Tom Fitzsimmons showed me Conkeror while I was up in Toronto this past week. It is chrome for firefox that acts like Emacs. It features Emacs-style key bindings, including M-x and prefix arguments, numbered links, and buffer-style browsing. Developer quote from the web site: “To make sure Conkeror remains pure, I do not own a mouse.”

I’ve been using this on my laptop for the last few days. It is a bit unpolished. And, I find I do still miss tabbed browsing — but hardly anything else. It is extremely simple to install… so come on, you know you want to.

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  • There is also Vimperator for the vi freak, and this does support tabbed browsing.

  • There are tabs available, if you still want them.
    it’s just two lines in your rc away.

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