A year after the last release, the release of the version was announced Otter 1.0.2 web browser fix. The new version includes only fixes for the bugs identified in the first stable version, released a year ago.
For those who are unfamiliar with the Otter web browser, you should know that is geared towards recreating the classic Opera 12 interface, independent of specific browser engines and aimed at advanced users who do not accept the trend of simplifying the interface and reducing customization options.
Otter supports most of the basic Opera functions, including home page, configurator, bookmark system, sidebar, download manager, browsing history interface, search bar, save passwords, save / restore sessions, full screen mode, spell checker.
Besides that is based on a modular architecture that allows you to use different browser engines (QtWebKit and QtWebEngine / Blink are supported) and replace components such as the bookmark manager or the browsing history interface.
Backends based on QtWebKit and QtWebEngine (Blink) are currently available, along with a cookie editor, local cache content manager, session manager, a web page inspection tool, SSL certificate manager and a user-agent switch.
Of the other characteristics that stand out from this web browser, we can find the following:
- Mute function in separate tabs.
- Unwanted content blocking system (Adblock Plus database and ABP protocol support).
- The ability to connect custom script handlers.
- Support for creating custom menus on the panel, adding your own items to context menus, tools for flexible customization of the panel and bookmark bar, the ability to change styles.
- Integrated note-taking system with support for importing from Opera Notes.
- Built-in interface to view news feeds (feed reader) in RSS and Atom format.
- The ability to open the selection as a link if the content matches the format of the URL.
- Tab history panel.
- Possibility of creating screenshots of the content of the page.
Regarding the changes that occur In the new corrective version, the ad mentions that large image processing optimization has been carried out, when used as wallpaper on the home page.
In addition to that the checksums were improved for the content blocking profiles.
Finally, if you want to know more about it, you can check the details In the following link.
For those users who are curious to know the web browser or who want to install it on their system.
They go to a terminal with Ctrl + Alt + T and in it execute the following command to add the application repository to our system:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otter-browser/release
Once this is done, now we will proceed to update the list of packages and repositories with:
sudo apt-get update
And finally we proceed to install the browser with the following command:
sudo apt-get install otter-browser
At the end of the installation we can run the Otter web browser to start using it on our system.
Another method to install this web browser on your system is with the help of the AppImage package (which has not yet been built yet, but you can check its availability In the following link).
Finally, another installation method is compiling the source code of this which you can obtain and compile from a terminal by typing the following commands:
git clone https://github.com/OtterBrowser/otter-browser.git mkdir build cd build cmake ../ make make install
They are going to open a terminal and in it we are going to execute the following commands to remove the application completely from our system.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otter-browser/release -r -y sudo apt-get remove otter-browser --auto-remove
And ready with it, we already eliminate the application from our system.