BADWOLF(1) General Commands Manual BADWOLF(1)

minimalist and privacy-oriented web browser based on WebKitGTK

badwolf [webkit/gtk options] [URLs or paths]

badwolf is a minimalist browser that cares about privacy, it is based on WebKitGTK and thus also accepts WebKitGTK (and dependencies) flags and environment variables, unfortunately there doesn't seems to be manpages for theses.

Runtime configuration specific to badwolf will probably get added at a later release.

The following section lists the keybinding by their action, each item is described by the widget the focus is on or ⟨any⟩ if it works for the whole window, followed by the keybind it grabs.
webview Ctrl-Scroll
Zooms the webpage in/out.
webview Ctrl-0
Resets webpage zoom to 100%.
any Ctrl-t
Creates a new tab (in a new session, similar as pressing the button)
browser Ctrl-F4, browser Alt-d
Closes the current tab
browser Ctrl-f
Focuses on the search entry
browser Ctrl-l
Focuses on the location(URL) entry
browser Ctrl-Shift-r / Ctrl-r, browser F5
Reloads the content in the current tab (with/without clearing cache)
browser Escape
Stops loading the content in the current tab
browser F7
Toggles caret browsing.
browser F12
Opens the web inspector.
browser Ctrl-[ / Ctrl-]
Go back/forward in current tab’s history
browser Ctrl-p
Print the current page. (spawns a dialog)
any Alt-Left / Alt-Right
Go to the previous/next tab
any F1
Shows the about dialog
any Alt-n
Where n is any numeric-row key. Go to the n-th tab, 0 goes to the last one.

Here is a incomplete list of the default Webkit/GTK keybindings:
any Ctrl-PageUp / Ctrl-PageDown
Go to the previous/next tab
search Ctrl-g / Ctrl-Shift-g
When the search box is focused it goes to the Next/Previous search term.
search Escape
Cancels current search

A colon-separated list in the form lang_COUNTRY where lang is in ISO-639 and COUNTRY in ISO-3166. For example BADWOLF_L10N="en_GB:fr_FR:de_DE". When this variable isn't set, spelling isn't activated. A more generic variable name is also intended to be used in the future.

XBEL (XML Bookmark Exchange Language) file, known to be currently supported by: elinks(1), konqueror(1), kbookmarkeditor(1). Doing a symbolic link from their path works fine but you might also want to use XInclude to merge multiple XBEL files.

For more information about this format see:

Directory containing the WebKitWebExtensions to be loaded into badwolf. Note: They aren't the JavaScript-based Web-Extensions supported by Firefox or Chrome, but native code in shared objects using the WebKitGTK API.

Examples of useful extensions may be found at:

CSS files (respectively system and user-level) for styling badwolf interface. See for the properties being available.

For testing your styles I would recommend using the GTK_DEBUG=interactive environment variable on launching badwolf and going to the CSS tab.

Haelwenn (lanodan) Monnier <>

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