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.


  1. Nice extension, almost exactly what I was looking for. My only problem is it doesn't work as I'd hoped on forums. See for example this page:

    I'd like the arrow shortcuts to jump to page 1 or 3, but instead it gets fooled by the "previous thread" and "next thread" links down towards the bottom. I'm not sure exactly what happens because it doesn't end up using the correct URL for those either, though. Ideally it would look for the links that have the ALT text starting with "prev page" and "next page" and use those, or else maybe provide a way to override the link search and simply increment the number in the URL. Thanks for your work on this.

  2. Thank for comment,

    the have issue with the link scanner.
    As the web does not provide the tag A rel="next" href..
    then the link scanner just try to find the next and previous link base on the words contained. More over the web provide the Next threads which recognize as next page by urlNeXT

    The forum is use char < and > and it's too risky to depend on link with 1 char, as might impact on other site.

    I'm still hope not should make custom link scanner of various page as I'm just make the custom scanner only for search of google, bing and yahoo. So sorry to say, for now, there is nothing to solve your conditions.