extension ExtPose

Decreased Productivity

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Description from extension meta

Discreetly surf the web! Control exactly how you want web pages to look like.

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Description from store Decreased Productivity (DP) creates a more "consistent" browsing experience (for you and others around you) by letting you control what you want to see ("stealth browsing" => text/page background colours, the cloaking of images, hiding page favicons, changing fonts, etc.). You can choose what style you want (e.g. green text on a black background) by going to the Options page (right-click on icon in address bar and click on "Options"). DP has tab-specific support and domain whitelisting/blacklisting! Supports Arabic, German, English (US and British), Spanish, Tagalog, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian and Portugal), Russian, Turkish, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)! Please note that I am not responsible for what you do with this extension and any subsequent consequences; please browse responsibly. Featured on Lifehacker: http://lifehacker.com/5666312/decreased-productivity-for-chrome-camouflages-your-non+work-browsing Feature List: -change the default font and font size for cloaked pages (Calibri, Helvetica, Arial, or leave page fonts unchanged) -set page background, text, link, and table border colours -hide page icons (aka favicons) -replace page titles -keyboard toggle (CTRL + 12) -choose between tab-specific cloaking or global cloaking -choose whether new tabs are cloaked or uncloaked by default -control image opacity -whitelist/blacklist domains (whitelisted domains will never be cloaked while blacklisted domains will always be cloaked (even if "Enable" is unticked)) -add right-click option to open links/images safely (can be removed in Options) -choose between four modes: Paranoid (remove images and multimedia), SFW0 (cloak images and multimedia), SFW1 (cloak images and remove multimedia), SFW2 (cloak images only), and NSFW (show all) -add toggle icon in address bar (can be removed in Options) -choose from 98 different icons for added discreetness -set a custom title for the address bar icon -choose to always show images that are within a specified dimension -quickly whitelist/blacklist the current tab's domain by right-clicking on the toolbar icon -import/export settings -add custom css code

