πŸ›‘ Improvement in AutoStop HTML5 video and Mouse Volume Scroll

In the last Turn Off the Lights Chrome extension version 4.0.47.0, we did update two technology used features. That is the AutoStop and the Mouse Volume Scroll features.

AutoStop feature

In the first feature, the AutoStop code is improved that all playing HTML5 videos will be detected and that includes now also the iframe elements with the HTML5 video player inside. And with a single click on the red banner, it unlocks and plays that selected HTML5 video player. The AutoStop HTML5 video will bring you control over all those playing videos on the internet.

AutoStop HTML5 video enabled in the Google Chrome web browser
AutoStop feature enabled with the Turn Off the Lights Browser extension

Mouse Volume Scroll

The Mouse Volume Scroll feature engine code is also improved. So that it even works on more video websites such as Twitch.tv, Twitter, etc. When you enable this feature in the Turn Off the Lights Options page, you can get a volume meter visible if your mouse is on top of your chosen video player. With a scroll up or down, it changes instantly the volume of that current HTML5 video player.

And in the Turn Off the Lights Options page, you can also change the way on how you want to change the volume. There is an option to control the Mouse Volume Scroll with to hold your left or right mouse button. So to make it more personal to your style, you can change the color of this blue volume meter to your own favorite color such as red, green, yellow, etc.

Furthermore, we rely on your support if you like this free and Open-Source Turn Off the Lights Browser extension. Please make a small contribution to support this work. Also, if you can do rate this extension to 5 stars and share it with your family and friends. And that will support this work.

πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ Safari 13 disable all your Safari extensions. And a Privacy Concern!

Starting from Safari 13 on macOS Catalina, Apple will disable all your Safari extensions that are using the old legacy .safariextz-style. And show you this message box “Safari turned off extensions that slow down your web browsing.“. As a Safari user, you can not install any legacy extension anymore. As that will automatically disable this Safari extension. And you can only install the extensions from the Mac App Store. For Turn Off the Lights users, there is no worry. Because you can already download the latest free Turn Off the Lights for Safari from the Mac App Store since September 2017.

Customer Satisfaction

We read all your personal reviews and feedback on the extension store, and that is also for the Turn Off the Lights for Safari on the Mac App Store. There are many users love this great Safari extension because of the lots of customization options. And the powerful feature you can use the change the video appearance and protect your eyes.

5 star review Turn Off the Lights for Safari
5 star review Turn Off the Lights for Safari

Privacy Concern

However, we read also the reviews from our users that are concerned about his privacy because of the default Safari permission description text.

1 star review Turn Off the Lights for Safari

This default warning text is visible on all Safari extensions. Also on these Safari extensions such as an Adblocker, Grammarly Spelling Checker, Honey, Evernote, Screenshot Capture, etc. Apple has only an API to enable the extension on 1 website or to enable the JavaScript function on all websites.

Safari Preference window - Extensions - Web Page Contents and Browsing History
Safari Extensions – Permissions

The Turn Off the Lights Browser extension is the ultimate tool for all websites, so it is available for all websites. Thereby you get the best web experience in your Safari web browser. And enjoy the video you are watching on YouTube or any other video platform. Turn Off the Lights take your privacy and security very seriously. It is an open-source browser extension, and you can find our JavaScript code on this Github project page: https://github.com/turnoffthelights. Furthermore, do not forget that the Apple team is reviewing each of our Safari extension updates. So that the Safari extension follows correct the security and privacy rules by Apple.Β 

If you have any questions or feedback to improve this Safari extension, please let us know on the Turn Off the Lights Support page. We here to help you, so you can get the best web experience on your web browser.

πŸŽ“ 3 Essential Chrome Extensions for Students and Teachers

The summer is going to end and the back-to-school promotions are already available for students and teachers. That with some awesome and new speedy laptops. And the tablet is an especially popular device for students. Such as the Microsoft Surface Pro. And device like that can help his study and homework. Take a good coffee or tea, as here we help you to get the most out of the speedy and lightweight web browser with Chrome Extensions for Students.

Chrome Extensions for Students

Turn Off the Lights Chrome extension – Concentration tool

One of the best browser extension for students, teachers, and educators is Turn Off the Lights. Students can use Chrome extensions to eliminate pesky YouTube ads that distract you when watching an education video. However, did you know that besides video focus, it also can convert each website in an own Night theme?

And in the free time after school, students need some relaxation. And can enjoy the many other greats options inside Turn Off the Lights such as the YouTube AutoHD to 4K, Mouse Volume scroll, etc.

Zoom Chrome extension – Set a custom zoom level

This is another accessibility tool, here you can zoom in and out the current web page. That thanks to the slider in the popup window. Furthermore, in the Zoom options page, there is an optional feature to get a magnifying glass on the current web page. So only the view in the circle glass will be increased and the rest on the web page stay on the same zoom level.

Zoom Chrome extension in the Chrome Extensions for Students post
Zoom Chrome extension with the Magnifying Glass option

Print Chrome extension – Print your school courses and documents

When a new course is available on your digital platform, you can be an environment person and read the document on your personal laptop or tablet device. However, some students like to have a hard copy on his desk. And with this useful print button in the web browser your toolbar, you can print these documents. That in color, and black and white or grayscale.