qutebrowser Silent Install (How-To Guide)


qutebrowser is a web browser with Vim-style key bindings and a minimal GUI. It is keyboard-driven and is inspired by similar software such as Vimperator and dwb. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of qutebrowser from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install qutebrowser Silently

qutebrowser Silent Install (EXE) on 32-bit System

  1. Navigate to: https://github.com/qutebrowser/qutebrowser/releases/latest
  2. Download the qutebrowser-x.y.z-win32.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: qutebrowser-x.y.z-win32.exe /allusers /S
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the qutebrowser Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:qutebrowser
Vendor:qutebrowser.org
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:qutebrowser-x.y.z-win32.exe /allusers /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\qutebrowser\uninstall.exe" /allusers /S
Download Link:https://github.com/qutebrowser/qutebrowser/releases/latest

qutebrowser Silent Install (EXE) on 64-bit System

  1. Navigate to: https://github.com/qutebrowser/qutebrowser/releases/latest
  2. Download the qutebrowser-x.y.z-amd64.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: qutebrowser-x.y.z-amd64.exe /allusers /S
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the qutebrowser Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:qutebrowser
Vendor:qutebrowser.org
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:qutebrowser-x.y.z-amd64.exe /allusers /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\qutebrowser\uninstall.exe" /allusers /S
Download Link:https://github.com/qutebrowser/qutebrowser/releases/latest

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Change Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing qutebrowser to “C:\qutebrowser”

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qutebrowser on 32-bit System

qutebrowser-x.y.z-win32.exe /allusers /S /D=C:\qutebrowser

qutebrowser on 64-bit System

qutebrowser-x.y.z-amd64.exe /allusers /S /D=C:\qutebrowser

How to Uninstall qutebrowser Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

qutebrowser Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\qutebrowser\uninstall.exe" /allusers /S

qutebrowser Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\qutebrowser\uninstall.exe" /allusers /S

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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