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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] | link:https://github.com/qutebrowser/qutebrowser/releases[releases]
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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.

Screenshots
-----------

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://qutebrowser.org/img/cheatsheet-big.png[Key binding cheatsheet]: +
image:https://qutebrowser.org/img/cheatsheet-small.png["qutebrowser key binding cheatsheet",link="https://qutebrowser.org/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
http://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[0xFD55A072].

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

The following software and libraries are required to run qutebrowser:

* http://www.python.org/[Python] 3.5 or newer (3.6 recommended)
* http://qt.io/[Qt] 5.7.1 or newer with the following modules:
- QtCore / qtbase
- QtQuick (part of qtbase in some distributions)
- QtSQL (part of qtbase in some distributions)
- QtOpenGL
- QtWebEngine, or
- QtWebKit - only the
link:https://github.com/annulen/webkit/wiki[updated fork] (5.212) is
supported
* http://www.riverbankcomputing.com/software/pyqt/intro[PyQt] 5.7.0 or newer
(5.9.2 recommended) for Python 3
* https://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools/[pkg_resources/setuptools]
* http://fdik.org/pyPEG/[pyPEG2]
* http://jinja.pocoo.org/[jinja2]
* http://pygments.org/[pygments]
* http://pyyaml.org/wiki/PyYAML[PyYAML]
* http://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
--------

Working on qutebrowser is a very rewarding hobby, but like (nearly) all hobbies
it also costs some money. Namely I have to pay for the server and domain, and
do occasional hardware upgrades footnote:[It turned out a 160 GB SSD is rather
small - the VMs and custom Qt builds I use for testing/developing qutebrowser
need about 100 GB of space].

If you want to give me a beer or a pizza back, I'm trying to make it as easy as
possible for you to do so. If some other way would be easier for you, please
get in touch!

* PayPal: me@the-compiler.org
* Bitcoin: link:bitcoin:1PMzbcetAHfpxoXww8Bj5XqquHtVvMjJtE[1PMzbcetAHfpxoXww8Bj5XqquHtVvMjJtE]

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:http://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)
* http://surf.suckless.org/[surf] (C, GTK+ with WebKit1/WebKit2)
* http://www.uzbl.org/[uzbl] (C, GTK+ with WebKit1/WebKit2)
* Chrome/Chromium addons:
https://github.com/1995eaton/chromium-vim[cVim],
http://vimium.github.io/[Vimium],
https://github.com/brookhong/Surfingkeys[Surfingkeys],
https://key.saka.io/[Saka Key]
* Firefox addons (based on WebExtensions):
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/vimium-ff/[Vimium-FF] (experimental),
https://key.saka.io[Saka Key],
https://github.com/cmcaine/tridactyl[Tridactyl] (in early development, working
on a https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1215061[better API] for
keyboard integration in Firefox).

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)
* http://sourceforge.net/p/vimprobable/wiki/Home/[vimprobable] (C, GTK+ with
WebKit1)
* http://pwmt.org/projects/jumanji/[jumanji] (C, GTK+ with WebKit1)
* http://conkeror.org/[conkeror] (Javascript, Emacs-like, XULRunner/Gecko)
* Firefox addons (not based on WebExtensions or no recent activity):
http://www.vimperator.org/[Vimperator],
http://5digits.org/pentadactyl/[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]

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
http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.html[here].

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