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Aoi Koizumi (古泉 あおい) 4f6dface11 Trash away the old homepage and create a new one. 1ヶ月前
build-utils Solaris fixes for build and install scripts (#979) 5ヶ月前
clib Revert "Replace g_memdup (deprecated) with g_memdup2" 8ヶ月前
common Remove insecure format specifier %n 9ヶ月前
config Various changes 2ヶ月前
doc Document which shell-like parser is used 5ヶ月前
extension FIx build when compiling with GCC 10 2年前
extras Add SVG desktop icon support 9ヶ月前
lib Trash away the old homepage and create a new one. 1ヶ月前
pages Trash away the old homepage and create a new one. 1ヶ月前
resources/icons Slightly improve default tab icons 5年前
tests Add gopher protocol support (originally developed by @Ygrex) 1年前
widgets Correct compile warnings 1年前
.gitattributes Add language globs to .gitattributes 5年前
.gitignore Add tests.util clib, remove posix.mkdtemp use 5年前
.travis.yml Add gopher protocol support (originally developed by @Ygrex) 1年前
AUTHORS Fix AUTHORS grammar 5年前 Trash away the old homepage and create a new one. 1ヶ月前 Fix typo in 5年前
COPYING.GPLv3 Initial commit 12年前
GNUmakefile Rename 'Makefile' to 'GNUmakefile' 1ヶ月前 Refine README and move out MIGRATE information (#888) 1年前 Update README: make clean is required on PREFIX change 4ヶ月前 Move from /usr/share to /usr/lib (#520) 5年前 Trash away the old homepage and create a new one. 1ヶ月前
globalconf.h FIx build when compiling with GCC 10 2年前
ipc.c Add socket path to IPC errors for more clarity 2年前
ipc.h Remove IPC socket files on restart (#400) 5年前
log.c Allow log groups that do not correspond to luakit modules 2年前
log.h Emit queued log signals after reexec (#467) 5年前
luah.c Add UTF-8 compatibility library 5年前
luah.h Move luah.h helpers to common/luah.h 5年前 command :save, to save the complete page as a single mhtml file 3年前
luakit.c Fix GLib log messages 2年前
web_context.c Websql has been deprecated and moved to indexeddb 9ヶ月前
web_context.h Remove support for WebKitGTK+ < 2.16 5年前


luakit is a fast, light and simple to use micro-browser framework extensible by Lua using the WebKit web content engine and the GTK+ toolkit.

Don't Panic!

You don't have to be a developer to use luakit on a daily basis. If you are familiar with vimperator, pentadactyl, jumanji, uzbl & etc you will find luakit behaves similarly out of the box.


  • GTK+ 3
  • Lua 5.1 or LuaJIT 2
  • lfs (lua file system)
  • webkit2gtk
  • sqlite3
  • gstreamer (for video playback)


Luakit is available on most Linux Distributions and BSD system via their package managers.

  • Debian/Ubuntu: apt-get install luakit
  • Gentoo: emerge luakit
  • Guix: guix install luakit
  • Arch: pacman -S luakit
  • FreeBSD: pkg install luakit
  • OpenBSD: pkg_add luakit

Installing from source

Make sure you system fulfills the requirements listed above, then install luakit with the following commands:

$ git clone
$ cd luakit
$ make
$ sudo make install

Uninstall with:

$ sudo make uninstall

Note: If you are on BSD, you might need to use gmake.

Use Luakit

Just run:

$ luakit [URI..]

Or to see the full list of luakit launch options run:

$ luakit -h

Luakit works with vim-style bindings. To find out more, type :help within luakit.


Luakit configuration files are written in lua. This means you can program within the config files, which make the configuration options endless.

There are three ways to customize luakit.

1. within luakit

After starting luakit, type :settings. This page shows you webkit engine related settings.

2. userconf.lua

Create a file called $HOME/.config/luakit/userconf.lua. Then add your configuration there. Configuration in this file supersedes configuration set in :settings

3. copy rc.lua

The most powerful customization is to copy rc.lua from /etc/xdg/luakit/rc.lua to $HOME/.config/luakit/rc.lua

When this file is found, /etc/xdg/luakit/rc.lua is ignored.

Be informed that when luakit is updated, you may need to adapt changes from /etc/xdg/luakit/rc.lua to your own copy.

Colors and fonts

Copy the /etc/xdg/luakit/theme.lua to $HOME/.config/luakit/theme.lua. You can change fonts and colors there.

Development Information

This section contains information about the compile and testing process.

Luakit honors the PREFIX variable. The default is /usr/local.

$ make PREFIX=/usr
$ sudo make PREFIX=/usr install


  • You also have to set the PREFIX when uninstalling.
  • If you want to change PREFIX after a previous build, you need to make clean first.

Luakit uses luajit by default, to use lua you can turn off luajit with:

$ make USE_LUAJIT=0

To build with local paths (interesting for package maintainer and contributers). You may wish to build luakit with:


This lets you start luakit from the build directory, using the config and libraries within the same.

Take a look at for more options.

If you made changes and want to know if luakit is still working properly, you can execute the test suite with:

$ make test

Tipps and fixes:

Video playback

If you're having issues with video playback, this is often related to buggy graphic drivers. It often helps to set LIBGL_DRI3_DISABLE before starting luakit:


Webkit process limit

Since Webkit 2.26, the webkit engine used in luakit is creating a new process for each tab. This has the benefit that a webkit webview crash will only crash one tab. The downside is lower performance and increased memory use.

If you value speed over stability, you can ask webkit to use one process for all tabs by setting WEBKIT_USE_SINGLE_WEB_PROCESS before starting luakit:


HiDPI Monitor Configuration

If you have a HiDPI monitor (> 1920x1080) and find that web pages are too small, you can change the webview.zoom_level on the settings page (luakit://settings/) to 150 or 200 as per your taste.

Reporting Bugs

Please note that most rendering related issues come from the used webkit engine and can not be fixed by luakit. If you think your issue is luakit related, please use the bug tracker at:

Coming from a very old luakit version? Look at the MIGRATION document.


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