Wednesday, November 23, 2011

urlNeXT Version 1.7.3

Just a little tweak on link scanner to cover some site, not much update.

Responding from the comments at  Chrome WebStore, about  requesting to turn off the animation page.
The feature to able to turn it off is require a persistent storage to store the selected option. Either we use cloud storage or use your local storage.

Until now, I'm still do not want to have cloud storage (mean may use some little your traffic, or just some information may fly over the internet) and also I do not want to your local storage, although it's just a very-very small amount of data. So I do not have option to store/save your option.

About the animation page itself, I made it as a feedback to user input. As I tested it, without any feedback, I often lost even do not know wether it's happened or no. For comparison, I'm using it on OS X with touch gesture, and helped with another tools BetterTouchTools, and I made gesture to make the shortcut called. Sometimes the gesture work, sometimes not, so feedback is really needed.

But this is not final, and highly probable that I will implement local database/storage to save the options.
And there is no target date about it or which version as it's still not on plan.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

urlNeXT Version 1.7.2

I'm rather hate to make this update, actually it's not an update, just change of the setting.
And honestly, I really do not like to make this change, as now the content script is injecting https.

From the start I use content script, I do not like it inject your https pages. But Google make change again, that the Chrome now, by default use https pages in search. As in this case, I could not use the scan link on google search except allowing the content script injected to HTTPS.

So, at least you know the reason, then you can decide

Friday, September 16, 2011

urlNeXT Version 1.7.1

a fast update focusing on the visualization.

  • Preloaded arrow image, so when an action occurred the image is ready to be shown. This fix issue that some occasion the image is not shown.
  • Now the arrow is pulling a white layer that filled the screen, just gimmick indicating a new page will be load wether from the next or previous page

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

urlNeXT Version 1.7

Today, I'm add a new feature for the user interface: Animated Arrow.

The animated arrow is use webkit animation css, so it should not give much load to your browser. And as I do not want to delay the browsing experience, the animation just happen on the loading progress of the next/previous page.

So if you are browsing to a very fast server/network (e.g. local network) the animation may not happen or just move half of the window. But if you browse to web that rather slow, the animation may complete from edge to edge of the window.

There is different direction on next and previous action:

  • On Next Action, the right pointing arrow will move from right to the left of the window
  • On Previous Action, the left pointing arrow will move from left to the right.

Also there may have 2 background color of the animated arrow.

  • Blue background mean the action will use link that scanned on the page.
  • Green background mean the action will use numbers in the url.

Another change, now if the page is not fully loaded, it will force scan the page when there is an action (next or previous) occurred. Previously if the page is not fully loaded, urlNeXT will not start scanning for links, and on that time if an action occurred, urlNeXT will just use numbers in the URL.
But now, it will force scan the unfinished loaded page, and if not found for links, it will just use the numbers on the URL.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

urlNeXT Version 1.6

Just make a little change, so now urlNext is scan for links produces specific by Google's BlogSpot/Blogger.

But there is a caveat as
  • Older Pages is used as Next link
  • Newer Pages is used as Previous link
I was thinking to use Older as previous and Newer as next, but the browsing blog site habit by going to older blog as the next page then I decide to use the current scheme.

Let me know your comments.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

urlNeXT Version 1.5.4

I'm just aware that the urlNext were broken when using with google search. Google should do something on the search result page.
So this version is just a little tweak on how scanning the link on google result page.

The bing and Yahoo result page is unchange... so only google make change for better and worst.