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These documents are intended to assist users and developers of K-Meleon to explore the full-range of options available to them using K-Meleon. These documents are also intended to assist users who have a wide-range of skills, from the beginner to the advanced web user. If you have a particular documentation request, comment, question or would like to assist in this effort, please contact Andrew Mutch (amutch@tln.lib.mi.us).

We are currently creating a User's Guide and Reference Manual for K-Meleon 0.8. All contributions large or small are very welcome. If you do not find the information you need, check the User's Guide or the Forums.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Release Notes

» FAQ: Up-to-date FAQ for K-Meleon 0.8.

» K-Meleon 0.8 Release Notes: Up-to-date Release Notes for K-Meleon 0.8.


Explore some of the features that K-Meleon has to offer.

» Control and Disable Popup Windows: Take control of your browser and stop those annoying popup and popunder ads!

» Loader: Why wait for K-Meleon to load? Speed-start your browsing with the Loader.

» Privacy: Learn how to protect your privacy while using K-Meleon.

» Proxies: See how to configure your proxy settings.


These how-to guides provide information about how to customize K-Meleon and its various features to meet your needs.

» Change Default Font Style: Learn how to change the default font style K-Meleon uses to display text.

» Character Encoding and Language Groups: Learn how to configure K-Meleon to view web pages in languages other than English.

» Clear URLs from URL Bar Drop-Down Menu: Protect your Privacy and Security by learning how to clear the URL drop-down menu of saved URLs.

» Customizing Preferences: Learn how to customize additional settings not listed in the Preferences panel.

» Disable Link Underlining: If you don't like your links underlined, learn how to turn the lines off!

» Flash Player 6: Enable K-Meleon with Flash using this step-by-step guide.

» Real Player: Enable K-Meleon to use the Real Player to play Real Audio files.

» Search Engine Selection: Modify the search engine and query used by the toolbar's Search button.

» Securing K-Meleon for Public Access: Step-by-step guides on how you can lock down K-Meleon for use in public areas and kiosks.

» Toolbar Background Image: Learn how to change the background image used by the menu and tool bars.

Macros and Macro Scripting

Search the forums to see many examples of how you can use macros in K-Meleon.

Reference Guides

Learn more about the details of the K-Meleon browser. Advanced users and administrators will find this information helpful.

» About: Options: A list of options for using about: in your browser URL bar to view detailed information about K-Meleon.

» Character Sets and Encoding: Information on selecting character sets and encoding for international users.

» Command IDs: The complete list of IDs to use with menus.

» Command-line Options: Control how K-Meleon starts from the Command-line.

» Installation Guide: A step-by-step guide to installing K-Meleon.

» K-Meleon Specific Preferences: Details on all of the preferences specific to K-Meleon including their settings.

» Mozilla Preferences: Details on some of the preferences defined by Mozilla and usable with K-Meleon including their settings.

» Menu Definition File: A preliminary document detailing the elements of the Menu Definition File ( menus.cfg ).

» Profile Files: Description of the various files found in the Profile directory. Not all of these are used by K-Meleon.

» Windows Plugins: How to configure 3rd party plugins to work with Mozilla-based browsers.


Information for those of you who want to develop with K-Meleon.

» Build K-Meleon: How to build K-Meleon from the source code.

» Creating a K-Meleon plugin: A document on creating a plugin for K-Meleon 0.8.


K-Meleon 0.6 - 0.7 documentation has been archived.

Last updated: November 10, 2003
Created: September 29, 2001

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