Nicer Media Pages
More pleasing look for Firefox media pages.
What is Nicer Media Pages?
Nicer Media Pages is a Firefox add-on by Patrick Storz. This add-on has 20 daily active users and an average user rating of 3.33. The latest version, 4.1, was updated 5 years ago.
By: Patrick Storz
Rating: 3.33 (3)
Version: 4.1 (Last updated: 2018-09-27)
Creation date: 2014-08-22
Weekly download count: NaN
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
Other rankings#41 in media keyword #105 in medium keyword #210 in full page keyword
Nicer Media Pages changes Firefox's default design for media pages (images and videos) so they look better, appear more modern and are even more functional. This includes:
- Removal of the annoying noisy grainy darkish background from media pages and usage of a consistent homogeneous shade of gray instead.
- Removal of the annoying noisy grainy light-grayish background of transparent images and usage of a pure white instead.
- On hovering, show transparency in images by displaying a checkerboard style background.
Did not like - I didn't see much effect, but it seemed to mess with YouTube Enhancer, which I love. Had to disable it. Besides it's features seem not something that has ever bothered me, and I like transparency to look like it's meant - no checkerboard, it's not an image manipulation program, it's a document viewer we're using.
This extension still has some SVG display problems. Short, wide SVG files (at least the ones I have, which are rendered properly in Inkscape and a standalone viewer) are displayed hard left and shown with white padding extending variably past the right margin. However, they are centered properly in the vertical dimension. Scaling is another SVG issue--unlike with bitmaps, SVGs don't automatically fill the browser window. Still, I appreciate the improvement on the built-in SVG viewer.
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This extension makes the Media Pages nice to look at and makes SVG images have the correct background. Unfortunately, there are a few layout and zooming issues with SVG images, so I took the liberty of fixing and making a pull request at: https://github.com/Ede123/nicermediapages/pull/5.
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Nicer Media Pages has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.