qutebrowser A keyboard-driven browser.

Setting reference

All settings

Setting Description

aliases

Aliases for commands.

auto_save.interval

Time interval (in milliseconds) between auto-saves of config/cookies/etc.

auto_save.session

Always restore open sites when qutebrowser is reopened.

backend

Backend to use to display websites.

bindings.commands

Keybindings mapping keys to commands in different modes.

bindings.default

Default keybindings. If you want to add bindings, modify bindings.commands instead.

bindings.key_mappings

This setting can be used to map keys to other keys.

colors.completion.category.bg

Background color of the completion widget category headers.

colors.completion.category.border.bottom

Bottom border color of the completion widget category headers.

colors.completion.category.border.top

Top border color of the completion widget category headers.

colors.completion.category.fg

Foreground color of completion widget category headers.

colors.completion.even.bg

Background color of the completion widget for even rows.

colors.completion.fg

Text color of the completion widget.

colors.completion.item.selected.bg

Background color of the selected completion item.

colors.completion.item.selected.border.bottom

Bottom border color of the selected completion item.

colors.completion.item.selected.border.top

Top border color of the completion widget category headers.

colors.completion.item.selected.fg

Foreground color of the selected completion item.

colors.completion.match.fg

Foreground color of the matched text in the completion.

colors.completion.odd.bg

Background color of the completion widget for odd rows.

colors.completion.scrollbar.bg

Color of the scrollbar in the completion view.

colors.completion.scrollbar.fg

Color of the scrollbar handle in the completion view.

colors.downloads.bar.bg

Background color for the download bar.

colors.downloads.error.bg

Background color for downloads with errors.

colors.downloads.error.fg

Foreground color for downloads with errors.

colors.downloads.start.bg

Color gradient start for download backgrounds.

colors.downloads.start.fg

Color gradient start for download text.

colors.downloads.stop.bg

Color gradient stop for download backgrounds.

colors.downloads.stop.fg

Color gradient end for download text.

colors.downloads.system.bg

Color gradient interpolation system for download backgrounds.

colors.downloads.system.fg

Color gradient interpolation system for download text.

colors.hints.bg

Background color for hints.

colors.hints.fg

Font color for hints.

colors.hints.match.fg

Font color for the matched part of hints.

colors.keyhint.bg

Background color of the keyhint widget.

colors.keyhint.fg

Text color for the keyhint widget.

colors.keyhint.suffix.fg

Highlight color for keys to complete the current keychain.

colors.messages.error.bg

Background color of an error message.

colors.messages.error.border

Border color of an error message.

colors.messages.error.fg

Foreground color of an error message.

colors.messages.info.bg

Background color of an info message.

colors.messages.info.border

Border color of an info message.

colors.messages.info.fg

Foreground color of an info message.

colors.messages.warning.bg

Background color of a warning message.

colors.messages.warning.border

Border color of a warning message.

colors.messages.warning.fg

Foreground color of a warning message.

colors.prompts.bg

Background color for prompts.

colors.prompts.border

Border used around UI elements in prompts.

colors.prompts.fg

Foreground color for prompts.

colors.prompts.selected.bg

Background color for the selected item in filename prompts.

colors.statusbar.caret.bg

Background color of the statusbar in caret mode.

colors.statusbar.caret.fg

Foreground color of the statusbar in caret mode.

colors.statusbar.caret.selection.bg

Background color of the statusbar in caret mode with a selection.

colors.statusbar.caret.selection.fg

Foreground color of the statusbar in caret mode with a selection.

colors.statusbar.command.bg

Background color of the statusbar in command mode.

colors.statusbar.command.fg

Foreground color of the statusbar in command mode.

colors.statusbar.command.private.bg

Background color of the statusbar in private browsing + command mode.

colors.statusbar.command.private.fg

Foreground color of the statusbar in private browsing + command mode.

colors.statusbar.insert.bg

Background color of the statusbar in insert mode.

colors.statusbar.insert.fg

Foreground color of the statusbar in insert mode.

colors.statusbar.normal.bg

Background color of the statusbar.

colors.statusbar.normal.fg

Foreground color of the statusbar.

colors.statusbar.passthrough.bg

Background color of the statusbar in passthrough mode.

colors.statusbar.passthrough.fg

Foreground color of the statusbar in passthrough mode.

colors.statusbar.private.bg

Background color of the statusbar in private browsing mode.

colors.statusbar.private.fg

Foreground color of the statusbar in private browsing mode.

colors.statusbar.progress.bg

Background color of the progress bar.

colors.statusbar.url.error.fg

Foreground color of the URL in the statusbar on error.

colors.statusbar.url.fg

Default foreground color of the URL in the statusbar.

colors.statusbar.url.hover.fg

Foreground color of the URL in the statusbar for hovered links.

colors.statusbar.url.success.http.fg

Foreground color of the URL in the statusbar on successful load (http).

colors.statusbar.url.success.https.fg

Foreground color of the URL in the statusbar on successful load (https).

colors.statusbar.url.warn.fg

Foreground color of the URL in the statusbar when there’s a warning.

colors.tabs.bar.bg

Background color of the tab bar.

colors.tabs.even.bg

Background color of unselected even tabs.

colors.tabs.even.fg

Foreground color of unselected even tabs.

colors.tabs.indicator.error

Color for the tab indicator on errors.

colors.tabs.indicator.start

Color gradient start for the tab indicator.

colors.tabs.indicator.stop

Color gradient end for the tab indicator.

colors.tabs.indicator.system

Color gradient interpolation system for the tab indicator.

colors.tabs.odd.bg

Background color of unselected odd tabs.

colors.tabs.odd.fg

Foreground color of unselected odd tabs.

colors.tabs.selected.even.bg

Background color of selected even tabs.

colors.tabs.selected.even.fg

Foreground color of selected even tabs.

colors.tabs.selected.odd.bg

Background color of selected odd tabs.

colors.tabs.selected.odd.fg

Foreground color of selected odd tabs.

colors.webpage.bg

Background color for webpages if unset (or empty to use the theme’s color).

completion.cmd_history_max_items

Number of commands to save in the command history.

completion.delay

Delay (in milliseconds) before updating completions after typing a character.

completion.height

Height (in pixels or as percentage of the window) of the completion.

completion.min_chars

Minimum amount of characters needed to update completions.

completion.quick

Move on to the next part when there’s only one possible completion left.

completion.scrollbar.padding

Padding (in pixels) of the scrollbar handle in the completion window.

completion.scrollbar.width

Width (in pixels) of the scrollbar in the completion window.

completion.show

When to show the autocompletion window.

completion.shrink

Shrink the completion to be smaller than the configured size if there are no scrollbars.

completion.timestamp_format

Format of timestamps (e.g. for the history completion).

completion.use_best_match

Execute the best-matching command on a partial match.

completion.web_history_max_items

Number of URLs to show in the web history.

confirm_quit

Require a confirmation before quitting the application.

content.cache.appcache

Enable support for the HTML 5 web application cache feature.

content.cache.maximum_pages

Maximum number of pages to hold in the global memory page cache.

content.cache.size

Size (in bytes) of the HTTP network cache. Null to use the default value.

content.cookies.accept

Which cookies to accept.

content.cookies.store

Store cookies.

content.default_encoding

Default encoding to use for websites.

content.developer_extras

Enable extra tools for Web developers.

content.dns_prefetch

Try to pre-fetch DNS entries to speed up browsing.

content.frame_flattening

Expand each subframe to its contents.

content.geolocation

Allow websites to request geolocations.

content.headers.accept_language

Value to send in the Accept-Language header.

content.headers.custom

Custom headers for qutebrowser HTTP requests.

content.headers.do_not_track

Value to send in the DNT header.

content.headers.referer

When to send the Referer header.

content.headers.user_agent

User agent to send. Unset to send the default.

content.host_blocking.enabled

Enable host blocking.

content.host_blocking.lists

List of URLs of lists which contain hosts to block.

content.host_blocking.whitelist

List of domains that should always be loaded, despite being ad-blocked.

content.hyperlink_auditing

Enable hyperlink auditing (<a ping>).

content.images

Load images automatically in web pages.

content.javascript.alert

Show javascript alerts.

content.javascript.can_access_clipboard

Allow JavaScript to read from or write to the clipboard.

content.javascript.can_close_tabs

Allow JavaScript to close tabs.

content.javascript.can_open_tabs_automatically

Allow JavaScript to open new tabs without user interaction.

content.javascript.enabled

Enable JavaScript.

content.javascript.log

Log levels to use for JavaScript console logging messages.

content.javascript.modal_dialog

Use the standard JavaScript modal dialog for alert() and confirm().

content.javascript.prompt

Show javascript prompts.

content.local_content_can_access_file_urls

Allow locally loaded documents to access other local URLs.

content.local_content_can_access_remote_urls

Allow locally loaded documents to access remote URLs.

content.local_storage

Enable support for HTML 5 local storage and Web SQL.

