Faster web browsing with Vimium

Faster web browsing with Vimium
Screen Shot of Vimium Chrome extension

Look, Mom, no mouse! This week’s blogpost could change how you browse the web and power you up into a keyboard ninja.

First some housecleaning: Yikes, I haven’t posted in the last 3 weeks! Sorry if I worried you. Yes, I’m still alive. 🙂 And I wanna get back to my regular weekly blogging schedule.

Ok, with that outta the way…

I want to show you a cool Chrome extension called Vimium. It’s so cool because it almost eliminates the need for a mouse when browsing the web. It does this by giving you a bevy of keyboard shortcuts; and one of the main shortcuts “F” flashes little yellow flags with 1-2 letters in front of hyperlinks. All you have to do to open the hyperlinks is type the letters, and—boom!—you’re link is opened. There are also shortcuts for manipulating windows and scrolling and more. It takes a bit of getting used to, but I’m really liking the change because it can make browsing much quicker.

Btw, Vimium is inspired from Vim which is a powerful code editor. So it may acclimatize you to Vim’s keyboard workflow, too. Who knows?

Check out the link for a video demo or to install it.

Vimium for Chrome