High Contrast

High Contrast

Change or invert the color scheme to make webpages easier to read.

High Contrast
What is High Contrast?
"High Contrast" is a Chrome Extension designed for ease of reading. It applies various high-contrast color filters to web pages, effectively inverting colors where black becomes white and vice versa. This feature can be toggled on/off at ease and is customizable per-site basis. Unlike other extensions, it does not interfere with the site's default colors, hence preventing webpage breakages. However, it doesn't affect photos, built-in pages like New Tab, Settings page, and the Chrome Web store.
Stats
Users: 400,000+
Rating: 3.47 (5,907)
Version: 0.9.5 (Last updated: 2024-05-23)
Creation date: 2016-11-08
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • <all_urls>
  • tabs
Size: 169.98K
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High Contrast
High Contrast (v0.9.3)
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High Contrast lets you browse the web with your choice of several high-contrast color filters designed to make it easier to read text.

When you install this extension, all pages are "inverted", so black becomes white and white becomes black. Press the "browser action" icon in the toolbar to toggle it on and off, or customize your settings on a per-site basis. Use a convenient keyboard shortcut to quickly change your settings while you browse.

Other extensions try to change the default colors, but this ends up breaking many popular websites. Only this extension applies filters to your page that invert almost everything - the only exception is photos, which are left alone.

Also note that the Chrome web store and other built-in pages like the New Tab page and Settings pages are unaffected - extensions like this one are not allowed to modify them, by design.

User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Useful for visually impaired users
Cons
  • Frequent issues with functionality
  • Limited customization options
  • May not work on certain websites
Most mentioned
  • Stopped working
  • Inverted colors
  • Needs fixing
Recent reviews
by Dalibor Dalibor, 2024-07-12

This otherwise great app has one problem. Enabling High Contrast changes the colors on the page, not just bolding the text. Amazon's yellow buttons become orange.
by Daniel Essin Daniel Essin, 2024-06-26

Revisiting review as of 6/25/2024: All sites STILL default to 'inverted' color. This clear & very bad bug STILL has not been addressed. The default cannot be changed. For the time being that makes this almost worse than useless. DO NOT INSTALL if the last updated date in the Details section on the plugin home screen is earlier than MAY 23, 2024.
by Eric Scoles Eric Scoles, 2024-05-23
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Safety
Risk impact

High Contrast is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install High Contrast if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

High Contrast has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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