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A keyboard-driven, vim-like browser based on PyQt5.

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qutebrowser
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image:icons/qutebrowser-64x64.png[qutebrowser logo] *A keyboard-driven, vim-like browser based on PyQt5 and Qt.*

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link:https://www.qutebrowser.org[website] | link:https://blog.qutebrowser.org[blog] | https://github.com/qutebrowser/qutebrowser/blob/master/doc/faq.asciidoc[FAQ] | https://www.qutebrowser.org/doc/contributing.html[contributing] | link:https://github.com/qutebrowser/qutebrowser/releases[releases] | https://github.com/qutebrowser/qutebrowser/blob/master/doc/install.asciidoc[installing]
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qutebrowser is a keyboard-focused browser with a minimal GUI. It's based
on Python and PyQt5 and free software, licensed under the GPL.

It was inspired by other browsers/addons like dwb and Vimperator/Pentadactyl.

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**qutebrowser's primary maintainer, The-Compiler, is currently working
part-time on qutebrowser, funded by donations.** To sustain this for a long
time, your help is needed! See the
https://github.com/sponsors/The-Compiler/[GitHub Sponsors page] for more
information. Depending on your sign-up date and how long you keep a certain
level, you can get qutebrowser t-shirts, stickers and more!

Thanks to the GitHub Sponsors Matching Fund, all donations done via GitHub
Sponsors (up to a $5000 total) will be doubled until October 2020.
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Screenshots
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image:doc/img/main.png["screenshot 1",width=300,link="doc/img/main.png"]
image:doc/img/downloads.png["screenshot 2",width=300,link="doc/img/downloads.png"]
image:doc/img/completion.png["screenshot 3",width=300,link="doc/img/completion.png"]
image:doc/img/hints.png["screenshot 4",width=300,link="doc/img/hints.png"]

Downloads
---------

See the https://github.com/qutebrowser/qutebrowser/releases[github releases
page] for available downloads and the link:doc/install.asciidoc[INSTALL] file for
detailed instructions on how to get qutebrowser running on various platforms.

Documentation
-------------

In addition to the topics mentioned in this README, the following documents are
available:

* https://raw.githubusercontent.com/qutebrowser/qutebrowser/master/doc/img/cheatsheet-big.png[Key binding cheatsheet]: +
image:https://raw.githubusercontent.com/qutebrowser/qutebrowser/master/doc/img/cheatsheet-small.png["qutebrowser key binding cheatsheet",link="https://raw.githubusercontent.com/qutebrowser/qutebrowser/master/doc/img/cheatsheet-big.png"]
* link:doc/quickstart.asciidoc[Quick start guide]
* https://www.shortcutfoo.com/app/dojos/qutebrowser[Free training course] to remember those key bindings
* link:doc/faq.asciidoc[Frequently asked questions]
* link:doc/help/configuring.asciidoc[Configuring qutebrowser]
* link:doc/contributing.asciidoc[Contributing to qutebrowser]
* link:doc/install.asciidoc[Installing qutebrowser]
* link:doc/changelog.asciidoc[Change Log]
* link:doc/stacktrace.asciidoc[Reporting segfaults]
* link:doc/userscripts.asciidoc[How to write userscripts]

Getting help
------------

You can get help in the IRC channel
irc://irc.freenode.org/#qutebrowser[`#qutebrowser`] on
https://freenode.net/[Freenode]
(https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#qutebrowser[webchat]), or by writing a
message to the
https://lists.schokokeks.org/mailman/listinfo.cgi/qutebrowser[mailinglist] at
mailto:qutebrowser@lists.qutebrowser.org[].

There's also an https://lists.schokokeks.org/mailman/listinfo.cgi/qutebrowser-announce[announce-only mailinglist]
at mailto:qutebrowser-announce@lists.qutebrowser.org[] (the announcements also
get sent to the general qutebrowser@ list).

If you're a reddit user, there's a
https://www.reddit.com/r/qutebrowser/[/r/qutebrowser] subreddit there.

Contributions / Bugs
--------------------

You want to contribute to qutebrowser? Awesome! Please read
link:doc/contributing.asciidoc[the contribution guidelines] for details and
useful hints.

