How to auto scroll a web page Down or Up in Chrome or Firefox

If you are reading this post, you probably are looking for an auto scroller. There are times when we just want to sit back, relax and want our webpage to just flow in front of our eye so that we can enjoy reading it. In this post, we will talk about some of the browser extensions and tools which can scroll down your webpage slowly and you can enjoy reading.

Automatically scroll a web page down or up

If you are using a desktop or even a laptop with an external mouse, you just need to use the middle clicking button of your mouse, and the entire webpage will scroll automatically. But you still have to move your mouse to control the scrolling, and moreover, you cannot control the speed of scrolling. So, it is always better to use some browser extensions or tools to auto scroll a webpage.

We will take a look at the following options which allow you to auto scroll a web page down or up:

  1. Auto-Scroll without using any extension
  2. Simple Auto Scroll Chrome extension
  3. HandFred bookmarklet
  4. Auto Scroll Chrome extension
  5. Best Auto Scroll Chrome extension.
  6. Auto Scroll Firefox Addon
  7. Fox Scroller Firefox Addon

Let us take a look at them in details.

1] Auto-Scroll without using any extension

Automatically scroll a web page down or up

You can use a code to auto-scroll your web page. You have to inject a JavaScript code into the page console and you are done.

Open the webpage you want to scroll down automatically and press F12 to open the Console.

Now Copy+Paste the following code and hit Enter.

“var scroll = setInterval(function(){ window.scrollBy(0,1000); }, 2000);”

The web page will automatically start scrolling. To stop auto-scrolling just hit f5 or refresh the page.

Let’s now talk about the auto-scroll extensions and tools.

2] Simple Auto Scroll Chrome extension

How to auto scroll a web page Down or Up

As the name suggests, this is a simple browser extension which helps you auto-scroll your webpage. Once you download and install this Chrome extension, it adds a small button on your toolbar. You can operate the extension from this button. One click will give you a slow scroll, double click will give you a medium speed scroll, and if you click it three times, the page will quickly scroll down to the bottom of the page. Although, you can customize the speed levels on your preferences.

3] HandFred bookmarklet

HandFred is not an extension, it’s a bookmarklet, and it is extremely simple and easy to use. All you have to do is to drag the code on to your Bookmark bar and whenever you want to put any webpage on the auto scroll. Just click on the bookmarklet and you are done. Click it again if you want to speed up the scrolling.

Head over to the homepage of HandFred to get the code. The only hitch here is that there is no way to stop scrolling in between. If you want to stop it, you have to use the F5 button or Refresh the page.

4] Auto Scroll Chrome extension

This is again a Chrome extension which adds the auto scroll option to your browser. Once downloaded and installed, you will get a discreet button on the top right corner of your browser. To use you just need to press CTRL+ Left click of your mouse and drag the mouse a bit in the direction you want to scroll the page. For example, if you want to scroll up to the page automatically, click CTRL+ left click and slightly move your mouse upwards, the tool will start scrolling up the page.

To stop scrolling just click anywhere on the page and it will stop. Furthermore, you can adjust the settings. Just click on the ‘Auto Scroll’ button and select options. You can get it here.

5] Best Auto Scroll Chrome extension

This is yet another Chrome extension which helps you read hand free by auto-scrolling your web page. Download and add this extension and like every other extension, this tool also lands on your browser’s toolbar as a small button.

To use this extension, just click on the button and select your preferences. The tool is very simple and needs to technical know-how. Just select the slow, medium or fast speed, and the tool will start working instantly. There is also a Stop button in the tool to stop scrolling whenever you want. Get it here. 

6] Auto Scroll Firefox Addon

This addon is named as Auto Scroll itself, and once you download and add it on your Firefox browser, you can easily scroll the webpages automatically. You can further adjust the scroll interval and end detection period. Right-click on the add on the button on your browser toolbar, and you can adjust the settings.

You can get it here.

7] Fox Scroller Firefox Addon

This Firefox add-on lets you scroll down a webpage automatically with hotkeys. With this tool, you can scroll multiple websites at a time. Add the tool to your browser, and you will see a button on the top right corner of your browser. Click the button to start scrolling and click it again to stop. If you want to scroll the page upwards, right click on the button and click on ‘Toggle the direction’, then click on the button again and the webpage will start scrolling up. By right-clicking on the button, you can also adjust the scroll speed.

Download it here.

Do let us know if you are using some other tool or extension for auto scrolling your web pages.

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