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About this Add-on
VimFx is a Firefox extension which adds short, Vim-style keyboard shortcuts for browsing and navigation, for a near mouseless experience.
- Doesn’t change your browser in any way. Everything can be disabled.
- Easy for beginners, powerful for advanced users. Not just for Vim fanatics.
- Modeled after Vimium for Chrome.
Power user? Make a config file!
In either case, have look at the the documentation and the wiki.
Also check out the future of VimFx.
VimFx is made by these awesome people.
Why VimFx was created
Even before Vimium there was Vimperator for Firefox. In my opinion, Vimperator has too many features and aggressively changes the default Firefox appearance and behavior. Vimium is exactly what I need in terms of added functionality, but for Chrome. That’s why I decided to develop a similar extension for Firefox.
VimFx will be nice to your browser and to your habits. Promise.
– Anton Khodakivskiy, VimFx’s original author.
VimFx has concise shortcuts for most commonly performed actions. Many simply invoke standard Firefox features. That is preferred over re-implementing similar functionality.
fto mark links, text inputs and buttons on the page. Then either type the hint or the text of a marked element to click it. This command has many variations, for example to copy links or open them in new tabs.
/and cycle between matches with
Open a new tab with
t, close it with
x. Reopen it again with
X. Switch between tabs with
K, or some of the several other tab commands.
Half a page:
Use Caret mode to copy text without using the mouse.
There are of course many more shortcuts! Press
?to see them all, and then
/to search among them. Click on a command or open VimFx’s options page in the Add-ons Manager to customize the default shortcuts.
You can temporarily disable VimFx by using Ignore mode. Press
ito enter it, and
shift-escapeto exit. Use the blacklist to automatically enter Ignore mode on specific sites.
There’s also an article on ghacks.net which is a good introduction.
Enjoying VimFx? Write a review!
Found a bug? Report it in the issue tracker!
- Improved: The scrolling commands now scroll the closest scrollable parent of the currently focused element (if it is not scrollable itself). This is noticeable for Twitter’s modals, which are often scrollable. No longer any need to use the
efcommands to scroll those modals!