Vimperator is a Firefox browser extension with strong inspiration from the Vim text editor, with a mind towards faster and more efficient browsing. It has similar key bindings and you could call it a modal web browser, as key bindings differ according to which mode you are in. For example, it has a special Hint mode, where you can follow links easily with the keyboard only. Also most functionality is available as commands, typing
However, Vimperator does not try to be a 100% Vim clone, it rather brings Vim's ideas to the 21st century. This means making use of new graphical capabilities but also of faster computers. Furthermore, great care is taken into making its command line interface more consistent and easier to use, while still being a powerful extension for advanced users.
Vimperator was initially written by Martin Stubenschrott and has found many invaluable contributers who helped out fixing bugs and adding new features.If you appreciate the work on Vimperator and want to encourage us working on it more, you can send us greetings, patches, or donations:
If you rather prefer getting some nice products for your money, you can also support us by buying some cool merchandise like t-shirts or mugs. Of course, as we believe in free, open source software, only support us financially if you really like Vimperator and the money doesn't hurt — otherwise just use it, recommend it and like it :)
While Vimperator offers already lots of cool features, we cannot and don't want to include every feature directly in the core. Therefore you can enhance the Vimperator experience by adding plugins (even more unofficial plugins here) which add new commands or mappings. Install these plugins by copying them to the ~/.vimperator/plugin/ directory (or %HOME%\vimperator\plugin on Windows) unless noted differently. If you have written a cool plugin which is useful to a wider audience, please submit it.
If you don't care about features but just use Vimperator for the sexy
looks, you can also theme that by using
You can install them by copying them to the ~/.vimperator/colors/
directory (%HOME%\vimperator\colors on
Windows) and use it with
Unexpected features - sometimes also called bugs - are listed in our issue tracker. If your issue is not yet listed there, you can: