Browser tab to have next/previous

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gibbylinks
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Browser tab to have next/previous

Post by gibbylinks »

As well as the slider at the bottom of the Browser page have a "Next/Previous" page button. I find it difficult to use the slider to move a page at a time through my large collection.

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tamalet
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Browser tab to have next/previous

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Why have buttons if you can move around using the mouse scrool and the arrow keys to move one page and Page Up/Page Down to move several pages?
To use the keys make sure that the slider is selected.

camaron
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Browser tab to have next/previous

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Why not though?

It is true that the mouse wheel tends to jump 2/3 pages at a time
Next/previous buttons is a standard/proven feature.

tamalet
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Post by tamalet »

I can move just one page with the mouse scroll.
Where would you add the buttons? I think they will clutter more the interface.

camaron
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Post by camaron »

tamalet wrote:I can move just one page with the mouse scroll.
Where would you add the buttons? I think they will clutter more the interface.
It doesn't really matter,
the search box could be reduced a bit and place the buttons either to the right or left.
I personally use the keyboard as well but I know that so many people's computing is just point-and-click.
The slider is hard to use.
Try this: what do you use your mouse wheel for (scrooling up and down a a web-page?). Use the same scrolling speed for the browser tab: how many pages you skip? Of course you can do it more slowly but my point is: you have to adapt your speed from what you usually do. A keyboard key or a mouse click don't suffer from that, that's why I think they are both better from a usability point of view.

gibbylinks
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Browser tab to have next/previous

Post by gibbylinks »

Well problem I have is I use a laptop with a touch pad. No wheel. Although I didn't know about the page up and down keys. Now I know that I have no issues. Maybe just indicate on the screen that those keys perform that function ?

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