Essentially applies the NIGHT MODE to all websites.
Essentially it's a NIGHT MODE for all html based websites. It basically dims websites backgrounds and turns other elements (mostly texts) into easy readable color.
What it does and doesn't:
- dims websites backgrounds
- changes text color to elegant green or blue
- doesn't touch pictures and videos
- doesn't just invert colors
- doesn't take to much resources (CPU efficient and under 10KB of disk size)
How to use:
After installation it does nothing except adding toolbar button. When you click on it with your left mouse button the website background will dim a little bit. If you do it again it will dim even further. Usually you'll also notice that text color changed at some point.
When you click the plugin button with the right mouse button the menu will appear with following positions that can control how the extension behaves:
- Reset Colors - removes all changes that were made to the websites colors.
- Night Mode - Turns on the plugin to apply automatically to every website you visiting.
- Smooth Fades - Turns on smooth transitions of colors.
- Dim More - internal algorithm uses more aggressive way to dim down websites. It dims more elements but can cause unwanted side effects.
- Text Color Green, Text Color Blue... - lets you pick text color you prefer to see.
(Sometimes it requires to reset colors or reload page in order to changes take effect)
All settings mentioned above, except 'Reset Colors' are stored and apply to the extension behavior globally (for all opened tabs/pages). Additionally you can use key shortcut "Alt + Shift + D" to manually dim website or "Alt + Shift + R" to invoke reset of colors.
Plugin tries to make browsing and reading websites texts in the dark more comfortable and easy on eyes. It doesn't apply any site-specific styling so sometimes can cause not necessarily desired effect but in most cases it works just fine. Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and bunch of other websites are perfectly legible. It doesn't affect pictures or videos in any way (now, I'll consider it in the future). Some websites contain elements that can't be reached by the extension so it will stay fully or partially in the original state although it can change with the further plugin development.
- 'Allow access to file URLs'
This permission is not necessary if you don't open websites (.html files) from your local disk or if you don't care if plugin can operate on them.
- 'Allow in private mode'
The same goes for this permission: if you don't like to let Website Dimmer work in Private Mode this is not required.