Rich shortcuts to click links/switch tabs/scroll, capture pages, use your browser like vim for productivity.

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What is Surfingkeys?

Surfingkeys is a dynamic Chrome extension that offers convenience and enhanced productivity for users, especially those experienced with Vim and EMACS. It turns your browser into a powerful tool by allowing the use of shortcuts to perform a range of browsing actions such as clicking links, switching or closing tabs, editing input, scrolling, capturing pages and even customizing searches across multiple search engines. With the addition of Javascript, Surfingkeys is easily extendable for personalized user experience.

Rating: 4.65 (266)
Version: 1.15.0 (Last updated: 2023-06-25)
Creation date: 2020-06-02
Risk impact: Very high risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • nativeMessaging
  • <all_urls>
  • tabs
  • history
  • bookmarks
  • storage
  • sessions
  • downloads
  • topSites
  • clipboardRead
  • See more
Size: 1.21M
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
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Surfingkeys (v1.15.0)
4.86 (88) 1,746
Surfingkeys (v1.13.0)
4.80 (25) 7,376

A Chrome extension for Vim users, but EMACS users would also love it, as it is much extendable with javascript.

to click links

f   Open a link, press SHIFT to flip hints if they are overlapped.
C   Open a link in non-active new tab
cf  Open multiple links in a new tab
gf  Open a link in non-active new tab
af  Open a link in new tab

to switch tabs

E    Go one tab left
R    Go one tab right
x    Close current tab
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User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Great for productivity and efficiency
  • Time-saving once users get used to it
  • Highly customizable
  • Provides a VIM-like experience on Chrome
  • Helpful in voice controlling a computer
  • Issues with changes in default search provider
  • Difficulty in customization for non-standard layouts
  • Issues with PDF viewer
  • Regular errors and non-responsive pages after updates
  • Queries about disabling it for specific sites
Most mentioned
  • Change in default search provider
  • PDF viewer issues
  • Errors after update
  • Issues with customization
  • VIM-like experience
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Risk impact

Surfingkeys is not very risky to use and it requires a lot of sensitive permissions. Avoid installing this extension unless you absolutely trust this publisher.

Risk likelihood

Surfingkeys has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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