Long Descriptions in Context Menu

Long Descriptions in Context Menu

Right-click on anything with a "longdesc" or "aria-describedat" attribute to access its long description.

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What is Long Descriptions in Context Menu?

Long Descriptions in Context Menu is a Chrome extension by chrome-a11y-extensions. This extension has 59,597 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.33, and is most similar to High Contrast and Certificate Enrollment for Chrome OS. The latest version, 1.0.2, was updated 8 years ago.

Stats date:
Rating: 4.33 (1,527)
Version: 1.0.2 (Last updated: 2015-04-28)
Creation date: 2015-04-28
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • contextMenus
  • storage
  • <all_urls>
Size: 136.19K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
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The HTML standard allows images to have a link to an additional file with a long description with the "longdesc" attribute. In addition there's a proposed new ARIA attribute "aria-describedat" that's similar.

Normally these attributes are only exposed to users who have screen readers or other assistive technology installed that knows to look for these.

This extension puts an item in the context menu so you can right-click on any element on the page and open its long description. It also gives you the option of adding a colored border to images with a long description so you know when one is available.
Risk impact

Long Descriptions in Context Menu requires a number of risky 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 Long Descriptions in Context Menu if you trust the publisher.

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Risk likelihood

Long Descriptions in Context Menu has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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User reviews
Good but kinda useless
by mia mia, 2022-12-13


Dont Work!!!!!!!!!
by Roman Radulov Roman Radulov, 2021-02-28
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