Konqueror missing one trick

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Fri Aug 22 10:06:38 UTC 2008

O. Sinclair wrote:
> O. Sinclair wrote:
>> Derek Broughton wrote:
>>> O. Sinclair wrote:
>>>> The long list of stuff you can do via Konqi was fun reading, I learnt a
>>>> few tricks along the way.
>>>> For me however there is one or two things that makes me stick to Firefox
>>>> for most of my web browsing and the main thing is the ability for
>>>> add-ons or plugins.
>>>> Was/is Konqueror not supposed to be able to support plugins as well? Is
>>>> it just that noone use/write them or what? I would love my favorites
>>>> Flashblock and Adblock Plus in Konquerer, possibly also a different way
>>>> to deal with Bookmarks and bye-bye FF3..
>>> It _does_ find firefox plugins.  How well it uses them, I don't know.  Much
>>> as I'd love to say bye-bye to FF, it isn't really possible as too many
>>> sites don't write compliant code.  And whether it's compliant or not,
>>> Konqueror often doesn't handle "javascript:" links in pages.
>> Well, I got the netscape-plugins package and I can see a few of them 
>> being used, but they seem to be related to mplayer, xine, flash etc. all 
>> of them. I meant in a more general way, like opening up for FF add-ons 
>> such as Adblock and Flashblock (my favvo) and so on. Or have a wiki-page 
>> where it is described how to write, enable and spread plug-ins (who else 
>> use netscape plugins now, Seamonkey I guess).
> Found this on Mozilla site
> http://www.mozilla.org/projects/plugins/
> Note: Plugins and extensions are completely different technologies, they 
> have nothing to do with each other (apart from being related to 
> Mozilla). In layman's terms, if you want to add a button to Firefox User 
> Interface, using XUL and JavaScript, you want an extension. If you want 
> to write some C++ code that can show something embedded inside a 
> webpage, you want a plugin. A extensions are AdBlock and NoScript, 
> typical plugins are QuickTime and Macromedia Flash.
> So I guess my question should be: does, can or will Konqueror support 
> EXTENSIONS rather than plugins
Hm, I have continued looking at this and Konqi does support extensions. 
There seems to be one (1) available, the Google Searchbar that is 
enabled by default. I can not find any others or any info on how to 
write/develop extensions. Though I have not yet visited the devel-list.


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