Over the last couple of months I have become increasingly comfortable with it, and with the addition of some great recent functionality, it has become my default browser.
The project has good documentation, in the form of two man pages:
vimprobablerc, but I thought I’d share some of my
customizations and working methods.
Copy & Paste
The only time I have been tempted to take my hand off the keyboard was to insert the cursor at the correct character to begin a selection to copy and paste. This is unnecessary. With the right options in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/vimprobable/vimprobablerc, you can do it all from the keyboard.
Map the keys you would like to use to enter and exit caret mode. I use Ctrlc to enter and Shiftc to return to normal mode:
Then, it is just a matter of identifying the text that you wish to copy
(in the photo above I was copying a script to launch
highlighting it via search. So the sequence is:
1. / - to enter search mode 2. #! Enter - the shebang and then enter to highlight the correct sequence 3. Ctrlc to enter caret mode 4. and then ShiftUp or ShiftDown to highlight the following or preceding lines 5. yanking the selected text is Shifty, and the text is now stored in your clipboard.
Opening new instances in tabbed
By default, any new windows (ie., instances of Vimprobable) opened from
within Vimprobable are “caught”—and managed— by
tabbed. However, if you
open a link from, say
this will open an instance outside
tabbed which, if you are using a
tiling window manager like
dwm, means this window gets
pushed to master in your stack. This is not entirely satisfactory.
Connor Lane Smith on the suckless ML,
I have a solution to have all new instances of Vimprobable sent to
tabbed, whether opened in another application, or if I click on a link
in my terminal, Urxvtc.
CLS’s solution is elegantly simple. Launch tabbed with an
.xid file in
Then it is just a matter of setting up other applications to pass links
tabbed tmp file. For example, in my
$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/tyrs/tyrs.cfg, I have:
The workaround for Urxvtc was a little trickier. I finally got there with some help from Riccardo Murri on Unix & Linux SE. In my ~/.Xdefaults I have:
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…and the wrapper script vimprobtab.sh looks like this:
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Now whenever I open a link in an application or by clicking a link in
the terminal (in irssi, for example)
it is passed to Vimprobable in