Vimb - the Vim-like browser
Vimb is a Vim-like web browser that is inspired by Pentadactyl and Vimprobable. The goal of Vimb is to build a completely keyboard-driven, efficient and pleasurable browsing-experience with low memory and CPU usage that is intuitive to use for Vim users.
More information and some screenshots of Vimb browser in action can be found on the project page of Vimb.
- it's modal like Vim
- Vim like keybindings - assignable for each browser mode
- nearly every configuration can be changed at runtime with Vim like set syntax
- history for
excommands, search queries, URLs
- completions for: commands, URLs, bookmarked URLs, variable names of settings, search-queries
- hinting - marks links, form fields and other clickable elements to be clicked, opened or inspected
- SSL validation against ca-certificate file
- user defined URL-shortcuts with placeholders
- read it later queue to collect URIs for later use
- multiple yank/paste registers
- Vim like autocmd - execute commands automatically after an event on specific URIs
- Arch Linux: community/vimb, aur/vimb-git, aur/vimb-gtk2
- Gentoo: gentoo-git, gentoo
- openSUSE: network/vimb
- pkgsrc: pkgsrc/www/vimb, pkgsrc/wip/vimb-git
- Slackware: slackbuild/vimb
- webkit2gtk-4.0 >= 2.20.x
- gst-libav, gst-plugins-good (optional, for media decoding among other things)
config.mk to match your local setup. You might need to do this if you use another compiler, like tcc. Most people, however, will almost never need to do this on systems like Ubuntu or Debian.
src/config.h to match your personal preferences, like changing the characters used in the loading bar, or the font.
Makefile will not overwrite your customised
config.h with the contents of
config.def.h, even if it was updated in the latest git pull. Therefore, you should always compare your customised
config.def.h and make sure you include any changes to the latter in your
Run the following commands to compile and install Vimb (if necessary, the last one as root). If you want to change the
PREFIX, note that it's required to give it on both stages, build and install.
make PREFIX=/usr make PREFIX=/usr install
To run vimb without installation for testing it out use the 'runsandbox' make target.
Information about the license are found in the file LICENSE.