K-Meleon 74 Beta 3

4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 (329 votes)


Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP / Open Source / 40,495 downloads

K-Meleon is the Windows answer to Galeon. Thus, it is a lite Web browser based on Gecko (the Mozilla rendering engine). It's fast, it has a light interface, and it is fully standards-compliant. To make it simple, it could be considered as the unbloated Mozilla version for Windows. It doesn't require Mozilla to be installed to run. The interface tries to mimic the IE MFC interface as much as possible. For convenience, it also uses the IE bookmarking system.

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  • Latest Changes

    - French and german included

    - A lot of small fixes

    - Bookmarks should work better

    - Flash uses less cpu

    - Made a quick implementation of the type ahead finder, if it causes you trouble you can deactivate it with accessibility.typeaheadfind

Reviews of K-Meleon

  1. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.7.0 Alpha (May 11, 2010)

    I just overwrote the last zip folder with this one and it crashed once only. Seems fine now.

  2. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.7.0 Alpha (May 11, 2010)

    Light weight, and very fast browser. The only issue that I have, it crashes when I close out of it on my WinXP SP3 machine.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.6a3 (Mar 8, 2010)

    I have latest versions installed for Firefox, Opera, Safari, K-meleon, & Chrome. K-meleon is by far the fastest of these on my particular computer (XP SP3) - your mileage may vary.

    I have run this latest alpha for almost a week now, with nary a glitch. It seems even faster than prior K-mel versions. WOW!

    Highly recommended BUT -- if you try alpha or beta versions of any software, then: (a) be sure to image your system drive before trialing, and (b) expect to deal with some issues along the way.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.5.2 (Dec 27, 2008)

    I've been using this for a few months and agree that it is one of the best slim, portable browsers but I prefer the K-Meleon CCF ME build.


    It's a lot faster than this one and has all the same features although it's missing the Hotlist. Compare for yourself.

  5. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.5.2 (Dec 26, 2008)

    Adblock plus is supported in K-Meleon :)

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