Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Pentadactyl is awesome. I originally started using Vimperator about a year ago (?) and loved it, but recently things just changed too much. I was very pleased to find Pentadactyl and made the switch immediately. It greatly increases my productivity when browsing the Web. I can't stand to use anything else. It's always one of the first addons that I install. :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b6). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is my most used plugin. The keybindings make browsing effortless. I even found that when the update to firefox 5 came out, the developers at http://dactyl.sourceforge.net/coding had a nightly build that continued to let me use the plugin.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b6). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is by far my favorite Firefox addon. While it requires a certain learning curve to get a handle of all the keybindings (if you're not familiar with vim), it produces a faster, more fluid browsing experience.

I haven't found a command yet that I wish was in this browser. Want to go to your homepage? g-h. Want to go to a textbox on the current page? g-i. t = new tab, and o = open. Intuitive, slick and fast. 5 Stars, hands down.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b6). 

Use Pentadactyl Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love this plugin so much. It gives you a near effortless web browsing experience, that is fully customizable to do whatever you want. You can create macros (qw.....q then use @w to use the macro), quick marks (Mr then do a :mkpentadactylrc!), and easily search within sites (r-click a search field, click add keyword search, then if you type the keyword before your search query it will search within that site). Much much more than that.

This plugin is 1000x better than vimium, and I'd say 2-3x better than vimperator due to the fact that it starts up a heck of a lot faster and is more minimalistic. I liked vimperator when I was first using it, mostly due to the fact that people who use my computer don't give me a WTF, but found myself wanting the old vimperator back. Pentadactyl gives me that.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b6). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent addon. If you like staying inside the keyboard you'll like this.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b6). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Please tell me how to get back the original c-c, c-v(copy, paste), as now I've to press c-v first to pass through.
Anyway, good extension

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b6). 

Get productive again Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The mouse is an invention by the Anti-Christ. The purpose of this invention was to slow people down, and make them dumb. Using a computer like it is a toy, clicking on stuff and make them forget how computers work. How many times have I heard someone ask: «Fucking computers, how do they work?». They don't know because they use a mouse. They don't know because they don't care.

Not anymore.

Get back in control, and forget your mouse. Burn it. It's the only way. Start using a tiling window manager. Install and update your system via the command line. And browse the web with pentadactyl. You browse faster, and it makes you look cool. The ladies love a gentleman that browses using only the keyboard. I had sex many times thanks to pentadactyl.

Just use it. You'll love it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b6). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is awesome.I ran into some problems though (broken Awesomebar, back/forward functionality, and some other stuff too). But after I disabled it, restarted Firefox, and then re-enabled it it cleared itself out. Seems to be working fine now, not sure what that was about. Also not sure how I used Firefox without this!

EDIT: Turns out basically any tab behavior changing add-on (I tested several, notably Tab Utilities and Tab Mix Plus) created the issues. Tab Utilities is something I always use, mainly for the smart grouping. Pentadactyl seems to not have any of those features, although I'm still investigating. An example of what I mean by this would be that new tabs and searches with Pentadactyl always open in the last tab; then when I press "d' to close it I am sent to the tab directly to the left rather than the last tab I was on. I am then forced to use key combinations to get back to where I was, but if I close the tab normally (close button or middle mouse click) I am sent back to the correct, originating tab. This is confusing and seems to be counterproductive.

Furthermore, if I choose to use C-n or C-p to get back to where I was and am using the built in feature to not load every tab when I start Firefox every tab I pass through is loaded. Conversely, Tab Utilities allows me to use C-left/right to cycle tabs, but doesn't actually select the tab until I release Ctrl. This means that it is not displaying or loading the tabs I pass through until I actually stop and release the key, which is, to say the least, awesome. Pentadactyl may have features like this, I'm still wading through the copious amounts of documentation, but as far as tabbed browsing goes, the default settings are making me work much harder, even as compared to the default Firefox behavior (a simple C-w and I'm back where I started). But that's just my impression after a few days...perhaps I'm missing something?

EDIT: There is a plugin for the add-on that mostly restores the functionality. It allows to set where tabs open and the order tabs are selected upon close, which saves a ton of keystrokes. Seems like that one should be built in.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b6). 

Finally Vim keybindings with the new Firefox Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I haven't been using the new Firefox 4 cause Vimperator didn't have a supported release for it. But loved the speed and functionality of the new Firefox and it was very exciting to find this plugin and be able to finally fully play around with the new Firefox and use the Vim keybindings. Great work and very flexible addon, you can really customize it precisely to fit your needs. If you have your old .vimperatorrc file you can just go ahead and create a .pentadactylrc and copy the contest. And any themes/colorschemes you had in .vimperator/colors again you can copy all of them to .pentadactyl/colors and rename from *.vimp to *.penta and they'll work with it.
Bottom line: excellent plugin for superfast keyboard navigation and webbrowsing.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b5.1). 

They Fixed Firefox! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This fixes Firefox for me by bridging the gap between the CLI and the graphical browser, and it does it quite elegantly. Also it hides the parts of the UI I don't like and puts a shell in the status bar. Perfect! I'm all smiles here...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b5). 

Innovative and well-supported Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a great add-on. Allows me to move seamlessly between Vim and Firefox. I discovered Vimperator some time ago and loved it. But ever since I've tried Pentadactyl, I haven't thought of going back. Its faster, innovative, much better supported (there are nightly builds) and while Vimperator has gone towards visual candy, Pentadactyl stays close to Vi roots and offers great features for the experienced vi users.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b5). 

Keep up the good work! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's nice to see the vimperator project getting revived!

Ctrl+I finally works with gvim+Windows. There are significant performance issues with FF3 but works smoothly on FF4.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b5). 

really good Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Fantasic. I love it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b5). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

If you're reading this, you already know you want it and will see nothing but 5 stars. At this point I can barely use any computer [productively] but my own until I get this installed.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b3). 

It truly is vimperator++ Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The only thing that could make vimperator any better is maintained code and speed which is exactly what pentadactyl does. There is one feature missing: ability to donate to the project...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b3). 

Spot on! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Does exactly what it should. Nothing more, nothing less, thank God.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b3). 

Excellent! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks! Firefox+Pentadactyl is the best browser I've seen so far. It is natural, fast and truly mouseless. I wish Uzbl was that usable.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b3). 

Can't live without it Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I just created an account here to write this review. Yes, it is that good. I was a die-hard user of vimperator before but pentadactyl beats it hands down. I am so spoiled that I want some of pentas features in vim!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b3). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great work!! I just switched over from Vimperator and am beyond pleased with the performance.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b3). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Good job! Even better than Vimperator.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0b3).