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I'm not sure they will. Vimperator etc. has a lot of dependencies some of which will never come to be. But the parts that could, like a proper keyboard api hasn't even been reviewed for months. The community complained about the lack of apis, they made a webextension experiment, which is apparently the way you ask for api extensions and it's pretty much just being ignored(the thread is 2 years old [1][2]). The customization thing mentioned also applies since the plugin creates a custom status bar and hides all sorts of other stuff.

I'm not sure what browser I'm going to use to be honest. All the hotkey browsers are buggy as hell since they use qtwebkit, webkitgtk, qt-webengine and whatnot. Chrome has extensions like cvim which sort of work, but they suffer from issues like not being able to properly hook keys and properly notify the user about the state you're in making me frequently make mistakes on what I want to do. As the sibling said a poor imitation of what was possible before.

If firefox just immitates chrome, what's the point in having it? How about trying to eat some of IE's lunch by making enterprise customization a first class citizen? But then again not sure if that matters. And yes I'm aware of GPO[3], but calling that first class citizen is disingenuous at best.

[1] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1215061

[2] https://github.com/Koushien/keyboard-shortcut-api

[3] https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/gpo-for-firef...

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