Better Text View

Better Text View

Makes website text better for reading.

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What is Better Text View?

Better Text View is a Firefox add-on that improves website text readability by increasing text size and changing text colors. It offers options to adjust font weight, underline black links, apply dark mode, force reverse colors, and more.

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Stats
Users: 7 ▲ 1
Rating: 5.00 (1)
Version: 11.9.5 (Last updated: 2024-02-23)
Creation date: 2023-02-07
Weekly download count: 4
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
  • storage
  • tabs
  • file:///*
Size: 171.90K
URLs: Website
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Summary

NEW CHANGES

"Secret" setting (enable "Skip links" and disable "Start 3 letters") makes the "Font Weight" slider proportional to inverse text size calculations. 400 weight is default "inverted text size change" whose amount decreases at font weight of 300 .. 100 .. 900 .. 500 with 500 being "normal" website text with no "inverse text size change". If a site has VERY bad layout due to "inverted text sizing", decrease the font weight to 100 / 900 .. 500 which will keep original font size settings. Remember the secret setting switch (skip links: enable and start 3 letters: disable). New "Font name" setting makes all text of font type as specified in setting. For example, enter 'Sans-Serif' / 'Serif' / 'monospace' in "Font name" text box and refresh page to get all text of that font type (or name). Global settings are saved when exporting a whitelist to a file. New option to Disable Better Text View on a site temporarily while keeping settings instead of deleting them (which blacklisting/disabling does). Zoom % is now dynamically changed by adjusting Strength slider, without having to refresh the page. Holding Shift key down and moving mouse over any text area will "ZOOM" the text in that area by 175% (or by Strength % if slider is not zero) when "Num Lock" key is on. "Force max opacity" now changes background color of BODY element only if "Force Reverse colors" is enabled AND "High contrast dark mode" is disabled. Other effect of making text totally opaque does not depend on any other options. 31 Presets can be defined with custom settings of sliders and options. These presets can be loaded to quickly change the settings to particular configuration for a site. In Dark mode and Reverse colors mode, the Brightness and Contrast sliders now update the colors while changing instead of requiring a refesh of webpage. This works in "Dark mode" and "Reverse colors" mode, but for normal pages there is no brightness / contrast change needed. Strength slider controls the "brightness" threshold below which text contrast is increased to black / white. As before, negative settings preserve colors and high positive settings create greater contrast (only if colors of text are "contrast-friendly", grey on dark background will not become white, or light color on white background become black). Option "High contrast dark mode" makes greater contrast and brightness when brighness / contrast settings are changed in Dark mode (but some images get colors distorted). Also if enabled with / without dark mode, a newer text contrast method is used. If text contrast is not working as expected, try disabling this option to revert to old method of text contrast. New "colorblind adjusted colors" which changes colors of text to suit colorblind condition. In dark mode or reverse colors, the text hue is changed toward green color (since LCD screens display green color brightly) while in normal light theme, the text is changed for blue color. Site theme computed Lightness value displayed in popup settings. A value greater than 0.5 considered as "Light theme" and below 0.5 as "Dark theme".

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Safety
Risk impact

Better Text View is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Better Text View if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Better Text View is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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