Browser Conkeror – fast, versatile, easy and configurable

Conkeror is a browser that uses XULRunner and is a highly configurable and programmable browser.

Here is the description of the browser from the homepage:

Conkeror is a keyboard-oriented, highly-customizable, highly-extensible web browser based on Mozilla XULRunner, written mainly in JavaScript, and inspired by exceptional software such as Emacs and vi. Conkeror features a sophisticated keyboard system, allowing users to run commands and interact with content in powerful and novel ways. It is self-documenting, featuring a powerful interactive help system.

On the initial launch, Conkeror performs the following steps:

  1. The core Conkeror modules are loaded.
  2. Any special command-line arguments are processed.
  3. Optional Conkeror modules are loaded, as described on the Modules page.
  4. The ConkerorRC file or directory, as specified by the conkeror.rcfile string preference, is loaded, unless the -q special command-line option was given.
  5. Any normal command-line arguments are processed.
  6. If the default action was not suppressed by one of the normal command-line arguments, the URI specified by the string-valued homepage variable (this is a variable, not a Mozilla preference) is loaded as if it were specified as a URI on the command line.

Do download this browser and try this out.. Its great experience…

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Resolved : New window does not open in new tab after installation of some plugin\’s.

After I installed some plugin\’s, the new windows were not opening in the tab. Rather they were opening in new window. This consumes time and memory which I did not like. I checked and re-checked to confirm that the setting for opening new window in tab was in there and still ………. alas……..

So, I reverted to checking if I could do something in the about:config entries to do the trick and yes it was there. Before we go into the specific entry, if you are interested, here is the link to the mozilla site for documentation on the about:config parameters. If you want to tinker with the settings, I suggest you first go through the list and make sure what you are doing.

Mozilla help on the about:config.

The entry that I had to edit was :

browser. link. open_newwindow. restriction

I set the value as 2 and hurray its done.

Just in case, you do not want to do it in the browser itself, then you can open prefs.js file in your profile directory and change the value in that file and that also should do the trick.

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