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What is Quicklink?

Quicklink library attempts to make navigations to subsequent pages load faster. This module loads the library and provides a Backdrop administrative interface to configure it.


  • Detects links within the viewport.
  • Waits until the browser is idle.
  • Checks if the user isn't on a slow connection or has data-saver enabled.
  • Prefetches URLs to the links (using or XHR). Provides some control over the request priority (can switch to fetch() if supported).


  1. Download the Backdrop module and extract it to your modules folder.

By default this module will load the Quicklink JavaScript library from a CDN at

How do I access the Quicklink admin interface?

The Quicklink module admin interface is located at
admin/config/development/performance/quicklink, and can be accessed from a tab on the development
/ performance settings page.

What browsers does this support?

Without polyfills:
Chrome, Firefox.

With Intersection Observer polyfill:
Safari, Edge

How to ignore certain links.

You can tell Quicklink to ignore certain links by adding them into the ignore
list at admin/config/development/performance/quicklink.

In addition, you can add a noprefetch attribute onto the <a> tag to tell
the library not to prefetch this link.


To submit bug reports and feature suggestions, or to track changes:

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This project is GPL v2 software. See the LICENSE.txt file in this directory for
complete text.