The Conkeror Web Browser Conquers Small Screens

Small screen? Crummy touchpad? Not a problem for Conkeror.

David A. Harding lives in New Jersey and works as a freelance technology writer. He has a Linux Professional Institute system administration certification and can often be found organizing local GNU/Linux events.

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If you want a variation on

Anonymous's picture

If you want a variation on Conkeror, you can also try Vonkeror, which is a forked project of Conkeror with many different features, including gopher supporting.

vi keybindings

CyberBob's picture

Conkeror is emacs-ified by default. But, if you are a vi user you can just change the keybindings. I did, and now use Conkeror with vi-like j/k keybindings for scrolling up and down, and other such customizations. I mention this option as I find that it's a smaller/more streamlined solution than using Vimperator with Firefox.

Conkeror is also available on Arch

Matt's picture

I second the recommendation of vimperator if you are a vi user. It gets rid of the menu bars in Firefox and is driven entirely from the keyboard.

New name!!!

Anonymous's picture

This sounds great. Any idea how well it works on eee PCs? I'll try it out later with the netbook desktop. BUT, get a new name! Why confuse this with Konqueror, when it's a Firefox derivative? That doesn't make sense. Develop a name better suited to the product.

I've been looking for something like this

Anonymous's picture

Very interesting, I have kinda been looking for a better browser for my AAO, now I have found one. What's more is that it supports Windows, too (I dual-boot, yes shame on me, though windows only has like a 30GB partition and Linux has closer to 60GB).

Get a different name.

Jacob's picture

If it's good - why be lazy?

Get a decent name - no need for kanckeroar.

Good thing it doesn't sound

Anonymous's picture

Good thing it doesn't sound like Konqueror. We wouldn't want people to be confused...

Re:

x33a's picture

David, since you are a vi user, you should definitely check out vimperator. it's an add on for firefox, and it also lets us browse the web using the keyboard only.

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