Better Text View

Better Text View

Makes webpage text larger and readable.

What is Better Text View?
Better Text View is a Chrome extension that makes webpage text easier to read by adjusting font size, weight, and style. It also offers dark mode, color inversion, and other customization options to enhance readability. With Better Text View, you can improve your reading experience on any website.
Users: 495
Rating: 4.00 (6)
Version: 5.1.4 (Last updated: 2024-04-12)
Creation date: 2023-01-11
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • tabs
  • storage
Host permissions:
  • *://*/*
  • file:///*
  • <all_urls>
Size: 724.99K
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New variables for reverse color hue correction. Variable '--g_max_child' (default value was hardcoded as 4) sets maximum child elements a node should have to set its line height. CSS Variables '--g_zoom_keycode' for setting 'Zoom' key and '--g_avoid_negative' that avoids flicker of "negative" images in reverse colors. Changes to line height which applies to some paragraph elements, so that different paragraphs lines do not have very different spacing due to 2 different line heights applied. Setting "--g_foot_re" in either custom CSS or global CSS rules will make footer areas of website colors as normal in reverse colors. Zoom value can be given in custom CSS rules. Setting Strength to -300 (minus 300) skips doing high contrast text changes totally, resulting in faster processing. Global CSS rules which applies CSS rules to all sites not blacklisted. New "high contrast dark mode" enabled text contrast method determines color brightnes of text and makes non-high contrast text black / white depending on Strength slider value. Increasing Slider towards 300 makes most text black (or white for reverse colors). Decreasing slider towards (and below) zero makes less of text black. Input text elements with text will be increased in width (and height) proportional to text length or Font increase %. This effect can be disabled by enabling "Input border" and the "start 3" disabled and "skip links" enabled combination. Changes to brightness calculation and "high contrast dark mode" which handles text contrast with new method. The "high contrast dark mode" works almost as fast as older method and depends on strength slider value approx. 100 to 300 for highest contrast. New option in Reverse colors for processing Before / After pseudo elements' background images which are then correctly displayed. New "Font name" setting makes all text of font type as specified in setting. For example, enter 'Sans-Serif' / 'Serif' / 'Monospace' in "Font name" text box and refresh page to get all text of that font type (or name).

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User reviews
by PRIYANSH Mishra PRIYANSH Mishra, 2024-02-28

Very useful app. Take time to read the author's "how to use" as the interface is clear but not as simple as the standard fare out there. The "apply css for custom site" is really useful for sites with styling embedded in various selector classes, so you can avoid a global change. With that said, its too geeky for most people as you will have to inspect the element to get the css class or ID and then apply it. It does work, however. Perhaps a text color slider for global change in the future? Thank you.
by R. G. R. G., 2024-02-18

Recently the All Settings configuration not works, No response with the mouth click. Its necessary for configurate general other web sites configurations by default.
by Eddie Ortiz Eddie Ortiz, 2024-01-29
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Risk impact

Better Text View 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 Better Text View if you trust the publisher.

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