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The logo of qutebrowser.
qutebrowser running in the command mode.
qutebrowser running in the command mode.
Original author(s)Florian Bruhin ("the Compiler")
Initial releaseDecember 14, 2014; 6 years ago (2014-12-14)[4]
Stable release(s) [±]
1.14.0 (15 October 2020; 2 months ago (2020-10-15)[5]) [±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inPython, JavaScript
EngineWebKit or QtWebEngine
Operating systemLinux, Windows, macOS, FreeBSD, OpenBSD[6]
Available in1[7] languages
List of languages
TypeWeb browser
LicenseGNU General Public License

qutebrowser (pronounced "cute browser") is a web browser for Linux, Windows, and macOS operating systems with Vim-style key bindings and a minimal GUI.[8] It is keyboard-driven and is inspired by similar software such as Vimperator and dwb.[9] It uses DuckDuckGo as the default search engine. Qutebrowser is included in the native repositories of Linux distributions such as Fedora and Arch Linux.[10]

Qutebrowser is developed by Florian Bruhin, for which he received a CH Open Source award in 2016.[1]


As in Vim/vi the browser has a command mode and an insert mode. In command mode key bindings can be used to perform functions, in example: 'G' to go to the bottom of a page, and 'gg' to the top. Specific commands can also be bound to keys or key-sequences by the user. A cheat sheet of all key bindings can be found here and they can be trained here.

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  1. ^ a b "»CH Open Source Awards 2016« vergeben". Pro-Linux. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  2. ^ 長岡弥太郎 (16 October 2017). "PythonやPyQtをベースのテキストドリブンBrowser「Qutebrowser」がv1.0に" (in Japanese).
  3. ^ "qutebrowser – Authors". qutebrowser. Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  4. ^ "Release qutebrowser v0.1 · qutebrowser/qutebrowser". Retrieved 27 November 2017 – via GitHub.
  5. ^ "Releases · qutebrowser/qutebrowser · GitHub". GitHub. 2020-10-15. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  6. ^ "Installing qutebrowser | qutebrowser". qutebrowser.org. Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  7. ^ a b "Internationalization #31". GitHub. Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  8. ^ "Qutebrowser: браузер для поклонников vim". PCWeek Russia (in Russian). Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  9. ^ "FAQ". qutebrowser.org.
  10. ^ "qutebrowser – ArchWiki". archlinux.org. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Qt WebEngine Overview". Qt Project. Retrieved 2020-12-05.