Emacs: Eww Web Browser

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

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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emacs eww browser, 2017-11-10

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

Eww Keys

Here's most useful keys

See also: Emacs: Change Major Mode Keybinding

How to open a new URL?

Just Alt+x eww again.

How to open a local HTML file?

Alt+x eww-open-file.

How to switch to a real browser?

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

How to make emacs always use eww?

How to open URL in new buffer?

Alt+x rename-buffer to rename the first one. Then, call eww again to open a new site.

or, put this in your Emacs Init File:

(when (fboundp 'eww)
  (defun xah-rename-eww-buffer ()
    "Rename `eww-mode' buffer so sites open in new page.
URL `http://xahlee.info/emacs/emacs/emacs_eww_web_browser.html'
Version 2017-11-10"
    (let (($title (plist-get eww-data :title)))
      (when (eq major-mode 'eww-mode )
        (if $title
            (rename-buffer (concat "eww " $title ) t)
          (rename-buffer "eww" t)))))

  (add-hook 'eww-after-render-hook 'xah-rename-eww-buffer))

Where is cookies and cache location?

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

[see Emacs: Show Variable Value, List Variables]

Default value is "~/.emacs.d/url/"

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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