dwb man page

dwb — dynamic web browser

Synopsis

dwb [Options] [ URLS ]

Description

dwb(1) is a small webbrowser based on WebKit and GTK which aims to be mostly keyboard-driven.

Options

-c, --check-script-syntax=script
Checks if a the syntax of a script that uses the javascript api is correct.
-d, --delete-profile=profile
Deletes a profile.
-e, --embed=wid
Embed dwb into <wid>.
-f, --force
Force restoring a previously saved session, even if it seems that another process has opened a session with the same name.
--fifo
Use a fifo for single instance instead of dbus, all instances must pass this option to use the fifo.
-l, --list-sessions
List previously saved sessions. A * indicates that another instance has currently opened the session.
-n, --new-instance
New instance, overrides setting single-instance.
-p, --profile=profilename
Load configuration for profile profilename.
-r, --restore=sessionname
Restore session with name sessionname or the default session, if sessionname is omitted.
-R, --override-restore
Open a new session, even if save-session is enabled.
-S, --enable-scripts
Enables the javascript interface, if there are scripts in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/dwb/userscripts that use the javascript api this option is not needed.
--set-as-default
Sets dwb as default browser, if called with no arguments it will be set for all mimetypes listed in dwb.desktop, if the first argument is mimetype it will be set for all succeding mimetypes, e.g. dwb --set-as-default "mimetype text/html" if the first argument is extension it will be set for all succeeding filename extensions, e.g. dwb --set-as-default "extension html htm".
-t, --temp-profile
Create a temporary profile, will be deleted when dwb is closed
-x, --execute=commands
Execute a list of dwb commands separated by ;;, see Custom Commands and Command Overview for details. If single instance is enabled all commands will be executed in the primary instance.
-v, --version
Show version information and exit.
-V, --version-full
Show full version information, including library versions, and exit.

Modes

dwb has different modes:

Normal mode

The default mode. Pressing Escape always enter normal mode, all keyboard inputs will be interpreted as shortcuts, keypresses are not sent to the webview.

Insert mode

Used for editing text elements in a webpage.

Hint mode

Follow links via hints.

Command mode

Execute dwb commands from the builtin commandline.

Shortcuts

Normal mode shortcuts

[n]j

Scroll [n times] down (command: scroll_down, aliases: down).

[n]k

Scroll [n times] up (command: scroll_up, aliases: up).

[n]h

Scroll [n times] left (command: scroll_left, aliases: left).

[n]l

Scroll [n times] right (command: scroll_right, aliases: right).

[n]gg

Scroll to the top or to n% of the page (command: scroll_top, aliases: top).

[n]G

Scroll to the bottom or to n% of the page (command: scroll_bottom, aliases: bottom).

[n]C-f

Scroll [n] pages down (command: scroll_page_down, aliases: pagedown).

[n]C-b

Scroll [n] pages up (command: scroll_page_up, aliases: pageup).

[n]C-d

Scroll [n] half pages down (command: scroll_halfpage_down, aliases: halfdown).

[n]C-u

Scroll [n] half pages up (command: scroll_halfpage_up, aliases: halfup).

:

Enter Command mode.

.

Repeat last command line command.

o

Open new url in the focused tab, the argument $URI will be replaced by the current uri (command: open, aliases: o).

go

Open url in the focused tab, set current url in the navigation bar (command: open_url).

O

Open url in a new tab, the argument $URI will be replaced by the current uri (command: tabopen, aliases: topen, t).

gO

Open url in a new tab, set current url in the navigation bar (command tabopen_url).

xo

Open url in a new tab in background, the argument $URI will be repaced with the current uri (command: backopen, aliases: bopen ).

xO

Open url in a new tab in background, set current url in the navigation bar (command: backopen_url).

wo

Open url in a new instance (command: winopen, aliases: wopen, w).

i

Enter insert mode (command: insert_mode, aliases: i, insert).

C-n

Enter normal mode.

ga

Add a new blank tab (command: tab_new).

d

Close current tab (command: close_tab, aliases: close).

[n]gc

Clear tab n or of current tab, clears the history of the tab and loads about:blank. (command clear_tab, aliases: clear).

co

Close all tabs except for the current one (command only).

C-q

Quit (command quit, aliases: q).

u

Undo closing last tab (command undo, aliases: u).

C-h

Open the default startpage (command start_page, aliases: home).

H

Go back (command history_back, aliases: back, ba).

L

Go forward (command history_forward, aliases: forward, fo).

th

Go back in a new tab (command tab_hist_back, aliases: tabback, tba).

tl

Go forward in a new tab (command tab_hist_forward, aliases: tabforward, tfo).

wh

Go back in a new window (command win_hist_back, aliases: winback, wba).

wl

Go forward in a new window (command win_hist_forward, aliases: winforward, wfo).

/

Find forward (command find_forward, alias: ffind).

?

Find backward (command find_backward, alias bfind).

c/

Find forward, case sensitive (command find_forward_ic, alias: iffind).

c?

Find backward, case sensitive (command find_backward_ic, alias ibfind).

M

Add a bookmark (command bookmark, aliases: bmark, bma).

gb

Show Bookmarks (command bookmarks, aliases: bmarks, bmas).

gB

Show Bookmarks, open bookmark in a new tab (command tab_bookmarks, aliases: tabmarks).

wB

Show Bookmarks, open bookmark in a new window (command win_bookmarks, aliases: winmarks).

m

Add a quickmark (command save_quickmark, aliases: quickmark, qmark).

b

Open quickmark (command quickmark, aliases: qmarks).

B

Open quickmark in a new tab (command tab_quickmark, aliases: tabqmarks).

wb[:graph:]

Open quickmark in a new window (command win_quickmark, aliases: winqmarks).

