elinkskeys - ELinks WWW browser key bindings
Key bindings for elinks should be placed in a file called ~/.elinks/elinks.conf. Note that
any information regarding their format/structure may not be up-to-date. If you will dis-
cover that, please feed us with a patch.
Key binding statements are of the form:
bind "keymap" "keystroke" = "action"
keymap is main, edit, or menu.
is a case sensitive key, which you can prefix with Ctrl- or Alt-. 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 "none" action. It may be of use if you acci-
dentally type a key often.
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 writ-
ten as \\ (double backslash).
MAIN KEYMAP ACTIONS
The main keymap is used for general browsing.
Open a dialog box to add a new bookmark.
back Return to the previous page.
Open the bookmark manager dialog.
??? Reload cookies file. (ELinks only) [pasky, shouldn't this be load-cookies?]
Copy the current link to the clipboard.
Show some information about the current page.
down Move cursor downwards.
Start downloading the current link.
end Go to the end of the page.
enter Follow the current link.
Open the File menu.
Find the next occurrence of the current search text.
Find the next occurrence of the current search text, in reverse.
Open a "Go to URL" dialog box.
Open a "Go to URL" dialog box containing the current URL.
Open a "Go to URL" dialog box containing the current link.
Show the current page header information.
home Go to the start of the page.
Activate the contextual link menu.
Open a Lua Console dialog box. Only available if Lua scripting support has been
compiled in (Links-Lua and ELinks).
menu Activate the menu.
Move to the next frame.
Open a new instace of ELinks in a new window.
Open the current link in a new instance of ELinks in a new window.
Move downwards by a page.
Move upwards by a page.
Paste text from the clipboard.
Move to the previous frame.
quit Open a quit confirmation dialog box.
Quit without confirmation.
reload Reload the current page.
Scroll the viewing window downwards.
Scroll the viewing window to the left.
Scroll the viewing window to the right.
Scroll the viewing window upwards.
search Search for some text.
Search for some text, in reverse.
Toggle whether to display links to images.
Toggle whether to render tables.
Toggles between rendering the current page as HTML or plaintext.
unback Go forwards in unhistory. (ELinks only)
up Move cursor upwards.
View the image under the cursor.
Show the current frame using the entire screen.
EDIT KEYMAP ACTIONS
The edit keymap is used for editing text fields.
Delete text from cursor to beginning of line.
Delete text from cursor to end of line.
edit Edit the current textarea in an external text editor. (ELinks only)
MENU KEYMAP ACTIONS
The menu keymap is used for navigating menus.
The default bindings are shown below. Any bindings in elinks.conf will override these.
This list is given as an example, and may not be up to date.
bind main PageDown page-down
bind main " " page-down
bind main Ctrl-F page-down
bind main PageUp page-up
bind main b page-up
bind main B page-up
bind main Ctrl-B page-up
bind main Down down
bind main Up up
bind main Ctrl-Insert copy-clipboard
bind main Ctrl-C copy-clipboard
bind main Insert scroll-up
bind main Ctrl-P scroll-up
bind main Delete scroll-down
bind main Ctrl-N scroll-down
bind main [ scroll-left
bind main ] scroll-right
bind main Home home
bind main Ctrl-A home
bind main End end
bind main Ctrl-E end
bind main Right enter
bind main Enter enter
bind main Left back
bind main d download
bind main D download
bind main / search
bind main ? search-back
bind main n find-next
bind main N find-next-back
bind main f zoom-frame
bind main F zoom-frame
bind main Ctrl-R reload
bind main g goto-url
bind main G goto-url-current
bind main a add-bookmark
bind main A add-bookmark
bind main s bookmark-manager
bind main S bookmark-manager
bind main q quit
bind main Q really-quit
bind main = document-info
bind main | header-info
bind main \\ toggle-html-plain
bind main * toggle-display-images
bind main Tab next-frame
bind main Escape menu
bind main F9 menu
bind main F10 file-menu
bind edit Left left
bind edit Right right
bind edit Home home
bind edit Ctrl-A home
bind edit Up up
bind edit Down down
bind edit End end
bind edit Ctrl-E end
bind edit Ctrl-Insert copy-clipboard
bind edit Ctrl-B copy-clipboard
bind edit Ctrl-X cut-clipboard
bind edit Ctrl-V paste-clipboard
bind edit Enter enter
bind edit Backspace backspace
bind edit Ctrl-H backspace
bind edit Delete delete
bind edit Ctrl-D delete
bind edit Ctrl-U kill-to-bol
bind edit Ctrl-K kill-to-eol
bind edit Ctrl-W auto-complete
bind menu Left left
bind menu Right right
bind menu Home home
bind menu Ctrl-A home
bind menu Up up
bind menu Down down
bind menu End end
bind menu Ctrl-E end
bind menu Enter enter
bind menu PageDown page-down
bind menu Ctrl-F page-down
bind menu PageUp page-up
bind menu Ctrl-B page-up
# ELinks only
bind main l link-menu
bind main L link-menu
bind main u unback
bind main U unback
bind main Ctrl-K cookies-load
bind edit F4 edit
bind edit Ctrl-T edit
# Links-Lua and ELinks
bind main , lua-console
/etc/elinks.conf Site-wide configuration file.
~/.elinks/elinks.conf Per-user configuration file, loaded after site-wide configuration.
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 sub-
tle requests for documentation. Updated by Zas.
May, 2002 ELINKSKEYS(5)