Uzbl uses hjkl for moving around, much like vim does. I was wondering if there was a browser (text based like links, or needing X like uzbl) which would be easy for someone used to emacs key bindings?

Or if there is an emacs mode for having a buffer behave like a Links browser, but with emacs keybindings to move around...

[For linux systems, please ideally something available through AUR or a debian package or both]


There is an Emacs interface to w3m. Debian and Ubuntu ship it as w3m-el. The Emacs wiki has a page about it.

Also, w3 is a browser entirely written in Emacs lisp, but it's fallen out of the major distributions.

  • In most cases, if you want "something with emacs key bindings" what you want is emacs... B-) – Brian Postow Aug 4 '10 at 22:42

You could use Firefox with the Conkeror extension.

(I know Firefox is not text-based, but Conkeror kind of makes it text-based. At least there are no menues, buttons, etc. anymore.)

  • Conkeror is more a standalone browser then a Firefox extension. – Flow Jun 7 '11 at 10:24

w3m uses the VI keybindings.

emacs-w3m is a clone which uses emacs keybindings.

  • That is not an answer to my question. – Seamus Aug 4 '10 at 15:46
  • A quick google, did however lead me to this ( emacs-w3m.namazu.org ) which does, sort of. – Seamus Aug 4 '10 at 15:48
  • @Seamus: Sorry, somehow mixed that up. – Aaron Digulla Aug 5 '10 at 13:17

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