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Using Vimperator to browse the Web

Using Vimperator to browse the Web

I switched over to Vimperator one month ago and would like to show you shortcuts and how you can configure it.


Matthias Günther

February 05, 2014


  1. Vimperator Using your browser is fun again Matthias G端nther (@wikimatze)

  2. This is how I see it

  3. History 2007 released by Martin Stubenschrott is a fork from

    Conkeror - a browser with Emacs like keybindings distributed via Vimperator Labs
  4. What makes it so cool? hint mode: clickable elements available

    by numbers (easymotion) completion: bookmarks, manuals, commands scripts: custom plugins
  5. Navigating

  6. Navigating I j,k,h,l … scroll movement <Space>, <C-b> … scroll

    one page down/up ZZ … quit and save window for next session
  7. Navigating II ZQ … quite window without saving d …

    close the active tab u, U … open a previously closed tab
  8. Navigating III :b <words> … search the buffer after the

    specified word gi … focus last input field zi, zo … zoom in, zoom out
  9. Editing

  10. Editing I :open <url> … open the URL in the

    current window :tabopen <url> … will open a new tab
  11. Editing II :tabonly … close all tabs except the current

    one :history … recently visited URLs
  12. Editing III :pageinfo … shows encoding, atom feed, … :set

    all … print all options
  13. Editing IV :addons … opens firefox addon page :help F1

    … opens the build in help
  14. Editing V y … yank the current location into clipboard

    r, R … reload the current page with/skipping the cache
  15. Vanilla

  16. Vanilla I y … yanks the current URL into the

    clipboard <C-i> … opens Gvim to create text for the input field
  17. Vanilla II :jumps … show the whole browsing path of

    the current tab <C-o>, <C-i> … move backward/forward in the browser history
  18. Vanilla II :gf … toggle between rendered and source view

    :gF … open the source in your preferred editor :view <url> … view the source of the current document or the given URL
  19. Hint

  20. Hint Mode I f … opens motion where you can

    click on certain things in the current tab F … like f except that it will open the link in a new tab
  21. Hint Mode II ;<mode><empty><hint> … opens extended find method ;

    … focus a link and hover it s … save destination link y … yank its destination location Y … copy text description of link
  22. Plugins put them in \~/.vimperator/ plugin but I couldn’t find

    useful one :)
  23. Pic Credits I This is how I see it by

    Kris Delcourte: https:// www.flickr.com/photos/ krisdelcourte/8546645402 Navigating by Eric Norris: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ sfxeric/4594050509/
  24. Pic Credits II Editing by Laura Ritchie: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ lauraritchie/7874958188/ Vanilla

    by Brian Boucheron: http:// www.flickr.com/ photos/88138723@N00/7820 089742
  25. About def talks "wikimatze.de/talks" end def twitter @wikimatze end def

    book "padrinobook.com" end def github "matthias-guenther" end