142 reviews
  • I've been a long time pentadactyl user and like other reviewers here have been evaluating a few alternatives to replace it . So far it seems like tridactyl is the only current one that approaches and has the best potential in trying to provide a pentadactyl/vimperator experience.

    Being used to the maturity of pentadactyl, using tridactyl does leave me feeling a bit disabled

    - tridactyl sometimes stop working on some pages and I have to switch tabs and back to get it working again
    - mapping like 'gh/GH' appear to be documented but do not seem to work.
    - things feel slower, e.g. my muscle memory from pentadactyl has a T + Enter to open a newtab but in tridactyl opening the commandline takes about half a second - making a few things no-ops and I have to attempt again albeit slower. :)
    - tab-completion at the command line is missing. I hope this gets added.
    - searching still uses the firefox native search interface (i.e. `ctrl-f`) but a feature to support this appears to be under development.
    - some keybindings are different from pentadactyl - e.g. `yy` as opposed to `y` to yank the url - arguably tridactyl is doing the right thing but it does mean some investment in unlearning/remapping things.
    - a lot of my custom plugins for pentdactyl don't work but as javascript support improves, things could be ported over but the docs/examples on this front are few and far between.

    tridactyl is still young but has an active community/code-base and I'm sure most of my pains will go away in time. So far it looks like this is the contender I will stick with.
    Hi, thanks for such a detailed review.

    > mapping like 'gh/GH' appear to be documented but do not seem to work

    I've just added documentation in the betas to explain this better: you need to first set some homepages via `set home url1 url2 url3`. We don't get access to the Firefox ones.

    > things feel slower, e.g. my muscle memory from pentadactyl has a T + Enter to open a newtab but in tridactyl opening the commandline takes about half a second - making a few things no-ops and I have to attempt again albeit slower. :)

    At least some of that is our fault, and we're looking into it, albeit slowly :)

    > tridactyl sometimes stop working on some pages and I have to switch tabs and back to get it working again

    That's usually because focus has gone into an iframe, which are pretty fenced off. There's not much we can do about it :(

    > tab-completion at the command line is missing. I hope this gets added.
    > searching still uses the firefox native search interface (i.e. `ctrl-f`) but a feature to support this appears to be under development.
    > a lot of my custom plugins for pentdactyl don't work but as javascript support improves, things could be ported over but the docs/examples on this front are few and far between.

    These are all in progress. `js` is in the beta branch but is a bit janky.

    If you need any help, don't hesitate to come into the Matrix channel or IRC advertised on the new tab page and the help page.
  • Here's hoping that this will become a worthy successor to Vimperator
  • Fantastic addon, very good work.

    Sometimes, when on gmail, I get this error:

    "# Error: # Tridactyl's native messenger doesn't support your operating system, yet."
    That's weird. Would you mind opening an issue about it on GitHub so that we can investigate it further? Thanks.
  • This extension is awesome. For a while I was using the extended release version of Firefox so that I could keep using Vimperator, but Tridactyl has reached the point where that's no longer necessary. Also it's currently very actively developed, and has gotten a lot better in the last few weeks even. Great work!
  • I was using one of the post WebExtension vim addons before I heard of this one. Very impressed!
    Best Firefox vim addon at the moment, keep up the great work developers!

    4 stars because this is just a work in progress, but has the most potential of any.

    I would really like to open links in container tabs, but this could be an API limitation.
    I'm actually reviewing a PR that supports container tabs right now: https://github.com/cmcaine/tridactyl/pull/499. It will take a short while before it reaches a stable release, though, as it requires yet more permissions. If you use a beta version of Tridactyl from https://tridactyl.cmcaine.co.uk/betas you'll get it quicker :)
  • Great addon! One thing that could be improved is the selection of keys for multi-key shortcuts which should ideally use keys that are next to each other.

    EDIT: Thanks for the quick reply! I guess I was a bit unclear with what I meant. I wasn't referring to the shortcuts for commands (I'm actually very happy with those) but the little hint tags that show up when pressing f/F. My suggestion here would be to prioritize simple combinations (double keys, nearby keys) based on a selected keyboard layout (e.g. qq, kk, qw, kl, ...) instead of just incrementally exhausting the 'hintchars' pool.
    We just use the same binds as Vimperator because the authors are lazy and don't want to have to relearn anything. If you have anything that you particularly dislike, feel free to file an issue: https://github.com/cmcaine/tridactyl/issues.

    You almost rebind anything you want, though, with `bind [key sequence] [command]`. If you just do `bind [key sequence]` you'll find out what that command that sequence is bound to, and `viewconfig nmaps` will show you all of the binds you have.
  • While it is much less feature-full than Vimperator, it works well, the keybindings are mostly intuitive, and I am excited by the fast pace of development.
  • This add-on saved me from leaving firefox due a lack of vimperator feel.

    At the current state of development, there is no missed feature since it already has everything I was used to. Thank you!!!
  • Great extension! One star less because it requires a lot of permissions.
    Are there any that you particularly dislike? Feel free to file an issue here: https://github.com/cmcaine/tridactyl/issues. All of the permissions we ask for are because we need them for features, as we try to explain in the add-on description.

    It would be nice if we could just ask for permission when the features are first used, but unfortunately most of the permissions we need are not supported by permission requests at runtime - https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons/WebExtensions/Request_the_right_permissions#Request_permissions_at_runtime.
  • Wonderful extension! Works well and new cool features keep getting added.

    Too bad some features don't work (well) because of WebExtension limitations but things can only get better ;)
  • The extension is well-written and works pretty well! There are a few bugs, but nothing significant, and development is active and focused.

    I would appreciate a little more documentation on the various features though.

    Nonetheless, an essential addition to firefox!
  • NOICE
  • Great alternative to vimperator since it's not supported in firefox.
    Great keybinds and the tutor is easy to follow.
  • This is awesome addon that takes place of pentadactyl/vimperator and such.
    It still under heavy development but it already useful and moves in a right direction.
    The road the developers take is to make it more like vimperator rather pentadactyl somewhy, given the name is closer to penta :) But nevertheless it awesome.
    Thanks guys!
  • It's amazing how much faster it is to work with only the keyboard. This plugin along with the dwm window manager and the vis text editor mean I rarely have to use my mouse for normal tasks. The native client was just released in beta and it unlocks even more possibilities. I can use an external for thoes times I need to write larger pieces of text or code in browser, filter urls through a shell script, etc.
  • Best vimperator on webextension for now. Too bad webextension is so restrictive. I always preferred firefox over chrome because chrome had such restrictive plugin api, and vimperator/pendactyl on firefox was so much nicer. Then google products got bloated and could only be run with chrome js engine with any speed. Now that firefox is catching up on the js engine front the plugin api regressed to chrome level. unbelievable! I hope things can be improved eventually. Also please allow tridactyl a configuration file. If not local file at least do gist or something!
  • Lovely extension that brings enough vim to firefox to be comfortable.
  • I like this extension and most I find most of the things I need. Some things I am still missing like searching through bookmarks, but overall, I am having a good experience.
    I'm glad you like it.

    You can search through your bookmarks with :bmarks, like :buffer.