Nicer Media Pages

Nicer Media Pages

More pleasing look for Firefox media pages.

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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.

Stats date:
Users: 20 ▼ -1
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
Size: 8.62K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
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.
Since version 2.0 of the add-on Scalable Vector Graphics are supported, too. If you open an SVG file in Firefox it will be shown centered with the design matching other media pages. On hover any transparency in the image is shown. To see how this add-on looks in action check out the screen shots or simply install and try it right away!
User reviews
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.
by robsku, 2021-11-23

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.
by GlobusPallidus, 2018-08-26

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:
by ExE Boss, 2018-04-15
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Risk impact

Nicer Media Pages requires a number of risky 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 Nicer Media Pages if you trust the publisher.

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Risk likelihood

Nicer Media Pages has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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