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ELINKSKEYS

Section: ELinks keybindings (5)
Updated: 07/07/2009
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NAME

elinkskeys - keybindings for ELinks  

SYNOPSIS

Information on how to configure keybinding and overview of the default keybindings.

 

DESCRIPTION

Key binding for elinks should be placed in the file ~/.elinks/elinks.conf. Note that any information regarding their format/structure may not be up-to-date. If you will discover that, please feed us with a patch.

Key binding statements are of the form:

bind <keymap> <keystroke> = <action>
where:

<keymap>

is main, edit, or menu. The main keymap is used for general browsing. The edit keymap is used for editing text fields. The menu keymap is used for navigating menus.

<keystroke>

is a case sensitive key, which you can prefix with Ctrl-, Alt-, or both. Ctrl- must be followed by an uppercase key. See below for a list of valid keys.

<action>

is what the key should do. The actions available are dependent on the keymap, and are listed separately below.
All words/strings may all be quoted "like so". Backslashes are escape characters, even if not between quotes. Lines beginning with a hash character (#) are comments.

Keys can be unbound just by binding them to the special none action. It may be of use if you accidentally type a key often.

 

EXAMPLE BINDINGS

Some sample keybindings:

bind "main" "v" = "view-image"
bind "main" "l" = "jump-to-link"
bind "main" "L" = "link-menu"
bind "main" "F10" = "file-menu"
bind "main" "F9" = "menu"
bind "main" "Escape" = "menu"
bind "edit" "Ctrl-R" = "auto-complete-unambiguous"
bind "edit" "Ctrl-W" = "auto-complete"
bind "edit" "Ctrl-K" = "kill-to-eol"
bind "menu" "Ctrl-B" = "page-up"
bind "menu" "PageUp" = "page-up"
bind "menu" "Ctrl-F" = "page-down"
bind "menu" "PageDown" = "page-down"
# ELinks with Lua support
bind "main" "," = "lua-console"
 

KEYS

Valid keys are: alphanumeric characters, punctuation, Enter, Backspace, Tab, Escape, Left, Right, Up, Down, Insert, Delete, Home, End, PageUp, PageDown, F1 to F12.

Some keys will need to be quoted or escaped. For example, space can be written as " " (quote space quote), and the quote itself as \" (backslash quote). Backslash can be written as \\ (double backslash).

 

KEYMAP ACTIONS

 

MAIN ACTIONS

abort-connection

Abort connection.

add-bookmark

Add a new bookmark.

add-bookmark-link

Add a new bookmark using current link.

add-bookmark-tabs

Bookmark all open tabs.

auth-manager

Open authentication manager.

backspace-prefix

Backspace the last entered digit of the current prefix.

bookmark-manager

Open bookmark manager.

cache-manager

Open cache manager.

cache-minimize

Free unused cache entries.

cookie-manager

Open cookie manager.

cookies-load

Reload cookies file.

copy-clipboard

Copy text to clipboard.

document-info

Show information about the current page.

download-manager

Open download manager.

exmode

Enter ex-mode (command line).

file-menu

Open the File menu.

find-next

Find the next occurrence of the current search text.

find-next-back

Find the previous occurrence of the current search text.

forget-credentials

Forget authentication credentials.

formhist-manager

Open form history manager.

frame-external-command

Pass URI of current frame to external command.

frame-maximize

Maximize the current frame.

frame-next

Move to the next frame.

frame-prev

Move to the previous frame.

goto-url

Open "Go to URL" dialog box.

goto-url-current

Open "Go to URL" dialog box containing the current URL.

goto-url-current-link

Open "Go to URL" dialog box containing the current link URL.

goto-url-home

Go to the homepage.

header-info

Show information about the current page protocol headers.

history-manager

Open history manager.

history-move-back

Return to the previous document in history.

history-move-forward

Go forward in history.

jump-to-link

Jump to link.

keybinding-manager

Open keybinding manager.

kill-backgrounded-connections

Kill all backgrounded connections.

link-download

Download the current link.

link-download-image

Download the current image.

link-download-resume

Attempt to resume download of the current link.

link-external-command

Pass URI of current link to external command.

link-follow

Follow the current link.

link-follow-reload

Follow the current link, forcing reload of the target.

link-menu

Open the link context menu.

link-form-menu

Open the form fields menu.

lua-console

Open a Lua console.

mark-goto

Go at a specified mark.

mark-set

Set a mark.

menu

Activate the menu.

move-cursor-down

Move cursor down.

move-cursor-left

Move cursor left.

move-cursor-line-start

Move cursor to the start of the line.

