I like to use a Firefox extension called Vimium. Basically, it's a way of controlling the browser with the keyboard while mimicking vim shortcuts. However, there's one functionality on it that is not specific from vim that works as follows:

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Basically, I press F on the keyboard and it'll map all the clickable elements on the page showing a random sequence of two letters on it, so once I type this sequence it'll "click" on that link with the keyboard. I'd like to know other extensions with a functionality like this one. Does anyone know if this technique for controlling a browser has a specific name or if there are other browser extensions that work like Vimium?

I'm looking for Vimium alternatives because Vimium shows some bugs while I use it together with some web applications, so I'd like to try new alternatives as this functionality is really useful for me.


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The Vimium C Web Extension by Dahan Gong has been updated more recently than other similar extensions (it was just updated 4 days ago).

Description from Mozilla's Firefox Add-ons Site (AMO):

Vimium C is an open source browser extension that provides keyboard-based inner-page navigation, browser tab operations, and an enhanced search panel, so you may take full advantages of your browser without a mouse or touchpad.

The source code is available on GitHub. Any issues can be reported there as well. Currently, the developer is very active in responding to issues.

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    Wow this was a latent need that could be of big use to me. Jan 3, 2020 at 14:46
  • @SridharSarnobat Happy to help! Jan 4, 2020 at 9:18
  • I'm starting to use this and I find it more useful than vim itself :)) Anyone who likes keyboard shortcuts needs to do themselves a favor and install this extension. Jan 4, 2020 at 19:20

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