content.media_capture

Allow websites to record audio/video.

content.netrc_file

Netrc-file for HTTP authentication.

content.notifications

Allow websites to show notifications.

content.pdfjs

Allow pdf.js to view PDF files in the browser.

content.plugins

Enable plugins in Web pages.

content.print_element_backgrounds

Draw the background color and images also when the page is printed.

content.private_browsing

Open new windows in private browsing mode which does not record visited pages.

content.proxy

Proxy to use.

content.proxy_dns_requests

Send DNS requests over the configured proxy.

content.ssl_strict

Validate SSL handshakes.

content.user_stylesheets

List of user stylesheet filenames to use.

content.webgl

Enable WebGL.

content.xss_auditing

Monitor load requests for cross-site scripting attempts.

downloads.location.directory

Directory to save downloads to.

downloads.location.prompt

Prompt the user for the download location.

downloads.location.remember

Remember the last used download directory.

downloads.location.suggestion

What to display in the download filename input.

downloads.open_dispatcher

Default program used to open downloads.

downloads.position

Where to show the downloaded files.

downloads.remove_finished

Duration (in milliseconds) to wait before removing finished downloads.

editor.command

Editor (and arguments) to use for the open-editor command. The following placeholders are defined:

editor.encoding

Encoding to use for the editor.

fonts.completion.category

Font used in the completion categories.

fonts.completion.entry

Font used in the completion widget.

fonts.debug_console

Font used for the debugging console.

fonts.downloads

Font used for the downloadbar.

fonts.hints

Font used for the hints.

fonts.keyhint

Font used in the keyhint widget.

fonts.messages.error

Font used for error messages.

fonts.messages.info

Font used for info messages.

fonts.messages.warning

Font used for warning messages.

fonts.monospace

Default monospace fonts.

fonts.prompts

Font used for prompts.

fonts.statusbar

Font used in the statusbar.

fonts.tabs

Font used in the tab bar.

fonts.web.family.cursive

Font family for cursive fonts.

fonts.web.family.fantasy

Font family for fantasy fonts.

fonts.web.family.fixed

Font family for fixed fonts.

fonts.web.family.sans_serif

Font family for sans-serif fonts.

fonts.web.family.serif

Font family for serif fonts.

fonts.web.family.standard

Font family for standard fonts.

fonts.web.size.default

Default font size (in pixels) for regular text.

fonts.web.size.default_fixed

Default font size (in pixels) for fixed-pitch text.

fonts.web.size.minimum

Hard minimum font size (in pixels).

fonts.web.size.minimum_logical

Minimum logical font size (in pixels) that is applied when zooming out.

hints.auto_follow

When a hint can be automatically followed without pressing Enter.

hints.auto_follow_timeout

Duration (in milliseconds) to ignore normal-mode key bindings after a successful auto-follow.

hints.border

CSS border value for hints.

hints.chars

Characters used for hint strings.

hints.dictionary

Dictionary file to be used by the word hints.

hints.find_implementation

Which implementation to use to find elements to hint.

hints.hide_unmatched_rapid_hints

Hide unmatched hints in rapid mode.

hints.min_chars

Minimum number of characters used for hint strings.

hints.mode

Mode to use for hints.

hints.next_regexes

Comma-separated list of regular expressions to use for next links.

hints.prev_regexes

Comma-separated list of regular expressions to use for prev links.

hints.scatter

Scatter hint key chains (like Vimium) or not (like dwb).

hints.uppercase

Make characters in hint strings uppercase.

history_gap_interval

Maximum time (in minutes) between two history items for them to be considered being from the same browsing session.

ignore_case

When to find text on a page case-insensitively.

input.forward_unbound_keys

Which unbound keys to forward to the webview in normal mode.

input.insert_mode.auto_leave

Leave insert mode if a non-editable element is clicked.

input.insert_mode.auto_load

Automatically enter insert mode if an editable element is focused after loading the page.

input.insert_mode.plugins

Switch to insert mode when clicking flash and other plugins.

input.links_included_in_focus_chain

Include hyperlinks in the keyboard focus chain when tabbing.

input.partial_timeout

Timeout (in milliseconds) for partially typed key bindings.

input.rocker_gestures

Enable Opera-like mouse rocker gestures.

input.spatial_navigation

Enable spatial navigation.

keyhint.blacklist

Keychains that shouldn’t be shown in the keyhint dialog.

keyhint.delay

Time (in milliseconds) from pressing a key to seeing the keyhint dialog.

keyhint.radius

Rounding radius (in pixels) for the edges of the keyhint dialog.

messages.timeout

Duration (in milliseconds) to show messages in the statusbar for.

new_instance_open_target

How to open links in an existing instance if a new one is launched.

new_instance_open_target_window

Which window to choose when opening links as new tabs.

prompt.filebrowser

Show a filebrowser in upload/download prompts.

prompt.radius

Rounding radius (in pixels) for the edges of prompts.

qt.args

Additional arguments to pass to Qt, without leading --.

qt.force_platform

Force a Qt platform to use.

qt.force_software_rendering

Force software rendering for QtWebEngine.

qt.highdpi

Turn on Qt HighDPI scaling.

scrolling.bar

Show a scrollbar.

scrolling.smooth

Enable smooth scrolling for web pages.

session_default_name

Name of the session to save by default.

spellcheck.languages

Languages to use for spell checking.

statusbar.hide

Hide the statusbar unless a message is shown.

statusbar.padding

Padding (in pixels) for the statusbar.

statusbar.position

Position of the status bar.

tabs.background

Open new tabs (middleclick/ctrl+click) in the background.

tabs.close_mouse_button

Mouse button with which to close tabs.

tabs.close_mouse_button_on_bar

How to behave when the close mouse button is pressed on the tab bar.

tabs.favicons.scale

Scaling factor for favicons in the tab bar.

tabs.favicons.show

Show favicons in the tab bar.

tabs.indicator.padding

Padding (in pixels) for tab indicators.

tabs.indicator.width

Width (in pixels) of the progress indicator (0 to disable).

tabs.last_close

How to behave when the last tab is closed.

tabs.mousewheel_switching

Switch between tabs using the mouse wheel.

tabs.new_position.related

Position of new tabs opened from another tab.

tabs.new_position.unrelated

Position of new tabs which aren’t opened from another tab.

tabs.padding

Padding (in pixels) around text for tabs.

tabs.pinned.shrink

Shrink pinned tabs down to their contents.

tabs.position

Position of the tab bar.

tabs.select_on_remove

Which tab to select when the focused tab is removed.

tabs.show

When to show the tab bar.

tabs.show_switching_delay

Duration (in milliseconds) to show the tab bar before hiding it when tabs.show is set to switching.

tabs.tabs_are_windows

Open a new window for every tab.

tabs.title.alignment

Alignment of the text inside of tabs.

tabs.title.format

Format to use for the tab title.

tabs.title.format_pinned

Format to use for the tab title for pinned tabs. The same placeholders like for tabs.title.format are defined.

tabs.width

Width (in pixels or as percentage of the window) of the tab bar if it’s vertical.

tabs.wrap

Wrap when changing tabs.

url.auto_search

What search to start when something else than a URL is entered.

url.default_page

Page to open if :open -t/-b/-w is used without URL.

url.incdec_segments

URL segments where :navigate increment/decrement will search for a number.

url.searchengines

Search engines which can be used via the address bar.

url.start_pages

Page(s) to open at the start.

url.yank_ignored_parameters

URL parameters to strip with :yank url.

window.hide_wayland_decoration

Hide the window decoration when using wayland.

window.title_format

Format to use for the window title. The same placeholders like for

zoom.default

Default zoom level.

zoom.levels

Available zoom levels.

zoom.mouse_divider

Number of zoom increments to divide the mouse wheel movements to.

zoom.text_only

Apply the zoom factor on a frame only to the text or to all content.

aliases

Aliases for commands. The keys of the given dictionary are the aliases, while the values are the commands they map to.

Type: Dict

Default:

  • q: quit

  • w: session-save

  • wq: quit --save

auto_save.interval

Time interval (in milliseconds) between auto-saves of config/cookies/etc.

Type: Int

Default: 15000

auto_save.session

Always restore open sites when qutebrowser is reopened.

Type: Bool

Default: false

backend

Backend to use to display websites. qutebrowser supports two different web rendering engines / backends, QtWebKit and QtWebEngine. QtWebKit was discontinued by the Qt project with Qt 5.6, but picked up as a well maintained fork: https://github.com/annulen/webkit/wiki - qutebrowser only supports the fork. QtWebEngine is Qt’s official successor to QtWebKit. It’s slightly more resource hungry than QtWebKit and has a couple of missing features in qutebrowser, but is generally the preferred choice. This setting requires a restart.

Type: String

Valid values:

  • webengine: Use QtWebEngine (based on Chromium).

  • webkit: Use QtWebKit (based on WebKit, similar to Safari).

