Saturday, January 14, 2023

How To Install Emacs On Windows 10/11 and How to use Text Browser

How to install Emacs on Windows, to get a fast, reliable text browser. 

Get a super-fast Text Browser for Windows 7,10 +:
  • Emacs is a well-known editor that comes with a little-known built-in browser. 
  • Emacs is superbly supported on all platforms, a staple on UNIX since 1976!

The Emacs Web Browser (EWW) is a very basic and fast text/image browser.
Flash and JavaScript are not supported which gets rid of ads.

Choose latest installer from version directory

Latest as of Jan 14, 2023

♠ emacs-28.2-installer.exe - download and install   

How to get EMACS Web Browser to work

  1. Search and run EMACS.  
  2. In EMACS, choose Tools -> Browse the Web -> 

  3.     Enter your URL or Keywords:

  4. Surf webpage in text only!!!!!


  1. EWW, the Emacs Web Wowser, is a web browser package for Emacs. See full details here.
  2. Unzipped emacs takes is 758 Mbs, but running takes a scant ~100 Mb of RAM. Unlike Google Chrome taking now a whopping 1.2Gb of RAM now, but equivalent to 1 active chrome instance.
  3. Considered Lynx browser, but builds are never up to date.
  4. To list cookies, Choose Eww -> List cookies

My other Emacs articles of interest: 

How to remove cookies

Open page from command line

Set font size 

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