Vimium is a Google Chrome extension which provides keyboard shortcuts for navigation and control in the spirit of the Vim editor. Watch this video to get a feel for how it works:
- Helps you navigate the web without touching the mouse.
- Uses a clever highlighting method to navigate using links.
- Customizable keyboard shortcuts
- Has an in-page help dialog to remind you of your personalized shortcuts.
Add the add-on with Firefox: + Add to Firefox
Or Google Chrome:
Some keyboard shortcuts
To know the commands just press:
?. A combo with all the shortcut keys for navigation will open, let’s see the main features:
?- as we have already seen, a HELP for the commands;
o- opens a box to type the URL and open it on the same page that is
shift + o) - opens a box to type the URL and opens in a new tab
j- moves down;
k- moves upwards;
G- go to the bottom of the page;
d- make pagination (similar to
lessvia command line) the page;
u- also makes pagination only upwards;
lmove to the left and right sides, respectively, if a page has this option;
i- insertion mode, check the field in the lower left field.
vvisual mode. ESC exits modes.
T- opens a combo to navigate through the open tabs
/- also like Vim, opens the search bar and
nmatches new (next) terms according to the researcher,
Nalso, only previous ones.
H- returns one to the available page in the history and
Lto the front.
x- closes a tab and
Xrestores an open tab.
F- Marks and displays fields you want to click and open,
Fopens in a new tab.
Watch the video
Among several other options that can be consulted with
? help. If you want to disable only to go in Firefox extensions and disable and or remove.
I hope you enjoyed this quick tip and until next time …