Latest reviews

  • (2023-03-09) Bryce Killian: What is the point of this extension?
  • (2023-02-22) The Non Smoker: It is horrible
  • (2021-11-29) mat ganja: It is something to have if you work in open office
  • (2021-11-09) TB: My favourite extension. I use it at work all the time to sneakily browse the web while I'm bored at work.
  • (2021-05-29) r w: Expect the font type and size won't be modified optionally which are hard to be read after being modified.
  • (2021-05-18) Zhen: Was working well until Google said "This extension violates the Chrome Web Store policy." and disabled it. I would like to know which policy it violated so I can decide whether to enable it again or not.
  • (2021-04-03) Bea E: Thank YOU!
  • (2021-01-20) J. Salmonson (darkocean): I don't like this at all it's changes the whole pages look I just want the dang font changed to something easy to read and back, black as coal. If you make something simple like that let me know, this isn't my taste at all. An extra star because it did do as described and another because it didn't mess up chrome. (Personally for me 2 star, have to be fair though...)
  • (2020-09-15) Cristian Gonzalez: Me encantaría que existiera la opcion de solo opacar las imágenes y el resto del sitio quedara normal o bajarle solo el brillo, por lo menos no se como hacerlo si existe la posibilidad
  • (2020-09-01) Ervin Mlok: somehow not working with web.whatsapp ... but extension is good
  • (2020-07-16) Kent Pasfield: Love the extension but it has stopped working on WhatsApp web. Can you help
  • (2020-01-20) Sunil Patel: Fantastic! I used to use Ghostzilla back in the day (if anybody remembers it!), and was always longing for something like that today. I ended up using Stylish to have custom CSS for each website. But this is so much easier, and right to the point....lots of options, etc Love it!!
  • (2019-11-02) Sgt: It's a nifty extension.Some issues though, the line heights gets garbled up a lot of the time (scrunched up text) when you increase text Font size. Also, the Hotkeys don't seem to work all the time. It seems to be a hit and miss situation, but that's a minor issue. 2019-11-02 Actually found that "Ctrl + Shift" shortcut keys are a hit and miss situation. The "Ctrl" shortcut keys seem to work ok.
  • (2019-07-24) Shakeim Peoples: Great app does that filters out images and makes it easier to read. For some reason when I have it to show all images and just change the colors, it blocks icons.
  • (2019-06-23) Justin Gu: Great, never had an issue
  • (2019-06-17) Micky Macanori: Used to work on discordapp.com, now it completely cloaks the entire page, even if I have the option only to change the colors. Needs to be fixed.
  • (2019-06-06) Mr. Free: Very useful, you can right click on a link before opening it to open it in safe mode so it does not launch videos and other annoyances
  • (2019-05-29) Pascal Guedon: un must-have au boulot, je l'utilise tous les jours
  • (2019-05-03) Tõnis Rahe: Genius!!!
  • (2019-04-15) Dejan Ivkovic: no need for this extension. what is doing this?
  • (2019-04-04) First Last: A creative tool for the corporate slacker. And a great deterrent for the screen lookers. Sometimes I need to look up some stuff without looking like I'm slacking, get off my case!
  • (2019-03-09) mark ifi: I block images fairly often, and this is just that, plus more. Good stuff. Not sure why it's 922 K.
  • (2019-02-25) Sophia Johnson: i liked it, but it sometimes really screws the format up, like on tumblr
  • (2019-01-24) Левоня Мамиконян: Для смены фона нельзя сказать, что самое то, но другое расширение я не нашел, этот меняет цвет фона, надо нажать на значок расширения после установки, это кофейная чашка появится на панели браузера, после установки, щелкните на значок правой кнопкой мыши и появившемся списке выберите Параметры, вы окажитесь на странице настроек, откроется таблица, надо выбрать столбец Clock и в пункте Цвет - Фон указать цвет например для серого фона укажите этот код 3E3D3D для черного 000000 а для светло серого фона 939393, после этого каждый раз открыв новую вкладку или страницу в интернете нажимаете на значок (это кофейная чашка на правом верхнем углу браузера) и фон страницы меняется на указанный вами в параметрах расширения. Можно еще менять цвет и размер шрифтов и многое другое по аналогичной схеме. Разработчикам спасибо!
  • (2019-01-07) A Chris: Great extension. Very handy. Distraction free. One request: Can you please provide option to disable the plugin for a given tab? I do not want to whitelist it, I just want to temporarily see the full website or anything that I browse on the given tab.
  • (2019-01-03) Mikhail Sokoliuk Jr: Brilliant. Set background color, text color, and link color, and instantly turn any webpage into a scrollable document that is easy to read. Very nice to use at night or at work so all those annoying banners from online stores aren't flashing on your screen.
  • (2018-10-05) Leo Nor: Please create extension for football scores & goal notifications - I don't want to be going on sports website to find a score.
  • (2018-09-28) Alex Haydon: Great for reducing the colours on my screen and allowing me to read webpages in a clean style*! *Great for browsing reddit in a workplace that may or may not be mine.
  • (2018-09-21) Za Za: This extension decreased my productivity, 5/5
  • (2018-08-21) Wayne Henry: Love this! I use this at work all day, every day.
  • (2018-07-27) Absolutely the best choice for blocking out annoying images, etc, and letting me focus on the text. Plus easy-to-use options for customization.
  • (2018-06-03) Andrew Adler: It is causing chrome helper to max out at 99% of one cpu.
  • (2018-05-24) Jonas de Liz Santos Morais: EXCELENTE!
  • (2017-12-28) Eric CL: Excelente posibilidad de camuflaje.
  • (2017-12-07) Nicholas McLoughlin: Absolutely fantastic, love it
  • (2017-12-04) Sander dos Santos Zuchinalli: Please fix all white screen at whatsapp web
  • (2017-10-03) Jacopo Cardinali: AMAZING addon. Simple, clean and effective. One of the best.


40,589 history
4.6 (254 votes)
Last update / version
2021-05-17 /
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