Every blog does it. Google does it. Many newspapers and web magazines do it. Ebay does it. Amazon does it. All have their website divided into pages. If you take Google for example they divide the search results on different pages.
Magazines divide their articles into chapters that generate more page impressions and display more advertisement at the same time so that they can generate more revenue.
Users normally navigate those websites by clicking on the numbered pages at the bottom of a particular page which can be quite confusing sometimes.
You can sometimes work around this, for instance by changing the number of results on a Google search result page, or by loading the print version of an article that is split by a website. The print pages usually combine all split pages again so that you can read the article without having to click on links to go to the next part.
Next Please is a small Firefox add-on which makes it more convenient to navigate paged websites. The add-on adds several buttons to the web browser which you can use to navigate paged websites more comfortably. The four buttons load the first page, the last page, the next page and the previous page with a click each.
I decided to move them from their own toolbar to my main toolbar and get rid of the Next Please toolbar completely to save space in the browser window.
To do so simply right-click a blank place in one of the browser toolbars and select customize from the context menu. Now you can drag and drop the buttons to a different location or away from the toolbars in case you do not want to use them at all. Users who do not have that much space can use keyboard shortcuts instead and get rid of the buttons altogether.
You may wonder how the extension works. That's easy to explain. The add-on searches for phrases, words or images on websites that lead to the next, previous, first and last page. What I like is that you can add phrases and images to the add-on to further customize it and make it work for your favorite websites as well.
It is for instance possible to add the navigational elements of your favorite website to the configuration, or words of a different language in case you are also browsing non-English pages on the web.
The most recent version of the extension supports keyboard shortcuts and mouse gestures which you can use to navigate back or forth on the Internet as well.
All in all a handy extension which saves you from having to locate and click on navigational elements on websites.Advertisement
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