There is a new big update available that is rolling now out to everyone. The Turn Off the Lights Browser extension v4.1 finally includes a search box in the Options page. So you can find easily your favorite feature, and enable it from the search result page. Here a brief overview of what is new in Turn Off the Lights Browser extension v4.1.
Search Box Options page
When you open the Options page, at the top of the web page you see a gray search box. You can type a name in search box, and it will search for that feature in the Options page. Then it show your personal search result page. In addition, you can type with a capital letter or with low letters. Because the search is upper case insensitive. And if you want to close the search result, click on the x icon in the search box.
You can also filter the search result, with the tabs on your left side. For example, if you want to see only the items of the “Advanced Options” tab. You can click on this tab, and it removes all the other features from the search page.
Bug fixes and Performance improvement
Furthermore, we improve the performance of the extension and solved the browser compatibility with the Firefox theme feature. And when you enable the Video Toolbar feature in the Options page, can see a toolbar when you move your mouse in the video player. And now when you click on the visualization effect, each player will show his own audio visualization effect.
If you have not installed the Turn Off the Lights Browser extension, you can get it on the official website. And click on the big blue download button. Do not forget we release this as free and open-source software. A small contribution is welcome to maintain our service and work.
On 15 December Turn Off the Lights celebrates an outstanding anniversary! In the last 10 years, we provide you the focus on only the video element, and provide you an optional Night Mode for all websites, and control the video player at your mouse click and scroll event. And make the lamp available for all platforms on the web browser, desktop, and mobile devices. This is just the beginning of an amazing web experience.
Celebrate 10th Birthday
Here the 10th Birthday word from Stefan Van Damme, the Turn Off the Lights developer:
The past 10 year was tremendous, and many millions of users around the world download and use this unique and free browser extension that is never seen before on the internet.
I believe in simplicity and user-friendly design for the user. And for each update, I work very hard to continue to build this high-quality extension up with your feedback. So you get a useful, powerful tool to customize your web experience and to protect your eyes. Turn Off the Lights is absolutely free and open-source software. And this tool sets the industry standard for the web since 2009.
Furthermore, the extension is not on his end but the start for other necessary improvements to come for the web. The vision is to continue solving the multimedia issue on the web. That to get a healthy and comfortable experience for our eyes.
Finally, I want personal thank all our users. And also for the users who comment, feedback, suggested ideas, and the contributors that translate this project to his local language. Turn Off the Lights is a small team, and I appreciate any contribution to moving the project forward. Thank you!
Recently in the news, you can read that the United Nations report that Greenhouse gas emissions have risen steadily for the past decade despite the current and future threat posed by climate change. So it is time to protecting our planet now!
When you do the lights off (and set the opacity to 100% black) on your OLED screen, it will save your battery life on your laptop. And will use it less electric energy for your display screen. As the black pixels will need no power to see the black pixel. And you will save energy.
Also, if you enable the YouTube AutoHD feature in Turn Of the Lights Options page. But change the video quality from 4K to 240p you can save the CO2 Emissions of the internet server. Why is that? Online video is responsible for 80% of the internet traffic around the world, according to data published by International Data Corporation (IDC). Some YouTube videos are great to be seen in HD of course, but when we are listening to a long speech or very well-know music hits, we do not necessarily need HD. Set it to a Low Definition such as 144p, 240p or 360p.
If you use daily your internet web browser, try to change the user interface theme to a dark or black theme. Then you are in a good direction to protecting our planet.
Thinking about the environment and to get you a healthy and comfortable web experience. And that as a completely free useful tool. There are no other browser extensions doing this, this is something only Turn Off the Lights can do. So what are you waiting for? Set it to a Low Definition option. And watch YouTube videos with the lights off. And if you like our work, please do not forget to rate this extension to 5 stars and make a small donation to support our work.