[n]r

Reload tab n or current tab if n is omitted (command reload, aliases: re).

[n]R

Reload tab n or current tab if n is omitted without using any cached data (command reload_bypass_cache, aliases: refull).

[n]C-s

Stop loading of tab n or of current tab is [n] is omitted (command stop_loading, aliases: stop, st).

[n]+

Zoom in [n times] (command zoom_in, aliases: zi).

[n]-

Zoom out [n times] (command zoom_out, aliases: zo).

[n]=

Zoom to n percent or to 100% if n is omitted(command zoom, aliases: z).

sf

Save all configuration files (command save).

ZZ

Save current session and exit (command save_session, aliases: wq).

gZZ

Save current session with name and exit (command save_named_session, aliases: wqn).

[n]J

Cycle focus [n tab] forwards. (command focus_next, aliases: tabnext).

[n]K

Cycle focus [n tab] backwards. (command focus_prev, aliases: tabprev).

[n]T

Focus nth tab, first tab if n is omitted or last tab if n is 0. (command focus_tab, aliases: tab).

C-Tab

Toggle between current and last focused tab (command toggle_tab, aliases: ttab)

[n]gm

Move current tab to position [n] or to first position if n is omitted. (command tab_move, aliases: tabm).

[n]gl

Move current tab [n] positions left. (command tab_move_left, aliases: tabl).

[n]gr

Move current tab [n] positions right. (command tab_move_right, aliases: tabr).

gt

Show all open tabs. (command buffers, aliases: bu, ls).

[n]C-P

Protect tab [n]. Closing this tab must be confirmed (command protect, aliases: prot).

[n]xd

Lock tab [n]. Locking a tab will lock this tab to the current domain, it’s not possible to navigate to another domain until unlocked. lock_domain, aliases: dlock).

[n]xu

Lock tab [n]. Locking a tab will lock this tab to the current uri, it’s not possible to navigate to another uri until unlocked. lock_uri, aliases: ulock).

f

Show hints (command hints, aliases: hints, hi).

F

Show hints, open link in a new foreground tab. (command hints_tab, aliases: tabhints, thi).

;b

Show hints, open link in a new background tab. (command hints_background, aliases: backhints, bhi).

wf

Show hints, open link in a new window. (command hints_win, aliases: winhints, whi).

;i

Follow image (command hints_images, aliases: ihints, ihi).

;It

Follow image in a new tab (command hints_images_tab, aliases: itabhints, ithi).

.Ib

Follow image in a background tab (command hints_images_background, aliases: ibackhints).

;e

Focus editable elements via hints (command hints_editable, aliases: ehints, ehi).

;o

Set hint’s url in commandline (command hints_url, aliases: uhints, uhi).

;Ot

Set hint’s url in commandline, open in a new tab (command hints_url_tab, aliases: utabhints, uthi).

.Ob

Set hint’s url in commandline, open in a background tab (command hints_url_background, aliases: ubackhints).

;d

Download via hints (command hints_download, aliases: dhints).

;y

Save link location to clipboard (command hints_clipboard, aliases: chints, chi).

;Y

Save link location to primary selection (command hints_primary, aliases: phints, phi).

;r

Rapid hint mode, each matching hint opens a new tab in background. (command hints_rapid, aliases: rhints, rhi).

;R

Rapid hint mode, each matching hint opens a new window. (command hints_rapid_win, aliases: wrhints, wrhi).

gf

Toggle "view source" (command view_source, aliases: source, so).

`[mark]

Mark current position in document, valid marks are all printable ascii characters.

'[mark]

Jump to marked position mark. The default mark is ' that points to the last position when using scroll_top, scroll_bottom, jump, any of the find commands or if an anchor link was clicked.

CC

Allow persistent cookie for the current website. The domain will be saved in cookies.allow. Cookies that are allowed by the cookies.allow whitelist are stored in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/dwb/$profilename/cookies. (command allow_cookie, aliases: cookie).

CS

Allow session cookie for the current website. The domain will be saved in cookies_session.allow. This is only useful if cookies-store-policy is set to never, see cookies-store-policy for details. (command allow_session_cookie, aliases: scookie).

CT

Allow session cookies for the current website temporarily. Only first party cookies are allowed. The domain is not saved to a whitelist and the cookies will not be saved persitently. (command allow_session_cookie_tmp, aliases: tcookie).

[n]yy

Yank the url of tab n or of current tab if n is omitted to clipboard (command yank).

yY

Yank the url of tab n or of current tab if n is omitted to primary selection (command yank_primary, aliases: pyank).

yt

Yank the title of tab n or of current tab if n is omitted to clipboard (command yank_title, aliases: tyank).

yT

Yank the title of tab n or of current tab if n is omitted to primary selection (command yank_title_primary, aliases: tpyank).

pp

Paste from clipboard (command paste).

pP

Paste from primary selection (command paste_primary, aliases: ppaste).

Pp

Paste from clipboard and load in a new tab (command tab_paste, aliases: tpaste).

PP

Paste from primary selection and load in a new tab (command tab_paste_primary, aliases: tppaste).

wp

Paste from clipboard and load in a new window (command paste_nw, aliases: winpaste).

wP

Paste from primary selection and load in a new window (command paste_primary_nw, aliases: winppaste).

[n]ad

Cancel the download with number n or the first download in the lists of running downloads if n is omitted. (command cancel_download).

gs

Add a searchengine. Textfields can be chosen with tab and a keyword must be specified. The first defined searchengine will be the default searchengine. The keyword can be used in all open commands, e.g. :open <keyword> <searchterm> (command save_search_field, aliases: search).

gd

Download the current site. (command download).