Default: webengine

bindings.commands

Keybindings mapping keys to commands in different modes. While it’s possible to add bindings with this setting, it’s recommended to use config.bind() in config.py or the :bind command, and leave this setting alone. This setting is a dictionary containing mode names and dictionaries mapping keys to commands: {mode: {key: command}} If you want to map a key to another key, check the bindings.key_mappings setting instead. For special keys (can’t be part of a keychain), enclose them in <>. For modifiers, you can use either - or + as delimiters, and these names:

  • Control: Control, Ctrl

  • Meta: Meta, Windows, Mod4

  • Alt: Alt, Mod1

  • Shift: Shift

For simple keys (no <>-signs), a capital letter means the key is pressed with Shift. For special keys (with <>-signs), you need to explicitly add Shift- to match a key pressed with shift. If you want a binding to do nothing, bind it to the nop command. If you want a default binding to be passed through to the website, bind it to null. Note that some commands which are only useful for bindings (but not used interactively) are hidden from the command completion. See :help for a full list of available commands. The following modes are available:

  • normal: Default mode, where most commands are invoked.

  • insert: Entered when an input field is focused on a website, or by pressing i in normal mode. Passes through almost all keypresses to the website, but has some bindings like <Ctrl-e> to open an external editor. Note that single keys can’t be bound in this mode.

  • hint: Entered when f is pressed to select links with the keyboard. Note that single keys can’t be bound in this mode.

  • passthrough: Similar to insert mode, but passes through all keypresses except <Escape> to leave the mode. It might be useful to bind <Escape> to some other key in this mode if you want to be able to send an Escape key to the website as well. Note that single keys can’t be bound in this mode.

  • command: Entered when pressing the : key in order to enter a command. Note that single keys can’t be bound in this mode.

  • prompt: Entered when there’s a prompt to display, like for download locations or when invoked from JavaScript.
    You can bind normal keys in this mode, but they will be only active when a yes/no-prompt is asked. For other prompt modes, you can only bind special keys.

  • caret: Entered when pressing the v mode, used to select text using the keyboard.

  • register: Entered when qutebrowser is waiting for a register name/key for commands like :set-mark.

Type: Dict

Default: empty

bindings.default

Default keybindings. If you want to add bindings, modify bindings.commands instead. The main purpose of this setting is that you can set it to an empty dictionary if you want to load no default keybindings at all. If you want to preserve default bindings (and get new bindings when there is an update), use config.bind() in config.py or the :bind command, and leave this setting alone.

Type: Dict

Default:

  • caret:

    • $: move-to-end-of-line

    • 0: move-to-start-of-line

    • <Ctrl-Space>: drop-selection

    • <Escape>: leave-mode

    • <Return>: yank selection

    • <Space>: toggle-selection

    • G: move-to-end-of-document

    • H: scroll left

    • J: scroll down

    • K: scroll up

    • L: scroll right

    • Y: yank selection -s

    • [: move-to-start-of-prev-block

    • ]: move-to-start-of-next-block

    • b: move-to-prev-word

    • c: enter-mode normal

    • e: move-to-end-of-word

    • gg: move-to-start-of-document

    • h: move-to-prev-char

    • j: move-to-next-line

    • k: move-to-prev-line

    • l: move-to-next-char

    • v: toggle-selection

    • w: move-to-next-word

    • y: yank selection

    • {: move-to-end-of-prev-block

    • }: move-to-end-of-next-block

  • command:

    • <Alt-B>: rl-backward-word

    • <Alt-Backspace>: rl-backward-kill-word

    • <Alt-D>: rl-kill-word

    • <Alt-F>: rl-forward-word

    • <Ctrl-?>: rl-delete-char

    • <Ctrl-A>: rl-beginning-of-line

    • <Ctrl-B>: rl-backward-char

    • <Ctrl-C>: completion-item-yank

    • <Ctrl-D>: completion-item-del

    • <Ctrl-E>: rl-end-of-line

    • <Ctrl-F>: rl-forward-char

    • <Ctrl-H>: rl-backward-delete-char

    • <Ctrl-K>: rl-kill-line

    • <Ctrl-N>: command-history-next

    • <Ctrl-P>: command-history-prev

    • <Ctrl-Shift-C>: completion-item-yank --sel

    • <Ctrl-Shift-Tab>: completion-item-focus prev-category

    • <Ctrl-Tab>: completion-item-focus next-category

    • <Ctrl-U>: rl-unix-line-discard

    • <Ctrl-W>: rl-unix-word-rubout

    • <Ctrl-Y>: rl-yank

    • <Down>: command-history-next

    • <Escape>: leave-mode

    • <Return>: command-accept

    • <Shift-Delete>: completion-item-del

    • <Shift-Tab>: completion-item-focus prev

    • <Tab>: completion-item-focus next

    • <Up>: command-history-prev

  • hint:

    • <Ctrl-B>: hint all tab-bg

    • <Ctrl-F>: hint links

    • <Ctrl-R>: hint --rapid links tab-bg

    • <Escape>: leave-mode

    • <Return>: follow-hint

  • insert:

    • <Ctrl-E>: open-editor

    • <Escape>: leave-mode

    • <Shift-Ins>: insert-text {primary}

  • normal:

    • ': enter-mode jump_mark

    • +: zoom-in

    • -: zoom-out

    • .: repeat-command

    • /: set-cmd-text /

    • :: set-cmd-text :

    • ;I: hint images tab

    • ;O: hint links fill :open -t -r {hint-url}

    • ;R: hint --rapid links window

    • ;Y: hint links yank-primary

    • ;b: hint all tab-bg

    • ;d: hint links download

    • ;f: hint all tab-fg

    • ;h: hint all hover

    • ;i: hint images

    • ;o: hint links fill :open {hint-url}

    • ;r: hint --rapid links tab-bg

    • ;t: hint inputs

    • ;y: hint links yank

    • <Alt-1>: tab-focus 1

    • <Alt-2>: tab-focus 2

    • <Alt-3>: tab-focus 3

    • <Alt-4>: tab-focus 4

    • <Alt-5>: tab-focus 5

    • <Alt-6>: tab-focus 6

    • <Alt-7>: tab-focus 7

    • <Alt-8>: tab-focus 8

    • <Alt-9>: tab-focus -1

    • <Ctrl-A>: navigate increment

    • <Ctrl-Alt-p>: print

    • <Ctrl-B>: scroll-page 0 -1

    • <Ctrl-D>: scroll-page 0 0.5

    • <Ctrl-F5>: reload -f

    • <Ctrl-F>: scroll-page 0 1

    • <Ctrl-N>: open -w

    • <Ctrl-PgDown>: tab-next

    • <Ctrl-PgUp>: tab-prev

    • <Ctrl-Q>: quit

    • <Ctrl-Return>: follow-selected -t

    • <Ctrl-Shift-N>: open -p

    • <Ctrl-Shift-T>: undo

    • <Ctrl-Shift-W>: close

    • <Ctrl-T>: open -t

    • <Ctrl-Tab>: tab-focus last

    • <Ctrl-U>: scroll-page 0 -0.5

    • <Ctrl-V>: enter-mode passthrough

    • <Ctrl-W>: tab-close

    • <Ctrl-X>: navigate decrement

    • <Ctrl-^>: tab-focus last

    • <Ctrl-h>: home

    • <Ctrl-p>: tab-pin

    • <Ctrl-s>: stop

    • <Escape>: clear-keychain ;; search ;; fullscreen --leave

    • <F11>: fullscreen

    • <F5>: reload

    • <Return>: follow-selected

    • <back>: back

    • <forward>: forward

    • =: zoom

    • ?: set-cmd-text ?

