netsurf(1) A small fast web browser


netsurf [options] [url]


This manual page documents briefly the netsurf browser.

netsurf is a small fast web browser. This man page only describes how to run the browser.


This programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-').

The command line parameters override any options loaded from the users Choices file.

A summary of options is included below.

Enable verbose logging.
Bboolean indicating if the http proxy is being used.
The http proxy host.
The http proxy port.
The authentication scheme for the http proxy.
The authentication schemes user.
The authentication schemes password.
The default font size to use.
The minimum font size to use.
Family name of the sans serrif font.
Family name of the serrif font.
Family name of the monospace font.
Family name of the cursive font.
Family name of the fantasy font.
Languages to accept.
Character set to accept
Maximum memory cache size.
Maximum disc cache size.
Boolean to enable ad blocking.
Minimum time between gif frames
Boolean controlling wether referer data should be sent
Boolean controlling wether images should be animated.
expire url
Default font.
ca bundle
ca path
cookie file
cookie jar
homepage url
search url bar
search provider
url suggestion
The X co-ordinate of the initial window.
The Y co-ordinate of the initial window.
The width of the initial window.
The height of the initial window.
window screen width
window screen height
toolbar status size
Initial scale factor.
Boolean controlling wether incremental reflow is performed.
Minimum time between incremental reflows
core select menu
max fetchers
max fetchers per host
max cached fetch handles
suppress curl debug
target blank
button 2 tab
margin top
margin bottom
margin left
margin right
export scale
suppress images
remove backgrounds
enable loosening
enable PDF compression
gui colour bg_1
gui colour fg_1
gui colour fg_2
Override CSS sys_colour_ActiveBorder colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_ActiveCaption colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_AppWorkspace colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_Background colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_ButtonFace colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_ButtonHighlight colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_ButtonShadow colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_ButtonText colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_CaptionText colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_GrayText colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_Highlight colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_HighlightText colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_InactiveBorder colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_InactiveCaption colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_InactiveCaptionText colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_InfoBackground colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_InfoText colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_Menu colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_MenuText colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_Scrollbar colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_ThreeDDarkShadow colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_ThreeDFace colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_ThreeDHighlight colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_ThreeDLightShadow colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_ThreeDShadow colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_Window colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_WindowFrame colour.
Override CSS sys_colour_WindowText colour.
render resample
downloads clear
request overwrite
downloads directory
url file
Force tabs to always be show.
button type
disable popups
disable plugins
history age
hover urls
focus new
new blank
hotlist path
source tab
current theme


netsurf was written by <upstream author>.

This manual page was written by Vincent Sanders <[email protected]>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).