move-cursor-right

Move cursor right.

move-cursor-up

Move cursor up.

move-document-end

Move to the end of the document.

move-document-start

Move to the start of the document.

move-link-down

Move one link down.

move-link-down-line

Move to the next line with a link.

move-link-left

Move one link left.

move-link-left-line

Move one link left or to the previous link.

move-link-next

Move to the next link.

move-link-prev

Move to the previous link.

move-link-right

Move one link right.

move-link-right-line

Move one link right or to the next link.

move-link-up

Move one link up.

move-link-up-line

Move to the previous line with a link.

move-page-down

Move downwards by a page.

move-page-up

Move upwards by a page.

open-link-in-new-tab

Open the current link in a new tab.

open-link-in-new-tab-in-background

Open the current link in a new tab in the background.

open-link-in-new-window

Open the current link in a new window.

open-new-tab

Open a new tab.

open-new-tab-in-background

Open a new tab in the background.

open-new-window

Open a new window.

open-os-shell

Open an OS shell.

options-manager

Open options manager.

quit

Open a quit confirmation dialog box.

really-quit

Quit without confirmation.

redraw

Redraw the terminal.

reload

Reload the current page.

rerender

Re-render the current page.

reset-form

Reset form items to their initial values.

resource-info

Show information about the currently used resources.

save-as

Save the current document in source form.

save-formatted

Save the current document in formatted form.

save-options

Save options.

save-url-as

Save URL as.

scroll-down

Scroll down.

scroll-left

Scroll left.

scroll-right

Scroll right.

scroll-up

Scroll up.

search

Search for a text pattern.

search-back

Search backwards for a text pattern.

search-typeahead

Search link text by typing ahead.

search-typeahead-link

Search link text by typing ahead.

search-typeahead-text

Search document text by typing ahead.

search-typeahead-text-back

Search document text backwards by typing ahead.

show-term-options

Show terminal options dialog.

submit-form

Submit form.

submit-form-reload

Submit form and reload.

tab-close

Close tab.

tab-close-all-but-current

Close all tabs but the current one.

tab-external-command

Pass URI of current tab to external command.

tab-menu

Open the tab menu.

tab-move-left

Move the current tab to the left.

tab-move-right

Move the current tab to the right.

tab-next

Next tab.

tab-prev

Previous tab.

terminal-resize

Open the terminal resize dialog.

toggle-css

Toggle rendering of page using CSS.

toggle-display-images

Toggle displaying of links to images.

toggle-display-tables

Toggle rendering of tables.

toggle-document-colors

Toggle usage of document specific colors.

toggle-html-plain

Toggle rendering page as HTML / plain text.

toggle-mouse

Toggle mouse handling.

toggle-numbered-links

Toggle displaying of links numbers.

toggle-plain-compress-empty-lines

Toggle plain renderer compression of empty lines.

toggle-wrap-text

Toggle wrapping of text.

view-image

View the current image.
 

EDIT ACTIONS

auto-complete

Attempt to auto-complete the input.

auto-complete-file

Attempt to auto-complete a local file.

auto-complete-unambiguous

Attempt to unambiguously auto-complete the input.

backspace

Delete character in front of the cursor.

beginning-of-buffer

Go to the first line of the buffer.

cancel

Cancel current state.

copy-clipboard

Copy text to clipboard.

cut-clipboard

Cut text to clipboard.

delete

Delete character under cursor.

down

Move cursor downwards.

end

Go to the end of the page/line.

end-of-buffer

Go to the last line of the buffer.

enter

Follow the current link.

home

Go to the start of the page/line.

kill-to-bol

Delete to beginning of line.

kill-to-eol

Delete to end of line.

kill-word-back

Delete backwards to start of word.

left

Move the cursor left.

move-backward-word

Move cursor before current word.

move-forward-word

Move cursor after current word.

next-item

Move to the next item.

open-external

Open in external editor.

paste-clipboard

Paste text from the clipboard.

previous-item

Move to the previous item.

redraw

Redraw the terminal.

right

Move the cursor right.

search-toggle-regex

Toggle regex matching (type-ahead searching).

up

Move cursor upwards.
 

MENU ACTIONS

cancel

Cancel current state.

delete

Delete character under cursor.

down

Move cursor downwards.

end

Go to the end of the page/line.

enter

Follow the current link.

expand

Expand item.

home

Go to the start of the page/line.

left

Move the cursor left.

mark-item

Mark item.

next-item

Move to the next item.

page-down

Move downwards by a page.

page-up

Move upwards by a page.

previous-item

Move to the previous item.

redraw

Redraw the terminal.

right

Move the cursor right.

search

Search for a text pattern.

select

Select current highlighted item.

unexpand

Collapse item.

up

Move cursor upwards.
 

