## Vimium Firefox plugin

If you are a keyboard ninja or you just find it annoying to switch to your mouse while surfing, there is a Chrome/Firefox extension that makes mouse-free surfing possible: vimium - vi mode for your browser.

This nice extension allows you to navigate through websites using only your keyboard. The core functionality is that by pressing the f button you see key combinations, which then can be used to navigate to the corresponding link. In practice it looks like the following:

Those yellow boxes mark the keyboard shortcuts. Typing them will navigate to the corresponding link in the same tab, typing them in capital letters opens the link in a new tab.

As a fellow peasant vim user I find this a super nice thing to have. Especially on my laptop, where I don’t want to attach an external mouse. The trackpad is nice, but not as nice as staying keyboard only. Since it aims to be a vim-extension for the web-browser of course the h, j, k and l key bindings are present as well. Nice!

## Shortcuts

Here’s a list of commands that I find useful to have at hand

Key Action
? Show help dialog
H Go back one page
L Go forward one page
t New tab
x Close current tab
X Restore last tab
r Reload page
f  Open a link in current tab
yy Copy current URL to clipboard

Key Action
h,j,k,l Vim navigation (move left, down, up, right)
gg Go to the top of the page
G Go to the bottom of the page
/ Enter find mode on page
n Find next
N Previous find
o Open URL (shows a input dialog for URL)
O Open URL in new tab (shows a input dialog for URL)

## Installation

You find vimium as a Firefox Add-On or in the Chrome web store (works also for Chromium).