Sb

Show bookmarks (command show_bookmarks, aliases: sbookmarks).

Sq

Show quickmarks (command show_quickmarks, aliases: squickmarks).

Sh

Show history (command show_history, aliases: shistory).

Sd

Show download (command show_downloads, aliases: sdownloads).

Sk

Show keys (command show_keys, aliases: skeys).

Ss

Show settings (command show_settings, aliases: ssettings).

ss

Set setting, the interactive version of the command set, for changing settings in scripts use set instead (command set_setting).

sl

Set local setting, changes a setting but doesn’t save the setting to configuration file. The interactive version of the command local_set, for changing settings locally in scripts use local_set instead (command set_local_setting).

sk

Set keyboard shortcut (command set_key, aliases: keys).

C-p

Toggle proxy (command proxy).

tsh

Toggle scripts for current host permanently (command toggle_scripts_host, aliases: hscript).

tsu

Toggle scripts for current url permanently (command toggle_scripts_uri, aliases: uscript).

tth

Toggle scripts for current host temporarily (command toggle_scripts_host_tmp, aliases: thscript).

ttu

Toggle scripts for current url temporarily (command toggle_scripts_uri_tmp, aliases: tuscript).

ph

Toggle plugins for current host permanently (command toggle_plugins_host, aliases: hplugin).

pu

Toggle plugins for current url permanently (command toggle_plugins_uri, aliases: uplugin).

pth

Toggle plugins for current host temporarily (command toggle_plugins_host_tmp, aliases: thplugin).

ptu

Toggle plugins for current url temporarily (command toggle_plugins_uri_tmp, aliases: tuplugin).

V

Next navigation action will be opened in a new tab (command new_tab).

W

Next navigation action will be opened in a new window (command new_win).

eu

Show and execute userscripts (command execute_userscript).

[n]wi

Show the webinspector of tab n or of current tab if n is omitted. Note that enable-developer-extras has to be set. (commmand web_inspector, aliases: inspect, insp).

C-e

Open external editor for current input/textarea (command open_editor, aliases: editor).

g.

Toggle hidden files when browsing local filesystem. (command toggle_hidden_files, aliases: hidden).

F11

Toggle fullscreen (command fullscreen, aliases: fs).

F12

Toggle presentation mode. (command presentation_mode, aliases: present).

xx

Toggle visibility of tabbar and statusbar. (command toggle_bars, aliases: bars).

xt

Toggle visibility of tabbar. (command toggle_tabbar, aliases: tbar).

xb

Toggle visibility of statusbar. (command toggle_statusbar, aliases: sbar).

xv

Toggle visibility of a tab. (command visible, aliases: vis).

[n]C-M-p

Print focused frame of tab n or of current tab if n is omitted. (command print, aliases: ha).

unbound

Execute a javascript snippet (command execute_javascript, aliases: exja, js).

unbound

Set a setting from commandline (command set).

unbound

Toggle a boolean setting from commandline (command toggle_setting, aliases: toggle, tog).

unbound

Load a html string. This command is mainly intended for use in userscripts (command load_html).

unbound

Load a html string in a new tab. This command is mainly intended for use in userscripts (command load_html_tab).

unbound

Execute a javascript snippet that uses the the internal javascript api. This command only works if the javascript interface is enabled, i.e. if there are scripts in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/dwb/userscripts that use the api or if dwb is started with -S/--enable-scripts (command eval).

Tab (S-Tab)

In normal mode Tab shows the next (previous) shortcut, that matches the currently entered keysequence. When opening a url, the next (previous) item in command history, bookmarks or history will be completed. In hint mode the next (previous) hint will get focus. Tab also completes settings and shortcut-settings. When initiating a download, full paths (downloads and spawning programs) and binaries (spawning programs) in PATH will be completed. In command mode tab will complete builtin commands and urls if the command accepts an url.

Textentry shortcuts

C-h

Delete a single letter.

C-w

Delete word back.

C-e

Delete word forward.

C-u

Delete to the beginning of the entry.

C-i

Delete to the end of the entry.

C-f

Move cursor one word forward.

C-b

Move cursor one word back.

C-j

Show next item in command history.

C-k

Show previous item in command history.

C-d

When completing delete the currently selected bookmark or history item.

C-x

When initalizing a download, C-x toggles between choosing a file path and choosing a spawning application.

C-g

Alternative shortcut for activate.

C-c

Alternative shortcut for escape, the corresponding setting is entry_escape.

C-p

Init local path completion.

C-H

Init history completion.

C-B

Init bookmark completion.

C-I

Init input history completion.

C-S

Init searchengine completion.

C-U

Init userscript completion.

C-p

Complete local path.

Shortcut syntax

All printable shortcuts are case sensitive, i.e. aH means press a then press shift, then press h. Shortcuts can be combined with a modifier, valid modifiers are Control, Mod1, Mod4 and Shift where Shift can only be used with non printable keys such as F1, space, Tab, ... . Non printable keys must be surrounded by @, e.g. "Control @F1@", Shift @space@. \ and @ itself must be escaped with \.

Custom Commands

Custom commands are a sequence of dwb commands that can be bound to a shortcut. The syntax is

<shortcut>:<command>;;<command>;;...

where shortcut is the shortcut for the commandsequence, : may be escaped with \: and command is of the form

[numerical modifier]<command or alias> [argument for the command]

for example

Control W:tabopen http://example.com;; 150zoom

opens http://example.com in a new tab and zooms to 150%.

Command Overview

CommandDescription
adblock_reload_rulesReload adblocker rules
allow_cookie, cookieAllow persistent cookies for current site
allow_session_cookie, scookieAllow session cookies for currrent site
allow_session_cookie_tmp, tcookieAllow session cookies for current site temporarily
bookmark, bma, bmarkBookmark current page
bookmarks, bmas, bmarksShow bookmarks
buffers, bu, lsShow all open tabs
cancel_downloadCancel a download
clear_tab, clearClear tab
close_tab, closeClose tab
downloadDownload current site
dumpWrite html of current website to a file or stdout if no argument is given
evalExecute a javascript snippet that uses the internal javascript api
execute_javascript, exja, jsExecute a javascript snippet
execute_userscriptExecute userscript
find_backward, bfindFind backward
find_backward_ic, ibfindFind backward case sensitive
find_forward, ffindFind forward
find_forward_ic, iffindFind forward case sensitive
find_next, fnextFind next
find_previous, fprevFind previous
focus_inputFocus next input
focus_next, tabnextFocus next tab
focus_prev, tabprevFocus previous tab
focus_tab, tabFocus nth tab
fullscreen, fsToggle fullscreen
hints, hiFollow hints
hints_background, backhints, bhiFollow hints in a background tab
hints_clipboard, chints, chiSave link location to clipboard
hints_download, dhints, dhiDownload via hints
hints_editable, ehints, ehiFocus editable elements
hints_images, ihints, ihiFollow images
hints_images_tab, itabhints, ithiFollow images in a new tab
hints_images_background, ibackhintsFollow images in a background tab
hints_links, lhints, lhiFollow links
hints_primary, phints, phiSave link location to primary selection
hints_rapid, rhints, rhiOpen new tabs in background rapidly
hints_rapid_win, wrhints, wrhiOpen new windows rapidly
hints_selectorShow hints using a custom css selector
hints_tab, tabhints, thiFollow hints in a new tab
hints_url, uhints, uhiSet hints url in commandline
hints_url_tab, utabhints, uthiSet hints url in commandline, open in a new tab
hints_url_background, ubackhintsSet hints url in commandline, open in a background tab
hints_win, winhints, whiFollow hints in a new window
history_back, ba, backGo back
history_forward, fo, forwardGo forward
insert_mode, i, insertInsert mode
jumpJump to marked position
local_setSet a setting only for the running instance, don’t save it to the configuration file
lock_domain, dlockLock tab to current domain
lock_uri, ulockLock tab to current uri
markMark current position in document
new_tabOpen next navigation action in new tab
new_winOpen next navigation action in new window
onlyClose all tabs except for the current one
open, oOpen url
open_editor, editorOpen external editor for input/textarea
open_urlOpen, edit current url
pasteOpen from clipboard
paste_primary, ppasteOpen from primary selection
presentation_mode, presentToggle presentation mode
print, haPrint page
print_previewShow a print preview
protect, protProtect/unprotect tab
proxyToggle proxy
quickmark, qmarksOpen quickmark
quit, qQuit
reload, reReload current page
reload_bookmarksReload bookmark file
reload_bypass_cache, refullReload without using cached data
reload_quickmarksReload quickmark file
reload_userscriptsReload userscripts
saveSave all configuration files
save_named_session, wqnSave current session with name
save_quickmark, qmark, quickmarkSave a quickmark
save_search_field, searchAdd a new searchengine
save_session, wqSave current session
scroll_bottom, bottomScroll to bottom of the page
scroll_down, downScroll down
scroll_halfpage_down, halfdownScroll one-half page down
scroll_halfpage_up, halfupScroll one-half page up
scroll_left, leftScroll left
scroll_page_down, pagedownScroll one page down
scroll_page_up, pageupScroll one page up
scroll_right, rightScroll right
scroll_top, topScroll to the top of the page
scroll_up, upScroll up
sanitizeClears history and cookies, sanitize history only clears history sanitize cookies only clears cookies
setSet a setting
set_key, keysSet keybinding
set_local_settingSet a setting for the running instance interactively
set_settingSet a setting interactive
show_keys, skeysShow and modify keyboard configuration
show_settings, ssettingsShow and modify global properties
start_page, homeOpen the default homepage
stop_loading, st, stopStop loading current page
tab_bookmarks, tabmarksShow bookmarks, open in new tab
tabdoExecute a command in all tabs
tabgrepFocus a tab by pattern or regular expression, regular expressions must start with /
tab_hist_back, tba, tabbackGo back in a new tab
tab_hist_forward, tfo, tabforwardGo forward in a new tab
tab_move, tabmMove tab
tab_move_left, tablMove tab left
tab_move_right, tabrMove tab right
tab_newOpen a new blank tab
tab_paste, tpasteOpen from clipboard in a new tab
tab_paste_primary, tppasteOpen from primary selection in a new tab
tab_quickmark, tabqmarksOpen quickmark in a new tab
tabopen, t, topenOpen in a new tab
tabopen_urlOpen in a new tab, edit current url
toggle_bars, barsToggle tabbar and statusbar
toggle_hidden_files, hiddenToggle hidden files in directory listings
toggle_plugins_host, hpluginToggle plugin blocker for host
toggle_plugins_host_tmp, tupluginToggle plugin blocker for domain for this session
toggle_plugins_uri, upluginToggle plugin blocker for uri
toggle_plugins_uri_tmp, tupluginToggle plugin blocker for uri for this session
toggle_scripts_host, hscriptToggle scripts for current domain
toggle_scripts_host_tmp, thscriptToggle scripts for current host for this session
toggle_scripts_uri, uscriptToggle scripts for current uri
toggle_scripts_uri_tmp, tuscriptToggle scripts for current uri for this session
toggle_setting, tog, toggleToggle a setting
toggle_local_setting, loctogToggle a setting for the current session
toggle_statusbar, sbarToggle statusbar
toggle_tab, ttabToggle between current and last tab
toggle_tabbar, tbarToggle tabbar
undo, uUndo closing last tab
view_source, so, sourceView page source
visible, visToggle visibility of a tab
web_inspector, insp, inspectOpen the webinspector
win_bookmarks, winmarksShow bookmarks, open in new window
win_hist_back, wba, winbackGo back in a new window
win_hist_forward, wfo, winforwardGo forward in a new window
win_paste, wpasteOpen from clipboard in a new window
win_paste_primary, wppasteOpen primary selection in a new window
win_quickmark, winqmarksOpen quickmark in a new window
winopen, w, wopenOpen in a new window
winopen_urlOpen in a new window, edit current url
yankYank url to clipboard
yank_primary, pyankYank url to primary selection
yank_title, tyankYank title to clipboard
yank_title_primary, tpyankYank title to primary selection
zoom, zZoom
zoom_in, ziZoom in
zoom_out, zoZoom out

