Vimium : Mouseless browsing

28 / Feb / 2013 by raj 0 comments

Vimium is a chrome extension that provides keyboard shortcuts for web page navigation. So, if you also love mouseless browsing just like me, then you will definitely find vimium useful. Just to give an insight, for example, pressing f key will show a shortcut key corresponding to every link on the web page. Pressing the indicated shortcut key will open the corresponding link in the current tab (going through F will open the same link in new tab).

If you also use vim editor of linux, then you will find yourself at home with vimium. The reason is, almost all the keyboard shortcuts that are available in vim editor are also available in vimium.

Here are few shortcuts that are used quite often :


? show the help dialog for a list of all available keys
j scroll down
k scroll up
f open a link in the current tab
r reload the page
gs view source in new tab
/ enter find mode — type your search query and hit enter to search or esc to cancel
n cycle forward to the next find match
N cycle backward to the previous find match
t opens a new empty tab

The above list is just the tip of the iceberg. We can do lot more with vimium. The full list of shortcut keys is available on the vimium details page on chrome web store. Vimium also supports regular expressions.

Vimium can be added to chrome from here

Raj Gupta


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