Move a virtual magnifying lens around any web page. Tinker with the lens shape, size and magnifying power.

  • Lenz
  • Lenz
This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2023-02-21
Users: 428
Rating: 3.50 (2)
Version: 1.0 (Last updated: 2021-04-17)
Creation date: 2019-07-23
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
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Size: 386.05K
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After you have added Lenz to Chrome, just visit any web page and click the Lenz button on your browser toolbar. Choose a lens shape and the lens will follow your mouse movements. After that, click the Lenz button to bring up the control panel where you can change the size and power of the lens. You can also choose to let the lens bounce around your browser if you aren't moving the mouse.


Q: Why does the Lenz extension ask if it can "Access your data for all websites"? A: In order to make the lens effect, the extension takes a screenshot of the current webpage and modifies the area the lens is over. Taking the screenshot triggers that warning from the Chrome system. I do not store or transmit any data at all from your web browser.

Q: How do I turn it off? A: To turn off the magnification effect, click the same icon that is currently active (either the hemisphere or the semicylinder).

Q: Why does the lens disappear when it goes over certain parts of the web page? A: Lenz cannot receive mouse movement notifications when the mouse is over an embedded "iframe" tag in the web page. These tags are sometimes used for advertisements or embedded videos. Since the lens would just seem to be stuck, I decided to just hide it until the mouse moves back to the main part of the page.

Q: What determines the location where the lens displays when its controls are being changed?

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User reviews
Zooms nicely however once activated it doesnt turn off - its always running on the page!
by Kirk Brocas Kirk Brocas, 2022-07-10

kind of wished for it to work with moving things like videos and so it stop recording the screen and took the last frame I pressed the "Lenz" on it
by WSG WSG, 2021-07-28
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Risk impact

Lenz may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Lenz may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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