Caret Browsing

Caret Browsing

Browse the text of web pages using arrow keys.

Caret Browsing
What is Caret Browsing?
Caret Browsing is a Chrome extension that allows users to navigate and select text on web pages using arrow keys, providing an alternative way to interact with online content.
Users: 50,000+
Version: 1.1.0 (Last updated: 2024-04-16)
Creation date: 2019-10-09
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Size: 179.20K
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Press F7 to turn on Caret Browsing. Press it again to turn it off. Use arrow keys to move throughout the document. Click anywhere to move the cursor to that location. Press Shift + arrows to select text. Hold down Option to move by word.

When you reach a link or control, it is automatically focused. Press Enter to click a link or button.

When a focused control (like a text box or a list box) is capturing arrow keys, press Esc followed by the left or right arrow to continue Caret Browsing.

Alternatively, press Tab to move to the next focusable control.

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Allows you to drop a cursor on a webpage and select sentences using shortcuts
  • Enables tab navigation through controls, scrolling, and selection with arrows
  • Overwrites function keys, causing issues with volume control and brightness adjustment
  • Not clear how to use all the features and can be confusing
  • Some users reported bugs and issues with keyboard shortcuts
Most mentioned
  • Overwrites function keys
  • Not clear how to use all the features
  • Enables tab navigation through controls, scrolling, and selection with arrows
Recent reviews
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by Abner Wirtz Abner Wirtz, 2024-06-03

It didnt allow you to use volume keys anymore, awful
by Jack Jack, 2021-06-14

Ich musste zwar erst einmal darauf 'zugreifen' - finde dennoch diese Tastaturnavigation nützlich. Die Batterien bei meiner Funkmaus 'gaben den Geist auf' ... (lediglich 1 Beispiel)
by A Google user, 2019-02-05
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Risk impact

Caret Browsing is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

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

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