DEFAULT BINDINGS

The default bindings are shown below. Any bindings in ~/.elinks/elinks.conf will override these.

 

MAIN KEYS

Space

Move downwards by a page (move-page-down)

"#"

Search link text by typing ahead (search-typeahead)

"%"

Toggle usage of document specific colors (toggle-document-colors)

"*"

Toggle displaying of links to images (toggle-display-images)

","

Open a Lua console (lua-console)

"."

Toggle displaying of links numbers (toggle-numbered-links)

"/"

Search for a text pattern (search)

":"

Enter ex-mode (command line) (exmode)

"<"

Previous tab (tab-prev)

Alt-"<"

Move the current tab to the left (tab-move-left)

"="

Show information about the current page (document-info)

">"

Next tab (tab-next)

Alt-">"

Move the current tab to the right (tab-move-right)

"?"

Search backwards for a text pattern (search-back)

"A"

Add a new bookmark using current link (add-bookmark-link)

Ctrl-"A"

Move to the start of the document (move-document-start)

Ctrl-"B"

Move upwards by a page (move-page-up)

"C"

Open cache manager (cache-manager)

"D"

Open download manager (download-manager)

"E"

Open "Go to URL" dialog box containing the current link URL (goto-url-current-link)

Ctrl-"E"

Move to the end of the document (move-document-end)

"F"

Open form history manager (formhist-manager)

Ctrl-"F"

Move downwards by a page (move-page-down)

"G"

Open "Go to URL" dialog box containing the current URL (goto-url-current)

"H"

Go to the homepage (goto-url-home)

"K"

Open cookie manager (cookie-manager)

Ctrl-"K"

Reload cookies file (cookies-load)

"L"

Open the link context menu (link-menu)

Ctrl-"L"

Redraw the terminal (redraw)

"N"

Find the previous occurrence of the current search text (find-next-back)

Ctrl-"N"

Scroll down (scroll-down)

Ctrl-"P"

Scroll up (scroll-up)

"Q"

Quit without confirmation (really-quit)

Ctrl-"R"

Reload the current page (reload)

"T"

Open the current link in a new tab in the background (open-link-in-new-tab-in-background)

"W"

Toggle wrapping of text (toggle-wrap-text)

"["

Scroll left (scroll-left)

"'"

Go at a specified mark (mark-goto)

"\"

Toggle rendering page as HTML / plain text (toggle-html-plain)

"]"

Scroll right (scroll-right)

"a"

Add a new bookmark (add-bookmark)

"b"

Move upwards by a page (move-page-up)

"c"

Close tab (tab-close)

"d"

Download the current link (link-download)

"e"

Open the tab menu (tab-menu)

"f"

Maximize the current frame (frame-maximize)

"g"

Open "Go to URL" dialog box (goto-url)

"h"

Open history manager (history-manager)

"k"

Open keybinding manager (keybinding-manager)

"l"

Jump to link (jump-to-link)

"m"

Set a mark (mark-set)

"n"

Find the next occurrence of the current search text (find-next)

"o"

Open options manager (options-manager)

"q"

Open a quit confirmation dialog box (quit)

"r"

Attempt to resume download of the current link (link-download-resume)

"s"

Open bookmark manager (bookmark-manager)

"t"

Open a new tab (open-new-tab)

"u"

Go forward in history (history-move-forward)

"v"

View the current image (view-image)

"x"

Follow the current link, forcing reload of the target (link-follow-reload)

"z"

Abort connection (abort-connection)

"{"

Scroll left (scroll-left)

"|"

Show information about the current page protocol headers (header-info)

"}"

Scroll right (scroll-right)

Backspace

Backspace the last entered digit of the current prefix (backspace-prefix)

Delete

Scroll down (scroll-down)

Down

Move to the next link (move-link-next)

End

Move to the end of the document (move-document-end)

Enter

Follow the current link (link-follow)

Ctrl-Enter

Follow the current link, forcing reload of the target (link-follow-reload)

Escape

Activate the menu (menu)

F10

Open the File menu (file-menu)

F9

Activate the menu (menu)

Home

Move to the start of the document (move-document-start)

Insert

Scroll up (scroll-up)

Ctrl-Insert

Copy text to clipboard (copy-clipboard)

Left

Return to the previous document in history (history-move-back)

PageDown

Move downwards by a page (move-page-down)

PageUp

Move upwards by a page (move-page-up)

