Browsers: Using a keyboard-focused browser, qutebrowser ver. 4

Last Updated on September 8, 2022 by shibatau

The typos are corrected

I. What is qutebrowser

qutebrowser is a keyboard-focused browser with a minimal GUI. It’s based on Python and Qt and free software, licensed under the GPL.

qutebrowser

II. Installation

In Mac, it is very easy. Download macOS.dmg and just open it.

https://github.com/qutebrowser/qutebrowser/releases

III. Quickstart

Please pay attention to upper and lowercase because qutebrowser is case sensitive.

Basic keybindings to get you started
Use the arrow keys or hjkl to move around a webpage (vim-like syntax is used in quite a few places)
To go to a new webpage, press o, then type a url, then press Enter (Use O to open the url in a new tab, go to edit the current URL)
If what you’ve typed isn’t a url, then a search engine will be used instead (DuckDuckGo, by default)
To switch between tabs, use J (next tab) and K (previous tab), or press , where num is the position of the tab to switch to
To close the current tab, press d (and press u to undo closing a tab)
Use H and L to go back and forth in the history
To click on something without using the mouse, press f to show the hints, then type the keys next to what you want to click on (if that sounds weird, then just try pressing f and see what happens)
Press : to show the commandline
To search in a page, press /, type the phrase to search for, then press Enter. Use n and N to go back and forth through the matches, and press Esc to stop doing the search.
To close qutebrowser, press Alt-F4, or :q, or :wq to save the currently open tabs and quit (note that in the settings you can make qutebrowser always save the currently open tabs)

https://qutebrowser.org/doc/quickstart.html

IV. Click on a link without using the mouse

V. qutebrowser help

See here:

https://github.com/qutebrowser/qutebrowser/blob/master/doc/help/index.asciidoc

VI. Adblocker

Adblocker might not work now:

https://github.com/qutebrowser/qutebrowser/issues/6480

About shibatau

I was born and grown up in Kyoto. I studied western philosophy at the University and specialized in analytic philosophy, especially Ludwig Wittgenstein at the postgraduate school. I'm interested in new technology, especially machine learning and have been learning R language for two years and began to learn Python last summer. Listening toParamore, Sia, Amazarashi and MIyuki Nakajima. Favorite movies I've recently seen: "FREEHELD". Favorite actors and actresses: Anthony Hopkins, Denzel Washington, Ellen Page, Meryl Streep, Mia Wasikowska and Robert DeNiro. Favorite books: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, "The Karamazov Brothers", Shinran, "Lamentations of Divergences". Favorite phrase: Salvation by Faith. Twitter: @shibatau

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