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NextPlease!

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NextPlease! analyzes the web page and tries to determine which links will take you to the next/previous/first/last web page. The way that NextPlease! determines these pages can be taught by you. NextPlease! looks for the following to see if a link might be a navigation link:

So NextPlease! doesn't just work on search results; it works on any web page that fits one of the above criteria. For instance, NextPlease! can be used on many web articles with multiple pages, and also on lots of types of image galleries.

NextPlease! can be triggered through several different ways:

The default shortcuts for NextPlease! are listed below:

Command Default Shortcut
Next,Please! Ctrl + Shift + Right Arrow
Prev,Please! Ctrl + Shift + Left Arrow
First,Please! Ctrl + Shift + Up Arrow
Last,Please! Ctrl + Shift + Down Arrow

If you don't like the key bindings, you can adjust them by selecting Tools->Extensions and going to the NextPlease! Options page.

Just select the keyboard modifier and key you want for each command (next/prev/first/last), and hit OK when you're done. The changes will take effect only in new browser windows or after restarting the browser.

You can also right-click anywhere on the page and select the NextPlease! menu. From there, you can select which NextPlease! command you want to use.

If you don't want the NextPlease! items cluttering up your menu, you can turn them off by going to the NextPlease! options page, selecting the General tab, and deselecting the "Enable right-click (context) menu items" checkbox.

You can add (or remove) the toolbar buttons to your toolbar by right-clicking on it and selecting "Customize..."

Button Command
Next, Please!
Prev, Please!
First, Please!
Last, Please!
First things first, you have to install the very cool Optimoz Mouse Gestures. After that is done, you can create the NextPlease! mouse gestures by clicking on the following links:

Command Install Gesture
Next, Please! Right-Down
Prev, Please! Left-Down
First, Please! Left-Down-Left
Last, Please! Right-Down-Right

If you don't like the default gesture, you can change it after clicking the link. Now, to trigger the gestures, just right-click and then drag the mouse in the directions corresponding to the command you wish to use.

NextPlease! support has been added in the very handy All-in-One Gestures extension. NextPlease! is only supported in version 0.14 and later. To use it, open up the All-in-One Gestures Options page, and assign gestures for "Follow Next Link" and "Follow Previous Link". If NextPlease! is installed, these gestures will trigger "Next, Please!" and "Prev, Please!" respectively. On sites that have numbered links, you can jump to a certain page number by pressing Alt + number. So if you wanted to jump to page three, you would press "Alt + 3".

You can disable these shortcuts on the NextPlease! options page. Go to the General tab and uncheck the "Enable ALT+Number shortcuts" checkbox.

The options page also allows you to enable jumping on pages that use HTML submit buttons for their next/previous links.

One other options in the General tab of the options dialog is the "Search for HTML buttons" checkbox. Some sites use an HTML submit button for the next/prev/first/last buttons

NextPlease! can be taught to use new phrases, images, or patterns to determine the next/prev/first/last links.

To add a new phrase, right-click on the link that you want to use, then select one of the "Use phrase for ..." items.

This comes in very handy for non-English sites.

You can also manually add/remove phrases using the Phrases tab in the options page.

The process for adding support for an image button is very similar. Just right-click on the image button, and select the appropriate "Use image for ..." menu item.

You can manually change the images using the Images tab in the options page.

Experienced users can change the pattern used to determine links using the Advanced tab of the options page.

Teaching new patterns for NextPlease! should only be done by people familiar with regular expressions in Javascript.

If you get into trouble by entering a bad expression, you can hit the Restore Default button for the appropriate expression, and hit OK to get NextPlease! back to the original settings.

The nextplease project can be contacted through the mailing list or the member list.
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