Gamepad Navigator

Gamepad Navigator

A Chrome extension that allows you to navigate web pages and Chromium-based browsers using a game controller.

  • Gamepad Navigator
Stats
Users: 630 ▼ -9
Rating: 3.19 (16)
Version: 1.0.0 (Last updated: 2024-02-29)
Creation date: 2020-09-18
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Permissions:
  • storage
  • tabs
  • sessions
  • search
Size: 571.39K
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Summary

The Gamepad Navigator is a Chrome extension that allows a user to control Chromium-based browsers (Chrome, Edge, Brave, et cetera) using a game controller. Any controller supported by the HTML5 Gamepad API can be used with this extension.

This extension listens for gamepad inputs, and waits until an configured input is pressed. It then launches the associated "action". Most of these "actions" are focused around navigation, such as moving focus between clickable onscreen elements, clicking an element, or scrolling the page up or down.

Although it should work with any controller, it is particularly intended to be usable with solutions such as:

  • The Xbox Adaptive controller
  • The Logitech Adaptive Gaming Kit, which provides accessible inputs for the Xbox Adaptive Controller
  • The Playstation Access Controller
  • The Logitech Adaptive Gaming Kit for Access Controller
  • The HORI Flex controller for Nintendo Switch
  • Various modified controllers such as one-handed controllers

This extension was written in collaboration with members of the Fluid Community, an "open, collaborative project to improve the user experience and inclusiveness of open source software". Most of this extension is written using Infusion, a framework created and supported by that community.

User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Flexible customization options
  • Potential for using a controller for web browsing and video watching
  • Potential for further development and improvement
Cons
  • Difficult setup and customization process
  • Unresponsive or non-functional for some users
  • Causes browser unresponsiveness on certain websites
Most mentioned
  • Difficult setup and customization process
  • Unresponsive or non-functional for some users
Recent reviews
It does work, if it could also work when the browser is not focused it would be fantastic!

works! I think the problem with those who say it doesn't has to do with seeing what is being selected. Make sure you set "Fix Focus" on in the set up. I really wish I could control individual letter keys with particular bottoms, and maybe I can but just don't know how to set it up. That leads me to my critiques: setup is arcane, customization is... there, and now my page is drifting down for no reason. Nonetheless, I was looking for someway to use a controller for youtube vids (for language learning) and it's mostly working. if you think this is going to be plug and play, you deluded. But if you fiddle with it it well work.
by Oliver Nasher Oliver Nasher, 2024-04-30

by T Iida T Iida, 2024-03-31
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Safety
Risk impact

Gamepad Navigator may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Gamepad Navigator is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this extension.

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