Welcome to Polarity Browser

Polarity is a feature packed, fast, secure, stable, and a highly customizable web browser that offers the latest web standards. Polarity also comes built in with adblock and Do Not Track for privacy concerns along with Blink and Trident rendering engines.

Customizable User Interface

  • Change Application Style on the fly, and see how the program and websites look under different themes and userstyles.
  • Show and hide bookmark and apps bar for ease of access.
  • Choose over 20 search engines, specify your own custom search engine, specify web aliases, and navigate through system files.
  • Comprehensive applets for bookmarks, history, downloads, and cookies designed for ease of use.
  • Tabbed browsing with keyboard shortcuts to cycle through tabs. The Control Center offers a more in depth look on each tab with memory usage.
  • Specify which websites to be displayed in new tab page and set custom new tab pages.
  • A customizable popup window that allows it to float above all other windows and change opacity.

Privacy and Security features

  • Turn on Incognito mode to avoid leaving traces of browsing and deleting all browsing data on exit.
  • Global Reset feature - clears all cache, settings, downloads, history, and restores all local settings to the state just after installation, as it was never run on the machine
  • Supported SSL to access secure sites. Certificate information and certification path can be displayed
  • Easy access to most privacy functions in settings applet with option to set proxy, VPN, disable autocomplete from Google Search (address bar), restrict header data sent to websites, disable plugins, and user agent masking.>
  • AdBlock (Privoxy) improves browsing speeds while hiding intrusive ads and online trackers from stealing sensitive data.

Lightweight, fast and portable browser.

  • Super low RAM usage and lots of optimization allows Polarity to excel in any environment, including low end and old hardware.
  • A portable version of the browser that can be copied to and run from any USB.
  • Can be run on older operating systems down to Windows XP (Polarity 7.2.5) and Vista (Polarity 8.x.x)
  • Control the brower via command line (CTRL + ~) by executing commands and changing settings. Control webpages through the developer tools (CTRL + M) and execute scripts.
  • Low CPU usage with options to enable Tab Pausing, Night mode, gif blocking, and click to play plugins.


  • HTML5, Frames, JavaScript, Cookies, Bookmarks, History, Passwords, Mouse Gestures, Media content, Trident mode, content filtering, WebGL, Canvas, SPDY, Ipv6, WebRTC, and more - all essential for a bleeding edge web browser with the latest standards and backwards compatibility.
  • Web Inspector allows to view and inspect page source, debug JavaScript scripts, view browser and tab memory usage, and web filters to block websites.
  • Supported FTP browsing and downloading
  • AutoFill with PolarPass - stores and pre-populates user names and passwords for the sites that you want.
  • FULL support of NPAPI plugins (Flash, Silverlight, QuickTime, Adobe PDF, Unity, Shockwave, and more) with the option to disable them.
Mouse shortcuts
Open a link in a background tab Click the middle mouse button on a link
Open a new tab Click the icon to the left of the first tab
Close a tab Click the middle mouse button on the tab
Go back and forward on browsing history Click left or right mouse side buttons
Scroll the webpage Rotate the mouse trackball forward and backward
Close tab Middle mouse click on tab
Restore/Maximize Window Double left mouse click on window area
Open new tab Double right mouse click on window area
Mouse gestures
Previous page in history Hold right button and move mouse left, then release button
Next page in history Hold right button and move mouse right, then release button
Open link in a new tab in the foreground Hold right button and move mouse up, crossing the link, then release button
Switch to the next tab Hold right button and move mouse upper-right, then release button
Switch to the previous tab Hold right button and move mouse upper-left, then release button
Close current tab Hold right button and move mouse down-right, then release button
Open recently closed tab Hold right button and move mouse down-left, then release button
Keyboard shortcuts
Open links in a new tab in the background CTRL+click
Open a new tab in the foreground CTRL+T
Open a new window CTRL+N
Bookmark tab CTRL+D
Switch to a specific tab number CTRL+N (N can be 1-9)
Close current tab CTRL+W
Show developer tools CTRL+M
Reopen recently closed tab CTRL+SHIFT+T
Show/Hide Bookmarks Bar CTRL+SHIFT+B
Open All History Window CTRL+H
Open Downloads Window CTRL+J
Switch window states ALT+Left Arrow / Alt+Right Arrow
Maximize window ALT+Up Arrow
Reload the current page F5
Switch to the Private Browsing CTRL+I
Open settings applet ALT+P
Open address in new tab SHIFT+Enter (Address bar)
Open CLI window CTRL+~ (Address bar)
Reset Zoom CTRL+E
Paste and Go from clipboard CTRL+SHIFT+V
Control Center CTRL+Q
View Source CTRL+U
Zoom In/Zoom Out CTRL+Scroll Wheel Up/Down
Go Back Backspace
Go Forward SHIFT+Backspace
Navigate to website set in Alias Manager CTRL+fN (N can be 1-12)
Navigate to website in a new tab CTRL+Enter (Address bar)
Search this website SHIFT+Enter (Address bar)
Show/Hide Bookmarks Bar CTRL+SHIFT+B
Select Addressbar CTRL+L/ALT+D