surf (web browser)

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Original author(s)Christoph Lohmann
Developer(s)Christoph Lohmann, Enno Boland, Troels Henriksen, et al.
Initial release10 September 2009; 14 years ago (2009-09-10)
Stable release
2.1[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 8 May 2021; 3 years ago (8 May 2021)
Written in
Operating systemUnix-like
TypeMinimalist web browser

surf is a

keyboard shortcuts or external tools, which may manipulate its behavior by setting its window's properties


surf is intentionally limited in its set of features. The only graphical elements the browser has are the page view itself and, optionally, the scrollbars. The main functionality of the browser is implemented in third-party

dmenu program to prompt the user for a URL.[2][3][4][5]

Most configuration of surf is performed by editing its configuration

See also


  1. ^ "surf".
  2. ^ a b Kopta, Martin (16 June 2014), "Surf: minimalistický prohlížeč podle pravidel Suckless" [Surf: minimalist browser from Suckless project], (in Czech), retrieved 13 July 2014
  3. ^ Vervloesem, Koen (14 December 2011), "Xxxterm: Surfing like a Vim pro",, Comparison, retrieved 13 July 2014
  4. ^ a b Zobnin, Eugeniy (July 2012), "Всё гениальное просто: переходим на софт проекта" [Everything great is simple: transitioning to software from], Xakep (in Russian), vol. 7, no. 162, pp. 106–109
  5. ^ Perrin, Chad (6 June 2011), "If you thought Uzbl was a minimal WebKit browser, you should see surf", TechRepublic, archived from the original on 14 June 2014, retrieved 13 July 2014

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