The Hacker's Browser. Vimium provides keyboard shortcuts for navigation and control in the spirit of Vim.

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What is Vimium?

Vimium is a popular Chrome extension by Ilya Sukhar, Phil Crosby, Stephen Blott. This extension has 479,114 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.82, and is most similar to Vimium C - All by Keyboard and Firenvim. The latest version, 1.67.4, was updated 6 months ago.

Stats date:
Rating: 4.82 (4,334)
Version: 1.67.4 (Last updated: 2022-12-02)
Creation date: 2020-03-02
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • bookmarks
  • history
  • storage
  • sessions
  • notifications
  • webNavigation
  • <all_urls>
Size: 273.41K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Very high risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Vimium-FF (v1.67.6)
439 31,698
Not available on Edge
*NOTE* Google does not allow Vimium to run on this Chrome Web Store page and the Chrome New Tab page, by design. Sorry about that!

*NOTE* Chrome has some alarmist messaging around the permissions that Vimium needs to run. Really all it's asking for is that Vimium's javascript be loaded into every page. Don't be alarmed. Vimium never talks to any servers and does absolutely nothing with your data. Read the open source code if you're curious.

For more information about rebinding your keys and how to use many of Vimium's features, see here:

Modifier keys are specified as <c-x>, <m-x>, <a-x> for ctrl+x, meta+x, and alt+x respectively.

Navigating the current page:

    ?       show the help dialog for a list of all available keys
    h       scroll left
    j       scroll down
    k       scroll up
    l       scroll right
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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Improves productivity
  • Flexible customizations
  • Speeds up browsing by navigating links with keyboard
  • Saves time and reduces hand strain
  • Essential for keyboard-loving power users
  • Indispensable in day-to-day browsing
  • Further expands keyboard usage
  • Makes other browsers feel awkward to use
  • Useful for navigating tabs and URLs
  • Difficult to use with non-English input methods
  • Steep learning curve
  • Customizations could be easier
  • Issue with text copying and pasting on some browsers
Most mentioned
  • Improves productivity
  • Flexible customizations
  • Saves time and reduces hand strain
  • Speeds up browsing by navigating links with keyboard
  • Essential for keyboard-loving power users
  • Indispensable in day-to-day browsing
  • Useful for navigating tabs and URLs
  • Steep learning curve
  • Customizations
  • English input method issue
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Risk impact

Vimium requires a lot of risky permissions and is not safe to use. Avoid installing this extension unless you absolutely trust this publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Vimium has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Chrome extension may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Chrome extension reputation on Chrome Web Store, the amount of time the Chrome extension has been around, and other signals about the Chrome extension. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Chrome extension, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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