The Hacker's Browser. Vimium provides keyboard shortcuts for navigation and control in the spirit of Vim.
*NOTE* Google does not allow Vimium to run on this Chrome Web Store page and the Chrome New Tab page, by design. Sorry about that!
For more information about rebinding your keys and how to use many of Vimium's features, see here: https://github.com/philc/vimium/blob/master/README.md
Modifier keys are specified as <c-x>, <m-x>, <a-x> for ctrl+x, meta+x, and alt+x respectively.
Navigating the current page:
? show the help dialog for a list of all available keys
h scroll left
j scroll down
k scroll up
l scroll right
gg scroll to top of the page
G scroll to bottom of the page
d scroll down half a page
u scroll up half a page
f open a link in the current tab
F open a link in a new tab
gs view source
i enter insert mode -- all commands will be ignored until you hit esc to exit
yy copy the current url to the clipboard
yf copy a link url to the clipboard
gf cycle forward to the next frame
Navigating to new pages:
o Open URL, bookmark, or history entry
O Open URL, bookmark, history entry in a new tab
b Open bookmark
B Open bookmark in a 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
Navigating your history:
H go back in history
L go forward in history
J, gT go one tab left
K, gt go one tab right
g0 go to the first tab
g$ go to the last tab
t create tab
x close current tab
X restore closed tab (i.e. unwind the 'x' command)
T search through your open tabs
Additional advanced browsing commands:
]] Follow the link labeled 'next' or '>'. Helpful for browsing paginated sites.
[[ Follow the link labeled 'previous' or '<'. Helpful for browsing paginated sites.
<a-f> open multiple links in a new tab
gi focus the first (or n-th) text input box on the page
gu go up one level in the URL hierarchy
Vimium supports command repetition so, for example, hitting '5t' will open 5 tabs in rapid succession. ESC (or <c-[>) will clear any partial commands in the queue and will also exit insert and find modes.
1.49 (Dec 16 2014)
- An option to toggle smooth scrolling
- Make Vimium work on older versions of Chrome
1.46, 1.47, 1.48 (Dec 15 2014)
- Site-specific excluded keys: you can disable some Vimium key bindings on sites like gmail.com, so you can use the key bindings provided by the site itself.
- Smooth scrolling.
- The Vomnibar now orders tabs by recency. Use this to quickly switch between your most recently-used tabs.
- New commands: "close tabs to the left", "close tabs to the right", "close all other tabs".
- Usability improvements.
- Bug fixes.
1.45 (July 20 2014)
- Vimium's settings are now synced across computers.
- New commands: "open link in new tab and focus", "move tab left", "move tab right", "pin/unpin tab".
- Vomnibar can now use search engine shortcuts, similar to Chrome's Omnibar.
- Due to significant ranking improvements, Vomnibar's search results are now even more helpful.
- When reopening a closed tab, its history is now preserved.
To see older release notes, go to: