New major release 1.6 available
Both manuals have been revised to include all changes since version 1.5. The kweb manual includes a lot more configuration and application examples now.
If you've already installed a version 1.5.x, you can use the built-in update function. New users (or users of older versions) find all installation instructions in the first post of this thread.
Changes in kweb and kweb3
Added "Stop" (loading) button, keyboard shortcut ALT+s (redefined)
Icons rearranged, separator added between command and toggle buttons
Replaced "/" for page search with "=" (which includes a modification of keyboard shortcuts)
Better URL expansion in the URL entry field and from the command line:
Each URL that does not include "://" will be expanded. If it starts with a slash (full path), it will be extended by putting "file://" in front, otherwise "http://" will be used.
Better cooperation with lxappearance:
If option "S" (small icons) is not used, the icon size of kweb will depend on the settings in lxappearance.
In kweb3 this doesn't work, because lxappearance settings are not working correctly with GTK+3 applications since the latest dist-upgrade. Therefore double icon size will be used, if the "S" options is not set.
New function to save current web page including images, css etc. using wget with special options. Only available from the keyboard with ALT+c (redefined!)
When opening files whose names contain a question mark, it's replaced with %3F (wget creates such filenames when downloading web pages). Otherwise they would not be loaded.
User definable keyboard commands ALT+0 ... 9 are now enabled, if the folder "~/kwebcontrol" exists. The new manual contains two complete examples of the necessary HTML files (for starting a program or opening a web page).
In kweb3 auto start of media files has been blocked (not possible in webkit1)
Changes in omxplayerGUI
Support for new dbus function "Aspect" has been added. If you use a very recent omxplayer version, the "auto" mode of the "Mode:" menu will show a video with the correct aspect ratio, even if you started with another mode set.
Two new utility scripts to install and update a faster running version of youtube-dl from github have been added:
will remove older versions of youtube-dl, install git (if not installed already) and clone the current version from github.
updates the github version and restores fast mode again, if it has been lost due to changes on github.
Minimal Kiosk Browser (kweb)
Slim, fast webkit browser with support for audio+video+playlists+youtube+pdf+download
Optional fullscreen kiosk mode and command interface for embedded applications
Includes omxplayerGUI, an X front end for omxplayer