Prefetch links when hovered

Speculatively prefetches hovered links to speed up browsing.

Author
Anon
Daily installs
0
Total installs
8
Ratings
1 0 0
Version
0.1.6
Created
Updated
License
CC0 1.0 Universal; http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Applies to
All sites

Author's Description

Speeds up browsing by speculatively prefetching links right before they are clicked.
Especially useful when navigating to secure URLs ("https://"), as the rather lengthy TLS handshake is performed in advance.

Although the script tries to avoid prefetching links containing potentially undesirable patterns such as log in/out, (un)subscribe, confirm, cancel, delete etc. it may still unintentionally invoke an action that was not intended. Use at your own risk!

This is still rather experimental, feedback is welcomed!

Inspired by:
http://www.peterbe.com/plog/aggressively-prefetching-everything-you-might-click

TODO:
  • Add more and perhaps more sophisticated filters to the exclusion list.
  • Remove the hash (#) part of URLs in the "already prefetched" list (no need to re-fetch urls that only differ by the hash part).