For those who misses Emacs keys on Linux (both in Firefox and Chrome)
Good news! I started a new
project xkeysnail, which provides you a
key-configuration functionality on every application (including Firefox and
Chrome) on Linux (it's like AutoHotKey on Windows). This frees you from
limitations of web-browsers that prohibits you to override keys such as
In combination of Vim-oriented browsing-addons such as Surfingkeys (BTW, this add-on is a way better than old-style KeySnail I feel), xkeysnail provides you a better browsing experience as in KeySnail, I believe.
KeySnail doesn't support Firefox57+
Since Firefox 57 dropped several important features required by KeySnail (or Vimperator), there is no chance to migrate KeySnail to Firefox 57+ for now.
The most important feature, which has been unfortunately dropped in Firefox 57+, is API for overriding browser-level shortcut keys. See https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1215061 for details. Since current API only allows content-level shortcut keys, KeySnail doesn't work in most of the places including location bars, search field, and so forth.
If you want to keep using KeySnail, I recommend using Waterfox https://www.waterfoxproject.org/ instead of Firefox. Several KeySnail users have already reported that they are enjoying Waterfox.
Another option is to switch to other add-ons that still work in Firefox 57+. I tried several add-ons and personally recommend Surfingkeys, which is highly extensible and has sophisticated APIs.
Thanks for using KeySnail! Without your encouraging reactions, I couldn't enjoy such a long-time lasting development.
KeySnail is an add-on for Mozilla Firefox that aims to be a competitor and lightweight alternative to Vimperator. Unlike Vimperator, KeySnail provides comfortable browsing experience for Emacs users, but its target users are not limited to.
See https://github.com/mooz/keysnail/wiki for details.
How to release
- Update the package version by
- Rebuild the package by
keysnail.xpifile in addons.mozilla.org
keysnail.xpiwith signed one, and update hash information in
- Update signature information in
update.rdffor auto-updating by
- Push changes to GitHub