♿ Build for People with Disabilities is in our heart and thoughts

Accessibility tool

Today, 17 May 2018 it is the Global Accessibility Awareness Day. It is an awareness day focusing on accessibility. And people with disabilities need a helpful tool, so they can experience the web in a less fearful way. That is better for your eyes and for the screen reader software.

One of the first accessibility features in Turn Off the Lights browser extension was the Speech Recognition feature. With a voice command, you can activate the dark layer and even play or pause the current video player. And that without touching any buttons on the web page. Since the launch of the Turn Off the Lights browser extension v4. There are many new improvements for People with Disabilities. Therefore, it starts all from a new Options page layout that is touch friendly but in the background also good for the screen reader software.

People with Disabilities

People with Disabilities need a good tool for on the web. And Turn Off the Lights software enhances that visibility and reduces distractibility on the web. Here are 3 things that have been improved from the previous extension version:

1. Change the tab with your keyboard

You can change now the tab on the Options page, by using the alt key and the first (English) letter of that tab name.

Windows users

Press the alt key + N
That will open you the Night Mode tab in the Turn Off the Lights Options page.

macOS users

Press the ctrl altB
With this shortcut key, it opens the Basics tab in the Turn Off the Lights Options page.

2. Touch-friendly and comfortable layout

The options page are now not compact and compressed in one single view. And every single tab has his own icon that describes the function of that web page.

3. Dark Mode Options page

Too much bright light shining directly in our eyes is not good. You can even be blind of a second of that light. Because of this uncomfortable aspect, there is an option to get a dark user interface for the Options page.

Accessibility tool for People with Disabilities

The Turn Off the Lights browser extension is built for everyone. This browser extension enhances computing and web experience for those users who we care about. And we are aimed to continually improve the accessibility of the Turn Off the Lights browser extension. If you love our work, please make a small contribution to support us.

🔔 The Biggest Update for the Ultimate Extension on the web

We are happy to announce that Turn Off the Lights Browser extension version 4 is now online! It is the biggest update ever for Turn Off the Lights. There are many improvements on the front, and also in the back end of this most popular browser extension. What makes this now the most Ultimate Extension for all websites.

The Ultimate Extension for the web


It all starts with the design and the interaction of a web page. For example, when you dims the web page. You find out that the page is not dark enough. With a double click on the gray lamp button in your toolbar. You see a new popup menu show up. Here you can increase and decrease the opacity of this dark layer and change the color.

However, in this popup menu there are four tabs inside. And that includes a color palette, Night Mode, Atmosphere Lighting, and the Turn Off the Lights Analytics tab.

Ultimate extension that show a popup menu
Double click on the gray lamp button – Popup Menu

Material Design

The options page design has also received a new revolutionary update, that is now more simple and clear for the user as you. For that we use the Material Design principle from Google. That extends the smooth experience on all kinds of devices you are using, from desktop to tablet and to your mobile phone.

Also, now is it possible to get a Dark user interface for the Turn Off the Lights Options. So that it is comfortable for the eyes. You can enable this Dark Mode from the three dot menu icon.

Options page from the Turn Off the Lights browser extension
Turn Off the Lights Options page – Light Mode
Dark Options page from the Turn Off the Lights browser extension
Turn Off the Lights Options page – Dark Mode


Want to know your favorite website, where you dims mostly the web page? With Turn Off the Lights Analytics you get an overview of all the websites and how long the dark layer stays active on that web page.

All the feedback we received is collected and added in this new browser extension version. Makes this the best ultimate extension for your favorite web browser. We hope you like this new version, and please don’t forget to support our work with a donation and share this news with your friends. That helps us to maintain and improve this free and open source browser extension.

🏆 Support Us Today for our Open Source project work

Support Us by a donation to Turn Off the Lights

Support us today for the open source work as the Turn Off the Lights browser extension (that is available for Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari and Microsoft Edge) that is designed for all kinds of activities on the internet. Such as to keep you focused on your favorite YouTube video on the web, convert all websites in a night mode, or to protect your eyes late at night.

Support Us Project

However, to keep this unique tool and project alive, we need to pay for servers, staff and rent. Due to the very small number of donations, the project may be closed. Please support further development with a donation. We appreciate any amount for the Turn Off the Lights Browser extension.
Since this month you can also donate to the new payment system from Alipay (that is mostly used in China). On the Turn Off the Lights donate page can pay with the following currency: USD, Euro, Pound, Russian Ruble and Chinese Yuan (Chinese: 元; pinyin: yuán). And also the cryptocurrency Bitcoin is available as a payment option. If you cannot make a donation of an amount, then you can support our work by rating the browser extension to 5 stars, and share it with your friends on your favorite social network. Support Us Now!

The Lovie Awards

Turn Off the Lights won recently also the Lovie Awards for the Best Internet Website Services & Applications. And the People’s Lovie Awards at the 7th Annual Lovie Awards that happens in London, UK.

This will motivate us to build great things for you as a user. And to continue listening to our users on your review and support page. We can say to you that more exciting news is coming very soon this year, that will blow you ways of the new (free) things you can do on the web. We can not wait to share this you. But until now you must wait a small bit.