Welcome to the Shove Yours page.
Question: what the heck is 'Shove Yours'?
I guess I need to explain. I've developed a push tool for web pages.
What is a push tool you ask? Rather than tell you, I'd prefer to show you.
Click anywhere on this page, and, holding the mouse button down, drag up, down, left and right.
You can't do that with most web pages. Until now. More on that later.
This capability isn't new to computers. If you've read PDF docs in Adobe's popular Acrobat Reader,
for instance, or dragged a map around within GoogleMaps you've used this feature.
Also several graphics packages allow you to do this.
I wish word processors and text editors had this feature. I can't do much about that short of
writing my own. More work than I wish to take on at this stage of my life.
However, I dreamed of
language available in nearly all web browsers) I made that happen.
Q: If this is a 'push' tool, why do you call it 'Shove Yours'?
As you may know it isn't easy finding domain names these days. Since they are so
cheap to register (about $10 a year), many organizations and individuals speculatively register as
many names as they can think of. So it's hard to find ones still available. I tried to register
push.com, push_tool.com, and a few dozen other variants. At some point a lightbulb went off in my head
and I remember a phrase from an episode of All in the Family, the popular television series of the 70's.
Archie Bunker was having a conversation with his neighbor Lionel. He was complaining that there was never
any space left in his bathroom medicine cabinet. Lionel mentioned that in his house he solved the problem
by filling a cardboard box with his stuff and shoving it under the sink.
He then went on to say: "so maybe you can ... shove yours". An expression was born.
So I was shocked to see that this domain name was actually available and I snatched it while I could.
Q: Why do I need this tool? Aren't there lots of ways to scroll a page? The scroll bar, for instance?
And then there's the mouse scroll wheel, the keyboard up, down, page up, and
page down keys?
Yes, that's true. Let's start with the scroll bar. This is the best tool for moving quickly through a page.
But it's not so good for long pages when the bar shrinks to a thin sliver. It's hard for some to 'grab'
it with their mouse, it's easy to 'slip off', and it becomes hard to position the page precisely.
The mouse's scroll wheel is much more precise and better when you're reading line by line. But it still
may move the page more quickly than desired. The up and down keys work better, but they force you to take
your hands off the mouse.
The value of the push tool is that you move the page exactly where you want it. Motion is linear
in that the page moves exactly as much as you push it. And you never have to take your hands off
the mouse. I find it to be very satisfying, and I created this page because I was guessing that there
just may be some of you out there who feel the same way.
Q: Did you mention something about using this feature on other pages?
Yes, see below.
Please read the following:
While we've taken steps to make this code as bug free as possible
there is no way I can guarantee that it will work with every
possible browser version and platform available. See the box
below for a list of currently tested configurations
You are strongly advised NOT to use the 'Shove Yours' push tool on any page where
a page refresh could cause you to loose money or crucial information.
This includes sites for banking, investment, medical, or any
page which uses the HTTPS protocol.
In several browsers you can just drag the link to your bookmarks bar. In others you can right-click it
and select something like "add to bookmarks". I like to place it on the bookmarks bar itself as it's
then always easily accessible.
First, notice that if you try to drag the link the page drags right along with it, so first you'll
have to disable page dragging. In most browsers you'll notice a small pink box with the letters
SY in the lower right corner of the page. Clicking on that box should disable push capability.
If that doesn't work, try holding down the ctrl button while you click to disable push. Finally,
you can right-click the link and select something like: 'add to bookmarks bar'.
Starting and stopping the push tool:
When you navigate to a page and then click on the bookmark you made, it should enable dragging
on that page. If you wish to deactivate the feature, clicking on the little SY box in the
bottom right corner of the page, or holding the CTRL key while you click on the page
should accomplish that. In my testing thus far, this hasn't always worked 100%, unfortunately.
If you refresh the page, however, the feature always goes away and you have to click again if you
want to re-enable it. If you find you no longer want it at all, simply delete the bookmark and it's
How is it that this link works with all these different pages?
It uses something called a bookmarklet.
Since I'm down to one computer and usually you can only have one version of a browsers on your pc at a time,
I'm limited in the scenaria I can test. Maybe later I can create a GoogleDoc and allow users
to put in their own results. This PC runs Windows Vista.
Microsft Vista 32 on Intel
I don't have those versions but IE-9 has a mode which can simulate some older versions,
which seems to work for me okay.
There is a little box which should appear in the bottom right corner of the page.
Clicking on this should deactivate the push tool. If, for some reason, it doesn't
appear, you should still be able to ctrl+click on the page to disable the functionality.
If that doesn't work, refreshing the page will always clear it of all bookmarklet
activity such as this.