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Instead of numbers used for link hints in Firefox Vimperator addon, I would like to display characters like in Vimium in Google Chrome.

How can I change this configuration?

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Note: You lose the feature to select a link by typing a part of it. Before switching, you might consider to keep the numbers. – blinry Jan 27 '13 at 21:15
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The hintchars variable determines which characters are used for hints. By default, it's set to 0123456789, but you can change it to whatever characters you like. Enter this:

:set hintchars=hjklasdfgyuiopqwertnmzxcvb

The characters are used in the defined order.

See this question on changing the hint's appereance: How to make Vimperator's "numbered" links bigger?

To make the settings permament, put the commands (without the colons) in your .vimperatorrc file, see :help initialization.

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Can you add more information to this. Why is this a solution? What does it do? – ChrisF Jan 15 '13 at 10:29
Worked though ! ..... but I also don't like the red color ....... would you please tell me how to change the colors....thks. – MD. Mohiuddin Ahmed Jan 15 '13 at 14:36
Replace the red by another color you like. To learn more, read the CSS tutorial linked in the other answer. – blinry Jan 27 '13 at 21:13
Now it is :set hintkeys=asdfg;lkjh – Deqing Nov 11 '15 at 13:04

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