Chrome Extensions

This video is by no means an exhaustive list of everything Vimium can do, but I can walk you through the features I use everyday that I think are a good starting point and then you can decide if you want to mix in anything else.

Features I actually use:

  • J/K Arrow Keys
  • F to tap on any button
  • / to search for any word on the page and then double tap enter to click on that link
    • If there are multiple instances of the word on the page you can tap enter once to commit the search and then use n to jump to the next instance of it.
    • Shift N to go back

Be sure to check out the available commands in the settings. There are bunch of good commands in here that I don’t use, either one because I didn’t know about them and should be using them or because I already have existing muscle memory that I don’t feel like overwriting (from years of using other apps).

Things I should use

  • Open current clipboard url in the current tab p
    • New Tab is Shift + P
  • Tab Left, Shift + J
  • Tab Right, Shift + K
  • Back
    • Command + [
    • Shift + H
  • Forward
    • Command + ]
    • Shift + L
  • Open a new tab
    • Command + L, or Command + T
    • o or Shift + O

Things I have muscle memory for, but are a good idea to learn if you don’t already have keyboard shortcuts memorized

  • Or gi, I’m used to just hitting tab. Close Tabs
  • Command + W
    • or with Vimium you can use x
  • Reopen the last tab
    • Command + Shift + T
    • or Shift + X
  • yy to copy the current url to the clipboard
    • I do cmd+l, cmd+c but this I should embrace this one


Exclude R & Escape from all pages (especially my own as they are useful)

  • Figma
  • Look up what my excludes are currently