Extension that lets the user customize the font text size, font color and background color on a page.
A+ FontSize Changer is a Chrome Extension that lets the user customize the font text size, text color and background color on a page. It actually changes the fontSize of each element unlike Chrome's action with CTRL+ and CTRL- which zooms the page. Sometimes you wish to increase the text size without zooming the page so that paragraphs do not scroll past the edge of the screen.
A+ FontSize Changer works where others fail! Even on pages with dynamic (ajax) content! Even on pages with iFrames! Just use the buttons to change the fontsize or use keyboard shortcuts ALT+ and ALT- ( or use ALT+Up Arrow and ALT+Down Arrow. You can change these hotkeys at chrome://extensions/shortcuts )
Some webpage authors use a gray text color instead of black which can be hard on the eyes. With A+ FontSize Changer you can also change the text color and background color on a page. With this feature you can also create your own custom Night Mode where you choose the text color and background color yourself and it does not invert image or video colors so that they are still viewable.
If ALT+ and ALT- are not working on a website then try these steps:
1. Reload the website (F5 key) or restart Chrome.
2. Click on a blank space on the website page before using the ALT+ or ALT- key.
3. Make sure that the website is not the Chrome Web Store or a chrome:// page because Google does not allow extensions to work on those pages.
4. If the website has disabled keyboard keys then click on the extension icon in the toolbar and use the buttons there.
5. If ALT+Up Arrow and ALT+Down Arrow are not working then see if they are active on the extension at chrome://extensions/shortcuts
This Lite version of the extension does not save the custom text size, color and background-color when leaving the page, nor does it allow you to change the font type (font-family).
5/22/2020 - Version 1.3.6 - It seems that font changes and color changes were not working in iFrames since about version 1.2.5. This has been fixed. Previously, font size changes were only working if the user clicked on the iFrame first and used ALT+ or ALT- to change the size. Now pressing ALT+ ALT- and ALT-Backspace on the main page will change the text size for both the main document and iFrames without having to click on the iFrames first. Known Issue: Some iFrames with content like Disqus comments may have a problem loading saved settings correctly because of the delayed way that Disqus loads content and css. Text may get too large and crowded (line-height). This may also cause "Reset Colors" to not reset the iFrame without refreshing the webpage (F5 key).
Now removes the default font from saving if reverting back to the default font on the page.
4/18/2020 - Version 1.3.5 - It now does not change the background color of elements that have a transparent background so that they can still be seen through. Also if the background-image is a gradient instead of a url then it will set the background-image to "none".
9/24/2018 - Version 1.3.4 - Added Languages in pop up.
4/16/2018 - Version 1.3.3 - Added "user-select:none" to css of the buttons in the popup.
4/6/2018 - Version 1.3.2 - Now you can use ALT+Up Arrow and ALT+Down Arrow to change text size. You can also change these hotkeys at chrome://extensions/shortcuts
3/30/2018 - Version 1.3.1 - Removed trying to make it work with Google's new tab page. With apologies it was not realized that there is no way to tell the difference between chrome://newtab and extensions that created their own new tab.
3/22/2018 - Version 1.3.0 - Lite and Pro Edition - Now the Lite Edition also changes font size by .1 increments instead of .2 increments, just like Pro. Also fixed in Lite Edition the contentEditable bug that would change size when the user changes to bold or italics.
Bug Fix: Keeps the current page view scroll position in the same place after a font size adjustment for most pages by calculating the position before the change and then setting the scroll position after the change.
This version also shows the color picker and the text input for color hex values, so you can manually enter hex colors or use the color picker.
Also new setting added "Underline Links". So users can choose if links are underlined or not when the color is changed. The default is to "Underline Links" because on most websites it would be difficult to see the links when they are the same color as the rest of the text on the page. But some users prefer not to have links underlined.
Also now line-height is adjusted if line-height is too small after a text size change.
3/21/2018 - Version 1.2.9 - Pro Edition and Version 1.2.5 - Lite Edition - Now using the custom color picker instead of the HTML 5 color picker because now some Windows users were having the same bug that Mac OS users were having of the HTML 5 color picker window opening and the extension popup closing. Using the custom color picker fixes that bug.
5/8/2017 - Version 1.2.4 - In the Pro edition you can now change the font type (font-family) for each website you visit and the font family will be saved.
4/20/2017 - Version 1.2.3 - Added note in extension popup that explains that extensions do not work in special chrome:// pages or at the Chrome web store.
4/12/2017 - 1.2.2 - Bug Fix for Mac OS X. I believe I have fixed the bug that some Mac users are experiencing of not being able to change the color. Apparently Chrome extensions have a bug with Mac OS using the HTML 5 color picker where when the color picker opens the extension popup closes causing the popup to not recognize the color commands. Now using a different color picker for Mac users.
4/9/2017 - 1.2.1 - Added change event to color picker to see if it would fix the problem for some users not able to get the text color or background color to change.
9/12/2016 - 1.2 - Now you may not have to reload the current page when you first install this extension or if you disable it and re-enable it.
08/12/2015 - 1.1 - Fixed alert "ERROR: Could not establish connection." when clicking on A+ icon when the extension is first installed. Now it tells the user to refresh the page.
08/12/2015 - 1.0 - A+ FontSize Changer created