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Author Topic: This is one really neat extension ...  (Read 1732 times)

joiwind

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This is one really neat extension ...
« on: November 21, 2012, 08:40:41 AM »
... for IRON, Chromium or chrome.

Are you fed up with clicking, scrolling, getting finger-fatigue from that button in the middle ... :-[

then try this.

It takes a bit of getting used to, then you wonder how you did without it .
.: I use K-Meleon - the browser you can control - but I love Pale Moon too :.

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Re: This is one really neat extension ...
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2012, 08:44:21 AM »
any chance of some info for those of us who dont have chrome installed :)
(those links only work for chrome - PIA)
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Re: This is one really neat extension ...
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2012, 09:17:15 AM »
Yes, sorry ...

It installs smallish arrow-buttons in a vertical row on the right of your browser window which, when you simply pass the mouse cursor over, can take you respectively either to top_of_page, scroll-up, scroll-down, previous page, next page, bottom_of_page - then there is the option for other (smallish-) arrow-buttons that appear at each link and when you simply pass the mouse cursor over them, take you to where that link points.
There are two or three others that go to previous_tab, next_tab and close_tab.
Plus various options of transparency, time lag etc.

So what it comes down to is no more clicking etc., just pass the mouse cursor gracefully over a (smallish-) arrow-button and off you go.
.: I use K-Meleon - the browser you can control - but I love Pale Moon too :.
« Last Edit: November 21, 2012, 09:26:19 AM by joiwind »

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Re: This is one really neat extension ...
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2012, 11:20:13 AM »
Sorry to hijack the thread, but for browser navigation with mouse, I have been using one of those mouse-gestures extension for years and I cannot imagine ever living without it. It is kind-of opposite of the extension mentioned by joiwind - it does not save clicks, but instead it frees you from moving the cursor to specific areas on the screen. You can perform a gesture without looking at the cursor. Your hand just memorizes the simple gesture and you don't need to sync your eyes with your hand anymore - bliss. The extension is worth installing even if the only gesture you'll ever learn is "Back" (press RBM, move mouse left, release RBM).

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Re: This is one really neat extension ...
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2012, 11:43:26 AM »
Seems for some reason key bindings exist to scroll up and down, but not horizontally in FF. Chrome honors left and right arrow if the horizontal scrollbar is showing. Just thinking rather than depending on an extension for each browser I might be able to hack some mouse hotkeys. I'd only have to send Home and End for Top/Bottom. But all the way right and all the way left is going to be tricky in FF.  Chrome I'll just have to send the left or right arrow repeatedly.

Not as "smooth" as the hover arrows I'm sure though. :)

Gestures aren't for me. I tried even a simple "rocker" gesture Skwire did. I don't have the manual dexterity. It felt really awkward. I don't even like to use context menu if I don't have to.
« Last Edit: November 21, 2012, 11:48:44 AM by MilesAhead »

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Re: This is one really neat extension ...
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2012, 12:41:48 PM »
Here's a screenshot :Screenshot - 21.11.jpg



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Re: This is one really neat extension ...
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2012, 01:30:52 PM »
Hmm, it conflicts with Speed Dial 2 even if I disable the sidebar. When I mouse over an icon on the right I get the Speed Dial 2 bookmark search form.

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Re: This is one really neat extension ...
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2012, 02:00:30 PM »
Thanks joiwind :)
looks nice for mouse use.
I'd be more of a keyboard person myself for most of those (well, in FF).

But horizontal scrolling is often a problem.

One app I use scrolls horizontally with Ctrl+Arrow keys - no matter what has focus. e.g. if I'm typing here in the reply-box, the arrow keys will only move the cursor. I wish something like that would be universally implemented by Windows...
(going a little off-topic :-\ )
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Re: This is one really neat extension ...
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2012, 03:16:33 PM »
Hmm, too bad it has no option to show the right side group on the left instead. But even so, like with a site that has a dark blue background such as Softpedia, I can't see the icons. I can tell I hit it because stuff shifts around. :)

A nice idea. Maybe it will be perfected in time.

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Re: This is one really neat extension ...
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2012, 05:31:18 PM »
I found this in the description as somewhat humorous:

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