Linux Applications

How to install QupZilla 2.1.2 Lightweight Browser on Linux

QupZilla 2.1.2 recently released, is one of the new and very fast QtWebEngine browser released. The goal behind this browser is to make it a lightweight web browser available in all major platforms.


Key Features

Currently it implements all standard web browser features. In addition to this, it provides a lot of interesting features like

  • Very fast startup – It is ready to use at lightning speed
  • Very fast browsing – with QWebKit core, hence rendering pages in a moment
  • SSL Certificate Manager – never lets you visit pages with bad certificates without notification
  • Search Engines Manager – with OpenSearch support and suggestions
  • Browser Themes – with themes support, you can easily make your browser look unique!
  • Speed Dial – access your favourite pages easily
  • Windows 7 API – It is using Windows 7 TaskBar JumpLists and background blur
  • Cross Platform – supports for all major platforms and allows to use it everywhere
  • Extensions – AdBlock, GreaseMonkey, Mouse Gesture, Access Keys Navigation and more …

QupZilla 2.1.2 Changelog

  • updated translations
  • disable native scrollbars by default due to performance issues
  • Few Fixes
    • middle click on links sometimes not opening new tab
    • scrolling to anchors when opening tab in background
    • possible crash in AdBlock when editing subscribptions
    • clicking on go icon in locationbar
    • possible crash with native scrollbars

How to install QupZilla 2.1.2 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Debian Flavors

Note that it appear github version number had not been updated yet

  • First install qt 5.8 framework if you not already done that
chmod +x
sudo ./
echo "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/Qt/5.8/gcc_64/lib" >> ~/.zshrc
source ~/.zshrc
  • Lets begin installation
sudo apt-get install git qt5-qmake libqt5positioning5 qtpositioning5-dev libqt5x11extras5 libqt5x11extras5-dev libx11-xcb-dev libx11-xcb1 libxcb-util-dev libxcb1 libxcb1-dev xcb-proto libssl-dev

git clone git://

cd qupzilla





How to uninstall QupZilla from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get remove qupzilla

About the author


A passionate Linux user for personal and professional reasons, always exploring what is new in the world of Linux and sharing with my readers.


  • The qmake DEFINES step gives the following error message.

    [email protected]:/qupzilla$ qmake DEFINES+=NO_SYSTEM_DATAPATH QMAKE_CXXFLAGS=”$SLKCFLAGS”
    sh: 1: /opt/android/ndk/toolchains/arm-linux-androideabi-4.9/prebuilt/linux-x86_64/bin/arm-linux-androideabi-g++: not found
    Project ERROR: You need to set the ANDROID_NDK_ROOT environment variable to point to your Android NDK.
    Could not read qmake configuration file /opt/Qt/5.8/android_armv7/mkspecs/android-g++/qmake.conf.
    Error processing project file: /qupzilla/

    How do I set the ANDROID_NDK_ROOT environment variable to point to the ANDROID installation?



    • Hi, try this:

      $nano ~/.bashrc

      Then append the following (change to your NDK Installation Location):

      export ANDROID_NDK=/opt/android-ndk*
      export PATH=$PATH:$ANDROID_NDK

      • Thanks for the quick reply!

        OK, I added these lines to the beginning of the .bashrc file:

        export ANDROID_NDK=/opt/android-ndk-r14/toolchains/arm-linux-androideabi-4.9/prebuilt/linux-x86_64/bin/arm-linux-androideabi-g++
        export PATH=$PATH:$ANDROID_NDK

        I also rebooted a couple times. No change in the error message.

  • Hi,
    I have the same issue: Project ERROR: QupZilla requires at least Qt 5.8! . i’ve already installed the Qt 5.8 version, so why do i get this error?
    i would be grateful if you could help me.

Leave a Comment