New: K-Meleon Portable 75.1 (lightweight, customizable browser) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on March 22, 2016 - 6:20pm

K-Meleon Portable 75.1 has been released. K-Meleon is a fast, customizable, lightweight web browser based on the Gecko layout engine developed by Mozilla which is also used by Firefox. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Platform. And it's open source and completely free.

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform.


portable_firefox_small.pngK-Meleon is a lightweight, customizable browser using the Gecko rendering engine (used by Firefox) for broad website compatibility. It can be customized with plugins, macros, and skins. Learn more about K-Meleon... Installer / Format

K-Meleon Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


K-Meleon Portable is available for immediate download from the K-Meleon Portable homepage. Get it today!

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K-Meleon is quite portable on its own. I've added a couple enhancements. It cleans up the empty directories left behind in APPDATA. Paths within the settings and extensions files have been fully portablized as you move PCs either via USB or cloud drive. The default profile directory is within the Data directory for compatibility with the platform's simplified backups as well.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

I'm so happy to see this released as an official app.


K-meleon scores as high on the HTML5 Test as firefox and microsoft edge, and passes the Acid Tests as well as any other browser. It is built on the same technology as firefox, but without all the bloat, so it's much faster and lighter. K-meleon can use many firefox plugins, plus there are many plugins and extensions (found on Sourceforge) built solely for K-meleon. Yes, it's portable, but it's also powerful enough to be a primary browser.

K-meleon was updated in fall of 2014 to version 74 and the current version 75.1 was released last September. Version 76 is in development. Development ceased four years (2010-2014) because Mozilla failed to update the Gecko engine. As soon as it was, the K-meleon team updated the browser and continue to develop it.