a Firefox extension which makes it behave like Vim text editor. It has
similar key bindings and enables fast, keyboard only, web
browsing. For a while there was a similar extension that targeted
Emacs users, conkeror, but then they built a complete browser from
it... and I lost interest. For a while I used LoL extension that provided
hints, and Firemacs extension
which provided Emacs like bindings, it was not bad, at all. But a
recent xf86-video-intel update broke LoL, it would freeze Firefox
while only trying to draw 10+ hints.
In recent months I was reading good things about vimperator almost every day so I decided to try it. After reading the manual I wrote a config file which gives me the same experience, effectively replacing; LoL, Firemacs, It's All Text, AutoHide Statusbar and Speed Dial extensions on my system (while providing many new great options). Guideline for writing it was that any combination hit by mistake does something as close as possible as it would do if you were in Emacs. Maybe hitting "
is easier to get a buffer list but when you have "
C-b" burned into your fingertips it's not of much use.
In addition to re-mapping key bindings my options are solid, I decided to re-use the AwesomeBar functionality and my default search engine is YubNub, so those give me blazing fast access to whatever I need, i.e. hitting "
C-x l" and
aur some package", or "