A Chrome Extension aiming to add keyboard navigation to the netflix web ui.
A simple extension that adds arrow key navigation to the Netflix web user interface.
Mainly made for media center users who don't want to rely on their mouse for navigating through Netflix.
I couldn't find anything that added this feature to Netflix, which worked for me, so I made this.
This is a simple personal project. I hope people find it useful.
You can use the arrow keys to navigate!
Automatically hide your inactive mouse.
Shift + F to search for shows (from browse page, Escape cancels search)
Shift + S to switch profiles (from browse page)
Backspace to go back (from anywhere, will perform a browser back)
-fixed not being able to navigate forward and backward in slider. Shouldn't jump to the top of the list when trying to navigate across now, I hope.
29 July 2020
-fixed a mistake caused select to stop working
28 July 2020
-added mouse hide feature, auto-hides when idle
02 June 2020
-fixed losing selector when going next and there are no available options there.
-removed sound fade in/out on auto skip-intro (it was buggy so has been disabled)
-pressing up on to go to first slider now scrolls it into centre instead of scrolling to top of page
I couldn't get smooth-scroll working properly - it was scrolling to the wrong part of the screen when items were out of range and generally wasn't dependable, so it will probably remain as is going forward.
When cancelling a search I had issues resetting the state of the search input, to avoid that it will just reload the browse page on cancel.
Nice to have features that I can work on if the extension is popular and I have the time:
Title information/trailers - right now there is no expanded information. My goal was to get something usable for keyboard navigation working ASAP. Expanding menus added extra complexity that would add to release time.
Maybe a menu to switch it on/off for the current browser, or disable auto skip intro.
I have only tested in English. Language other than English may have issues.
Netflix revising its layout format/class names may break things. I use this extension so I will update if this happens.