Vimisms in Web browsing

Here are some Vimisms(Vim like way of doing things) while browsing the Web.

  1. If you are using Firefox to browse, typing / outside of a text field will open “Quick Find” (not the incremental search)
  2. If you are using Google Reader, you can use j to scroll down, k to scroll up

Here is the shortcut list from Google’s page:

Keyboard Shortcuts

Key Action
J Selects the next result.
K Selects the previous result.
O Opens the selected result.
<Enter> Opens the selected result.
/ Puts the cursor in the search box.
<Esc> Removes the cursor from the search box.

For hardcore Vimmers there is Vimperator, a Firefox add-on that makes Firefox a “modal web browser”


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