🌎 Protecting our Planet with this Easy and Powerful Tips

Greenhouse gas emissions industry protecting our planet

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!

Protecting our Planet

If you are a Turn Off the Lights browser extension users, you already one step closer to protecting our planet.

Tip 1

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.

Tip 2

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.

Tip 3

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.

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.