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.
- There's a new (advanced) option to ignore the keyboard layout; this can
be helpful for users of non-Latin keyboards.
- Firefox support. This is a work in progress.
- Bug fixes:
- Fixed issue affecting hint placement when the display is zoomed.
- Fixed search completion for Firefox (released as 1.59.1, Firefox only).
- Some commands now work on PDF tabs (J, K, o, b, etc.). Scrolling and other content-related commands still do not work.
Changes in 1.58 (2017-03-08)
- The `createTab` command can now open specific URLs (e.g, `map X createTab http://www.bbc.com/news`).
- With pass keys defined for a site (such as GMail), you can now use Vimium's bindings again with, for example, `map \ passNextKey normal`;
this reactivates normal mode temporarily, but *without any pass keys*.
- You can now map multi-modifier keys, for example: `<c-a-X>`.
- Vimium can now do simple key mapping in some modes; see
This can be helpful with some non-English keyboards (and can also be used
to remap `Escape`).
- For *Custom key mappings* on the options page, lines which end with `\` are now continued on the following line.
- In order to provide faster bug fixes, we may in future push new releases without the noisy notification.
- Post-release minor fixes:
- 1.58.1 (2017-03-09) fix bug in `LinkHints.activateModeWithQueue` (#2445).
- 1.58.2 (2017-03-19) fix key handling bug (#2453).
Changes in v1.57 (2016-10-01)
- New commands:
- `toggleMuteTab` - mute or unmute the current tab (default binding
- Other new features:
- You can now map `<backspace>` to a Vimium command (e.g. `map <backspace> goBack`).
- For link hints, when one hint marker is covered by another, `<Space>` now
rotates the stacking order. If you use filtered hints, you'll need to
use a modifier (e.g. `<c-Space>`).
- Global marks now search for an existing matching tab by prefix (rather than exact match).
This allows global marks to be used as quick bookmarks on sites (like Facebook, Gmail, etc)
where the URL changes as you navigate around.
- Bug fixes:
- `/i` can no longer hang Vimium while the page is loading.
- `<c-a-[>` is no longer handled (incorrectly) as `Escape`. This also affects `<Alt-Gr-[>`.
- If `goX` is mapped, then `go` no longer launches the vomnibar. This only affects three-key (or longer) bindings.
Changes in v1.56 (2016-06-11)
Changes in v1.55 (2016-05-26)
- New commands:
- `visitPreviousTab` - visit the previous tab (by recency) with `^`
- `passNextKey` - pass the next key to the page.
- Link hints:
- Now work across all frames in the tab.
- Now select frames and scrollable elements.
- Now accept a count prefix; `3F` opens three new background tabs, `999F` opens many tabs.
- For filtered link hints, a new option on the settings page requires you to press `Enter` to activate a
link; this prevents unintentionally triggering Vimium commands with trailing keystrokes.
- `gg` now accepts a `count` prefix.
- `W` now accepts a count prefix; `3W` moves three tabs to a new window.
- With smooth scrolling, `2j`-and-hold now gives a faster scroll than `j`-and-hold.
- You can now bind keys to a command with a defined count prefix; for example, `map d scrollDown count=4`.
- You can now bind three-key (or longer) sequences; for example, `map abc enterInsertMode`.
- `c-y` and `c-e` now scroll in visual mode.
- The Vimium help dialog has been re-styled.
- Bug fixes:
- `<c-a-[>` is no longer treated as escape.
- For web-devs only:
- When disabled on a tab, Vimium no longer pollutes the dev console with network requests.
To see older release notes, go to: