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".

-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.

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).

[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).

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 open_editor, aliases: editor).

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-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

Command Alias Description

adblock_reload_rules

Reload adblocker rules

allow_cookie

cookie

Allow persistent cookies for current site

allow_session_cookie

scookie

Allow session cookies for currrent site

allow_session_cookie_tmp

tcookie

Allow session cookies for current site temporarily

bookmark

bma, bmark

Bookmark current page

bookmarks

bmas, bmarks

Show bookmarks

buffers

bu

Show all open tabs

cancel_download

Cancel a download

clear_tab

clear

Clear tab

close_tab

close

Close tab

download

Download current site

dump

Write html of current website to a file or stdout if no argument is given

eval

Execute a javascript snippet that uses the internal javascript api

execute_javascript

exja, js

Execute a javascript snippet

execute_userscript

Execute userscript

find_backward

bfind

Find backward

find_backward_ic

ibfind

Find backward case sensitive

find_forward

ffind

Find forward

find_forward_ic

iffind

Find forward case sensitive

find_next

fnext

Find next

find_previous

fprev

Find previous

focus_input

Focus next input

focus_next

tabnext

Focus next tab

focus_prev

tabprev

Focus previous tab

focus_tab

tab

Focus nth tab

fullscreen

fs

Toggle fullscreen

hints

hi

Follow hints

hints_background

backhints, bhi

Follow hints in a background tab

hints_clipboard

chints, chi

Save link location to clipboard

hints_download

dhints, dhi

Download via hints

hints_editable

ehints, ehi

Focus editable elements

hints_images

ihints, ihi

Follow images

hints_images_tab

itabhints, ithi

Follow images in a new tab

hints_images_background

ibackhints

Follow images in a background tab

hints_links

lhints, lhi

Follow links

hints_primary

phints, phi

Save link location to primary selection

hints_rapid

rhints, rhi

Open new tabs in background rapidly

hints_rapid_win

wrhints, wrhi

Open new windows rapidly

hints_tab

tabhints, thi

Follow hints in a new tab

hints_url

uhints, uhi

Set hints url in commandline

hints_url_tab

utabhints, uthi

Set hints url in commandline, open in a new tab

hints_url_background

ubackhints

Set hints url in commandline, open in a background tab

hints_win

winhints, whi

Follow hints in a new window

history_back

ba, back

Go back

history_forward

fo, forward

Go forward

insert_mode

i, insert

Insert mode local_set Set a setting only for the running instance, don’t save it to the configuration file

lock_domain

dlock

Lock tab to current domain

lock_uri

ulock

Lock tab to current uri

new_tab

Open next navigation action in new tab

new_win

Open next navigation action in new window

only

Close all tabs except for the current one

open

o

Open url

open_editor

editor

Open external editor for input/textarea

open_url

Open, edit current url

paste

Open from clipboard

paste_primary

ppaste

Open from primary selection

presentation_mode

present

Toggle presentation mode

print

ha

Print page

print_preview

Show a print preview

protect

prot

Protect/unprotect tab

proxy

Toggle proxy

quickmark

qmarks

Open quickmark

quit

q

Quit

reload

re

Reload current page

reload_bookmarks

Reload bookmark file

reload_bypass_cache

refull

Reload without using cached data

reload_quickmarks

Reload quickmark file

reload_userscripts

Reload userscripts

save

Save all configuration files

save_named_session

wqn

Save current session with name

save_quickmark

qmark, quickmark

Save a quickmark

save_search_field

search

Add a new searchengine

save_session

wq

Save current session

scroll_bottom

bottom

Scroll to bottom of the page

scroll_down

down

Scroll down

scroll_halfpage_down

halfdown

Scroll one-half page down

scroll_halfpage_up

halfup

Scroll one-half page up

scroll_left

left

Scroll left

scroll_page_down

pagedown

Scroll one page down

scroll_page_up

pageup

Scroll one page up

scroll_right

right

Scroll right

scroll_top

top

Scroll to the top of the page

scroll_up

up

Scroll up

sanitize

Clears history and cookies, sanitize history only clears history sanitize cookies only clears cookies

set

Set a setting

set_key

keys

Set keybinding

set_local_setting

Set a setting for the running instance interactively

set_setting

Set a setting interactive

show_keys

skeys

Show and modify keyboard configuration

show_settings

ssettings

Show and modify global properties

start_page

home

Open the default homepage

stop_loading

st, stop

Stop loading current page

tab_bookmarks

tabmarks

Show bookmarks, open in new tab

tabdo

Execute a command in all tabs

tabgrep

Focus a tab by pattern or regular expression, regular expressions must start with /

tab_hist_back

tba, tabback

Go back in a new tab

tab_hist_forward

tfo, tabforward

Go forward in a new tab

tab_move

tabm

Move tab

tab_move_left

tabl

Move tab left

tab_move_right

tabr

Move tab right

tab_new

Open a new blank tab

tab_paste

tpaste

Open from clipboard in a new tab

tab_paste_primary

tppaste

Open from primary selection in a new tab

tab_quickmark

tabqmarks

Open quickmark in a new tab

tabopen

t, topen

Open in a new tab

tabopen_url

Open in a new tab, edit current url

toggle_bars

bars

Toggle tabbar and statusbar

toggle_hidden_files

hidden

Toggle hidden files in directory listings

toggle_plugins_host

hplugin

Toggle plugin blocker for host

toggle_plugins_host_tmp

tuplugin

Toggle plugin blocker for domain for this session

toggle_plugins_uri

uplugin

Toggle plugin blocker for uri

toggle_plugins_uri_tmp

tuplugin

Toggle plugin blocker for uri for this session

toggle_scripts_host

hscript

Toggle scripts for current domain

toggle_scripts_host_tmp

thscript

Toggle scripts for current host for this session

toggle_scripts_uri

uscript

Toggle scripts for current uri

toggle_scripts_uri_tmp

tuscript

Toggle scripts for current uri for this session

toggle_setting

tog, toggle

Toggle a setting

toggle_local_setting

loctog

Toggle a setting for the current session

toggle_statusbar

sbar

Toggle statusbar

toggle_tab

ttab

Toggle between current and last tab

toggle_tabbar

tbar

Toggle tabbar

undo

u

Undo closing last tab

view_source

so, source

View page source

visible

vis

Toggle visibility of a tab

web_inspector

insp, inspect

Open the webinspector

win_bookmarks

winmarks

Show bookmarks, open in new window

win_hist_back

wba, winback

Go back in a new window

win_hist_forward

wfo, winforward

Go forward in a new window

win_paste

wpaste

Open from clipboard in a new window

win_paste_primary

wppaste

Open primary selection in a new window

win_quickmark

winqmarks

Open quickmark in a new window

winopen

w, wopen

Open in a new window

winopen_url

Open in a new window, edit current url

yank

Yank url to clipboard

yank_primary

pyank

Yank url to primary selection

yank_title

tyank

Yank title to clipboard

yank_title_primary

tpyank

Yank title to primary selection

zoom

z

Zoom

zoom_in

zi

Zoom in

zoom_out

zo

Zoom 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-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.

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.

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.

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

SEE ALSO

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