dwb can be customized in a web interface (command show_settings) or via command line (command set_setting). Modified settings will be saved in ~/.config/dwb/settings when closing dwb. Shortcuts can also be modified in a web interface (command show_keys) or via command line (command set_key). Shortcuts will be saved in $HOME/.config/dwb/keys.

If a string value is set to NULL the default value will be used.

WebKit builtin settings

auto-load-images

Load images automatically. Possible values: true/false, default value: true.

auto-resize-window

Resize window through DOM-methods. Possible values: true/false, default value: false.

auto-shrink-images

Automatically shrink standalone images to fit. Possible values: true/false, default value: true.

cursive-font-family

Default cursive font family used to display text. Possible values: a font description or NULL, default value: NULL.

custom-encoding

A custom encoding used for the webview. Possible values: encoding string or NULL, default value: NULL.

default-encoding

The default encoding used to display text. Possible values: encoding string or NULL, default value: NULL.

default-font-family

The default font family used to display text. Possible values: a font description or NULL, default value: sans-serif.

default-font-size

The default font size used to display text. Possible values: a font size (integer), default value: 12.

default-monospace-font-size

The default font size used to display monospace text. Possible values: a font size (integer), default value: 10.

editable

Whether the content of a webpage should be editable. Possible values: true/false, default value: false.

enable-caret-browsing

Whether to enable caret browsing. Possible values: true/false, default value: false.

enable-default-context-menu

Whether right-clicks open a context menu. Possible values: true/false, default value: false.

enable-dns-prefetching

Whether webkit prefetches domain names. default value: true.

enable-developer-extras

Whether the web-inspector should be enabled. Possible values: true/false, default value: false.

enable-dom-paste

Whether enable DOM-paste. Possible values: true/false, default value: false.

enable-frame-flattening

Whether to enable the Frame Flattening. With this setting each subframe is expanded to its contents, which will flatten all the frames to become one scrollable page. Whether file uris can be accessed. Possible values: true/false, default value: false.

enable-file-access-from-file-uris

Whether file uris can be accessed. Possible values: true/false, default value: true.

enable-html5-database

Whether to enable HTML5 client-side SQL database support. Possible values: true/false, default value: true.

enable-html5-local-storage

Whether to enable HTML5 localStorage support. Possible values: true/false, default value: true.

enable-java-applet

Whether to enable Java <applet>-tag. Possible values: true/false, default value: true.

enable-offline-web-application-cache

Enable or disable HTML5 offline web application cache support. Possible values: true/false, default value: true.

enable-page-cache

Enable or disable page cache. Possible values: true/false, default value: false.

enable-plugins

Enable or disable embedded plugins. Possible values: true/false, default value: true.

enable-private-browsing

Enable or disable private browsing. Possible values: true/false, default value: false.

enable-scripts

Enable or disable embedded scripting-languages. Possible values: true/false, default value: true.

enable-site-specific-quirks

Enables the site-specific compatibility workarounds. Possible values: true/false, default value: false.

enable-spatial-navigation

Whether to enable the Spatial Navigation. This feature consists in the ability to navigate between focusable elements in a Web page, such as hyperlinks and form controls, by using Left, Right, Up and Down arrow keys. Possible values: true/false, default value: false.

enable-spell-checking

Whether to enable spell checking. Possible values: true/false, default value: false.

enable-universal-access-from-file-uris

Whether to allow files loaded through file:// URIs universal access to all pages. Possible values: true/false, default value: true.

enable-webgl

Whether to enable the webgl on pages. Possible values: true/false, default value: false.

enable-xss-auditor

Whether to enable the XSS Auditor. This feature filters some kinds of reflective XSS attacks on vulnerable web sites. Possible values: true/false, default value: true.

enforce-96-dpi

Enforce a resolution of 96 DPI. Possible values: true/false, default value: false.

fantasy-font-family

Default fantasy font family used to display text. Possible values: a font description or NULL, default value: serif.

javascript-can-access-clipboard

Whether javascript can access Clipboard. Possible values: true/false, default value: false.

full-content-zoom

Whether the full content is scaled when zooming. Possible values: true/false, default value: false.

javascript-can-open-windows-automatically

Whether JavaScript can open popup windows automatically without user intervention. Possible values: true/false, default value: false.

minimum-font-size

The minimum font size used to display text. Possible values: a font size (integer), default value: 5.

minimum-logical-font-size

The minimum logical font size used to display text. Possible values: a font size (integer), default value: 5.

monospace-font-family

Default font family used to display monospace text. Possible values: a font description or NULL, default value: monospace.

