Krabby is a web extension (for Chrome, Firefox and surf) for keyboard-based navigation, inspired by Kakoune.
The main differences with existing extensions are:
keyboard layout agnostic,
SOV (subject–object–verb) constructs and
simple interaction with external programs.
It is also quite usable with the mouse.
Learn more at Differences with Vi(m).
Keyboard layout agnostic.
Maps to physical keys, but displays with the US layout.
- Multiple selections as a central way of interacting
- Powerful selection manipulation primitives
- Link hints
External editor support.
Open your favorite editor on text inputs.
- Tab search
- Contextual commands
- Contextual help
- Simple interaction with external programs
Usable with the mouse.
You can for example create a selection by grabbing a link with the mouse and to create the selection.
Or create multiple selections by clicking on hints with .
If you hold Control or Command, you can even make selections with the mouse selection area.
Krabby is not Vim, nor Kakoune.
Krabby is trying to be a navigation tool and some concepts from code editors don’t translate well.
For example, there is no concept of mode in Krabby, but a system of contexts.
Composability is better than extensibility.
Krabby tries hard to provide features that interact well with each other.
For example, and are two building blocks to focus a link and yank its URL.
Depending on the context, will yank the page or a link URL.
Modular (think Emacs).
Krabby is divided into multiple small projects.
At its core Krabby just holds the configuration and grabs its functionalities from other projects.
Chrome, Firefox and surf support.
It has also been tested on
See krabby-resources for all available demos.
- Make sure to deactivate your extension and browser bindings.
- Press to activate Krabby.
- Press for help.
- Commands are bound to physical keys and displayed with the US layout.
- You can click on the keys themselves to run the commands.