stylus VS tridactyl

Compare stylus vs tridactyl and see what are their differences.


A Vim-like interface for Firefox, inspired by Vimperator/Pentadactyl. (by tridactyl)
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stylus tridactyl
47 20
3,537 3,393
1.9% 2.3%
9.1 9.7
1 day ago 5 days ago
JavaScript TypeScript
GNU General Public License v3.0 only GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of stylus. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-18.
  • YouTube: Filmmakers Presumed Guilty Until (Maybe) Proven Innocent | 2021-10-18
    That github page links to the dodgy extension "Stylish".

    The better one is called Stylus. The main difference being "Any and all analytics, telemetry, and data-collection have been removed completely. We'd rather not know what you're up to."

  • To anyone who's ever worked on a game wiki: thank you | 2021-09-26
    Highly recommend the Stylus Extension, which has a lot of user-created themes that improve sites. This one does pretty well to make Fandom sites usable (although it has issues with colors that make some pages/links absolutely unreadable, but that's a matter of wiki style clashing with user style).
  • Will there be customizable backrounds?
  • Heya, how do I give VGCats archive a dark background? | 2021-09-09
    You're referring to the browser add-on Stylus. This sub is about digital pens, which are commonly called "styluses".
  • Google search page with windows...can I make it always just show the classic Google logo? (Instead of whatever the latest thing is.) | 2021-09-05
  • The most underused browser feature | 2021-08-25
    > (The end user should apply their own CSS if wanted;

    I still remember the time when user styles were a first class feature built into all browsers. Hell, that 'C' in CSS, "Cascading", was always there to allow styles to enhance/override prior styles, including - at the top-level - to allow the user to override website's styling. Back before web designers ruined everything by making every web page into its own special snowflake, people thought users would have one-two default CSS sheets to choose from and apply to any webpage, the way we today think about "dark mode".

    These days, we have to resort to using browser extensions. A well-known one is Stylus [0][1]. In a way, it's much better than old built-in user styles. But then, it's not built in.


    [0] -

    [1] - Mind the name, it's "Stylus", not "Stylish" - the latter used to be popular, but then it sold out and become another peace of surveillance capitalism detritus. Stylus is a GPLv3 fork of Stylish with data collection removed.

  • Yeah, I might get the hang of removing the focus rings on edge now but where should I input the code and is there any additional codes I should 'inject' as well? | 2021-08-19
    Stylus add-on for Chrome works fine in Edge. Set that as a global style.
  • Automatically scale .gifv urls to fit the full window? | 2021-08-09
  • Wondering about some pinephone uses | 2021-08-09
    What about using Stylus on Firefox ?
  • Does anyone know how to change this back to the old icon? This one is super distracting, and I honestly find it quite ugly. | 2021-07-22
    if you use pc or laptop you can add a styleseet for youtube, use this extension called stylus - (it's open source) , then you can add custom css , so you them make a style sheet for and add this css .ytp-doubletap-static-circle { display: none !important; } this will hide the circle.


Posts with mentions or reviews of tridactyl. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-19.
  • Anything better than SurfingKeys? | 2021-10-19
    But it’s still my number two choice behind the fantastic Tridactyl—especially with the native messaging installed. Currently running the betas from their GitHub repo. :)
  • Using Tridactyl - Should I? | 2021-10-04
    I then came across Tridactyl after a quick google search. I LOOOOOVE it. It's given me so much relief not having to use my mouse to navigate, in the past one day that I have used it.
  • Nyxt 2.2.0 | 2021-09-22
    You can use tridactyl, a well-maintained and active project for vim bindings in firefox:
  • The most underused browser feature | 2021-08-25
    How much do you care? There's an open pull request you could give a little time to that would fix it by integrating a reader mode into Tridactyl here:

    : )

  • Vieb – Vim Inspired Electron Browser | 2021-08-15
  • Firefox lost 50M users since 2019. Why are users switching to Chrome and clones? Is this because when you visit Google and MS properties from FF, they promote their browsers via ads? | 2021-07-31
    I was a pretty avid Vimperator user (my notes on it ) and was sad to see it broke. I tried Pentadactyl but moved on and gave up for years. I've been using Tridactyl for nearly a year now and even some things few like total hacks (apparently due to Electrolysis/XUL transition) it still does work. I can still define binding to browsing functions and the API is complete enough. I share your frustration but this seems to be the way.
  • Which project is in the most dire need for funding rn? | 2021-07-31
    Also the developer of TridactylVim-like interface for Firefox, inspired by Vimperator/Pentadactyl", which makes browsing with your keyboard a breeze. Constant work is needed to keep features working in spite of the limitations and tightening grip which unfortunately Mozilla seems to have been placing on Firefox - somewhat mimicking Chrome and pushing power-users under the bus.
  • New to split mech kb. Getting used ergodox but wondering what r benefits of moonlander over ergodox? Does thumb cluster have all rave reviews or ergodox can do job equally well. Not a programmer but do lot of typing, application switching, use lot of mouse but hate it but wanna do away with.. Thank
    Yeah, mouseless browsing is also really import. I can also recommend Tridactyl as a great mouseless browser addon, though I'm also eyeing Nyxt as a dedicated mouseless browser, though I'm waiting for extension support.
  • Vim like keybindings for firefox (vimium-c) | 2021-06-26
    I use
  • Is there anyone here who attempts to use the terminal as much as possible? | 2021-05-22
    Yeah, or Tridactyl

What are some alternatives?

When comparing stylus and tridactyl you can also consider the following projects:

vimium - The hacker's browser.

Surfingkeys - Map your keys for web surfing, expand your browser with javascript and keyboard.

firedragon-browser - A fork of Librewolf with enhanced KDE integration, saner defaults & custom branding 🐉 (mirrored from GitLab)

darkreader - Dark Reader Chrome and Firefox extension

kitsune - Platform for Mozilla Support

user.js - Firefox privacy, security and anti-fingerprinting: a comprehensive user.js template for configuration and hardening

.dotfiles - :fireworks: Arch Linux with i3 / nvim / tmux / urxvt / zsh / ...