Behind The Overlay

Behind The Overlay

One click to close any overlay popup on any website. Use keyboard shortcut Cmd+Shift+X (Mac OS X) or Ctrl+Shift+X (Windows / Linux).

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What is Behind The Overlay?
'Behind The Overlay' is a powerful browser extension for Firefox that provides an easy solution to close overlay popups on websites. The add-on is highly efficient and activates only when you manually click on its icon or use the keyboard shortcut. Remarkably, it works even on overlays that do not have a close button. As a result, it offers a more streamlined and hassle-free browsing experience.
Rating: 4.57 (68)
Version: 0.2.1 (Last updated: 2022-03-16)
Creation date: 2014-06-11
Weekly download count: 184
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • activeTab
Size: 63.06K
URLs: Website
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Behind The Overlay
Behind The Overlay (v0.2.2)
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Have you ever been to a website that displays an overlay and masks the content with a transparent background before seeing its content ? This extension allows you to close easily those overlays.

  • It actives only when you click its button
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Keyboard shortcut Cmd+Shift+X (Mac/OsX) or Ctrl+Shift+X (Windows/Linux)

And it works even with overlays without a close button !

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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Helps remove annoying floating foregrounds
  • Works like magic
  • Perfect for desktop use
  • Does not work well on Firefox for Android
  • Shortcut key may not work for some users
  • Not configurable shortcut key
Most mentioned
  • Works like magic!
  • Does what it promises
  • Does not work on Firefox for Android
Recent reviews
by geeknik, 2024-05-22

by geeknik, 2024-05-22

really needs to work better in Firefox for Android. refuses to remove the "open in app" floating button or floating Whatsapp icon from at least Times of India.
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Risk impact

Behind The Overlay is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

Behind The Overlay has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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