LinuxLinks.com
Newbies What Next ? News Forums Calendar

Search





News Sections
Home
General News (3973/0)
Reviews (628/0)
Press Releases (464/0)
Distributions (187/0)
Software (858/0)
Hardware (522/0)
Security (192/0)
Tutorials (338/0)
Off Topic (181/0)


User Functions
Username:

Password:

Don't have an account yet? Sign up as a New User


Events
There are no upcoming events




Vimperator

Vimperator

Vimperator is a Firefox browser extension with strong inspiration from the Vim text editor, aimed at providing a quicker and more efficient browsing. It has similar key bindings to Vim. You could call it a modal web browser, as key bindings differ according to which mode you are in. For example, it has a special Hint mode, where you can follow links easily with the keyboard only. Also most functionality is available as commands, typing :back will go back within the current page history, just like hitting the back button in the toolbar.

Vimperator is not intended to be a perfect Vim clone, but instead makes use of new graphical capabilities. Care has been taken to make its command line interface consistent and easy to use, yet retaining power for advanced users.

 Vimperator 3.8.2

Price
Free to download

Size
0.6MB
License

MIT License

Developer
Vimperator labs

Website
www.vimperator.org

System Requirements
Firefox

Support Sites:
Wiki, FAQ, How to control Firefox using Vim keybindings, Vimprobable

Selected Reviews:
thegeekstuff, Linux Journal

Features include:

  • Mouseless browsing
  • Vim-like key bindings (h, j, k, l, gg, G, 0, $, ZZ, <C-f>, etc)
  • Ex commands (:quit, :open www.foo.com, ...) with a proper command line
  • Tab completion available for all commands, showing suggestions while you type
  • Hint mode (start with f to follow a link) - all clickable items on a page are tagged with numbers. The user can select one of the items by typing its number or typing a part of its link text
  • Extend Vimperator's functionality with scripts
  • Explore JavaScript objects with :echo window and even context-sensitive tab completion
  • Easily customizable GUI (easily hide all GUI elements with :set gui=)
  • Ability to :source JavaScript files, and to use a ~/.vimperatorrc file with syntax highlighting if you install vimperator.vim
  • Easy quick searches (:open foo will search for "foo" in google, :open ebay terminator will search for "terminator" on eBay) with support for Firefox keyword bookmarks and search engines
  • Count supported for many commands (3<C-o> will go back 3 pages)
  • Beep on errors
  • Marks support (ma to set mark 'a' on a webpage, 'a to go there)
  • QuickMarks support (quickly go to previously marked web pages with go{a-zA-Z0-9})
  • :map and :command support (and feedkeys() for script writers)
  • :time support for profiling
  • Move the text cursor and select text with Vim keys and a visual mode
  • External editor support
  • Scripts written using JavaScript and a limited version of Vimscript
  • Macros to replay key strokes
  • AutoCommands to execute action on certain events
  • A comprehensive online help system, explaining all commands, mappings and options. The help pages are indexed via tags, which the user can see while browsing the help pages

Vimperator in action

Return to Firefox Extensions Home Page

Bookmark and Share


Last Updated Monday, March 24 2014 @ 04:13 PM EST


We have written a range of guides highlighting excellent free books for popular programming languages. Check out the following guides: C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, HTML, Python, Ruby, Perl, Haskell, PHP, Lisp, R, Prolog, Scala, Scheme, Forth, and SQL.


Group Tests
All Group Tests

Top Free Software
6 Office Suites
7 Document Processors
6 Lean Desktops
6 Desktop Search
9 Project Management
9 Groupware Apps
14 File Managers
10 Databases
21 Backup Tools
21 DVD Tools
21 Window Managers
21 Productivity Tools
9 Terminal Emulators
21 Financial Tools
21 Text Editors
21 Video Emulators
21 Home Emulators
42 Graphics Apps
6 CAD Apps
42 Scientific Apps
10 Web Browsers
42 Email Apps
12 Instant Messaging
10 IRC Clients
7 Twitter Clients
12 News Aggregators
11 VoIP Apps
11 Remote Display Apps
42 Best Games
42 More Games
21 More Games
21 Notable Games (1)
21 Notable Games (2)
21 Notable Games (3)
8 ASCII Games
9 Educational Games
42 Audio Apps
42 Video Apps
6 Screencasting Apps
80 Security Apps
9 System Monitoring
6 Family History Apps
11 PDF Tools
6 Music Servers
6 Collection Managers
7 Calculator Apps
8 Geometry Apps
Free Console Apps
14 Multimedia
Programming
8 Compilers
9 IDEs
9 Debuggers
7 Revision Control Apps
6 Doc Generators
'Free' Proprietary
21 Closed-Source Apps
Top Commercial Apps
42 Games
Free Web Software
21 Web CMS
14 Wiki Engines
8 Blog Apps
6 eCommerce Apps
5 Human Resource Apps
10 ERP
10 CRM
6 Data Warehouse Apps
8 Business Intelligence
6 Point-of-Sale

All Group Tests

Other Articles
Migrating from Windows
Back up your data
Distribution Guide
Distro Portal Pages
20 Free Linux Books
Running Linux Under Windows


Older Stories
Monday 02/17
  • Need a Good Bitcoin Client? (0)

  • Sunday 02/09
  • 5 Highly Promising Cross-Platform IDEs (0)
  • Play the Best Linux Puzzle Games (0)
  • Essential LaTeX Tools (0)
  • Unleashing the Best Open Source Social Networking Software (0)
  • Media Streaming with Top UPnP Servers (0)
  • Highlighting the Top Open Source Pandora Radio Clients (0)

  • Tuesday 12/24
  • Spotlighting the Top Open Source Crafting Tools (0)

  • Sunday 12/15
  • Uncovering the Best Open Source Google Analytics Alternatives (0)
  • Top Email Encryption Tools (0)


  • Vote

    What do you find MOST attractive about Open Source software?

    Amount of customization
    Security
    Freedom provided
    Speed of development
    Quality
    Multiple versions
    Cost
    Potential to contribute
    Ability to modify code
    Results
    4694 votes | 2 comments

    Built with GeekLog and phpBB
    Comments to the webmaster are welcome
    Copyright 2009 LinuxLinks.com - All rights reserved