    • @: run-macro

    • B: set-cmd-text -s :quickmark-load -t

    • D: tab-close -o

    • F: hint all tab

    • G: scroll-to-perc

    • H: back

    • J: tab-next

    • K: tab-prev

    • L: forward

    • M: bookmark-add

    • N: search-prev

    • O: set-cmd-text -s :open -t

    • PP: open -t -- {primary}

    • Pp: open -t -- {clipboard}

    • R: reload -f

    • Sb: open qute://bookmarks#bookmarks

    • Sh: open qute://history

    • Sq: open qute://bookmarks

    • Ss: open qute://settings

    • T: tab-focus

    • ZQ: quit

    • ZZ: quit --save

    • [[: navigate prev

    • ]]: navigate next

    • `: enter-mode set_mark

    • ad: download-cancel

    • b: set-cmd-text -s :quickmark-load

    • cd: download-clear

    • co: tab-only

    • d: tab-close

    • f: hint

    • g$: tab-focus -1

    • g0: tab-focus 1

    • gB: set-cmd-text -s :bookmark-load -t

    • gC: tab-clone

    • gO: set-cmd-text :open -t -r {url:pretty}

    • gU: navigate up -t

    • g^: tab-focus 1

    • ga: open -t

    • gb: set-cmd-text -s :bookmark-load

    • gd: download

    • gf: view-source

    • gg: scroll-to-perc 0

    • gl: tab-move -

    • gm: tab-move

    • go: set-cmd-text :open {url:pretty}

    • gr: tab-move +

    • gt: set-cmd-text -s :buffer

    • gu: navigate up

    • h: scroll left

    • i: enter-mode insert

    • j: scroll down

    • k: scroll up

    • l: scroll right

    • m: quickmark-save

    • n: search-next

    • o: set-cmd-text -s :open

    • pP: open -- {primary}

    • pp: open -- {clipboard}

    • q: record-macro

    • r: reload

    • sf: save

    • sk: set-cmd-text -s :bind

    • sl: set-cmd-text -s :set -t

    • ss: set-cmd-text -s :set

    • th: back -t

    • tl: forward -t

    • u: undo

    • v: enter-mode caret

    • wB: set-cmd-text -s :bookmark-load -w

    • wO: set-cmd-text :open -w {url:pretty}

    • wP: open -w -- {primary}

    • wb: set-cmd-text -s :quickmark-load -w

    • wf: hint all window

    • wh: back -w

    • wi: inspector

    • wl: forward -w

    • wo: set-cmd-text -s :open -w

    • wp: open -w -- {clipboard}

    • xO: set-cmd-text :open -b -r {url:pretty}

    • xo: set-cmd-text -s :open -b

    • yD: yank domain -s

    • yP: yank pretty-url -s

    • yT: yank title -s

    • yY: yank -s

    • yd: yank domain

    • yp: yank pretty-url

    • yt: yank title

    • yy: yank

    • {{: navigate prev -t

    • }}: navigate next -t

  • passthrough:

    • <Ctrl-V>: leave-mode

  • prompt:

    • <Alt-B>: rl-backward-word

    • <Alt-Backspace>: rl-backward-kill-word

    • <Alt-D>: rl-kill-word

    • <Alt-F>: rl-forward-word

    • <Ctrl-?>: rl-delete-char

    • <Ctrl-A>: rl-beginning-of-line

    • <Ctrl-B>: rl-backward-char

    • <Ctrl-E>: rl-end-of-line

    • <Ctrl-F>: rl-forward-char

    • <Ctrl-H>: rl-backward-delete-char

    • <Ctrl-K>: rl-kill-line

    • <Ctrl-U>: rl-unix-line-discard

    • <Ctrl-W>: rl-unix-word-rubout

    • <Ctrl-X>: prompt-open-download

    • <Ctrl-Y>: rl-yank

    • <Down>: prompt-item-focus next

    • <Escape>: leave-mode

    • <Return>: prompt-accept

    • <Shift-Tab>: prompt-item-focus prev

    • <Tab>: prompt-item-focus next

    • <Up>: prompt-item-focus prev

    • n: prompt-accept no

    • y: prompt-accept yes

  • register:

    • <Escape>: leave-mode

bindings.key_mappings

This setting can be used to map keys to other keys. When the key used as dictionary-key is pressed, the binding for the key used as dictionary-value is invoked instead. This is useful for global remappings of keys, for example to map Ctrl-[ to Escape. Note that when a key is bound (via bindings.default or bindings.commands), the mapping is ignored.

Type: Dict

Default:

  • <Ctrl-6>: <Ctrl-^>

  • <Ctrl-Enter>: <Ctrl-Return>

  • <Ctrl-J>: <Return>

  • <Ctrl-M>: <Return>

  • <Ctrl-[>: <Escape>

  • <Enter>: <Return>

  • <Shift-Enter>: <Return>

  • <Shift-Return>: <Return>

colors.completion.category.bg

Background color of the completion widget category headers.

Type: QssColor

Default: qlineargradient(x1:0, y1:0, x2:0, y2:1, stop:0 #888888, stop:1 #505050)

colors.completion.category.border.bottom

Bottom border color of the completion widget category headers.

Type: QssColor

Default: black

colors.completion.category.border.top

Top border color of the completion widget category headers.

Type: QssColor

Default: black

colors.completion.category.fg

Foreground color of completion widget category headers.

Type: QtColor

Default: white

colors.completion.even.bg

Background color of the completion widget for even rows.

Type: QssColor

Default: #333333

colors.completion.fg

Text color of the completion widget.

Type: QtColor

Default: white

colors.completion.item.selected.bg

Background color of the selected completion item.

Type: QssColor

Default: #e8c000

colors.completion.item.selected.border.bottom

Bottom border color of the selected completion item.

Type: QssColor

Default: #bbbb00

colors.completion.item.selected.border.top

Top border color of the completion widget category headers.

Type: QssColor

Default: #bbbb00

colors.completion.item.selected.fg

Foreground color of the selected completion item.

Type: QtColor

Default: black

colors.completion.match.fg

Foreground color of the matched text in the completion.

Type: QssColor

Default: #ff4444

colors.completion.odd.bg

Background color of the completion widget for odd rows.

Type: QssColor

Default: #444444

colors.completion.scrollbar.bg

Color of the scrollbar in the completion view.

Type: QssColor

Default: #333333

colors.completion.scrollbar.fg

Color of the scrollbar handle in the completion view.

Type: QssColor

Default: white

colors.downloads.bar.bg

Background color for the download bar.

Type: QssColor

Default: black

colors.downloads.error.bg

Background color for downloads with errors.

Type: QtColor

Default: red

colors.downloads.error.fg

Foreground color for downloads with errors.

Type: QtColor

Default: white

colors.downloads.start.bg

Color gradient start for download backgrounds.

Type: QtColor

Default: #0000aa

colors.downloads.start.fg

Color gradient start for download text.

Type: QtColor

Default: white

colors.downloads.stop.bg

Color gradient stop for download backgrounds.

Type: QtColor

Default: #00aa00

colors.downloads.stop.fg

Color gradient end for download text.

Type: QtColor

Default: white

colors.downloads.system.bg

Color gradient interpolation system for download backgrounds.

Valid values:

  • rgb: Interpolate in the RGB color system.

  • hsv: Interpolate in the HSV color system.

  • hsl: Interpolate in the HSL color system.

  • none: Don’t show a gradient.

Default: rgb

colors.downloads.system.fg

Color gradient interpolation system for download text.

Valid values:

  • rgb: Interpolate in the RGB color system.

  • hsv: Interpolate in the HSV color system.

  • hsl: Interpolate in the HSL color system.

  • none: Don’t show a gradient.

Default: rgb

colors.hints.bg

Background color for hints. Note that you can use a rgba(...) value for transparency.

Type: QssColor

Default: qlineargradient(x1:0, y1:0, x2:0, y2:1, stop:0 rgba(255, 247, 133, 0.8), stop:1 rgba(255, 197, 66, 0.8))

colors.hints.fg

Font color for hints.

Type: QssColor

Default: black

colors.hints.match.fg

Font color for the matched part of hints.

Type: QssColor

Default: green

colors.keyhint.bg

Background color of the keyhint widget.

Type: QssColor

Default: rgba(0, 0, 0, 80%)

colors.keyhint.fg

Text color for the keyhint widget.

Type: QssColor

Default: #FFFFFF

colors.keyhint.suffix.fg

Highlight color for keys to complete the current keychain.

Type: QssColor

Default: #FFFF00

colors.messages.error.bg

Background color of an error message.

Type: QssColor

Default: red

colors.messages.error.border

Border color of an error message.

Type: QssColor

Default: #bb0000

colors.messages.error.fg

Foreground color of an error message.

Type: QssColor

Default: white

colors.messages.info.bg

Background color of an info message.

Type: QssColor

Default: black

colors.messages.info.border

Border color of an info message.

Type: QssColor

Default: #333333

colors.messages.info.fg

Foreground color of an info message.

Type: QssColor

Default: white

colors.messages.warning.bg

Background color of a warning message.

Type: QssColor

Default: darkorange

colors.messages.warning.border

Border color of a warning message.

Type: QssColor

Default: #d47300

colors.messages.warning.fg

Foreground color of a warning message.

Type: QssColor

Default: white

colors.prompts.bg

Background color for prompts.

Type: QssColor

Default: #444444

colors.prompts.border

Border used around UI elements in prompts.

Type: String

Default: 1px solid gray

colors.prompts.fg

Foreground color for prompts.

Type: QssColor

Default: white

colors.prompts.selected.bg

Background color for the selected item in filename prompts.

Type: QssColor

Default: grey

colors.statusbar.caret.bg

Background color of the statusbar in caret mode.

Type: QssColor

Default: purple

colors.statusbar.caret.fg

Foreground color of the statusbar in caret mode.

Type: QssColor

Default: white

colors.statusbar.caret.selection.bg

Background color of the statusbar in caret mode with a selection.

Type: QssColor

Default: #a12dff

colors.statusbar.caret.selection.fg

Foreground color of the statusbar in caret mode with a selection.

Type: QssColor

Default: white

colors.statusbar.command.bg

Background color of the statusbar in command mode.

Type: QssColor

Default: black

colors.statusbar.command.fg

Foreground color of the statusbar in command mode.

