Your Personal Digital Lamp with Developer Stefan Van Damme
“Turn Off the Lights” is a free browser extension, which dims the light of the website enabling more focus on the video player. The extension developed by Stefan Van Damme was initially released on 15th, December 2009 and since then has been regularly updated and enhanced with new features in order to meet user requirements.
Whether you’re using your device for school, work, or pleasure, it can be hard to avoid distraction traps. Developers understand this and are increasingly working on solutions designed to prevent digital interruptions. One such tool, Turn Off the Lights, offers background dimming in the form of a simple and lightweight browser extension. Think of it as a lamp for your browser that you can turn off with one click to fade out space around the video. You can read the full “Your Personal Digital Lamp: The Turn Off the Lights Browser Extension Puts the Focus on Your Video Player” with Developer Stefan Van Damme on the Hostingadvice.com Blog:
Highlight points of the developer:
- My personal favorite aspect of the Turn Off the Lights browser extension is that it is free for all web browsers and works on all websites, including Google, Facebook, YouTube, The New York Times, BBC News, etc.
- There has never been a browser extension like this that is so simple and easy to use — and 100% free.
- At that time, YouTube had a gray lamp button on the top of its video player, but it was only available for the YouTube website.
- When watching a video on all other multimedia platforms, it was hard to focus on the video.
- Many users love to watch videos, shows, and movies online, so I made the extension compatible with all modern web browsers.
- The environment in which we write our innovative features has changed.
- Before, we wrote our code in Notepad++, but now we use Microsoft Visual Studio.
- We recently celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the Turn Off the Lights Chrome extension, and we’re thrilled that users still love this amazing browser extension.
- It is always important to listen to feedback from your customers and use it to further improve your software.
- Working late on a bright screen, especially on a site such as Google.com, can damage your eyes and create severe headaches. That makes the Night Mode theme very convenient for people with eye strain.
- All these features allow the users to extend and improve the web browsing experience.
- If you are a video lover, you can have the best and ultimate cinematic experience right in your web browser — you can focus on the video player, get real vivid light effects, and have the option to control your volume with a mouse scroll.
- We attract everyone, from students, engineers, lawyers, nurses, doctors, scientists, and teachers to people with ADHD problems who use this tool to help to concentrate on important content.
- It is an accessibility tool that everyone should use.
- The problem is that the Dark Mode on all those websites is not as customizable as the Night Mode feature in the Turn Off the Lights browser extension.
- Our optional feature is now deeper, darker, and more customizable than ever before.
- Now, users can easily find their favorite feature and enable it instantly.
- We always listen to our users, and we take feedback very seriously to improve the experience in the Turn Off the Lights browser extension — because the users are the experts.
- We are going to use the activeTab permission, which is an improvement that ensures the Chrome extension only works when the user clicks on the browser button.
- We will also enable the use of background service workers to improve performance for all of our users.
The team of Turn Off the Lights for Desktop include Stefan Van Damme, the lead developer of this project. Know from the most popular Turn Off the Lights browser extension that is available for Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, Maxthon, and Microsoft Edge. Since 2009 available online, where it dims the web page and highlights automatically the video player.
For more information about the team click here.
For information or questions, please contact:
Name: Stefan Van Damme
Email: press @ turnoffthelights.com