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We’re constantly working on the SigmaOS Tutorial to make it both short and comprehensive.
But we can’t cover everything – so we made this document based on the most common things you ask us:
🔐 Password Managers?
You can open your password manager at any time by hitting
To change your password manager, hit
We currently support Apple Keychain, OnePassword, Dashlane, LastPass, Keeper, Zoho Vault, and Bitwarden.
You can either download extensions from the SigmaOS Extensions Manager (
E) or directly from the Chrome Web Store.
We currently support the most popular extensions, and are constantly releasing more.
🎮 Can I download an unreleased extension?
Yes! If you happen to download an extension that’s new to SigmaOS, all we ask is that you complete a short feedback form to let us know how well it’s working. This helps us ensure everything’s running smoothly.
🔍 Web inspector?
K → Show inspector
🐦 Login to multiple accounts for the same website? (separate cookies)
You can set up a workspace to use "separate cookies" in the advanced workspace settings ⚙️.
✋ Private browsing?
W to quickly open a private browsing workspace or set up a workspace as private in the the advanced workspace settings ⚙️.
⚙️ Advanced workspace settings
Click the gear in the window to create / edit a workspace
W. You will then be able to toggle private browsing, and separate cookies.
🍔 Choosing a workspace emoji outside the default list?
- Open the window to create / edit a workspace
- Copy-paste an emoji in the textfield that says ”…or paste custom emoji here” below the emoji picker.
spaceopens the Apple emoji picker.
🔕 Notification settings
K → Notification settings
You can also manage notification settings on a website-specific level in the Website Settings
🌐 Website specific preferences?
K → Website settings to view settings for all websites
…or right click on a page in the left panel, and choose “Settings for website” to edit website specific preferences.
You can modify default zoom, permissions (location, camera, microphone…), user agent, and more!
🌙 Dark Mode
K → Change color scheme (default follows your mac’s system)
🎯 Focus Mode
F to turn on Focus Mode – hides all distractions including the left panel and the top bar.
esc to exit Focus Mode
↩️ I closed a bunch of pages by mistake, undo??
Z on your keyboard to undo!
Next time, lock your pages to avoid marking them as done by mistake!
The search engine for your browser – use it to search through pages, tags, workspaces, commands… anything you need to do, basically.
🦥 Why “Lazy” Search?
Because you should be able to lazily find anything, or do anything, without moving your mouse.
🔍 How do I open the Lazy Search?
/ on your keyboard – or whatever key
/ is on (for some people on international keyboards, this is
🔥 What does
It applies the Commands filter to your Lazy Search.
This means you’re only searching through all the “SigmaOS” commands (not your pages, history, etc…).
⚡ What’s the Quick Search?
It’s a fast way for you to start a temporary search without cluttering the workspace you’re currently in.
Qto start a Quick Search (e.g. “How many fish in the Ocean)
- You’re now in the special Quick Searches workspace.
Dto mark the search as Done once you got your information.
- You’re now back where you were!
🤔 Should I use Lazy Search or Quick Search?
Use the Quick Search
Q to search for temporary queries:
- “10 dollars in euros”
- “Why is the sky blue”
- “How to say thank you in japanese”
Use the Lazy Search
/ for anything else:
- Open a new page in the current workspace
- Jump to an open page
- Create a new doc on Notion, Google Docs, etc…
⌨️ Shortcuts conflict with my page / web-app
No worries! That’s why we have insert mode – a way to temporarily disable SigmaOS shortcuts.
Ito enter insert mode
Ito enter insert mode in the split screen.
escto leave insert mode
⚡ Why single-key shortcuts?
Because we believe that you should be able to control your browser, without always holding a modifier key. This is what can make you fast, and feel powerful.
In other words, browser control is usually “quasimodal”, but it should be modal.
We also choose a shortcuts to be simple and memorable, so they are accessible to anyone.
- e.g. D for Done, Q for Quick Search, etc…
🌎 My keyboard is international?
We should already support your keyboard! If not, let us know on the Slack Community.
Note: SigmaOS shortcuts are based on the key, not the modifiers (e.g. on some keyboards,
/ is on the
7 key, but you don’t need to hold
shift to activate the shortcut on
✏️ Can I change my keyboard shortcuts?
You currently can’t modify SigmaOS Shortcuts. If this is important to your workflow, let us know by messaging us on the Community.
💰 What’s the deal?
Anyone can use SigmaOS basic for free!
If you want more, SigmaOS Personal Pro costs $10/month, or $8/month (billed yearly). This includes:
- Unlimited workspaces
- SigmaOS Ad-Blocker
- Unlimited devices for auto-syncing (so your SigmaOS looks the same everywhere you go!)