Type: QssColor

Default: white

colors.statusbar.command.private.bg

Background color of the statusbar in private browsing + command mode.

Type: QssColor

Default: grey

colors.statusbar.command.private.fg

Foreground color of the statusbar in private browsing + command mode.

Type: QssColor

Default: white

colors.statusbar.insert.bg

Background color of the statusbar in insert mode.

Type: QssColor

Default: darkgreen

colors.statusbar.insert.fg

Foreground color of the statusbar in insert mode.

Type: QssColor

Default: white

colors.statusbar.normal.bg

Background color of the statusbar.

Type: QssColor

Default: black

colors.statusbar.normal.fg

Foreground color of the statusbar.

Type: QssColor

Default: white

colors.statusbar.passthrough.bg

Background color of the statusbar in passthrough mode.

Type: QssColor

Default: darkblue

colors.statusbar.passthrough.fg

Foreground color of the statusbar in passthrough mode.

Type: QssColor

Default: white

colors.statusbar.private.bg

Background color of the statusbar in private browsing mode.

Type: QssColor

Default: #666666

colors.statusbar.private.fg

Foreground color of the statusbar in private browsing mode.

Type: QssColor

Default: white

colors.statusbar.progress.bg

Background color of the progress bar.

Type: QssColor

Default: white

colors.statusbar.url.error.fg

Foreground color of the URL in the statusbar on error.

Type: QssColor

Default: orange

colors.statusbar.url.fg

Default foreground color of the URL in the statusbar.

Type: QssColor

Default: white

colors.statusbar.url.hover.fg

Foreground color of the URL in the statusbar for hovered links.

Type: QssColor

Default: aqua

colors.statusbar.url.success.http.fg

Foreground color of the URL in the statusbar on successful load (http).

Type: QssColor

Default: white

colors.statusbar.url.success.https.fg

Foreground color of the URL in the statusbar on successful load (https).

Type: QssColor

Default: lime

colors.statusbar.url.warn.fg

Foreground color of the URL in the statusbar when there’s a warning.

Type: QssColor

Default: yellow

colors.tabs.bar.bg

Background color of the tab bar.

Type: QtColor

Default: #555555

colors.tabs.even.bg

Background color of unselected even tabs.

Type: QtColor

Default: darkgrey

colors.tabs.even.fg

Foreground color of unselected even tabs.

Type: QtColor

Default: white

colors.tabs.indicator.error

Color for the tab indicator on errors.

Type: QtColor

Default: #ff0000

colors.tabs.indicator.start

Color gradient start for the tab indicator.

Type: QtColor

Default: #0000aa

colors.tabs.indicator.stop

Color gradient end for the tab indicator.

Type: QtColor

Default: #00aa00

colors.tabs.indicator.system

Color gradient interpolation system for the tab indicator.

Valid values:

  • rgb: Interpolate in the RGB color system.

  • hsv: Interpolate in the HSV color system.

  • hsl: Interpolate in the HSL color system.

  • none: Don’t show a gradient.

Default: rgb

colors.tabs.odd.bg

Background color of unselected odd tabs.

Type: QtColor

Default: grey

colors.tabs.odd.fg

Foreground color of unselected odd tabs.

Type: QtColor

Default: white

colors.tabs.selected.even.bg

Background color of selected even tabs.

Type: QtColor

Default: black

colors.tabs.selected.even.fg

Foreground color of selected even tabs.

Type: QtColor

Default: white

colors.tabs.selected.odd.bg

Background color of selected odd tabs.

Type: QtColor

Default: black

colors.tabs.selected.odd.fg

Foreground color of selected odd tabs.

Type: QtColor

Default: white

colors.webpage.bg

Background color for webpages if unset (or empty to use the theme’s color).

Type: QtColor

Default: white

completion.cmd_history_max_items

Number of commands to save in the command history. 0: no history / -1: unlimited

Type: Int

Default: 100

completion.delay

Delay (in milliseconds) before updating completions after typing a character.

Type: Int

Default: 0

completion.height

Height (in pixels or as percentage of the window) of the completion.

Type: PercOrInt

Default: 50%

completion.min_chars

Minimum amount of characters needed to update completions.

Type: Int

Default: 1

completion.quick

Move on to the next part when there’s only one possible completion left.

Type: Bool

Default: true

completion.scrollbar.padding

Padding (in pixels) of the scrollbar handle in the completion window.

Type: Int

Default: 2

completion.scrollbar.width

Width (in pixels) of the scrollbar in the completion window.

Type: Int

Default: 12

completion.show

When to show the autocompletion window.

Type: String

Valid values:

  • always: Whenever a completion is available.

  • auto: Whenever a completion is requested.

  • never: Never.

Default: always

completion.shrink

Shrink the completion to be smaller than the configured size if there are no scrollbars.

Type: Bool

Default: false

completion.timestamp_format

Format of timestamps (e.g. for the history completion).

Default: %Y-%m-%d

completion.use_best_match

Execute the best-matching command on a partial match.

Type: Bool

Default: false

completion.web_history_max_items

Number of URLs to show in the web history. 0: no history / -1: unlimited

Type: Int

Default: -1

confirm_quit

Require a confirmation before quitting the application.

Valid values:

  • always: Always show a confirmation.

  • multiple-tabs: Show a confirmation if multiple tabs are opened.

  • downloads: Show a confirmation if downloads are running

  • never: Never show a confirmation.

Default:

  • never

content.cache.appcache

Enable support for the HTML 5 web application cache feature. An application cache acts like an HTTP cache in some sense. For documents that use the application cache via JavaScript, the loader engine will first ask the application cache for the contents, before hitting the network.

Type: Bool

Default: true

This setting is only available with the QtWebKit backend.

content.cache.maximum_pages

Maximum number of pages to hold in the global memory page cache. The page cache allows for a nicer user experience when navigating forth or back to pages in the forward/back history, by pausing and resuming up to n pages. For more information about the feature, please refer to: http://webkit.org/blog/427/webkit-page-cache-i-the-basics/

Type: Int

Default: 0

This setting is only available with the QtWebKit backend.

content.cache.size

Size (in bytes) of the HTTP network cache. Null to use the default value.

Type: Int

Default: empty

content.cookies.accept

Which cookies to accept.

Type: String

Valid values:

  • all: Accept all cookies.

  • no-3rdparty: Accept cookies from the same origin only.

  • no-unknown-3rdparty: Accept cookies from the same origin only, unless a cookie is already set for the domain.

  • never: Don’t accept cookies at all.

Default: no-3rdparty

This setting is only available with the QtWebKit backend.

content.cookies.store

Store cookies. Note this option needs a restart with QtWebEngine on Qt < 5.9.

Type: Bool

Default: true

content.default_encoding

Default encoding to use for websites. The encoding must be a string describing an encoding such as utf-8, iso-8859-1, etc.

Type: String

Default: iso-8859-1

content.developer_extras

Enable extra tools for Web developers. This needs to be enabled for :inspector to work and also adds an Inspect entry to the context menu. For QtWebEngine, see --enable-webengine-inspector in qutebrowser --help instead.

Type: Bool

Default: false

This setting is only available with the QtWebKit backend.

content.dns_prefetch

Try to pre-fetch DNS entries to speed up browsing.

Type: Bool

Default: true

This setting is only available with the QtWebKit backend.

content.frame_flattening

Expand each subframe to its contents. This will flatten all the frames to become one scrollable page.

Type: Bool

Default: false

This setting is only available with the QtWebKit backend.

content.geolocation

Allow websites to request geolocations.

Type: BoolAsk

Valid values:

  • true

  • false

  • ask

Default: ask

content.headers.accept_language

Value to send in the Accept-Language header.

Type: String

Default: en-US,en

content.headers.custom

Custom headers for qutebrowser HTTP requests.

Type: Dict

Default: empty

content.headers.do_not_track

Value to send in the DNT header. When this is set to true, qutebrowser asks websites to not track your identity. If set to null, the DNT header is not sent at all.

Type: Bool

Default: true

content.headers.referer

When to send the Referer header. The Referer header tells websites from which website you were coming from when visting them.

Type: String

Valid values:

  • always: Always send the Referer.

  • never: Never send the Referer. This is not recommended, as some sites may break.

  • same-domain: Only send the Referer for the same domain. This will still protect your privacy, but shouldn’t break any sites.

Default: same-domain

This setting is only available with the QtWebKit backend.

content.headers.user_agent

User agent to send. Unset to send the default.

Type: String

Default: empty

content.host_blocking.enabled

Enable host blocking.

Type: Bool

Default: true

content.host_blocking.lists

List of URLs of lists which contain hosts to block.

The file can be in one of the following formats:

  • An /etc/hosts-like file

  • One host per line

  • A zip-file of any of the above, with either only one file, or a file named hosts (with any extension).

