Extension Watch: Vimify Google Chrome and Chromium with Vimium

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Mar 18, 2013 GMT
Dmitri Popov

Miss Vim keyboard shortcuts in Google Chrome or Chromium? The Vimium extension remedies the situation by assigning Vim-like shortcuts to often-used browser actions. Once installed, the extension allows you to control the browser and navigate the web without using the mouse. Vimium supports many useful shortcuts including j and k for scrolling the current page down and up, gg for jumping to the top of the page, r to reload the page, and yy to copy the current URL to the clipboard. There are also keyboard shortcuts that allow you to open links, search, open bookmarks, create tabs, and much, much more. You can view a list of all supported keyboard shortcuts in the project's GitHub repository. Here, you can also peruse Vimium's source code and read how to configure custom key mappings.

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