Last Updated on: 17th November 2023, 07:42 pm

Web site:
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Linux, OS X, UNIX-like, Windows
License: GPL, LGPL, MPL
Interface: GUI
First release:

Conkeror – a keyboard-oriented, highly-customizable, highly-extensible web browser based on Mozilla XULRunner, written mainly in JavaScript, and inspired by exceptional software such as Emacs and vi. Conkeror features a sophisticated keyboard system, allowing users to run commands and interact with content in powerful and novel ways. It is self-documenting, featuring a powerful interactive help system.

Conkeror emphasizes Emacs-derived key bindings and keyboard-based browser navigation. Like Emacs, Conkeror makes use of buffers in order to allow multiple pages to remain open at the same time (similar to tabs in traditional browsers). Users can open new buffers and navigate through them using key bindings.

The Conkeror browser can be customized in many ways using JavaScript as the scripting language, much in the way that Emacs uses Emacs Lisp.
Conkeror can block images, scripts, etc originating from servers that match one of conkeror’s adblock patterns.
Conkeror does work (more or less) with Pale Moon browser, which forked from Firefox 24, and maintains the XUL framework.

The project founder is Shawn Betts.

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