Default:

  • https://www.malwaredomainlist.com/hostslist/hosts.txt

  • http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/hosts

  • http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.zip

  • http://malwaredomains.lehigh.edu/files/justdomains.zip

  • https://pgl.yoyo.org/adservers/serverlist.php?hostformat=hosts&mimetype=plaintext

content.host_blocking.whitelist

List of domains that should always be loaded, despite being ad-blocked. Domains may contain * and ? wildcards and are otherwise required to exactly match the requested domain. Local domains are always exempt from hostblocking.

Default:

  • piwik.org

Enable hyperlink auditing (<a ping>).

Type: Bool

Default: false

content.images

Load images automatically in web pages.

Type: Bool

Default: true

content.javascript.alert

Show javascript alerts.

Type: Bool

Default: true

content.javascript.can_access_clipboard

Allow JavaScript to read from or write to the clipboard. With QtWebEngine, writing the clipboard as response to a user interaction is always allowed.

Type: Bool

Default: false

content.javascript.can_close_tabs

Allow JavaScript to close tabs.

Type: Bool

Default: false

This setting is only available with the QtWebKit backend.

content.javascript.can_open_tabs_automatically

Allow JavaScript to open new tabs without user interaction.

Type: Bool

Default: false

content.javascript.enabled

Enable JavaScript.

Type: Bool

Default: true

content.javascript.log

Log levels to use for JavaScript console logging messages. When a JavaScript message with the level given in the dictionary key is logged, the corresponding dictionary value selects the qutebrowser logger to use. On QtWebKit, the "unknown" setting is always used.

Type: Dict

Default:

  • error: debug

  • info: debug

  • unknown: debug

  • warning: debug

content.javascript.modal_dialog

Use the standard JavaScript modal dialog for alert() and confirm().

Type: Bool

Default: false

content.javascript.prompt

Show javascript prompts.

Type: Bool

Default: true

content.local_content_can_access_file_urls

Allow locally loaded documents to access other local URLs.

Type: Bool

Default: true

content.local_content_can_access_remote_urls

Allow locally loaded documents to access remote URLs.

Type: Bool

Default: false

content.local_storage

Enable support for HTML 5 local storage and Web SQL.

Type: Bool

Default: true

content.media_capture

Allow websites to record audio/video.

Type: BoolAsk

Valid values:

  • true

  • false

  • ask

Default: ask

This setting is only available with the QtWebEngine backend.

content.netrc_file

Netrc-file for HTTP authentication. If unset, ~/.netrc is used.

Type: File

Default: empty

content.notifications

Allow websites to show notifications.

Type: BoolAsk

Valid values:

  • true

  • false

  • ask

Default: ask

This setting is only available with the QtWebKit backend.

content.pdfjs

Allow pdf.js to view PDF files in the browser. Note that the files can still be downloaded by clicking the download button in the pdf.js viewer.

Type: Bool

Default: false

This setting is only available with the QtWebKit backend.

content.plugins

Enable plugins in Web pages.

Type: Bool

Default: false

content.print_element_backgrounds

Draw the background color and images also when the page is printed.

Type: Bool

Default: true

On QtWebEngine, this setting requires Qt 5.8 or newer.

content.private_browsing

Open new windows in private browsing mode which does not record visited pages.

Type: Bool

Default: false

content.proxy

Proxy to use. In addition to the listed values, you can use a socks://... or http://... URL.

Type: Proxy

Valid values:

  • system: Use the system wide proxy.

  • none: Don’t use any proxy

Default: system

content.proxy_dns_requests

Send DNS requests over the configured proxy.

Type: Bool

Default: true

This setting is only available with the QtWebKit backend.

content.ssl_strict

Validate SSL handshakes.

Type: BoolAsk

Valid values:

  • true

  • false

  • ask

Default: ask

content.user_stylesheets

List of user stylesheet filenames to use.

Default: empty

content.webgl

Enable WebGL.

Type: Bool

Default: true

content.xss_auditing

Monitor load requests for cross-site scripting attempts. Suspicious scripts will be blocked and reported in the inspector’s JavaScript console. Enabling this feature might have an impact on performance.

Type: Bool

Default: false

downloads.location.directory

Directory to save downloads to. If unset, a sensible OS-specific default is used.

Type: Directory

Default: empty

downloads.location.prompt

Prompt the user for the download location. If set to false, downloads.location.directory will be used.

Type: Bool

Default: true

downloads.location.remember

Remember the last used download directory.

Type: Bool

Default: true

downloads.location.suggestion

What to display in the download filename input.

Type: String

Valid values:

  • path: Show only the download path.

  • filename: Show only download filename.

  • both: Show download path and filename.

Default: path

downloads.open_dispatcher

Default program used to open downloads. If null, the default internal handler is used. Any {} in the string will be expanded to the filename, else the filename will be appended.

Type: String

Default: empty

downloads.position

Where to show the downloaded files.

Valid values:

  • top

  • bottom

Default: top

downloads.remove_finished

Duration (in milliseconds) to wait before removing finished downloads. If set to -1, downloads are never removed.

Type: Int

Default: -1

editor.command

Editor (and arguments) to use for the open-editor command. The following placeholders are defined: * {file}: Filename of the file to be edited. * {line}: Line in which the caret is found in the text. * {column}: Column in which the caret is found in the text. * {line0}: Same as {line}, but starting from index 0. * {column0}: Same as {column}, but starting from index 0.

Default:

  • gvim

  • -f

  • {file}

  • -c

  • normal {line}G{column0}l

editor.encoding

Encoding to use for the editor.

Type: Encoding

Default: utf-8

fonts.completion.category

Font used in the completion categories.

Type: Font

Default: bold 10pt monospace

fonts.completion.entry

Font used in the completion widget.

Type: Font

Default: 10pt monospace

fonts.debug_console

Font used for the debugging console.

Type: QtFont

Default: 10pt monospace

fonts.downloads

Font used for the downloadbar.

Type: Font

Default: 10pt monospace

fonts.hints

Font used for the hints.

Type: Font

Default: bold 10pt monospace

fonts.keyhint

Font used in the keyhint widget.

Type: Font

Default: 10pt monospace

fonts.messages.error

Font used for error messages.

Type: Font

Default: 10pt monospace

fonts.messages.info

Font used for info messages.

Type: Font

Default: 10pt monospace

fonts.messages.warning

Font used for warning messages.

Type: Font

Default: 10pt monospace

fonts.monospace

Default monospace fonts. Whenever "monospace" is used in a font setting, it’s replaced with the fonts listed here.

Type: Font

Default: "xos4 Terminus", Terminus, Monospace, "DejaVu Sans Mono", Monaco, "Bitstream Vera Sans Mono", "Andale Mono", "Courier New", Courier, "Liberation Mono", monospace, Fixed, Consolas, Terminal

fonts.prompts

Font used for prompts.

Type: Font

Default: 10pt sans-serif

fonts.statusbar

Font used in the statusbar.

Type: Font

Default: 10pt monospace

fonts.tabs

Font used in the tab bar.

Type: QtFont

Default: 10pt monospace

fonts.web.family.cursive

Font family for cursive fonts.

Default: empty

fonts.web.family.fantasy

Font family for fantasy fonts.

Default: empty

fonts.web.family.fixed

Font family for fixed fonts.

Default: empty

fonts.web.family.sans_serif

Font family for sans-serif fonts.

Default: empty

fonts.web.family.serif

Font family for serif fonts.

Default: empty

fonts.web.family.standard

Font family for standard fonts.

Default: empty

fonts.web.size.default

Default font size (in pixels) for regular text.

Type: Int

Default: 16

fonts.web.size.default_fixed

Default font size (in pixels) for fixed-pitch text.

Type: Int

Default: 13

fonts.web.size.minimum

Hard minimum font size (in pixels).

Type: Int

Default: 0

fonts.web.size.minimum_logical

Minimum logical font size (in pixels) that is applied when zooming out.

Type: Int

Default: 6

hints.auto_follow

When a hint can be automatically followed without pressing Enter.

Type: String

Valid values:

  • always: Auto-follow whenever there is only a single hint on a page.

  • unique-match: Auto-follow whenever there is a unique non-empty match in either the hint string (word mode) or filter (number mode).

  • full-match: Follow the hint when the user typed the whole hint (letter, word or number mode) or the element’s text (only in number mode).

  • never: The user will always need to press Enter to follow a hint.

Default: unique-match

hints.auto_follow_timeout

Duration (in milliseconds) to ignore normal-mode key bindings after a successful auto-follow.

Type: Int

Default: 0

hints.border

CSS border value for hints.

Type: String

Default: 1px solid #E3BE23

hints.chars

Characters used for hint strings.

Default: asdfghjkl

hints.dictionary

Dictionary file to be used by the word hints.

Type: File

Default: /usr/share/dict/words

hints.find_implementation

Which implementation to use to find elements to hint.

Type: String

Valid values:

  • javascript: Better but slower

  • python: Slightly worse but faster

Default: python

This setting is only available with the QtWebKit backend.

hints.hide_unmatched_rapid_hints

Hide unmatched hints in rapid mode.