print-backgrounds

Whether background images should be printed. Possible values: true/false, default value: true.

resizable-text-areas

Whether text areas are resizable. Possible values: true/false, default value: true.

sans-serif-font-family

Default sans-serif font family used to display text. Possible values: a font description or NULL, default value: sans-serif.

serif-font-family

Default serif font family used to display text. Possible values: a font description or NULL, default value: serif.

spell-checking-languages

The languages to be used for spell checking, separated by commas. Possible values: a string or NULL, default value: NULL.

tab-cycles-through-elements

Whether the tab key cycles through elements on the page. Possible values: true/false, default value: true.

user-agent

The user-agent-string. Possible values: a user-agent or NULL, default value: NULL.

user-stylesheet-uri

The URI of a stylesheet that is applied to every page. If a local file is used, must start with file://. Possible values: an uri-string or NULL, default value: NULL.

zoom-level

The zoom level of the content. Possible values: a decimal, default value: 1.0.

zoom-step

The value by which the zoom level is changed when zooming in or out. Possible values: a decimal, default value: 0.1.

Other settings

accept-language

If set it will be used to set Accept-Language header for all requests, default value: NULL

active-completion-bg-color

The background color for an active element in tab-completion. Possible values: an rgb color-string, default value: #000000.

active-completion-fg-color

The foreground color for an active element in tab-completion. Possible values: an rgb color-string. default value: #53868b.

adblocker

Block advertisements using a filterlist, see also .IR adblocker-filterlist . Default value: false.

adblocker-element-hider

Whether element hiding rules are enabled. Disabling element hiding results in faster rendering. Default value: true.

adblocker-filterlist

A path to a adblock plus compatible filterlist for the adblocker or a path to a directory with filterlists. Default value: NULL.

addressbar-dns-lookup

Whether to perform a dns lookup for text typed into the address bar. If set to true dwb performs a dns lookup for all text that does not have a valid scheme and does not contain whitespaces. Default value: false.

auto-completion

Whether possible keystrokes should be shown. (Shift-) Tab cycles through keystrokes. Possible values: true/false, default value: true.

auto-insert-mode

Whether to go automatically in insert mode if an editable element has focus after loading a site. Possible values: true/false, default value: false.

background-color

The background color of the statusbar. Possible values: an rgb color-string, default value: #000000.

background-tabs

Open new tabs in background. Possible values: true/false, default value: false.

bars-padding

Padding of the status, download, completion and tab bars, default value: 0.

block-insecure-content

Whether to block http-requests on https-encrypted sites, default value: false.

cache-model

The cache model used by webkit, possible values are webbrowser and documentviewer. Webbrowser increases loading speed but increases memory usage, documentviewer reduces memory usage but also decreases browsing speed. Default Value: webbrowser.

close-last-tab-policy

Behaviour when the last tab is closed, possible values are ignore, clear and close; default value: ignore.

close-tab-focus-policy

Controls the focus when the focused tab is closed, possible values are right, left, rightmost, and leftmost; default value: right.

complete-bookmarks

Whether to complete bookmarks with tab-completion. Possible values: true/false, default value: true.

complete-history

Whether to complete browsing history with tab-completion. Possible values: true/false, default value: true.

complete-searchengines

Whether to complete searchengines with tab-completion. Possible values: true/false, default value: false.

complete-userscripts

Whether to complete userscripts with tab-completion. Possible values: true/false, default value: false.

cookie-expiration

Maximum time in seconds after a persistent cookie expires, the suffix m can be used for minutes, h for hours, and d for days, the maximum will only be used if it is smaller than the original expiration time. Setting cookie-expiration to 0 will use the original expiration time of the cookie.

cookies-store-policy

The storage policy for cookies, possible values are session, persistent, and never. If set to session all session cookies are accepted, only cookies with a matching domain in cookies.allow will be stored persistently. If set to persistent all cookies are stored persistently. If set to never the cookies allowed by cookies_session.allow are allowed for the current session and cookies allowed by cookies.allow are save persistently, all other cookies are rejected. Default value: session.

cookies-accept-policy

The accept policy for cookies. always will accept all cookies, nothirdparty will accept all cookies except for third party cookies, never will reject all cookies. This setting also affects session cookies. default value: always.

default-width

The default width of dwb’s window. Possible values: width in pixel, default value: 800.

default-height

The default height of dwb’s window. Possible values: height in pixel, default value: 600.

do-not-track

Whether to add do-not-track flag on request headers, default value: true.

download-fg-color

The foreground color of the download bar, default value: #ffffff.

download-bg-color

The background color of the download bar, default value: #000000.

download-gradient-start

The start color for the download progress gradient color, default value #0000aa.

download-gradient-stop

The end color for the download progress gradient color, default value #00aa00.

download-external-command

A command that will be invoked if download-use-external-program is set. There are four variables that can be used in the command: dwb_uri will be replaced with the download-uri, dwb_output will be replaced with the fullpath of the destination, dwb_cookies will be replaced with the path to the cookie-file, dwb_referer will be replaced with the uri of the site the download started, dwb_proxy will be replaced with the proxy url if dwb uses a proxy. Additionally the environment-variables DWB_URI, DWB_FILENAME, DWB_COOKIES, DWB_REFERER, DWB_MIME_TYPE, DWB_PROXY and DWB_USER_AGENT are set. Default value: xterm -e wget dwb_uri -O dwb_output --load-cookies dwb_cookies.

download-directory

The default download directory, if empty, the current working directory is used or the last download path is used. default value: NULL.

download-no-confirm

Whether to start downloads immediately without asking for a path, download-directory needs to be set to an existing path. default value: false.

