Add margins to wide pages.

What is Narrower?
"Narrower" is a Chrome extension that offers users an enhanced browsing experience by adding margins to wide websites. It features a margin slider that manipulates the padding value of the document element to narrow the website. The selected margin is stored in a cookie for swift retrieval during subsequent uses. Refresh the page or drag the slider back to 0% to revert the changes. However, it may not work perfectly with all webpages.
Users: 989 ▲ 19
Rating: 4.71 (34)
Version: 1.0 (Last updated: 2016-07-17)
Creation date: 2016-07-17
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • activeTab
Size: 19.53K
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Narrower is a simple extension for dealing with annoyingly wide websites.


To add margins to a wide page, click on the extension icon and drag the slider. To return the page to it's previous state, either drag the margin slider to 0%, or refresh the page.

How it works:

When you drag the margin slider, Narrower changes the padding value of document.documentElement. It then leaves the selected margin in a cookie, so it can be recalled the next time you activate the extension on the site.

Known issues:

Changing the padding of the document element doesn't work on 100% of the pages. If a page doesn't become narrower as a result of using the extension, you can always resort to manually changing the browser window size.

User reviews
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  • Simple to use and functional
  • Reduces eye strain while reading
  • Helpful for reading on ultra-wide or large screens
  • Works great with other text adjustment extensions
  • Doesn't remember settings for individual websites
  • Doesn't function in tandem with Reader View-type programs
  • Doesn't persist the size of the window properly for some
Most mentioned
  • Need for a feature to remember settings for individual websites
  • Handy for reading on wide or large screens
  • Can be paired with other text adjustment extensions for an improved reading experience
Recent reviews
this is fantastic! incredible !!!! thanks. finally I have less zooming and scrolling with the mouse!!!! love it - May 2024
by Henri Frick Henri Frick, 2024-05-01

Please add a feature to remember plugin settings for website!

Another vote for some ability to save the narrower setting per website! For frequently viewed and refreshed pages, it is really annoying to have to continually reenable.
by Lars Remsen Lars Remsen, 2022-10-20
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Risk impact

Narrower is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

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

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