Type: Bool

Default: true

hints.min_chars

Minimum number of characters used for hint strings.

Type: Int

Default: 1

hints.mode

Mode to use for hints.

Type: String

Valid values:

  • number: Use numeric hints. (In this mode you can also type letters from the hinted element to filter and reduce the number of elements that are hinted.)

  • letter: Use the characters in the hints.chars setting.

  • word: Use hints words based on the html elements and the extra words.

Default: letter

hints.next_regexes

Comma-separated list of regular expressions to use for next links.

Default:

  • \bnext\b

  • \bmore\b

  • \bnewer\b

  • \b[>→≫\b]

  • \b(>>|»)\b

  • \bcontinue\b

hints.prev_regexes

Comma-separated list of regular expressions to use for prev links.

Default:

  • \bprev(ious)?\b

  • \bback\b

  • \bolder\b

  • \b[<←≪\b]

  • \b(<<|«)\b

hints.scatter

Scatter hint key chains (like Vimium) or not (like dwb). Ignored for number hints.

Type: Bool

Default: true

hints.uppercase

Make characters in hint strings uppercase.

Type: Bool

Default: false

history_gap_interval

Maximum time (in minutes) between two history items for them to be considered being from the same browsing session. Items with less time between them are grouped when being displayed in :history. Use -1 to disable separation.

Type: Int

Default: 30

ignore_case

When to find text on a page case-insensitively.

Type: String

Valid values:

  • always: Search case-insensitively.

  • never: Search case-sensitively.

  • smart: Search case-sensitively if there are capital characters.

Default: smart

input.forward_unbound_keys

Which unbound keys to forward to the webview in normal mode.

Type: String

Valid values:

  • all: Forward all unbound keys.

  • auto: Forward unbound non-alphanumeric keys.

  • none: Don’t forward any keys.

Default: auto

input.insert_mode.auto_leave

Leave insert mode if a non-editable element is clicked.

Type: Bool

Default: true

input.insert_mode.auto_load

Automatically enter insert mode if an editable element is focused after loading the page.

Type: Bool

Default: false

input.insert_mode.plugins

Switch to insert mode when clicking flash and other plugins.

Type: Bool

Default: false

Include hyperlinks in the keyboard focus chain when tabbing.

Type: Bool

Default: true

input.partial_timeout

Timeout (in milliseconds) for partially typed key bindings. If the current input forms only partial matches, the keystring will be cleared after this time.

Type: Int

Default: 5000

input.rocker_gestures

Enable Opera-like mouse rocker gestures. This disables the context menu.

Type: Bool

Default: false

input.spatial_navigation

Enable spatial navigation. Spatial navigation consists in the ability to navigate between focusable elements in a Web page, such as hyperlinks and form controls, by using Left, Right, Up and Down arrow keys. For example, if the user presses the Right key, heuristics determine whether there is an element he might be trying to reach towards the right and which element he probably wants.

Type: Bool

Default: false

keyhint.blacklist

Keychains that shouldn’t be shown in the keyhint dialog. Globs are supported, so ;* will blacklist all keychains starting with ;. Use * to disable keyhints.

Default: empty

keyhint.delay

Time (in milliseconds) from pressing a key to seeing the keyhint dialog.

Type: Int

Default: 500

keyhint.radius

Rounding radius (in pixels) for the edges of the keyhint dialog.

Type: Int

Default: 6

messages.timeout

Duration (in milliseconds) to show messages in the statusbar for. Set to 0 to never clear messages.

Type: Int

Default: 2000

new_instance_open_target

How to open links in an existing instance if a new one is launched. This happens when e.g. opening a link from a terminal. See new_instance_open_target_window to customize in which window the link is opened in.

Type: String

Valid values:

  • tab: Open a new tab in the existing window and activate the window.

  • tab-bg: Open a new background tab in the existing window and activate the window.

  • tab-silent: Open a new tab in the existing window without activating the window.

  • tab-bg-silent: Open a new background tab in the existing window without activating the window.

  • window: Open in a new window.

Default: tab

new_instance_open_target_window

Which window to choose when opening links as new tabs. When new_instance_open_target is not set to window, this is ignored.

Type: String

Valid values:

  • first-opened: Open new tabs in the first (oldest) opened window.

  • last-opened: Open new tabs in the last (newest) opened window.

  • last-focused: Open new tabs in the most recently focused window.

  • last-visible: Open new tabs in the most recently visible window.

Default: last-focused

prompt.filebrowser

Show a filebrowser in upload/download prompts.

Type: Bool

Default: true

prompt.radius

Rounding radius (in pixels) for the edges of prompts.

Type: Int

Default: 8

qt.args

Additional arguments to pass to Qt, without leading --. With QtWebEngine, some Chromium arguments (see https://peter.sh/experiments/chromium-command-line-switches/ for a list) will work. This setting requires a restart.

Default: empty

qt.force_platform

Force a Qt platform to use. This sets the QT_QPA_PLATFORM environment variable and is useful to force using the XCB plugin when running QtWebEngine on Wayland. This setting requires a restart.

Type: String

Default: empty

qt.force_software_rendering

Force software rendering for QtWebEngine. This is needed for QtWebEngine to work with Nouveau drivers. This setting requires a restart.

Type: Bool

Default: false

This setting is only available with the QtWebEngine backend.

qt.highdpi

Turn on Qt HighDPI scaling. This is equivalent to setting QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR=1 in the environment. It’s off by default as it can cause issues with some bitmap fonts. As an alternative to this, it’s possible to set font sizes and the zoom.default setting. This setting requires a restart.

Type: Bool

Default: false

scrolling.bar

Show a scrollbar.

Type: Bool

Default: false

scrolling.smooth

Enable smooth scrolling for web pages. Note smooth scrolling does not work with the :scroll-px command.

Type: Bool

Default: false

session_default_name

Name of the session to save by default. If this is set to null, the session which was last loaded is saved.

Default: empty

spellcheck.languages

Languages to use for spell checking. You can check for available languages and install dictionaries using scripts/dictcli.py. Run the script with -h/--help for instructions.

Valid values:

  • af-ZA: Afrikaans (South Africa)

  • bg-BG: Bulgarian (Bulgaria)

  • ca-ES: Catalan (Spain)

  • cs-CZ: Czech (Czech Republic)

  • da-DK: Danish (Denmark)

  • de-DE: German (Germany)

  • el-GR: Greek (Greece)

  • en-AU: English (Australia)

  • en-CA: English (Canada)

  • en-GB: English (United Kingdom)

  • en-US: English (United States)

  • es-ES: Spanish (Spain)

  • et-EE: Estonian (Estonia)

  • fa-IR: Farsi (Iran)

  • fo-FO: Faroese (Faroe Islands)

  • fr-FR: French (France)

  • he-IL: Hebrew (Israel)

  • hi-IN: Hindi (India)

  • hr-HR: Croatian (Croatia)

  • hu-HU: Hungarian (Hungary)

  • id-ID: Indonesian (Indonesia)

  • it-IT: Italian (Italy)

  • ko: Korean

  • lt-LT: Lithuanian (Lithuania)

  • lv-LV: Latvian (Latvia)

  • nb-NO: Norwegian (Norway)

  • nl-NL: Dutch (Netherlands)

  • pl-PL: Polish (Poland)

  • pt-BR: Portuguese (Brazil)

  • pt-PT: Portuguese (Portugal)

  • ro-RO: Romanian (Romania)

  • ru-RU: Russian (Russia)

  • sh: Serbo-Croatian

  • sk-SK: Slovak (Slovakia)

  • sl-SI: Slovenian (Slovenia)

  • sq: Albanian

  • sr: Serbian

  • sv-SE: Swedish (Sweden)

  • ta-IN: Tamil (India)

  • tg-TG: Tajik (Tajikistan)

  • tr-TR: Turkish (Turkey)

  • uk-UA: Ukrainian (Ukraine)

  • vi-VN: Vietnamese (Viet Nam)

Default: empty

On QtWebEngine, this setting requires Qt 5.8 or newer.

On QtWebKit, this setting is unavailable.

statusbar.hide

Hide the statusbar unless a message is shown.

Type: Bool

Default: false

statusbar.padding

Padding (in pixels) for the statusbar.

Type: Padding

Default:

  • bottom: 1

  • left: 0

  • right: 0

  • top: 1

statusbar.position

Position of the status bar.

Valid values:

  • top

  • bottom

Default: bottom

tabs.background

Open new tabs (middleclick/ctrl+click) in the background.

Type: Bool

Default: false

tabs.close_mouse_button

Mouse button with which to close tabs.

Type: String

Valid values:

  • right: Close tabs on right-click.

  • middle: Close tabs on middle-click.

  • none: Don’t close tabs using the mouse.

Default: middle

tabs.close_mouse_button_on_bar

How to behave when the close mouse button is pressed on the tab bar.

Type: String

Valid values:

  • new-tab: Open a new tab.

