Extensible web-browser in Common Lisp

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1Nyxt browser

Nyxt is a keyboard-driven web browser designed for power users. Inspired by Emacs and Vim, it has familiar key-bindings (Emacs, vi, CUA), and is infinitely extensible in Lisp.

If you like Nyxt and you would like to help future development, please give us a star, spread the word, and support us on Patreon, thank you!

Attention: Nyxt is under active development. Feel free to report bugs, instabilities or feature wishes.

1.1Fast tab switching

Switch easily between your open tabs via fuzzy search. If you are looking for https://www.example.com, you could type in ele, exa, epl, or any other matching series of letters.

1.2Multiple selection

Commands can accept multiple inputs, allowing you to quickly perform an operation against multiple objects. In the example below we search for cactuses, and open up several images simultaneously:

1.3Powerful bookmarks

Bookmark a page with tags. Search bookmarks with compound queries. Capture more data about your bookmarks, and group and wrangle them in any way you like.

1.4Multi tab search

Search multiple tabs at the same time, and view all the results in a single window. Jump quickly through your open tabs to find what you need.

1.5History as a tree

History is represented as a tree that you can traverse. Smarter than the "forwards-backwards" abstraction found in other browsers, the tree makes sure you never lose track of where you've been.

For a complete list of features, please see the manual.

2Getting started

2.1Install Nyxt

Nyxt supports:

  • GNU/Linux
  • macOS (unofficial)
  • FreeBSD (unofficial)

Nyxt has engine support for WebKit and experimental support for WebEngine/Blink.

Please see the downloads page for pre-built binaries. Some operating systems provide packages for Nyxt:

  • Alpine.
  • Debian and derivatives such as Ubuntu and Linux Mint.
  • MacPorts.
  • Arch Linux AUR and the -git PKGBUILD. See also the [[https://e-v.srht.site/nyxt-aur-builds.html][unofficial binarypackages]], courtesy of @edgar-vincent.
  • Nix: Install with nix-env --install nyxt.
  • Guix: Install with guix install nyxt.
  • Void: Install with xbps-install nyxt.

To perform an installation from source, please see the developer readme.

2.2Documentation & Customization

For full documentation about Nyxt, how it works, and how to extend it please see the embedded help. To get started, run the help command (press control + space, type help and confirm with return).

If you want to help with development, or build Nyxt from source, read the developer's documentation at documents/README.org.

2.3History of changes

If you are running a recent version of Nyxt please run the changelog command. For older versions, please see the CHANGELOG.

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