Oh and everyone gets a 30-day trial 😊
💰 A paid browser? Why?
Because we want to align our incentives with yours!
We’re driven by the idea of building a browser that you enjoy using so much, that you’d want to pay for it!
Thank you to all our subscribers!! 🧡
🧑🎓 Student / Academic discount?
Even better – SigmaOS Personal Pro is free for students and academics.
Just fill this form and we’ll add a bunch of credits to your account so you can use SigmaOS for free for the foreseeable future.
🦄 Startups discount?
Yes! Any startup can claim up to $1,000 for their team ($100 per team member).
Just fill this form and we’ll send over the credits!
🕵️♂️ Cookie tracking
Just like Apple’s Safari, SigmaOS supports WebKit Intelligent Tracking Prevention. This means companies (you know who) can’t track your behaviour outside of their own website.
🍪 I need third-party cookies for my work?
No problem, you can turn them on by simply searching for it in your settings.
K → Allow third-party cookies
🔑 Are my Passwords safe in SigmaOS?
Just like Safari, SigmaOS uses Apple Keychain to store all your passwords. You can read more about Apple Keychain here.
🦆 Can I change my Search Engine?
Yep! We support several, including DuckDuckGo, Ecosia, You, Neeva, and Bing. You can also add your own custom search engine!
K → Change search engine
✈️ How do I do this?
K → Migrate browser (currently support Chrome, Safari, Brave, Opera, Firefox, Vivaldi, Edge, and Sidekick).
SigmaOS can import your:
- Cookies (so you are logged in everywhere)
- Active tabs (1 window = 1 workspace)
- History (to quickly access your top pages)
- Extensions (if they work on SigmaOS!)
- Bookmarks (they will be turned into tags)
- Passwords (but you need import them separately)
😿 Browser migration failed
Contact us, we’ll get you sorted asap!!
🔑 What about importing passwords?
K → Import passwords. You will then be asked to add a .csv file of all your passwords. Read below on how to export from Safari/Chrome:
🧭 How do I export my Safari passwords?
Open Safari and in the menu bar choose File > Export > Passwords. Note this will work on Safari 15 or later.
🍭 How do I export my Chrome passwords?
Go to passwords.google.com/options, login to you Google Account, then choose Export Passwords.
🌐 How do I set SigmaOS as my Default Browser?
K → Set SigmaOS as Default Browser.
Talking to us
🤔 Bugs / ideas / feedback?
K → Feedback
💬 How can I talk to you?
👯♀️ Can I refer users?
Please do! We’ll set up a referral system soon (with a leaderboard and all yeeehhh), and will make sure to retrospectively add them to your list 😄
- Common Questions
- General usage
- 🔐 Password Managers?
- 🧩 Extensions?
- 🎮 Can I download an unreleased extension?
- 🔍 Web inspector?
- 🐦 Login to multiple accounts for the same website? (separate cookies)
- ✋ Private browsing?
- ⚙️ Advanced workspace settings
- 🍔 Choosing a workspace emoji outside the default list?
- 🔕 Notification settings
- 🌐 Website specific preferences?
- 🌙 Dark Mode
- 🎯 Focus Mode
- ↩️ I closed a bunch of pages by mistake, undo??
- Lazy Search
- 🦥 Why “Lazy” Search?
- 🔍 How do I open the Lazy Search?
- 🔥 What does command + K do?
- ⚡ What’s the Quick Search?
- 🤔 Should I use Lazy Search or Quick Search?
- ⌨️ Shortcuts conflict with my page / web-app
- ⚡ Why single-key shortcuts?
- 🌎 My keyboard is international?
- ✏️ Can I change my keyboard shortcuts?
- 💰 What’s the deal?
- 💰 A paid browser? Why?
- 🧑🎓 Student / Academic discount?
- 🦄 Startups discount?
- 🕵️♂️ Cookie tracking
- 🍪 I need third-party cookies for my work?
- 🔑 Are my Passwords safe in SigmaOS?
- 🦆 Can I change my Search Engine?
- Switching browsers
- ✈️ How do I do this?
- 😿 Browser migration failed
- 🔑 What about importing passwords?
- 🧭 How do I export my Safari passwords?
- 🍭 How do I export my Chrome passwords?
- 🌐 How do I set SigmaOS as my Default Browser?
- Talking to us
- 🤔 Bugs / ideas / feedback?
- 💬 How can I talk to you?
- 👯♀️ Can I refer users?