Right

Follow the current link (link-follow)

Ctrl-Right

Follow the current link, forcing reload of the target (link-follow-reload)

Tab

Move to the next frame (frame-next)

Alt-Tab

Move to the previous frame (frame-prev)

Shift-Tab

Move to the previous frame (frame-prev)

Up

Move to the previous link (move-link-prev)
 

EDIT KEYS

Alt-"<"

Go to the first line of the buffer (beginning-of-buffer)

Alt-">"

Go to the last line of the buffer (end-of-buffer)

Ctrl-"A"

Go to the start of the page/line (home)

Alt-"b"

Move cursor before current word (move-backward-word)

Ctrl-"D"

Delete character under cursor (delete)

Ctrl-"E"

Go to the end of the page/line (end)

Alt-"f"

Move cursor after current word (move-forward-word)

Ctrl-"H"

Delete character in front of the cursor (backspace)

Ctrl-"K"

Delete to end of line (kill-to-eol)

Ctrl-"L"

Redraw the terminal (redraw)

Alt-"r"

Toggle regex matching (type-ahead searching) (search-toggle-regex)

Ctrl-"F"

Attempt to auto-complete a local file (auto-complete-file)

Ctrl-"R"

Attempt to unambiguously auto-complete the input (auto-complete-unambiguous)

Ctrl-"T"

Open in external editor (open-external)

Ctrl-"U"

Delete to beginning of line (kill-to-bol)

Ctrl-"V"

Paste text from the clipboard (paste-clipboard)

Ctrl-"W"

Attempt to auto-complete the input (auto-complete)

Ctrl-"X"

Cut text to clipboard (cut-clipboard)

Alt-Backspace

Delete backwards to start of word (kill-word-back)

Backspace

Delete character in front of the cursor (backspace)

Delete

Delete character under cursor (delete)

Down

Move cursor downwards (down)

End

Go to the end of the page/line (end)

Enter

Follow the current link (enter)

Escape

Cancel current state (cancel)

F4

Open in external editor (open-external)

Home

Go to the start of the page/line (home)

Ctrl-Insert

Copy text to clipboard (copy-clipboard)

Left

Move the cursor left (left)

Right

Move the cursor right (right)

Tab

Move to the next item (next-item)

Alt-Tab

Move to the previous item (previous-item)

Shift-Tab

Move to the previous item (previous-item)

Up

Move cursor upwards (up)
 

MENU KEYS

Space

Select current highlighted item (select)

"*"

Mark item (mark-item)

"+"

Expand item (expand)

"-"

Collapse item (unexpand)

"/"

Search for a text pattern (search)

"="

Expand item (expand)

Ctrl-"A"

Go to the start of the page/line (home)

Ctrl-"B"

Move upwards by a page (page-up)

Ctrl-"E"

Go to the end of the page/line (end)

Ctrl-"F"

Move downwards by a page (page-down)

Ctrl-"L"

Redraw the terminal (redraw)

Ctrl-"N"

Move cursor downwards (down)

Ctrl-"P"

Move cursor upwards (up)

Alt-"V"

Move upwards by a page (page-up)

Ctrl-"V"

Move downwards by a page (page-down)

"["

Expand item (expand)

"]"

Collapse item (unexpand)

"_"

Collapse item (unexpand)

Delete

Delete character under cursor (delete)

Down

Move cursor downwards (down)

End

Go to the end of the page/line (end)

Enter

Follow the current link (enter)

Escape

Cancel current state (cancel)

Home

Go to the start of the page/line (home)

Insert

Mark item (mark-item)

Left

Move the cursor left (left)

PageDown

Move downwards by a page (page-down)

PageUp

Move upwards by a page (page-up)

Right

Move the cursor right (right)

Tab

Move to the next item (next-item)

Alt-Tab

Move to the previous item (previous-item)

Shift-Tab

Move to the previous item (previous-item)

Up

Move cursor upwards (up)
 

AUTHOR

This manual page was finally written by Peter Wang (one and a half years after writing the binding code), using excerpts by David Mediavilla. You can thank Petr Baudis for the subtle requests for documentation. Updated by Zas. Moved to asciidoc format and cleaned up by Jonas Fonseca.

 

SEE ALSO

elinks(1), elinks.conf(5)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
EXAMPLE BINDINGS
KEYS
KEYMAP ACTIONS
MAIN ACTIONS
EDIT ACTIONS
MENU ACTIONS
DEFAULT BINDINGS
MAIN KEYS
EDIT KEYS
MENU KEYS
AUTHOR
SEE ALSO

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