Sorry, I do not value($$$) your privacy. :^) — Privacy Policy

BadWolf Frequently Questioned Answers

Nah, Google pretty much never really used WebKit without patching it and they hard forked it around 2010, so right when HTML5 and related arrived, thus helping the gap form, with differencies like:

Oh and Blink basically doesn't exists in a standalone manner, so browsers like Opera or Edge are based on chromium rather than just mere Blink.

Doctor Who (2005), Season 3, Episode 10 [~ 00:33]

Don't blink. Don't even blink. Blink and you're dead. They are fast, faster than you could believe, don't turn your back, don't look away, and don't blink.

Good luck.

§ AdBlocker?

As written in the manpage, there is wyebadblock. And no, mere JavaScript blocking is nowhere near enough to avoid tracking, there is a lot of exploits based on pure CSS.

§ How good is it's privacy?

It's an in-between Tor Browser and your regular browser and much better than most other WebKitGTK browsers out there since day 1. Tor Browser stands for anonymity by having everyone get the same fingerprint over the Tor network. Badwolf is for when you don't use the tor network (for any reason) and thus need a more normal fingerprint depending on your region (ie. languages and timezones) while still having reasonable privacy.

§ How good is it's web compatibility?

Outside of websites and webapps that are outright hostile to WebKit it's been doing pretty well, only time during 2020 that I launched another web browser it's lynx to get even less web or Firefox/Chromium for WebRTC things like BigBlueButton and Jitsi Meet (WebRTC should get there thanks to GStreamer).

§ How do you play audio/video files?

*Sigh* You'll need plugins for gstreamer, gentoo has a metapackage to help named media-plugins/gst-plugins-meta, I'm not aware of other distros/ports offering such a useful package, otherwise install at least those:

And if your distro does split gstreamer:

No, I do not want to support/promote such tools until a good implementation appears (not looking for suggestions). Your own SmartBookmarks keywords (so like entering wp lolcat in the location entry to go to Lolcat - Wikipedia) are gonna be supported though.

§ vi keybindings

Maybe in a branch / future config option if someone steps in but otherwise I'm not going to provide some half-assed keybindings (I do use vi editors but never it's style of keybindings outside of the editor)

§ Ressource Usage

In my experience: CPU usage in pretty low, memory usage is about as high as others (me hyperusing the separated contexts doesn't help), disk usage is basically non-existant.

§ Configuration

Most of the UI/UX stuff is already exposed via GTK and BadWolf's interface.css file. It's own configuration is gonna come once I find a reasonable way to have a plain-text config editable by a settings manager.