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!
*NOTE* You can search by regular expressions. See here: https://github.com/philc/vimium/wiki/Find-Mode
For more information on rebinding your keys, see the README at https://github.com/philc/vimium/blob/master/README.markdown
Modifier keys are specified as <c-x>, <m-x>, <a-x> for ctrl+x, meta+x, and alt+x respectively. See the next section for instructions on modifying these bindings.
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
zH scroll all the way left
zL scroll all the way right
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.
- Add support for recent versions of Chromium.
- Relevancy improvements to the Vomnibar's domain & history search.
- Added gU, which goes to the root of the current URL.
- Added yt, which duplicates the current tab.
- Added W, which moves the current tab to a new window.
- Added marks for saving and jumping to sections of a page. mX to set a mark and `X to return to it.
- Added "LinkHints.activateModeToOpenIncognito", currently an advanced, unbound command.
- Disallowed repeat tab closings, since this causes trouble for many people.
- Updated our Chrome APIs so Vimium works on Chrome 28+.
To see older release notes, go to