Pentadactyl is a browser add-on for Mozilla Firefox that gives the browser a Vim-like user interface.

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Allow outdated firefox extension to be enabled

So I have a lovely extension called Pentadactyl. It's not maintained for every "major" Firefox release and thus may have an outdated version number somewhere. It does its job and frankly it's my ...
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Pentadactyl - Sanitize not clearing formdata

When using Pentadactyl, using either: :sanitize all :sanitize formdata The dropdowns under text input boxes (forms?) still show a history when you begin to type. I'd like to have this data which I ...
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Using Firefox Pocket addon with Pentadactyl

I'm using Pentadactyl, a Firefox plugin which emulates vim-style keybindings and browsing. I've recently been interested in using Pocket with 'Automatically make all saved pages available offline' ...
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Pentadactyl - How do I use extended hints to open multiple links?

When using ;F to open multiple hints, the help file only mentions that the hints are delimited with (carriage return/enter). It looks as though I can filter by links containing a partial match. How ...
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How to set the default filetype when editing a text field in gVim with Pentadactyl?

When editing a text field in Pentadactyl (or Vimperator) pressing C-i will copy its contents to a temporary file, which is then opened in an external editor (that defaults to gVim). Since this file ...
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pentadactyl - syntactic sugar for command

On Pentadactyl: Use current tab's url in command I learned how to create a command that uses the current buffer's URL. I'm using this to rewrite the URL to use the hypothes.is "via hypothesis" ...
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What's the difference between Vimperator and Pentadactyl?

I've been using vimperator for a few months and loving it (although it makes it hard for me to go back to primitive mousery on others' computers). I've seen that there's a fork called Pentadactyl, but ...
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Pentadactyl: how to disable menu bar toggle by <Alt>?

Using Pentadactyl, when I press the Alt key, it toggles the menu bar, and the --MENU-- mode. This is very embarrassing for me, as I use dwm window manager at the same time, where Alt is the most ...
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How to disable Pentadactyl per site?

Is there a more definitive way to disable Pentadactyl on a url basis that is not -- PASS THROUGH -- ? When I try to use codepen.io I cannot edit any text fields, with or without pass-through enabled. ...
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Pentadactyl stuck on one window when multiple windows open

If I have more then one window open Pentadactyl will often be "stuck" on one of the windows no matter which window is selected or active. example: Lets say I have two Firefox windows open, One on ...
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Pentadactyl/Vimperator: howto copy image to clipboard

My question is about the Firefox add-on Pentadactyl (the question is also relevant to it's parent project Vimperator). In Pentadactyl, there is a way to save an image: ;s At this point, you select ...
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Pentadactyl Firefox shortcuts

The commands ZZ,:xa,:xall and :wq are supposed to save the current firefox session and quit,but regardless of which one I try I end up on my homepage the next time firefox is started.Are the commands ...
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Can I add a key with right click to access the Firefox context menu?

I often hit the right click on my trackpad on accident. With Firefox open it opens the context menu. Can I add a key, Shift, Ctrl, alt, etc., to combine with the right click to prevent this accident ...
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Move matching tabs to new tab group in pentadactyl

Does anyone know if I can move all the tabs matching an expression into a different tab group? If so, how?
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How to open previous/next page in new tab in Pentadactyl?

If pressing H and L brings you to the previous and next pages, respectively (Alt+Left/Right on vanilla Firefox), what's the key for opening the previous/next page in a new tab? The functionality I'm ...
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Pentadactyl: Open a link in the current tab even when the link opens in a new tab by default

Contrary what the documentation states, ;o does not open the selected link in the current tab but either opens it in the current tab or a new tab depending on the behaviour specified by the page. How ...
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How can I exit Pass Through mode in Pentadactyl when the Escape key is captured?

Steps to reproduce: Visit this page. It is a JSFiddle consisting entirely of window.onkeydown = function(e) { e.preventDefault(); }; Click inside the gray area, under the white top bar, to give ...
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Scroll down with Pentadactyl on DuckDuckGo

I would like to use the DuckDuckGo search engine. But there's an annoying problem that makes it unusable for me: I use Pentadactyl (the Vimperator fork) with my Firefox. On a fresh DuckDuckGo result ...
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How to copy text from pentadactyl to system clipboard?

I thought I should be able to copy text like this: / + text-to-search + <ENTER> to find the beginning of text n as many times as needed to go to desired search result i to go into CARET mode ...
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How do I run a page's javascript function?

By expecting the html page's code I found that a given link calls updateAuthors('next'). Can I call it with pentadacyl? There's execute and javascript (commands?) but inserting the above call after ...
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What is the closest Pentadactyl/Vimperator clone for Opera?

I'm a firefox+pentadactyl fan - but sometimes I'm forced to work in Opera. What is the closest pentadactyl analogue (in terms of default keys and functionality) in Opera (I find that there are several ...
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Copy an IRL instead of a URL?

IRL is a UTF-8 encoded page address, in contrast URL which only allows a subset of ascii and everything beyond that is percentage-encoded. In pentadactyl IRL appears, in an address bar: and as ...
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How can I inspect an element with vimperator/pentadactyl?

I'd like to be able to inspect an element (i.e. a link) with the built-in Firefox inspection tool, similar to right-clicking on an element and selecting "Inspect Element," only I'd like to be able to ...
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Pentadactyl launch external program without console output

I use some custom commands within Pentadactyl which launch external programs. For example, I have mapped a command which downloads a Youtube video, converts it to MP3 and moves it to the correct ...
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How to enable the bookmarks toolbar in Pentadactyl/Firefox?

