gleeBox - 1.0

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gleeBox is an experimental project that takes a keyboard-centric approach to navigating the web. It provides alternatives to actions that are traditionally performed via the mouse such as clicking, scrolling, selecting text fields, etc.

If you’re someone who is a keyboard junkie and loves the command line, install this extension!

  • 1.0
  • GPL
  • _ankit
  • Developer Builds
    Developer Builds (Linux)
    Beta Builds

More about this extension

gleeBox comes with a set of commands that allow you to traverse through different elements on a page, perform different types of actions on a page and supports commands from A couple of examples include “?h” to scroll through headers on a page and “:fbshare $” to share the current page on Facebook.

For the complete list of commands, go here,

Change Log:

Custom scraper commands: User defined scrapers.

ESP Mode: Select without typing.

Custom Search Engine: Customize gleeBox's default search engine URL.

Better traversing: Smarter traversing between elements - using scroll level instead of DOM order. Search starts from current user scroll position.

Better scrolling: Smooth scrolling using arrow keys while in gleeBox.

!set command: Customize gleeBox from within gleeBox.

More effective jQuery mode: jQuery mode is now fully functional.

Firefox Extension: gleeBox is now available as a Firefox extension with the full set of features. The greasemonkey script is being deprecated.

Better storage in Chrome: Preferences are now retained even if you clear the browser cookies in Chrome. Unfortunately, this means if you already have gleeBox installed, you will lose your current settings.

Other changes:

CSS bugfixes

!options command in Chrome

Size is now medium by default

!tipjar command

Performance improvements - reduced jQuery calls

Older Versions

  1. Version 0.6
    Compatible With
    Developer builds
    Developer Builds

    gleeBox is an experimental project that takes a keyboard-centric approach to navigating the web. It provides keyboard alternatives to actions that are traditionally performed via the mouse such as clicking, scrolling, etc. Sometimes, using the keyboard to perform these actions can be radically more efficient than using the mouse.

    Change Log:

  2. Version 0.6
    Compatible With
    Developer Builds (Linux).Beta Builds
    Developer Builds

    Change Log:

  3. Version 0.6.1
    Compatible With

    Change Log:

    Fixed a few minor bugs


  1. Goob says:

    As a Linux user and a big fan of GnomeDo, I must honestly admit that this might very well be the killer-program for Chrome now. Keep up the good work!

  2. xXsp0kiiXx says:

    Very nice extension i like it very much more faster than press CTRL+L and then the url… and i like the size of the words =D

  3. Pranay says:

    Seriously awesome!

  4. Pranay says:

    One small bug. if you type :fbshare $ to share the link, the comment box that appears above the link you want to share is not really an input field so is not recognized by gleebox – as a result you cannot type “g” inside the box. Maybe we can have a shortcut key to disable gleebox – or do we have it already?

  5. Supra_Guy says:

    How exactly does this work? Sorry if this is a stupid question. Is there something I’m missing?

  6. Supra_Guy says:

    Never mind. Just saw the command list. This is incredible!

  7. David says:

    Great extension. Only comment is that it’s right in the middle of the screen with ?h when what I really want to do is walk through the links. Google got it right when they took away the bottom status bar and then simply showed the text in the bottom right out of the way. Same as they did with the Ctrl-F find “dialog” up to the right and out of the way.

    Bottom or upper right seems reasonable for this too.

    Nice work.

  8. BloodyT says:

    very interesting, howabout allowing commands to be added by users (bookmarklet style)

  9. Sameer Ahuja says:

    Thanks for all the positive comments!

    @Pranay That’s an ugly bug right now, it’s fixed in the dev build, we’ll push an update soon. Sorry for the inconvenience for the time being.

    @BloodyT Coming very soon 🙂

  10. fullofentropy says:

    I love this add on. I wonder if its possible to add in commands that link to other programs. Example: when i’m listening to an song using winamp and want to skip to the next song?

  11. amin says:

    It’d be great if you could give us some examples in your description of possible shortcuts. If you could list the 3 most useful shortcuts with this plugin, you’ll probably double your downloads :P.

    I didn’t wanted to download this extension (until i read the happy comments) because i didn’t know what to except. Gonna give it a try now :). Thanks.

  12. donny says:

    I use ALT+D to acces the adressbar.. much nicer shortcut than CTRL+L.. My whole hand has to strech unnatrualy wide to do that.

  13. suffian says:

    go to this website if you want to put down your suggestions and feature request I seriously think this can be a revolutionary thing so I want to spread the word,because the prpular it gets the more the developers will put into this feature

  14. olekrst says:

    This is just awesome! I think this extension is here to stay on my machine. Keep up the good work!

  15. ElCapitan says:

    would be nice if you can save/download via command line any of the elements that you’ve selected

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