download-use-external-program

Whether to use an external download program specified in download-external-programm or the builtin download helper. Possible values: true/false, default value: false.

editor

External editor used for inputs/textareas. default value: xterm -e vim dwb_uri.

enable-favicon

Whether to show a favicon in the tab. default value: true.

enable-ipc

Whether to enable inter process communication with dwbremote(1), default value: true. default value: true.

error-color

The color for error-messages. Possible values: an rgb color-string, default value: #ff0000.

error-color

The color for prompt-messages. Possible values: an rgb color-string, default value: #00ff00.

favicon-size

The size of the favicon, if set to 0 tabbar-height will be used

file-sync-interval

Interval in seconds to save history, cookies or session to hdd or 0 to immediately save, see also sync-files, default value: 120.

font

The font used for the ui. Possible values: a font description string, default value: monospace 8.

font-completion

The font used for tabcompletion. Possible values: a font description string.

font-entry

The font used for the address bar. Possible values: a font description string.

font-hidden-statusbar

The font used for status elements if the statusbar is hidden. Possible values: a css font description. Default value: normal 10px helvetica.

font-nofocus

The font used for tablabels without focus and completion items without focus. Possible values: a font description string.

foreground-color

The foreground color of statusbar. Possible values: an rgb color-string. default value: #ffffff.

hint-active-color

The background color for active link, i.e. the link followed when Return is pressed. Possible values: a rgb color string, default value: #00ff00.

hint-autofollow

Whether to follow hints automatically if only one hint matches the typed letters. Default value: true.

hint-bg-color

The background color used for hints. Possible values: a rgb color string, default value: #000088.

hint-border

The boreder used for hints. Possible values: a css border description, default value: 2px dashed #000000.

hint-fg-color

The foreground color used for hints. Possible values: a rgb color string, default value: #ffffff.

hint-font

The font used for hints. Possible values: css font description, default value: bold 10px monospace.

hint-highlight-links

Whether to highlight all links in hint-mode, default value: false.

hint-letter-seq

A letter sequence used for letter hints. Possible values: a letter sequence, every letter should appear only once. Default value: FDSARTGBVECWXQYIOPMNHZULKJ.

hint-normal-color

The background color for a normal link. Possible values: a rgb color string, default value: #ffff99.

hint-offset-left

Left offset of hints in pixel, negative values will shift hints to the left, positive values to the right, default value: 0.

hint-offset-top

Top offset of hints in pixel, negative values will shift hints to the top, positive values to the bottom, default value: 0.

hint-opacity

The opacity of a hint. Possible values: a decimal from 0.0 to 1.0, default value: 0.75.

hint-style

The type of hints, that are used. When set to "number", letters will match the links text. Possible values: letter/number, default value: letter.

hints-key-lock

Timeout in milliseconds all keypresses are ignored after following a hint, default value: 250

history-length

The urls that are saved in the browsing history. Specifying a too large value can make tab-completion slow. Possible values: number of urls, default value: 500.

javascript-api

Whether to enable the javascript api. If set to disabled the javascript context won’t be initialized, meaning that also extensions won’t work. If set to automatic the javascript context will automatically be initialized if scripts that use the api are present in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/dwb/userscripts or extensions are installed. If set to enabled the javascript context will always be initialized, useful if no scripts are present in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/dwb/userscripts but the javascript api is used from commandline or in a custom command. The javascript context is only initialized on startup, so changing the value needs a restart. Default value: automatic.

javascript-schemes

Whether to allow loading javascript snippets with scheme javascript, default value: true.

load-on-focus

Whether to defer loading of a tab until a tab is focused, especially useful on startup and with slow internet connections, default value: false.

max-visible-completions

The maximum number of visible completions, default value: 11.

maximum-tabs

Limits the maximum number of visible tabs, 0 means no limit. If tab-orientation is set to vertical-left or vertical-right the number of maximum tabs is computed automatically and maximum-tabs will be ignored, default value: 0.

message-delay

The duration messages are shown. Possible values: duration in seconds (integer), default value: 2.

mouse-cycles-through-tabs

Whether mouse wheel cycles through tabs, default value: true.

navigation-history-max

Maximum length of navigation history. enable-private-browsing must be disabled to save command history at all. default value: 500.

new-tab-position-policy

Controls the position of a newly created tab, possible values are right, a new tab is created right of the current tab, left, a new tab is created left of the current tab, rightmost, a new tab is created left of the last tab and leftmost, a new tab is created left of the first tab. Default value: right.

normal-completion-bg-color

The background color of inactive element in tab-completion. Possible values: an rgb color-string, default value: #151515.

normal-completion-fg-color

The foreground color of inactive element in tab-completion. Possible values: an rgb color-string. color-string, default value: #eeeeee.

passthrough-keys

Keysstrokes that will be passed to the website, webkit means only webkit builtin shortcuts will be passed through, all means all will be passed through, none means no keystrokes will be passed through, default value: webkit.

print-previewer

Program used for printing previews, default value: NULL.

private-color

Statusbar color used when private browsing is enabled, default value: #505050.

proxy

Whether to use a HTTP-proxy. Possible values: true/false, default value: false.

proxy-url

The proxy-url, can also be set via the http_proxy environment variable. Possible values: an url string, default value: NULL.

save-session

Save the session when dwb is closed and restore the last saved session when invoking dwb. Possible values: true/false, default value: true.

scheme-handler

A script or application that handles uris that cannot be loaded by dwb. dwb only loads uris with scheme http, https, file, about and dwb; support for e.g. ftp is provided through a scheme handler. The scheme handler can either be an application or a script. The first command line argument will be the uri for your application, so you can simply set this to xdg-open. There are also the environment variables DWB_URI, DWB_SCHEME, DWB_COOKIES, DWB_USER_AGENT, DWB_PROXY and DWB_REFERER available which can be used in a script, for example:

