Epiphany (software)

web browser from GNOME

Epiphany is a Web browser for GNOME. It is also available for Mac OS X[1] and was made from Galeon.

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Epiphany showing a web page.
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeWeb browser
LicenseGNU General Public License

It uses the Gecko layout engine from the Mozilla project to show web pages; however, the Epiphany developers have a new but less stable version of Epiphany 2.21.4 using the WebKit engine instead of Gecko.[2][3] The Epiphany team wants to stop using Gecko and only use the WebKit engine, by the time they release Epiphany 2.24 or 2.26.[4] Epiphany has tabbed browsing, cookie management, popup blocking and an extensions system. Epiphany can be extended with the Epiphany-extensions package in GNU/Linux Operating Systems.

Epiphany was 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, Epiphany does not have its own themes, instead, it uses GNOME’s settings that are set in the GNOME Control Center.


  1. "Epiphany ported to Mac OS X". Archived from the original on 2009-05-14. Retrieved 2008-07-19.
  2. [Phoronix] Exciting Features For GNOME 2.22, 2.24
  3. Epiphany Downloads
  4. ANNOUNCEMENT: The Future of Epiphany

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