extension ExtPose


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Description from extension meta

Select text by habit when reading? Add background dimming or use softer selection shapes for better readability.

Image from store Fokal
Description from store Fokal replaces your browsers text selection highlight with a visual upgrade that is easier on the eyes. Most prominent feature is the ability to dim the background to emphasise your selection. You can customize the shapes and visual appearance of your highlighting. The background dimmer can be changed individually from the sharp text highlight. The extension uses a fullscreen HTML5 Canvas and will attempt to emulate the shape of your browsers selection as efficiently and accurately as possible, so that it works in a way that is very familiar to you already. Nexii (the developer) has been using this for more than half a year and swears by it. By no means perfect, but once you use it you won't go back :) ====== Version 8 -------- - Updated shape algorithms (Rounding works somewhat better) - Added and enabled Selection settings -- Similar to background dim settings, but you can also change line width - Fixed selection colour Version 7 -------- - Newer options backend - Enabled Dim settings - Added padding. You can control how far or close the background dim is - Added blur. You can now blur the background dim, to avoid harsh edges Version 4 -------- - Improved algorithm - Hide Fokal when using right-click context menu, to avoid “Inspect” mode accidentally hitting the Fokal canvas - Disabled all options temporarily while coming up with newer settings menu

Latest reviews

  • (2019-01-26) Никита Гучаков: It's definitely what Im looking for in idea point of view. But it's unusable for now:( Old selection is does kill all the benefits from that plugin. On some sites, like duckduckgo search page selection is randomly. Also it would be greate to have multi-selection. (Don't forget add custom shortcut, cause ctrl+click does appears as right click on mac:))
  • (2015-07-03) F. Ly.: Good thought - bad realization: cancels 'copy' in the context menu

Latest issues

  • (2015-08-11, v:8) Nexii Malthus: Selections in text input
    There is a problem at the moment where highlighting text in text inputs such as comment forms doesn't highlight anything at the moment, will need to investigate what the issue is


2.0 (2 votes)
Last update / version
2014-03-04 / 8
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