So I’ve kept working on navim, my jQuery plugin for easily adding vim-style keyboard navigation to web pages. New features include:

  • shift+enter to open links in a new window (and the ability to tell if shift is pressed from a custom action callback)
  • fixed a bug that interfered with pressing return to submit a form
  • using focus(), blur() and tab-key navigation to better effect

I’ve also now implemented navim in my “read later” webapp, pagefeed. It was trivial enough to add “d” as an additional keyboard shortcut to delete the currently active item, which serves as a good example for anyone wanting to add their own custom action keys. The code is simply:

$(window).keypress(function(e) {
	if(e.which == 100) { // 'd'
		return false;