If you found a bug or have a feature request, you can report it in several
ways:

* Use the built-in `:report` command or the automatic crash dialog.
* Open an issue in the Github issue tracker.
* Write a mail to the
https://lists.schokokeks.org/mailman/listinfo.cgi/qutebrowser[mailinglist] at
mailto:qutebrowser@lists.qutebrowser.org[].

For security bugs, please contact me directly at mail@qutebrowser.org, GPG ID
https://www.the-compiler.org/pubkey.asc[0x916eb0c8fd55a072].

Requirements
------------

The following software and libraries are required to run qutebrowser:

* https://www.python.org/[Python] 3.5.2 or newer (3.6 recommended)
* https://www.qt.io/[Qt] 5.7.1 or newer (5.14 recommended; support for < 5.9
will be dropped soon) with the following modules:
- QtCore / qtbase
- QtQuick (part of qtbase in some distributions)
- QtSQL (part of qtbase in some distributions)
- QtOpenGL
- QtWebEngine, or
- alternatively QtWebKit - only the
link:https://github.com/qtwebkit/qtwebkit/wiki[updated fork] (5.212) is
supported. **Note: The latest QtWebKit release is based on old WebKit
revision with known unpatched vulnerabilities. Please use it carefully and
avoid visiting untrusted websites and using it for transmission of
sensitive data.**
* https://www.riverbankcomputing.com/software/pyqt/intro[PyQt] 5.7.0 or newer
(5.14 recommended, support for < 5.9 will be dropped soon) for Python 3
* https://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools/[pkg_resources/setuptools]
* https://fdik.org/pyPEG/[pyPEG2]
* http://jinja.pocoo.org/[jinja2]
* http://pygments.org/[pygments]
* https://github.com/yaml/pyyaml[PyYAML]
* https://www.attrs.org/[attrs]

The following libraries are optional:

* http://cthedot.de/cssutils/[cssutils] (for an improved `:download --mhtml`
with QtWebKit).
* On Windows, https://pypi.python.org/pypi/colorama/[colorama] for colored log
output.
* http://asciidoc.org/[asciidoc] to generate the documentation for the `:help`
command, when using the git repository (rather than a release).

See link:doc/install.asciidoc[the documentation] for directions on how to
install qutebrowser and its dependencies.

Donating
--------

**qutebrowser's primary maintainer, The-Compiler, is currently working
part-time on qutebrowser, funded by donations.** To sustain this for a long
time, your help is needed! See the
https://github.com/sponsors/The-Compiler/[GitHub Sponsors page] for more
information. Depending on your sign-up date and how long you keep a certain
level, you can get qutebrowser t-shirts, stickers and more!

Thanks to the GitHub Sponsors Matching Fund, all donations done via GitHub
Sponsors (up to a $5000 total) will be doubled until October 2020!

Alternatively, the following donation methods are available -- note that
eligibility for swag (shirts/stickers/etc.) is handled on a case-by-case basis
for those, please mailto:mail@qutebrowser.org[get in touch] for details.

* SEPA bank transfer inside Europe (no fee):
- Account holder: Florian Bruhin
- Country: Switzerland
- IBAN (EUR): CH13 0900 0000 9160 4094 6
- IBAN (other): CH80 0900 0000 8711 8587 3
- Bank: PostFinance AG, Mingerstrasse 20, 3030 Bern, Switzerland (BIC: POFICHBEXXX)
- If you need any other information: Contact me at mail@qutebrowser.org.
* PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=me%40the-compiler.org&item_name=qutebrowser&currency_code=CHF&source=url[CHF], https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=me%40the-compiler.org&item_name=qutebrowser&currency_code=EUR&source=url[EUR], https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=me%40the-compiler.org&item_name=qutebrowser&currency_code=USD&source=url[USD]
* Bitcoin: link:bitcoin:1PMzbcetAHfpxoXww8Bj5XqquHtVvMjJtE[1PMzbcetAHfpxoXww8Bj5XqquHtVvMjJtE]

Sponsors
--------

Thanks a lot to https://www.macstadium.com/[MacStadium] for supporting
qutebrowser with a free hosted Mac Mini via their
https://www.macstadium.com/opensource[Open Source Project].

