Electron-based Min Web Browser Sees First Update This Year

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A new version of the Electron-based Min web-browser is now available to download.

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Not heard of min? Min is a desktop web-browser offering a unique, minimal UI that keeps out of the way.

It has several unique and novel features, such as a list-based tab switcher, combined URL and search bar that integrates information from DuckDuckGo, powerful history searching, optional dark mode. It also features fuzzy search and a built-in reading mode.

But the big “sell” of Min is the way it handles tabs, evening letting you group tabs in to separate ‘tasks’.

New in Min 1.6.0

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Min 1.6.0, released this weekend, is the first major update to the web-browser this year. It doesn’t introduce any groundbreaking changes, with the developer instead opting to refine and finesse the features already present.

It’s not easier to reopen/restore a closed tab by pressing shift + CTRL + T.

It’s now possible to close tabs from the task overlay, search for tabs in other tasks using the searchable, and switch between tasks using keyboard shortcuts: CTRL + ] goes to the next task, CTRL + [ swoops you back to the previous task.

Accessing bookmarks is also easier in this release. Typing !bookmarks in the search bar now presents a list of your saved pages:

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You can also search within bookmarks by typing !bookmarks hitting space and then entering a search term.

Other changes in Min 1.6.0 include some subtle tweaks to the look of error pages, and a fix for text selection using keyboard shortcuts.

Min 1.6.0 is based on Chromium 58 and Electron 1.7.4.

You can download Min web browser for Windows, macOS and Linux (including 32-bit Linux) from the project’s Github page.

Min Releases on Github