Emacs: Eww Web Browser

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

What is Eww

eww is a web browser in emacs. New in Emacs 24.4 (Released 2014-10)

To start the web browser, Alt+x eww.

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while in eww, Alt+x describe-mode to see list of commands.

Eww Keys

Here's most useful keys

Eww questions

Open a new URL

Just Alt+x eww again.

Open a local HTML file

Alt+x eww-open-file.

Switch to a real browser

When in eww, Alt+x eww-browse-with-external-browser&】.

Make emacs always use eww

Open URL in new buffer

;; eww, open url in new buffer
(setq eww-auto-rename-buffer 'url)
;; value can be
;; 'title
;; 'url
;; nil

Where is cookies and cache location

url-cookie-file
variable. Default value is "~/.emacs.d/url/cookies".

[see Emacs: Show Variable Value]

url-configuration-directory
Default value is "~/.emacs.d/url/"

Who Wrote Eww

eww is written by Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen ( http://quimby.gnus.org/lmi/lmi.html ) , the same guy who wrote gnus. See also Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen blog about it at http://lars.ingebrigtsen.no/2013/06/16/eww/

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