#!/bin/sh

case ${DWB_SCHEME} in
  mailto) xterm -e "mutt ${DWB_URI}";;
  ftp) xterm -e "ncftp ${DWB_URI}";;
  *) xdg-open ${DWB_URI}
esac

show-single-tab

Whether to show the tabbar if only one tab is open, default value: true.

searchengine-submit-pattern

The pattern which will be replaced with the search terms.

scroll-step

The step-increment in pixels for scrolling. If set to a value lower or equal 0, the default step-increment will be used. default value: 0.0.

scrollbars

Whether scrollbars should be enabled. default value: false.

single-instance

Only one instance of dwb per user. This option will be overridden by the command line option -n. Possible values: true/false, default value: true.

ssl-strict

Whether to allow only save ssl-certificates. default value: true.

ssl-ca-cert

Path to ssl-certificate, only with libsoup < 2.38.

ssl-use-system-ca-file

Whether to use the system certification file, only with libsoup >= 2.38. default value: true.

ssl-trusted-color

Color of the url in the statusbar for ssl-encrypted sites and trusted certificate. default value: #00ff00.

ssl-untrusted-color

Color of the url in the statusbar for ssl-encrypted sites and untrusted certificate. default value: #ff0000.

startpage

The default startpage. Possible values: an url or "about:blank" for an empty startpage, default value: about:blank.

statusbar-height

Height of the statusbar, if set to 0 it will be computed automatically.

sync-files

Type of files to sync, see also file-sync-interval. Possible values are all, cookies, history, session or a combination, default value: all.

tabbar-height
Height of the tabbar, if favicon-size is set the favicon-size will be the minimum height, if set to 0 it will be computed automatically.

tab-orientation (GTK2 only)

Orientation of tabs, possible values are horizontal, vertical-left and vertical-right, if set to vertical-left or vertical-right t and T in widget-packing will be ignored, instead tabs are placed left/right to the webview respectively, default value: horizontal.

tab-width (GTK2 only)

Width of vertical tabs in pixel, will be ignored for horizontal tabs, horizontal tabs will always use the complete space, default value 100.

tabbar-visible

When the tabbar is hidden specifies the number of seconds the tabbar is visible when switching between tabs, default value: 2.

tab-active-bg-color

The background color the tab of the focused tab. Possible values: an rgb color-string, default value: #000000.

tab-active-fg-color

The foreground color of the tab of the focused tab. Possible values: an rgb color-string, default value: #ffffff.

tab-normal-bg-color

The background color the tab of a not focused tab. Possible values: an rgb color-string, default value: #505050.

tab-normal-fg-color

The foreground color of the tab of a not focused tab. Possible values: an rgb color-string, default value: #cccccc.

tab-normal-fg-color

The foreground color of the tab of a not focused tab. Possible values: an rgb color-string, default value: #cccccc.

tab-protected-color

The color of the tabnumber of protected tabs. Possible values: an rgb color-string, default value: #ff0000.

tab-number-color

The color of the tabnumber. Possible values: an rgb color-string, default value: #ff0000.

tabbed-browsing

Enable tabbed-browsing. If disabled, all new window/new tab requests will be opened in a new window, default value: true.

update-search-delay

Delay in milliseconds before updating search results. If set to 0 search results will be updated after every keypress. If set to a value greater than 0 search results will be updated after that delay but only if the search-term has not changed since the timeout started. It is recommended to set this value greater than 0, default value: 200.

widget-packing

A string consisting of 4 characters, where possible characters are: d, w, T, t, S and s. The order of the widgets correspond the the order of characters in the string where d corresponds to the download bar, t and T to the tab bar where T means that the tabbar will not be visible, w to the webview and s and S to the statusbar where S means that the statusbar won’t be visible. Default value: dtws.

Files

Userscripts

Userscripts can be stored in ~/.config/dwb/userscripts. The first argument of the script will be the current url, the second argument is the title, the third argument will be the profile name, the fourth argument is the numerical modifier and the fifth argument is a commandline argument. Also the variables DWB_URI, DWB_TITLE, DWB_PROFILE, DWB_NUMMOD, DWB_ARGUMENT, DWB_REFERER, DWB_PROXY, and DWB_USER_AGENT are set. The keybinding for the script must be defined in the script itself in a commented line of the form <comment symbols> dwb: <keybinding>.

dwb also provides a small javascript api, scripts that use the api must have the special shebang #!javascript or start with //!javascript for details see also http://portix.bitbucket.org/dwb/api/ and dwb-js(7).

Examples

The following script will download the current webpage:

#!/bin/bash
# dwb: Control w

wget $DWB_URI

Popup an alert dialog:

#!/bin/bash
# dwb: Control h

echo "js window.alert('Hello world');" > ${DWB_FIFO}

Block requests from specific sites:

#!javascript

var block = [ new RegExp("https://example.org.*"), new RegExp("https://example.co.uk.*") ];

Signal.connect("resource", function(wv, frame, request) {
  for (var i=0, l=block.length; i<l; ++i)
  {
    if (block[i].test(request.uri))
    {
      request.uri = "about:blank";
      return true;
    }
  }
  return false;
});

Resources

bitbucket: http://bitbucket.org/portix/dwb

homepage: http://portix.bitbucket.org/dwb/

See Also

dwbem(1) dwbremote(1) dwb-js(7)

Referenced By

dwbem(1), dwb-js(7), dwbremote(1).

03/24/2014