Google Chrome Scroll to next image extension - gHacks Tech News

Google Chrome Scroll to next image extension

If you are browsing a lot of images on the Internet, for instance on forums like 4chan, blogs or other websites where several images are posted on a single page regularly, you are probably using the mouse to browse all images on a page. While that is great and all, it may not be the most elegant solution to browse images on websites especially not on image dump pages where dozens or may more than a hundred images are posted on.

The Google Chrome extension Scroll to next image adds two keyboard shortcuts to the web browser to add another option to browse images on websites opened in the browser.

Instead of having to use the mouse at all to browse images, or keys to go up or down on a page, you can use the extension to quickly jump to the next or previous image on the page.

When you use Ctrl-Down you are taken to the next image on the page while Ctrl-Up takes you to the previous image instead. This is superior to using page up or down as images are usually not aligned with the top of the window when you do so.

The new shortcuts work well on many different sites but not on all of them. For the extension to work, images need to be displayed separately from each other on the page. If images are loaded as one large image, which is often the case on sites like Imgur for instance, it is not possible to use the shortcuts to browse all images on a page.

The second criteria that images need to meet is that their resolution needs to be at least 100 pixels in height. Anything below that will be ignored by the extension.

Verdict

Scroll to next image can be a useful extension for Chrome users who browser image collections regularly on the Internet.

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Comments

  1. fokka said on February 17, 2013 at 11:58 am
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    anyone know a similar extension for firefox? this would be really handy on many sites, since page-up/down doesn’t always do the trick, especially on a screen only 800px high.

    1. Compuitguy said on February 17, 2013 at 2:19 pm
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      found this userscript

      Next Image/Previous Image
      http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/36949

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