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Falkon is a lightweight web browser based on QtWebEngine.

Falkon was previously known as QupZilla. Currently QupZilla is no longer supported by Gentoo.


Being quite lean, Falkon is visually attractive and functional. It excellently integrates into desktop environments and looks good on KDE and LXQt.


USE flags

USE flags for www-client/falkon Cross-platform web browser using QtWebEngine

dbus Enable dbus support for anything that needs it (gpsd, gnomemeeting, etc)


Install www-client/falkon:

root #emerge --ask www-client/falkon


Hardened Gentoo

The latest versions provide more functionality, plugins and nice features; however, the MPROTECT PaX flag is disabled in unstable ebuilds because of Flash. If you don't use Flash, enable the MPROTECT flag with the following command:

root #paxctl -M /usr/bin/falkon

It will enable secure memory protections again. Check PaX flags with this command:

root #paxctl -v /usr/bin/falkon