How to install Epiphany web browser in Ubuntu

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Epiphany is the web browser for the GNOME desktop. Its goal is to be simple and easy to use. Epiphany ties together many GNOME components in order to let you focus on the Web content, instead of the browser application. As part of the GNOME project, Epiphany is Free Software.

Powered by the Gecko engine, Epiphany displays webpages with the same speed and accuracy as Mozilla Firefox. In addition, it provides an elegant, responsive and uncomplicated user interface that fits in perfectly with GNOME, and it has been translated to over thirty languages!


Adds extra features to GNOME's Epiphany web browser, including action, adblocking, auto-reload, auto-scroller, console, extensions manager, find, greasemonkey, javaconsole, mouse gestures, move tabs between windows, python-console, pushscroller, rss extension, error viewer and validator, certificate viewer, sidebar, smart bookmarks, page info, CSS Stylesheet, favicon.ico, tab states and a GNOME Dashboard interface.

Epiphany Features


Epiphany shows you clearly if the information you enter on a webpage is transmitted securely. It can block popup windows, refuse cookies from untrusted sites and store your passwords in a safe place. With Epiphany, you can rest assured that your online privacy is being guarded.

Customizable user interface

Epiphany lets you arrange user interface elements by simply dragging and dropping with your mouse. It also provides tabs, so you can easily organize related webpages on your computer screen.

Smart bookmarks

Smart bookmarks make it a snap to lookup text in online knowledge bases, like dictionaries or search engines. Also, you don't have to keep track of in which subfolder you put that one bookmark --- just assign it some topic(s) and Epiphany will show you the relevant bookmarks in a dropdown menu.

Extensions and plugins

Need some specialized browser function that's not available in the default menus? There's a good chance someone has already written an extension for you. The Epiphany Extensions package is what you will need. Epiphany runs all the same popular plugins that run in Mozilla.

Install Epiphany web browser in Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install epiphany-browser epiphany-extensions

This will complete the installation

Using Epiphany web browser

If you want to open Epiphany web browser go to Applications--->Internet--->Epiphany web browser

Epiphany web browser in Action

Epiphany web browser Version Details

If you want to enable Epiphany web browser Extensions go to Tools--->Extensions

Once it opens you should see the following screen where you can enable Extensions

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4 Responses

  1. pasquale says:

    i’ve epiphany in ubuntu gutsy 64bit.
    unfortunately, epilicious has a bug 🙁 when i try to syncronize my bookmarks with this extension, epiphany crash.

    look here:

    still doesn’t exist a solution?

    thanks bye

  2. Rasenganfan2 says:

    I’m using Ubuntu Intreped Ibex and I have Epiphany. However, I can’t run it. I did the installation via terminal but it’s not in the internet menu. Help? If you have help, email me at [email protected]

  3. spliusko says:

    You probably have figured it out by now, but just in case……

    If you look in System->Preferences->Main Menu you will see the apps that are currently selected to show up in the menu. Click on the Internet listing in the left panel, which will display what is available, and what is already selected for the Internet sub-menu. Mine showed two entries for Epiphany, one with (Gecko) after it, which was not selected. Select it and it will show up in the menu system. BTW, I left the other Epiphany entry select also.


  4. Zeke Krahlin says:

    I see no feature in Epiphany to delete all cookies when shutting down. Other security breaches exist, due to lack of plugins/extensions that are easily available in Firefox. Such as “noscript” and “TrackMeNot”.

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