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I stumbled upon the surf browser which is light weight. But i could not find the shortcut keys for the same (Going back, open multiple tabs if possible).

I could not find shortcuts page in the official site. Do you know the shortcuts for surf browser?

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tab support is ok, its not needed. But do you know shortcut keys? I could not find in official site. –  18bytes Jan 18 '12 at 18:28
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You can have tabbed surf! :D Same website you got surfed from, go to the tools/ button and click on tabbed. Download and build/install it, and then you can run tabbed instead of surf. man tabbed for hotkeys. –  Rob Jan 19 '12 at 5:59

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Surf is basically a standalone web view with a very limited feature set, and as such has no tab support. From the web page you linked:

I'd never thought I'd enjoy using a browser with no tab support until I forced myself to use surf for a week.

Everything else is listed in its man page, with is part of the download and installed with the browser. man surf will help if you installed it properly. You can also open the almost plain-text file surf.1 instead.

Ctrl-H goes back, Ctrl-L forward. There are additional shortcuts for incremental searching, scrolling, printing, reloading and a handful of other things, but that's it. Notably absent, of course, are shortcuts for handling multiple tabs.

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It's 800 lines of code, what can be expected? –  Daniel Beck Jan 18 '12 at 18:36

It's very easy to get tab support in surf with tabbed. Just install tabbed (>= v0.4) and run tabbed surf -e. The keys are documented on man tabbed, here they are in brief:

  • Ctrl-Shift-Enter to open a new tab
  • Ctrl-Shift-j / Ctrl-Shift-l to go to the previous / next tab
  • Ctrl-[0..9] to go to the nth tab
  • Ctrl-Tab to toggle between two most recent tabs (like Alt-Tab)
  • Ctrl-q to close tab.
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