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Are you a vim-controls nerd who wants to see them everywhere? Welcome.
Actually ELinks doesn't shine in this area yet very much. Heck, the famous
hjkl foursome is still occupied by some feeble managers in the default keymap
(we have that in our monumental TODO lists). Still, if you know what to touch
during the compilation (
--enable-exmode), you can get at least some familiar
reply to the mighty “:” (colon) grip.
Ex-mode gives you some (still very rough and only marginally complete) access to advanced ELinks commands, to be invoked anywhere anytime, straight and fast.
When you activate the ex-mode (named after the equivalent gadget in the vi text editor flavours), a command line appears at the bottom of the screen for you to type the commands.
Only two kinds of commands are supported so far. First, (almost?) anything that can appear in the configuration file can be used in ex-mode. Second, you can invoke (almost) any action from the ex-mode.