PyQt5 webkit browser

QWebview inside a browser
PyQt5 Webkit (QWebview) inside a browser
PyQt5 comes with a webkit webbrowser. Webkit is an open source web browser rendering engine that is used by Apple Safari and others. It was used in the older versions of Google Chrome, they have switched to the Blink rendering engine.

Related course:
Python Desktop Application Development with PyQt

The widget is called QWebView and webpages (HTML content) can be shown through this widget, local or live from the internet.

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The QWebView class comes with a lot of methods including:

  • back (self)
  • forward (self)
  • load (self, QUrl url)
  • reload (self)

More documentation on this class can be found on

import PyQt5
from PyQt5.QtCore import QUrl 
from PyQt5.QtWidgets import QApplication, QWidget 
from PyQt5.QtWebKitWidgets import QWebView , QWebPage
from PyQt5.QtWebKit import QWebSettings
from PyQt5.QtNetwork import *
import sys
from optparse import OptionParser
class MyBrowser(QWebPage):
    ''' Settings for the browser.'''
    def userAgentForUrl(self, url):
        ''' Returns a User Agent that will be seen by the website. '''
        return "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/41.0.2228.0 Safari/537.36"
class Browser(QWebView):
    def __init__(self):
        # QWebView
        self.view = QWebView.__init__(self)
        #super(Browser).connect(self.ui.webView,QtCore.SIGNAL("titleChanged (const QString&)"), self.adjustTitle)
    def load(self,url):  
    def adjustTitle(self):
    def disableJS(self):
        settings = QWebSettings.globalSettings()
        settings.setAttribute(QWebSettings.JavascriptEnabled, False)
app = QApplication(sys.argv) 
view = Browser()