Navigation links to top? September 2, 2003 7:58 AM   Subscribe

Having the « Older... | ...Newer » links at the top of a thread [to the left of the date] as well as the bottom would be handy..?
posted by i_cola to Feature Requests at 7:58 AM (11 comments total)

OK, so I meant [to the right of the date]. I seem to be doing that a lot recently.
posted by i_cola at 8:04 AM on September 2, 2003

hmm, does anybody actually use those things? i never do. what's the point? i like to read the blurb before diving in.
posted by carfilhiot at 8:23 AM on September 2, 2003

Mozilla/ Firebird (and maybe some other browsers too) provide previous/ next functionality right in the chrome so they're always accessible, regardless of where you are in a page.
posted by yerfatma at 9:54 AM on September 2, 2003

yerfatma - really? Previous thread on a page? How does it work? Are you sure you don't just mean Back/Forward (which is not the same thing)?
posted by jonson at 1:33 PM on September 2, 2003

Sure, I'm sure. Mozilla calls it the "Site Navigation Bar." View > Show/ Hide > Site Navigation Bar. I have it set to "View only as needed" or whatever it says. Firebird requires an extension.

If you're asking how it works, the magic is in the meta. Tags, that is:
<link rel="prev" href="/mefi/28017" title="comments on 28017" />
<link rel="next" href="/mefi/28019" title="comments on 28019" />

There's a lot you can do with LINK tags. Consult your local library for more.
posted by yerfatma at 2:30 PM on September 2, 2003

Ah, thankyouthankyouthankyou yerfatma. I moved to firebird a couple weeks ago from mozilla and have been searching everywhere for that firebird extension.

I had the next/back links at the top in the past, below the post but before the first comment.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:35 PM on September 2, 2003

hmm, I just installed it and it rides down in my bottom right bar, is there any way to move it to the top like it is in mozilla?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:04 PM on September 2, 2003

thanks, yerfatma! That's cool, I had no idea.
posted by jonson at 3:28 PM on September 2, 2003

is there any way to move it to the top like it is in mozilla?

I think there is. I don't have it installed at home (basically because I installed it at work and found I didn't like it sitting down there either), so I'll have to check tomorrow. Is there a dialog box in Tools > Options > Extensions for that extension? Otherwise you might scan about:config for anything that sounds plausible.
posted by yerfatma at 5:07 PM on September 2, 2003

Nope. I got nothing.
posted by yerfatma at 4:23 AM on September 3, 2003

It appears the timezone offset in MeTa disappeared though. Either that or I'm at work before 4:30. What dedication.
posted by yerfatma at 4:24 AM on September 3, 2003

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