Falkon is a lightweight browser with a clean code base and built on top of KDE stack. QT Web Engine powers Falkon browser’s user interface. The most amazing feature Falkon browser has its native ad-blocking feature. The ad-blocking plugin is enabled by default and does a great job to block all intrusive trackers and spywares.
In this context, we shall look into how to install Falkon browser on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
Falkon does not have any dependencies, therefore you would not need to worry about them. However, if you are not using KDE then you might find a larger download size on a different desktop environment.
1. First, try to update your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS repositories:
$ sudo apt update
2. Once updated then you are ready to run the following command to download an updated edition of Falkon browser and begin the installation:
$ sudo apt install -y falkon
You should perform a check to see if it was successfully installed on my system or not with the below command:
$ falkon --version
To look at where it was installed, you can do it both from CLI and GUI. You will need to check the internet folder to check it.
You can launch Falkon from the system dashboard. Falkon starts with a blank page and does not show any external links.
In order to remove the Falkon browser from your system, simply run the below command:
$ sudo apt remove falkon
This article covers how to install Falkon Web Browser in Ubuntu. In fact, Falkon makes use of QT Web Engine and ensures that the users surf the internet safely and it takes less memory and has a smaller footprint on disk storage.