|This page will only appear on the first start. To view it at a later
time, use the
Basic keybindings to get you started
Use the arrow keys or
hjklto move around a webpage (vim-like syntax is used in quite a few places)
To go to a new webpage, press
o, then type a url, then press Enter (Use
Oto open the url in a new tab,
goto edit the current URL)
If what you’ve typed isn’t a url, then a search engine will be used instead (DuckDuckGo, by default)
To switch between tabs, use
J(next tab) and
K(previous tab), or press
numis the position of the tab to switch to
To close the current tab, press
uto undo closing a tab)
Lto go back and forth in the history
To click on something without using the mouse, press
fto show the hints, then type the keys next to what you want to click on (if that sounds weird, then just try pressing
fand see what happens)
:to show the commandline
To search in a page, press
/, type the phrase to search for, then press Enter. Use
Nto go back and forth through the matches, and press Esc to stop doing the search.
To close qutebrowser, press
:wqto save the currently open tabs and quit (note that in the settings you can make qutebrowser always save the currently open tabs)
What to do now
View the key binding cheatsheet to make yourself familiar with the key bindings:
There’s also a free training course on shortcutfoo for the keybindings - note that you need to be in insert mode (i) for it to work.
:adblock-updateto download adblock lists and activate adblocking.
If you just cloned the repository, you’ll need to run
scripts/asciidoc2html.pyto generate the documentation.
Go to the settings page to set up qutebrowser the way you want it. (Currently not available with the QtWebEngine backend and on the OS X build - use the
Let me know what features you are missing or things that need (even small!) improvements.
If you get stuck, you can get help in multiple ways:
Working on qutebrowser is a very rewarding hobby, but like (nearly) all hobbies
it also costs some money. Namely I have to pay for the server and domain, and
do occasional hardware upgrades
[It turned out a 160 GB SSD is rather small - the VMs and custom Qt builds I use for testing/developing qutebrowser need about 100 GB of space]
If you want to give me a beer or a pizza back, I’m trying to make it as easy as possible for you to do so. If some other way would be easier for you, please get in touch!