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About Conkeror

Conkeror is a keyboard-oriented, highly-customizable, highly-extensible web browser based on Mozilla XULRunner, written mainly in JavaScript, and inspired by exceptional software such as Emacs and vi. Conkeror features a sophisticated keyboard system, allowing users to run commands and interact with content in powerful and novel ways. It is self-documenting, featuring a powerful interactive help system.


Most development talk takes place on the IRC channel, however the mailing list is active and developers notify it when important things happen or break. The issue tracker's bug and feature request sections are generally up-to-date and tend to be very informative.


1. Installation and Startup

2. Using Conkeror

2.1. Essentials

  • Quick Start - A brief tour of the keys.

  • FAQ - Frequently asked questions.

  • Rc File - Configuration file or files loaded at start-up.

2.2. UI

2.3. Content

  • Webjumps - Working with webjumps - shortcuts to often-used pages.

  • Read-Url Handlers - Defining syntax handlers for the url prompt.

  • Page Modes - Special functionality for particular web sites.

  • Content Handlers - Configuring actions and external programs for specific MIME types.

  • Protocol Handlers - Configuring external handlers for protocols.

  • Content Policy - Filtering and monitoring content requests.

  • Focus - Dealing with web pages that steal focus.

  • KeyKill - Dealing with web pages that steal keys.

  • Client Redirect - Program your own redirects.

  • Formfill - About the completions popup in content input fields.

  • UserAgent - What websites know about your browser, and how to change it.

2.4. Environment

2.5. Reference

2.6. Misc

3. Programming Conkeror

4. Development Resources

5. Mozilla Development Resources


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