Pentadactyl: the reason why I still use Firefox.Posted on Feb 19, 2013
I’m a vim fanatic (vim neanderthal, say some of my colleages). I’m writting this post in vim, I code using vim, manage my tasks using vim and I wish I could do everything in front of my computer with vim.
I used to be a Chrome user, as the majority around here, I guess. One day, looking for an extension to Chrome, I ran into a extension called ”Vimium”. Probably it’s not the first of its kind, but is the first one I found. The idea behind Vimium is to be able to use the vim commands and key mappings in your browser. You can scroll down using
d, scroll up using
u, etc. The Vimium homepage explains it way better than me. I started using it and I fell in love instantly.
But I wanted more. Although my browsing workflow improved a lot, I felt that I was missing something. I started reading in forums and google groups until someone mentioned ”Pentadactyl” in one of those messages. He spoke so well of it that I had to try it right away. I opened Firefox and started downloading it.read more