Epiphany 3.17.1 beta is out now, Allows opening links in a new incognito window – Install it on Ubuntu Linux 15.04

Ephiphany loaded

Epiphany is a well known browser for GNOME desktop environment, while GNOME team is busy preparing the launch of upcoming GNOME 3.17, this awesome tiny browser got updates and revamp as well. Many new features have been added to this browser and Epiphany 3.17.1 beta is available for download and testing.  In this article, we will be focusing our discussion on this noteworthy features and installation process of this new version.


Disclaimer:  Kindly note that it is beta release, so it might have any unforeseen or unknown bugs,  beta release is not recommended to install on production systems.

Along-with new GNOME, Epiphany also received important updates, the new beta release has following important features.

  • The most important feature is that new version lets users open links in a new incognito window.
  • Enhancements have been made in “Search” feature
  • Improvements and fixes in Theme and Form filler
  • Updated translations and improvements to Internationalization in search provider

Installing New Epiphany 3.17.1 beta

First of all download the beta version from Download Epiphany :

Download Ephiphany
Once download process is complete, go to your terminal window and run following command to extract the downloaded file.

tar vxf epiphany-3.17.1.tar.xz

Extract Ephipany

Now go into the extracted directory:

cd epiphany-3.17.1

Run following command to start the install process. Its source installation method, so we will need to use all three component – configure, make and make install.


It will take couple of min, as soon as configure is complete, run following command:


Once make is finished, we are on the final stage of installation, run :

make install

And that’s all, it should complete the installation of Epiphany 3.17.1 . Launch it from Applications menu or mark it to your favorite list.

Launch Ephiphany

Start enjoying New Epiphany. The stable release of this app will be part of new GNOME.

Ephiphany loaded


Epiphany is small, lightweight, and fast web browser for GNOME lovers. Although, not as feature rich as other available alternatives, but it is fast and fulfills the basic needs of web browsing. Hope to see it working stable in GNOME 3.17 and 3.18.