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Pagezipper extension automatically loads "next page" links

One of the most obnoxious consequences of websites struggling to score advertising dollars is the "next page" phenomenon. Even some very credible sites split their longer pieces up across pages, so you have to click through, which results in time and effort wasted for you, and more ad views for them. A lot of people just stop reading when they hit the end of the first page, but maybe they would change if they installed the PageZipper extension for Firefox.

PageZipper automatically loads the contents of "next page" links right underneath the current page, so you can scroll down instead of clicking through. It's quite similar to another extension called AutoPager, and I like that it doesn't show its page breaks the way AutoPager does. Where PageZipper hasn't caught up with AutoPager yet is in the way it deals with tricky "next page" links. AutoPager lets you find them manually and train it, while PageZipper relies on its own (granted, very good) autodetection.

Tags: autoload, extension, firefox, next-page, pagezipper, pagination, scrolling

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