Script Roundup: Pterosaur, Arrow Key Repurpose

Pterosaur

Pterosaur (GitHub: ardagnir / pterosaur, License: AGPL) by James Kolb allows Firefox to use Vim for text inputs. It's built using Pentadactyl, which is a Vim-inspired add-on.

It currently has some quirks and bugs, but the author has put troubleshooting tips into the readme.

Arrow Key Repurpose

Arrow Key Repurpose (Bitbucket: atimholt / arrowkeyrepurpose) by Tim Holt changes the arrow keys to do some things that you might find more useful:

  • <Left>: Unindents current line or selection by one level.
  • <Right>: Indents current line or selection by one level.
  • <Up>: If the line above the current cursor position or selection is empty (or contains only white space), deletes it.
  • <Down>: Adds an empty line below the current cursor position or selection.

There are aliases for shift-arrows too, check the documentation for more details.

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