Mouseless Browsing

In Weaning Yourself From The Mouse, we discussed two Firefox extensions, Search Keys and Hit-A-Hint, which can be used to navigate a web browser using just a keyboard.

Another such program is Rudolf Noe’s Mouseless Browsing (MLB), a Firefox extension which enables you to browse the internet almost without using the mouse. The basic principle is to add small boxes with unique ids behind every link and/or form element. You just have to type in the ID and press enter to trigger the appropriate action, such as following a link, pressing a button or selecting a textfield. There is also an automatic mode available, where you type the ID and the specified action will be performed automatically after a short delay.

Randy Rasa

Randy is an engineer/programmer/web designer who has suffered from repetitive strain injury off and on for over a decade.


  1. Great idea…except it still requires pressing a button, eg nearly as likely to cause pain as clicking!

  2. Wow this is very interesting to know… Well rsi sufferer you need a new invention and hopefully soon, who knows…

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