Color Overlay

Color Overlay

Put color overlay over all the web content.

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What is Color Overlay?

"Color Overlay" is a Chrome extension designed to enhance visual experience for users. It overlays a user-configurable color tint onto the browser viewport, improving readability. It is especially beneficial for those experiencing visual distortions like Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome. The overlay color and opacity can be fully adjusted. The updated version allows users to save their preferred colors as favorites.

Stats date:
Users: N/A
Rating: 2.55 (11)
Version: 2.0.0 (Last updated: 2019-05-01)
Creation date: 2019-04-30
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • tabs
  • activeTab
  • http://*/
  • https://*/
Size: 66.97K
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge

Color Overlay is a filter which puts a tint on your browser viewport to make text more readable. Color and opacity are fully configurable. This could be used by people suffering by visual distortions reading the content on the normal background (Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome). The coloured overlay can improve reading abilities of such users by reducing or eliminate perceptual processing errors.

This a new version of a popular extension. In the new release we listened to our users. So we essentially improved the user interface and added some new features, such as the possibility to save selected colours as favourites.

User reviews
Changing the colour works fine for me. I've noticed that if I switch the extension on while at Google's homepage, nothing happens until I navigate to a new webpage (or type in a search query) and then click 'on' again. Not a big problem for me, though.
by David Turner David Turner, 2023-09-12

Not helpful at all. Super buggy and it lets you change the colour once but then it doesn't turn off even when you press off, DO NOT INSTALL.
by Evie Evie, 2023-03-28

Does not work. I have SS overlay for my other devices which all work fine
by meg meg, 2022-11-14
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Risk impact

Color Overlay 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 Color Overlay if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Color Overlay has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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