(They don't require including this here - I've just been very happy with their
offer, and without them, no macOS releases or tests would exist)

Thanks to the https://www.hsr.ch/[HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil], which
made it possible to work on qutebrowser extensions as a student research project.

image:doc/img/sponsors/macstadium.png["powered by MacStadium",width=200,link="https://www.macstadium.com/"]
image:doc/img/sponsors/hsr.png["HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil",link="https://www.hsr.ch/"]

Authors
-------

qutebrowser's primary author is Florian Bruhin (The Compiler), but qutebrowser
wouldn't be what it is without the help of
https://github.com/qutebrowser/qutebrowser/graphs/contributors[hundreds of contributors]!

Additionally, the following people have contributed graphics:

* Jad/link:https://yelostudio.com[yelo] (new icon)
* WOFall (original icon)
* regines (key binding cheatsheet)

Also, thanks to everyone who contributed to one of qutebrowser's
link:doc/backers.asciidoc[crowdfunding campaigns]!

Similar projects
----------------

Many projects with a similar goal as qutebrowser exist.
Most of them were inspirations for qutebrowser in some way, thanks for that!

Active
~~~~~~

* https://fanglingsu.github.io/vimb/[vimb] (C, GTK+ with WebKit2)
* https://luakit.github.io/luakit/[luakit] (C/Lua, GTK+ with WebKit2)
* https://surf.suckless.org/[surf] (C, GTK+ with WebKit1/WebKit2)
* https://github.com/next-browser/next/[next] (Lisp, Emacs-like but also offers Vim bindings, various backends - note there was a http://jgkamat.gitlab.io/blog/next-rce.html[critical remote code execution] which was handled quite badly)
* https://github.com/parkouss/webmacs/[webmacs] (Python, Emacs-like with QtWebEngine)
* Chrome/Chromium addons:
https://vimium.github.io/[Vimium],
* Firefox addons (based on WebExtensions):
https://github.com/tridactyl/tridactyl[Tridactyl],
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/vimium-ff/[Vimium-FF] (experimental),
https://github.com/ueokande/vim-vixen[Vim Vixen],
https://github.com/amedama41/vvimpulation[VVimpulation]
* Addons for Firefox and Chrome:
https://github.com/brookhong/Surfingkeys[Surfingkeys],
https://github.com/lusakasa/saka-key[Saka Key],
https://krabby.netlify.com/[Krabby],
https://lydell.github.io/LinkHints/[Link Hints] (hinting only)
* Addons for Safari:
https://televator.net/vimari/[Vimari]

Inactive
~~~~~~~~

* https://bitbucket.org/portix/dwb[dwb] (C, GTK+ with WebKit1,
https://bitbucket.org/portix/dwb/pull-requests/22/several-cleanups-to-increase-portability/diff[unmaintained] -
main inspiration for qutebrowser)
* https://sourceforge.net/p/vimprobable/wiki/Home/[vimprobable] (C, GTK+ with
WebKit1)
* https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Jumanji[jumanji] (C, GTK+ with WebKit1,
original site is gone but the Arch Linux wiki has some data)
* http://conkeror.org/[conkeror] (Javascript, Emacs-like, XULRunner/Gecko)
* https://www.uzbl.org/[uzbl] (C, GTK+ with WebKit1/WebKit2)
* https://github.com/conformal/xombrero[xombrero] (C, GTK+ with WebKit1)
* https://github.com/linkdd/cream-browser[Cream Browser] (C, GTK+ with WebKit1)
* Firefox addons (not based on WebExtensions or no recent activity):
http://www.vimperator.org/[Vimperator],
http://bug.5digits.org/pentadactyl/index[Pentadactyl],
https://github.com/akhodakivskiy/VimFx[VimFx],
https://github.com/shinglyu/QuantumVim[QuantumVim]
* Chrome/Chromium addons:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/vichrome/gghkfhpblkcmlkmpcpgaajbbiikbhpdi?hl=en[ViChrome],
https://github.com/jinzhu/vrome[Vrome],
https://github.com/lusakasa/saka-key[Saka Key],
https://github.com/1995eaton/chromium-vim[cVim],
https://glee.github.io/[GleeBox]

License
-------

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program. If not, see <https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.txt>.

pdf.js
------

qutebrowser optionally uses https://github.com/mozilla/pdf.js/[pdf.js] to
display PDF files in the browser. Windows releases come with a bundled pdf.js.

pdf.js is distributed under the terms of the Apache License. You can
find a copy of the license in `qutebrowser/3rdparty/pdfjs/LICENSE` (in the
Windows release or after running `scripts/dev/update_3rdparty.py`), or online
https://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.html[here].

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