I am using Pentadactyl Nightly (20 August 2013) with Firefox 23.0.1. After installing Pentadactyl, it removed all my toolbars. However, the bookmarks toolbar is actually useful for me so I want to ...
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How to increase the font size of the command line in vimperator / pentadactyl?

What to I insert into my .vimperatorrc to make the font size of the command line bigger?
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Style hint box when active

When I enter hints mode, a box appears above each link. I can style that box with highlight Hint font-size: 10; border: solid white 1px; color: #00FF00; background-color: #000000; padding: 2px; But ...
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Pin tab by default?

Is there a way to make firefox open tab as a pin tab by default? I often work with multiple tabs. My "home page" alone is 7 tabs already. I pin them all, still it'll be better for me to open all tabs ...
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Map <M-h> to gT / <M-l> to gt

I tried mapping <M-h> to go back a tab and <M-l> to go right a tab. Contents of .pentadactylrc: nmap <M-h> gT nmap <M-l> gt It doesn't seem to have any effect.
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Using a key-mapping for only specific URLs in Pentadactyl

I am trying to map the tab-key to the down-arrow-key , which works perfectly fine. However, I am trying to find a way to do that only for a specific URL. Tried to use autocommand the following way: ...
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Open current tab's address to modify/edit/change it with pentadactyl

I'm using Pentadactyl and looking for a way to modify the current tab's address, but I haven't found anything yet. Is there any command to open current tab's address to modify it? Any other workaround ...
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Quickmarks (:qmarks) not saving in Pentadactyl

-Pentadactyl v1.1 (upd-2014-03-26) -Firefox 28 supposedly qmark is persistent across browser sessions, but not in my case. I'll add a qmark e.g. :qmark g mail.google.com upon ff exit the qmark is ...
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Go back to last viewed page in pentadactyl

Is there a command/command set to go back to the last viewed page in Pentadactyl? I often close my browser and then decide that it was to early, so I want to turn it on again and to go the last viewed ...
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How do you click web page elements without a mouse?

I installed Arch Linux a few days ago on my Chromebook C720, but due to some kernel support issues with the touchpad, I'm left with no mouse. I'm not too bothered about fixing it right now though, ...
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How do I prevent a page from hijacking my Pentadactyl navigation keys?

Facebook wants me to use their own set of keyboard shortcuts for navigating their site, but these don't play that well with my Pentadactyl setup. How can I prevent Facebook from hijacking my keys, so ...
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Pentadactyl: Use current tab's url in command

I would like to create a mapping for emailing a link to the page displayed in the current tab: :map ,m :! mail -s "here's a link" email@example.com<cr><current-url><C-d> I am ...
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Is there a two keypress way to open new tab in Pentadactyl?

Workflow before Pentadactyl was: Command-T, start typing URL. (2 keypresses) Now, it's :tabopen URL (6-8 keypresses, or :) Anyone know a better way to reduce the keypresses neeeded to open a new tab?
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Pentadactyl - Setting the editor conditional on the operating system

I frequently work on three operating systems (Windows 7, OSX, and Linux) and I keep one .pentadactylrc under version control. Up until recently my settings have been portable enough to work on all ...
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On-demand custom search with Pentadactyl

I'm a Perl developer, so I often visit CPAN. I'd be happy if I could make my Pentadactyl understand command like :cp List Util to search CPAN for modules containing theese strings in its names. I ...
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Pentadactyl - disable Emacs-like (Ctrl) key mappings

I'm using Pentadactyl 1.0b7.2 and I'd like to disable Ctrl-[key] mappings. I already mapped the actions I use the most to single key press. I also successfully remapped most of Ctrl-[key] mappings to ...
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pentadactyl - Set external editor to be vim termnial

Is there nay way we can set vim terminal to be external editor of pentadactyl ? Thanks I've tried this but it seems to not work: set editor='vim -f +<line> +"sil! call cursor(0, <column>...
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pentadactyl - Mapping <Leader><Esc>

Is there anyway that we do this mapping in pentadactyl : map <Leader><Esc> :<C-z><Esc><cr> I've tried but it doesn't work. Thanks :) P/S: I knnow that it's not ...
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How to use Pentadactyl style/styleenable?

I tried :style -name=codesnippet craftyjs.com pre code {background-color: transparent;} but nothing happened, apparently. Then I tried :styleenable -name=codesnippet but nothing happend, either. How ...
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Pentadactyl with DuckDuckGo as default search engine

I'd like to set DuckDuckGo as Pentadactyl's default search engine. I added DuckDuckGo's query URL to about:config's keyword.URL variable. I also installed DuckDuckGo's engine via "Add to Firefox" link....
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How to map a key shortcut to a bookmark?

I'm using pentadactyl in my Firefox as a keyboard enthusiast. Now I'm thinking of using key shortcut to easily access one of my bookmarks, which actually contains a javascript to run (so apparently ...
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How to set editor of pentadactyl on Mac?

Firefox plugin pentadactyl provides the function of setting a external editor. default: gvim -f +<line> +"sil! call cursor(0, <column>)" <file> I installed MacVim on my MacBook, ...
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Pentadactyl: Search several sites at one command

Consider a problem of searching several wikis at one command. Here's a possible solution. If one'd add the following to the .pentadactylrc: javascript <<EOF dactyl.searchWikis = function (...
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In vimperator/pentadactyl, how can I disable almost everything?

I like the movement keys, pressing f to click links, and being able to disable pentadactyl, but I pretty much don't need anything else. How can I get my old hotkeys back? Mostly, I'm thinking about......
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Mapping to <S-Right> and <S-Left>

I'd like to map C-n and C-p to S-Right and S-Left correspondingly. I tried to put cmap <C-n> <S-Right> cmap <C-p> <S-Left> in ~/.pentadactylrc - but it doesn't work. How ...