vimperator -- a vim-like chrome for firefox -- seems to have matured enough, as it now supports noscript, which plays a key role in securing your browser (inasmuch as that is possible). I just needed to tweak the config to match my screen config for switching "tabs", and make it more like my xterm:

set fullscreen set editor="vim --servername=VIMLOCAL --remote-wait" set showtabline=0 map <A-i> gt map <A-o> gT