Vimperator

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NOTE: Vimperator will stop functioning with Firefox 57!

Firefox 57 will change its add-on ecosystem to be exclusively based on WebExtensions. While this offers (some) compatibility with extensions written for Chrome and Microsoft Edge, it removes the possibility to do many advanced stuff which Vimperator does. Additionally, it would require a full rewrite of Vimperator, which nobody has volunteered for. Therefore we will stop supporting any Firefox version later than Firefox 56. Head over to our GitHub page for a list of alternatives or a detailed discussion.
If you want to have famous last words, you can take a survey here to inspire future add-on authors what you actually liked about Vimperator.

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Vimperator is a free browser add-on for Firefox, which makes it look and behave like the Vim text editor. It has similar key bindings and 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.

But Vimperator is more than just a simple command interface to Firefox — it is a complete development environment as well. If you are a web developer, you can enjoy an interactive JavaScript shell — even with completion support. Or if you want to extend Vimperator, you can easily do that by just dropping a JavaScript file in its plugin directory.

Vimperator was initially written by Martin Stubenschrott but has found many other contributors in the meanwhile.

If there are any issues, please check out our issue tracker https://github.com/vimperator/vimperator-labs/issues and add the issue if it isn't already recorded.

=== Features ===

* Vim-like keybindings (h, j, k, l, gg, G, 0, $, ZZ, , etc.)
* Ex commands (:quit, :open www.foo.com, ...)
* Tab completion available for all commands with support for 'longest' matching when set in 'wildmode'
* Extensions! Yes, you can extend Vimperator's functionality with scripts just like you can extend Firefox with extensions.
* Explore JavaScript objects with :echo window and even context-sensitive tab completion.
* Hit-a-hint like navigation of links (start with f to follow a link)
* Advanced completion of bookmark and history URLs (searching also in title, not only URL)
* Vim-like statusline with a wget-like progress bar
* Minimal GUI (easily hide useless menubar and toolbar with :set guioptions=)
* Ability to :source JavaScript files, and to use a ~/.vimperatorrc file
* 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 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
* Macros to replay key strokes
* AutoCommands to execute action on certain events
* A comprehensive :help, explaining all commands, mappings and options.
* Much more...

Download files:

vimperator-0.5.1.xpi
vimperator-0.5.2.xpi
vimperator-0.5.3.xpi
vimperator-0.5.xpi
vimperator-1.1.xpi
vimperator-1.2.xpi
vimperator-2.0.xpi
vimperator-2.1.xpi
vimperator-2.2.xpi
vimperator-2.3.1.xpi
vimperator-3.0.1-signed.xpi
vimperator-3.1.1-signed.xpi
vimperator-3.10.1.1-let-fixed.xpi
vimperator-3.11.2.xpi
vimperator-3.11.3.xpi
vimperator-3.12.0.xpi
vimperator-3.13.0.xpi
vimperator-3.13.1.xpi
vimperator-3.14.0.xpi
vimperator-3.15.0.xpi
vimperator-3.16.0.xpi
vimperator-3.2.1-signed.xpi
vimperator-3.3.1-signed.xpi
vimperator-3.4.1-signed.xpi
vimperator-3.5.1-signed.xpi
vimperator-3.6.1.1-signed.xpi
vimperator-3.7.1-signed.xpi
vimperator-3.7.1.1-signed.xpi
vimperator-3.8.1-signed.xpi
vimperator-3.8.1.1-signed.xpi
vimperator-3.8.2.1-signed.xpi
vimperator-3.8.3.1-signed.xpi
vimperator-3.9.1-signed.xpi


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