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       conkeror - a web browser modeled after Emacs


       conkeror [options] [url] ...


       This manual page documents briefly conkeror

       conkeror  is  a web browser based on xulrunner, the Mozilla application
       framework that also  powers  Mozilla  Firefox.  It  can  be  controlled
       completely  with  the  keyboard.  The  key bindings are very similar to
       those from Emacs, so Emacs users should immediately feel at home.


       This program has the same options as all other xulrunner  applications.
       A  summary of more important options is included below. All options are
       listed by calling conkeror --help.

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options.

       -v, --version
              Show version of program.

              X display to use

       -P <profile>
              Start with profile <profile>

              Start with ProfileManager.

              Open new instance, not a new window in running instance.

       -UILocale <locale>
              Start with <locale> resources as UI Locale.

              Disables extensions and themes for this session.

              Open the Error console.


       Similar to Emacs Conkeror works with windows  and  buffers  instead  of
       windows and tabs.

       When changing buffers with C-x b or killing buffers with C-x k, you can
       cut down the list of buffers by typing a few characters  which  filters
       the  list  for  buffers  which match these characters and then choosing
       them from the matching list of buffers with cursor keys.

       The same idea is present with bookmarks: Bookmarks  are  looked  up  by
       pressing  g  to  go  to  a  new page and then start typing parts of the
       bookmarks title or URL.


       If you want to bookmark a page with b and the page has frames or inline
       frames (e.g. advertisements) you will be asked which frame to bookmark.
       If you want to bookmark the whole page with all frames, press 0.

       If you want to copy the link of the current page, press c for copy link
       and then type 0 for the current page instead of a link on this page.

       Instead of typing the link number when following or copying a link, you
       can also type a part of the linked text. If don't type a number and one
       links is already active (e.g. after going back one page in the history)
       that link will be selected.


       When you start  it  up  initially  you  see  the  help  page  with  all
       information and a tutorial on how to use Conkeror. You always come back
       there by typing C-h i which means pressing and holding the Control  key
       (on  PCs this often is the Alt key) and then pressing "i". The tutorial
       can be reached by pressing C-h t.

       This is a short list of the most important key bindings:

       C-x C-c
              Exit the program

       C-x C-f
              Open an URL in a new buffer.

       C-x C-v
              Open an URL in the current buffer by editing the current URL.

       C-x b  Change buffer

       C-x k  Kill (close) buffer

       M-p    Change to previous buffer

       M-n    Change to next buffer

       g      Go to another URL

       r      Reload page

       f      Follow a link

       C-u f  Follow a link and open it in a new window

       c      Copy a link to clipboard

       b      Bookmark page

       B      Go to previous page (Backward) in page history

       F      Go to next page (Forward) in page history

       [[     Go to previous page (Backward) in site navigation (if present)

       ]]     Go to next page (Forward) in site navigation (if present)

       C-g    Stop (loading a the page, incremental search, etc.)

       C-s    Incremental search forward

       C-r    Incremental search backward

       C-w    Cut

       C-y    Paste


       conkeror  (respectively  xulrunner)  sometimes  hangs  at  --help  (and
       possibly  other  situations)  if  /dev/random  does  not provide enough

       conkeror doesn't give feedback if a spawned external process crashes or
       exits unsuccessfully.


       The   default   location  of  Conkeror's  user  configuration  file  is

       This can be changed by setting the preference conkeror.rcfile.  The  rc
       can  be  an  ordinary  file  or a directory. If it is an ordinary file,
       Conkeror will evaluate that file as javascript. If it is  a  directory,
       Conkeror  will  evaluate  all files in that directory that have the .js
       file extension.

       See for the details.


       xulrunner-1.9(1), the Conkeror wiki at


       Conkeror was written by Shawn Betts, John  J.  Foerch,  Jeremy  Maitin-
       Shepard  and other. See /usr/share/doc/conkeror/CREDITS for a full list
       of contributors.

       This manual page was written by Axel Beckert <>, for
       the Debian project (but may be used by others).

                                 June 4, 2008