gleeBox Alternatives

    gleeBox is described as 'experimental project that takes a keyboard-centric approach to navigating the web. It provides alternatives to actions that are traditionally performed via the mouse. Some of these are radically more efficient than using a mouse, some not so much' and is an app in the Web Browsers category. There are seven alternatives to gleeBox for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Firefox and Google Chrome. The best alternative is Vimium, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like gleeBox are cVim (Free, Open Source), Vimperator (Free, Open Source), VimFx (Free, Open Source) and vrome (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2017

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      The Hacker's Browser. Vimium provides keyboard shortcuts for navigation and control in the spirit of Vim . Vimium helps you navigate the web without touching the mouse.
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      Vim bindings for Google Chrome. Why is this different than Vimium, ViChrome, or Vrome? These extensions do a wonderful job of adding Vim-like keybindings to Google Chrome, but they lack many of the features that the Firefox add-on Pentadactyl have.

      Discontinued

      As of April 23, 2020, the last update to GitHub was January 29, 2019, over a year ago. The most similar alternative is Surfingkeys (https://github.com/brookhong/Surfingkeys) or a fork of cVim, vb4c (https://github.com/dcchambers/vb4c).

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      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.

      Discontinued

      Didn't make it a WebExtension

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    1. VimFx is a Mozilla Firefox extension which introduces Vim-style keyboard shortcuts for browsing and navigation, significantly reducing the use of mouse, and allowing your hands to rest on the home row.

      Discontinued

      Didn't make it a WebExtension

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      Vrome is a Vim keybindings extension for Chrome. Designed to provide a more efficient browsing experience, Vrome comes with its own additions that will surprise you. Vim and Vimperator/Pentadactyl users will feel right at home.
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    2. Mouseless Browsing (MLB) enables you to browse the web entirely with the keyboard. The basic principle is to add small boxes with unique ids behind every link and/or form element. You just have to type in the id to trigger the corresponding action i.e.
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    3. Conkeror is a keyboard-oriented, highly-customizable, highly-extensible web browser based on Mozilla XULRunner, written mainly in JavaScript, and inspired by exceptional software such as Emacs and vi.
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