Who doesn’t like automation. Have you ever wished to automatically load the next page of a website, without clicking on that next page or pagination links/buttons. AutpPager is an extension for Chrome and Firefox users, that’s lets you do just this. Whenever we think that this is not possible, a useful extension/add-on comes to the rescue. Let’s delve deeper and see how it works.
AutoPager automatically loads the next page of a site inline when you reach the end of the current page for infinite scrolling of content. Think of this as similar to Facebook, without the need to click on any “Next” page or pagination buttons. Next content (page) will automatically load, when we finish reading a page and reach to its end.
By default AutoPager works on sites like, Lifehacker, the New York Times, Digg, eBay, Amazon, YouTube, Flickr, Yahoo, MSN, MySpace, wikipedia and Google. On other sites, you would need to create “rules” to make it work. This is because the extension cannot know the pagination system of every website on the internet and therefore the need to create rules.
AutoPager will only work if there are rules defined for that site. If there are no rules defined, then this extension cannot load pages. Basically these rules tell AutoPager how to load the pages. Rules can be created by following the tutorials available on their official site.
Chrome users cannot create rules directly, and they will need to install AutoPager for Firefox first and then create rules by following this tutorial. The process is somewhat complicated but once done, it saves a lot of effort and time.
After creating rules in Firefox, export those rules and then import those rules in Chrome. So it means that if your friend have created a rule for a particular website, then you can import those rules. Hope the developer adds the option to create rules directly in Chrome. Till, then follow the above mentioned tutorial.
No, its not about being lazy to click on “next” button, but its about working smarter, not harder.
Check out AutoPage Firefox.
Update: This extension is no longer available for Chrome.