GNOME Web (sometimes called Epiphany) is a web browser for GNOME. The browser uses the WebKit browser engine to load web pages but supports extensions from Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome and uses Firefox Sync's API to allow syncing between multiple browsers.[1][2][3] This also allows the browser to sync its bookmarks and reading list with Firefox and its mobile app.

GNOME Web was originally made from Galeon by Marco Pesenti Gritti (also the creator of Galeon) with the aim of making a web browser with a very simple user experience. Because of that, GNOME Webdoes not have its own themes, instead, it uses GNOME’s settings that are set in the GNOME Control Center. It also used to be Firefox based but switched to WebKit in September of 2009.[4][5]

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  1. Darkcrizt (2019-09-11). "The new version of Epiphany 3.34 based on WebKitGTK 2.26.0 arrives". Ubunlog. Retrieved 2024-03-24.
  2. Guillermo (2017-03-26). "GNOME Web adds initial support for Firefox Sync". Linux Adictos. Retrieved 2024-03-24.
  3. "With Extensions, GNOME Web is Slowly Becoming an Attractive Option on Desktop Linux". It's FOSS News. 2022-06-30. Archived from the original on 2024-02-02. Retrieved 2024-03-24.
  4. Kottmair, Daniel. "GNOME 2.28 Switches to WebKit » Linux Magazine". Linux Magazine. Retrieved 2024-03-27.
  5. Paul, Ryan (2009-09-24). "Linux garden gets a new GNOME with version 2.28". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2024-03-27.

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