  • close-current: Close the current tab.

  • close-last: Close the last tab.

  • ignore: Don’t do anything.

Default: new-tab

tabs.favicons.scale

Scaling factor for favicons in the tab bar. The tab size is unchanged, so big favicons also require extra tabs.padding.

Type: Float

Default: 1.0

tabs.favicons.show

Show favicons in the tab bar.

Type: Bool

Default: true

tabs.indicator.padding

Padding (in pixels) for tab indicators.

Type: Padding

Default:

  • bottom: 2

  • left: 0

  • right: 4

  • top: 2

tabs.indicator.width

Width (in pixels) of the progress indicator (0 to disable).

Type: Int

Default: 3

tabs.last_close

How to behave when the last tab is closed.

Type: String

Valid values:

  • ignore: Don’t do anything.

  • blank: Load a blank page.

  • startpage: Load the start page.

  • default-page: Load the default page.

  • close: Close the window.

Default: ignore

tabs.mousewheel_switching

Switch between tabs using the mouse wheel.

Type: Bool

Default: true

tabs.new_position.related

Position of new tabs opened from another tab.

Valid values:

  • prev: Before the current tab.

  • next: After the current tab.

  • first: At the beginning.

  • last: At the end.

Default: next

tabs.new_position.unrelated

Position of new tabs which aren’t opened from another tab.

Valid values:

  • prev: Before the current tab.

  • next: After the current tab.

  • first: At the beginning.

  • last: At the end.

Default: last

tabs.padding

Padding (in pixels) around text for tabs.

Type: Padding

Default:

  • bottom: 0

  • left: 5

  • right: 5

  • top: 0

tabs.pinned.shrink

Shrink pinned tabs down to their contents.

Type: Bool

Default: true

tabs.position

Position of the tab bar.

Type: Position

Valid values:

  • top

  • bottom

  • left

  • right

Default: top

tabs.select_on_remove

Which tab to select when the focused tab is removed.

Valid values:

  • prev: Select the tab which came before the closed one (left in horizontal, above in vertical).

  • next: Select the tab which came after the closed one (right in horizontal, below in vertical).

  • last-used: Select the previously selected tab.

Default: next

tabs.show

When to show the tab bar.

Type: String

Valid values:

  • always: Always show the tab bar.

  • never: Always hide the tab bar.

  • multiple: Hide the tab bar if only one tab is open.

  • switching: Show the tab bar when switching tabs.

Default: always

tabs.show_switching_delay

Duration (in milliseconds) to show the tab bar before hiding it when tabs.show is set to switching.

Type: Int

Default: 800

tabs.tabs_are_windows

Open a new window for every tab.

Type: Bool

Default: false

tabs.title.alignment

Alignment of the text inside of tabs.

Valid values:

  • left

  • right

  • center

Default: left

tabs.title.format

Format to use for the tab title. The following placeholders are defined:

  • {perc}: Percentage as a string like [10%].

  • {perc_raw}: Raw percentage, e.g. 10.

  • {title}: Title of the current web page.

  • {title_sep}: The string ` - ` if a title is set, empty otherwise.

  • {index}: Index of this tab.

  • {id}: Internal tab ID of this tab.

  • {scroll_pos}: Page scroll position.

  • {host}: Host of the current web page.

  • ‘{backend}`: Either 'webkit’ or 'webengine'

  • {private} : Indicates when private mode is enabled.

  • {current_url} : URL of the current web page.

Default: {index}: {title}

tabs.title.format_pinned

Format to use for the tab title for pinned tabs. The same placeholders like for tabs.title.format are defined.

Default: {index}

tabs.width

Width (in pixels or as percentage of the window) of the tab bar if it’s vertical.

Type: PercOrInt

Default: 20%

tabs.wrap

Wrap when changing tabs.

Type: Bool

Default: true

What search to start when something else than a URL is entered.

Type: String

Valid values:

  • naive: Use simple/naive check.

  • dns: Use DNS requests (might be slow!).

  • never: Never search automatically.

Default: naive

url.default_page

Page to open if :open -t/-b/-w is used without URL. Use about:blank for a blank page.

Type: FuzzyUrl

Default: https://start.duckduckgo.com/

url.incdec_segments

URL segments where :navigate increment/decrement will search for a number.

Type: FlagList

Valid values:

  • host

  • path

  • query

  • anchor

Default:

  • path

  • query

url.searchengines

Search engines which can be used via the address bar. Maps a search engine name (such as DEFAULT, or ddg) to a URL with a {} placeholder. The placeholder will be replaced by the search term, use {{ and }} for literal {/} signs. The search engine named DEFAULT is used when url.auto_search is turned on and something else than a URL was entered to be opened. Other search engines can be used by prepending the search engine name to the search term, e.g. :open google qutebrowser.

Type: Dict

Default:

  • DEFAULT: https://duckduckgo.com/?q={}

url.start_pages

Page(s) to open at the start.

Default: https://start.duckduckgo.com

url.yank_ignored_parameters

URL parameters to strip with :yank url.

Default:

  • ref

  • utm_source

  • utm_medium

  • utm_campaign

  • utm_term

  • utm_content

window.hide_wayland_decoration

Hide the window decoration when using wayland. This setting requires a restart.

Type: Bool

Default: false

window.title_format

Format to use for the window title. The same placeholders like for tabs.title.format are defined.

Default: {perc}{title}{title_sep}qutebrowser

zoom.default

Default zoom level.

Type: Perc

Default: 100%

zoom.levels

Available zoom levels.

Default:

  • 25%

  • 33%

  • 50%

  • 67%

  • 75%

  • 90%

  • 100%

  • 110%

  • 125%

  • 150%

  • 175%

  • 200%

  • 250%

  • 300%

  • 400%

  • 500%

zoom.mouse_divider

Number of zoom increments to divide the mouse wheel movements to.

Type: Int

Default: 512

zoom.text_only

Apply the zoom factor on a frame only to the text or to all content.

Type: Bool

Default: false

This setting is only available with the QtWebKit backend.

Setting types

Type Description

Bool

A boolean setting, either true or false.

When setting from a string, 1, yes, on and true count as true, while 0, no, off and false count as false (case-insensitive).

BoolAsk

Like Bool, but ask is allowed as additional value.

ColorSystem

The color system to use for color interpolation.

Command

A qutebrowser command with arguments.

ConfirmQuit

Whether to display a confirmation when the window is closed.

Dict

A dictionary of values.

When setting from a string, pass a json-like dict, e.g. {"key", "value"}.

Directory

A directory on the local filesystem.

Encoding

Setting for a python encoding.

File

A file on the local filesystem.

FlagList

A list of flags.

Lists with duplicate flags are invalid. Each item is checked against the valid values of the setting.

Float

Base class for a float setting.

Font

A font family, with optional style/weight/size.

* Style: normal/italic/oblique * Weight: normal, bold, 100..900 * Size: number px/pt

FontFamily

A Qt font family.

FormatString

A string with placeholders.

FuzzyUrl

A URL which gets interpreted as search if needed.

Int

Base class for an integer setting.

Key

A name of a key.

List

A list of values.

When setting from a string, pass a json-like list, e.g. ["one", "two"].

ListOrValue

A list of values, or a single value.

NewTabPosition

How new tabs are positioned.

Padding

Setting for paddings around elements.

Perc

A percentage.

PercOrInt

Percentage or integer.

Position

The position of the tab bar.

Proxy

A proxy URL, or system/none.

QssColor

A color value supporting gradients.

A value can be in one of the following formats: * #RGB/#RRGGBB/#RRRGGGBBB/#RRRRGGGGBBBB * An SVG color name as specified in the W3C specification. * transparent (no color) * rgb(r, g, b) / rgba(r, g, b, a) (values 0-255 or percentages) * hsv(h, s, v) / hsva(h, s, v, a) (values 0-255, hue 0-359) * A gradient as explained in the Qt documentation under “Gradient”

QtColor

A color value.

A value can be in one of the following formats: * #RGB/#RRGGBB/#RRRGGGBBB/#RRRRGGGGBBBB * An SVG color name as specified in the W3C specification. * transparent (no color)

QtFont

A font family, with optional style/weight/size.

* Style: normal/italic/oblique * Weight: normal, bold, 100..900 * Size: number px/pt

Regex

A regular expression.

When setting from config.py, both a string or a re.compile(...) object are valid.

SearchEngineUrl

A search engine URL.

SelectOnRemove

Which tab to select when the focused tab is removed.

SessionName

The name of a session.

ShellCommand

A shell command as a list.

See the documentation for List.

String

A string value.

See the setting’s valid values for more information on allowed values.

TextAlignment

Alignment of text.

TimestampTemplate

An strftime-like template for timestamps.

See https://docs.python.org/3/library/datetime.html#strftime-strptime-behavior for reference.

UniqueCharString

A string which may not contain duplicate chars.

Url

A URL as a string.

VerticalPosition

The position of the download bar.