Browsh - Text based browser

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Text based browser



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Browsh is new text based browser. Comprated to other console based browsers, it also can render HTML5, CSS3, videos and even WEBGL with the help of Mozilla Firefox's headless drivers.

It has packages available for well-known linux distros and pre-compiled binaries for Windows and OSX.

If you have a SSH client and want to try it without installing, just type


and observe the awesomeness.

It's a cool attempt to reduce bandwidth and speed-up the rendering times. That pixelated output in the pages looks so retro I even like some of the renderings.

Here is how SteemHunt renders on browsh:


It's not perfect on websites using heavy Javascript but it's still super cool to get this on a console.

It's also an open-source project and distributed under GNU General Public License v3.0.



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This indeed is some cool shit hahaa.
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It takes forever to load for me
Hmm it works with Single Page Application which is really cool!


Downloaded version is a little bit faster than the SSH demo. :)

Cool hunt @emrebeyler


Thanks information about


wtf... it is such a cool project! 😍
I guess I'll make a brew formulae for it.. lol


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  • For those of you who like to create HTML5, CSS3, video and even WEBGL I suggest to use this Browsh, because it can make us easy to use it. Here do not use JavaScript because it will produce incomplete results.
    Use this Browsh on your Windows right now.


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Awesome hunt and such great information. Thanks for sharing @emrebeyler!

Oh, sweet! Text based, supports lots of modern features, and it's available for arm and x86! I'm so glad you brought this to my attention!

runs off to install it

Well, I ended up going the docker route on my x86 box, and then discovered that it looks terrible with my rxvt settings. Looks great in xterm, though. Also, the key bindings are a bit weird, but it's definitely usable. It kind of looks like someone ran firefox in an xvfb, captured the image, then used aalib to convert it to ascii, threw that to the terminal, and then repeated the process. All while capturing clicks and sending those back through to the browser. I don't know how well this will work on arm, though, since it does require just as much processing power as running the full blown gui.

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