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Firefox Image Navigator

Image browsing is still not a strength of most web browsers. Sure you can click on a picture, look at it and repeat the process to view all the images of a page but there are no controls to really navigate through all images on a page with lots of them. Some websites provide scripts with better options to browse the images without having to go back and forth or opening all the images in new tabs; That's limited to those websites however and not an universal solution.

Image Navigator makes image browsing in Firefox comfortable. It is not the perfect solution and there surely will be some websites where the extension will fail to work properly. The reason for this is because Image Navigator is working with url sequences trying to find the next image or another folder containing images.

The extension adds one button to the Navigation Toolbar in Firefox which opens up a menu with two options that can also be selected with hotkeys. Next Image or Previous Image are the two choices offered. The hotkeys for those two functions are [ALT W] or [ALT Q].

Image Navigator prefetches the next image if one is found which means it only takes a fraction of a second usually to display the next image in line. The Firefox add-on is experimental meaning that it can only be downloaded after logging into the Mozilla website.

Update: Image Navigator has been discontinued. We suggest you take a look at the Image Tools extension instead which offers similar features and a lot more.


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