Tim Sherratt

Sharing recent updates and work-in-progress

Jan 2021

Easy browsing of Trove newspapers with these keyboard shortcuts!

If you like browsing Trove’s digitised newspapers page by page, you might have found that the current interface is a bit clunky. To move between pages you have to hover over the page number and click on ‘Next’ or ‘Previous’. Wouldn’t it be good if you could just use the arrow keys on your keyboard? Well now you can!

I’ve created a very simple script that allows you to use the arrows on your keyboard to move between pages in Trove’s digitised newspapers. Once it’s enabled you can use the following shortcuts:

  • ⬆️ Up arrow – go to the first page of the previous issue
  • ⬇️ Down arrow – go the the first page of the next issue
  • ⬅️ Left arrow – go to the previous page
  • ➡️ Right arrow – go to the next page

Go here for installation instructions.

This makes browsing through a newspaper much easier. Enjoy! #dhhacks