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WebKit Environment variables

This page documents some environment variables that you can use to change the behaviour of WebKit.

This documentation may be outdated or incomplete. If you wish, you can grep the sourcecode for getenv strings and update this document.

List of WebKit environment variables

  • Use the following environment variables as:
    export Variable="Value"
Variable Value Meaning WebKit ports
JavaScriptCoreUseJIT 0 Disable the JavaScript JIT ALL
JSC_useFTLJIT 0 Disable the JavaScript FTL JIT ALL
JSC_dumpOptions 3 Dumps all the JSC options available to tweak ALL
JSC_${option from previous command} ${value} ${check with JSC_dumpOptions=3} ALL
Malloc 1 Disable bmalloc memory allocator and use the system default one instead ALL
USE_NATIVE_XDISPLAY 1 Run the WebKit layout or performance tests on the current X server instead inside Xvfb GTK+/EFL
WEBKITGTK_EXPERIMENTAL_FEATURES REGION_BASED_COLUMNS=1 Enable region based columns (implement multicol using the CSS regions implementation rather than ColumnInfo & co) GTK+
WEBKIT_FORCE_COMPOSITING_MODE 1 Force Accelerated Compositing mode to be always on WebKitGTK+ (since 2.10.5)
WEBKIT_DISABLE_COMPOSITING_MODE 1 Force Accelerated Compositing mode to be always off WebKitGTK+ (since 2.10.9)
WEBKIT_INSPECTOR_SERVER ${}:${port} Enables the Remote WebInspector at http://${}:${port} (NOTE: Use the same version of WebKit to load the address) GTK+/EFL
WEBKIT_SHOW_FPS 1 Shows a small square with the FPS measured at the top-right corner of the web view GTK+ (if built with -DENABLE_THREADED_COMPOSITOR=ON)/EFL
WEBKIT_SAMPLE_MEMORY 1 Generates in /tmp some text files with memory stats GTK+ (since 2.15.2)
SAMPLE_MEMORY 1 Generates in /tmp some text files with memory stats EFL