Behind The Overlay

Behind The Overlay

One click to close any overlay on any website.

What is Behind The Overlay?
'Behind The Overlay' is a user-friendly Chrome extension designed to instantly close any overlay on any web page. It allows facile keyboard shortcut usage - ctrl+shift+x on Windows, cmd+shift+x on MacOS. It doesn't rely on a static list of rules, offering versatility and compatibility with any website, but instead operates when activated by the user. The extension doesn't necessitate any permissions and doesn't affect browsing performance. Furthermore, it also removes blurred backgrounds and discounts scroll bars, enhancing the viewing experience.
Stats
Users: 100,000+
Rating: 4.18 (339)
Version: 0.2.2 (Last updated: 2024-01-06)
Creation date: 2017-08-04
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Permissions:
  • activeTab
  • scripting
Size: 58.34K
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Behind The Overlay
Behind The Overlay (v0.2.1)
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Summary

Close any overlay on any website with a single click or keys. Use keyboard shortcut on Windows ctrl+shift+x or on MacOS cmd+shift+x (think about x as the close button you can use on any website). Once you get used to the keyboard shortcut, you'll be using it all the time and gonna love it ! ; )

Important features:

  • It works on any website. It doesn't rely on a static list of rules, as some other extensions.
  • It doesn't require any permissions.
  • No performance impact on your browsing. It will only activate when triggered.
  • (NEW) Also removes blurred backgrounds and unlocks the scroll bar.

Important changes

0.2.2 - 05/01/2024 Update to make it work with the latest versions of Chrome that only supports manifest v3.

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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Effectively removes overlays on websites
  • Works on a wide range of websites
  • Provides shortcut key for easy activation
  • Allows for scrolling on web pages with overlays
Cons
  • May not work consistently on all websites
  • Removes the ability to scroll on the web page for some users
  • May cause issues with viewing videos on certain websites
Most mentioned
  • Effectively removes overlays on websites
  • Doesn't work consistently on all websites
  • Provides shortcut key for easy activation
  • Allows for scrolling on web pages with overlays
Recent reviews
Has been working well for me over the past 5 years.
by Larry McFarlane Larry McFarlane, 2024-04-19

finally able to pass the annoying cookies oerlays -- thank you
by jin jin, 2021-03-01

Works well on most sites, sometimes though the overlays will also disable scrolling so I can't actually view the whole webpage. Would be nice if it could enable that too.
by Gavin P Gavin P, 2021-07-26
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Safety
Risk impact

Behind The Overlay is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

Behind The Overlay has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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