One of the most anticipated and welcome Windows 10 features arriving with the recent Anniversary Update is Edge extensions, or the ability to access new functionality when surfing the web using Microsoft’s newest browser. Chrome and other browsers have had extensions for quite some time, and Microsoft hasn’t yet opened up the extensions framework to all developers.
Nevertheless, new extensions continue to dribble out, and the latest is one that we reported on a week or so ago, Turn Off the Lights (via MSPU). This latest Edge extension provides for a more pleasant video consumption experience by dimming everything in the browser except the most important thing–the video that’s currently playing.
You can now install the extension from the Windows Store, and here’s what it offers up:
The entire page will be fading to dark, so you can watch the videos as if you were in the cinema.
With a single click on the lamp button, the page will fade to dark. And automatically focus on the video. By clicking on it again, the page will return to normal.
Turn Off the Lights is a lightweight and useful add-in designed for a more comfortable watching experience. It works for all known video sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Hulu, Metacafe, YouKu, etc. Not only this but these extensions are compatible with Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge, Maxthon and Yandex web browsers.
A few great features in this browser extension:
+ Turn the lights back on, by clicking on the black layer
+ Supports multiple video sites: YouTube, HTML5 video,… and more
+ Customize your YouTube:
Auto HD: Set videos to play in HD automatically. Users can select from highres 8K > 5K> 4K > 1080p > 720p > 480p > 360p > 240p > 144p > default
Auto Wide: Automatically plays the videos on the widest mode
,… and more
+ Easter Eggs: Shortcut key: T -> Do you like a real movie theater feeling?
+ Option to make the screen dark when the user clicks on the play button
+ Option to turn on/off the fade in and fade out effects
+ Custom colors + Option for Flash Detection
+ Option to Show Dimness Level Bar
+ Option for Eye Protection for when it’s night, with whitelist/blacklist filter
+ Option for atmosphere lighting that shows a glow around the video player
+ Option to show the dark layer on the top of the window
+ Option for shortcut keys:
Ctrl + Shift + L to toggle the lights
Alt + F8 to restore the default opacity value
Alt + F9 to save the current opacity value
Alt + F10 to enable/disable the Eye Protection feature
Alt + (arrow up) to increase the opacity Alt + (arrow down) to decrease the opacity
Alt + * to toggle the lights on all open tabs
+ Option for Camera Motion + Option for Speech Recognition
+ Option for Mouse Wheel Volume Control for each HTML5 video player
+ Option to add a filter to the current HTML5 video player (grayscale, sepia, invert, contrast, saturate, hue rotation and brightness)
+ Option to show the Audio Visualization effect on top of the current HTML5 video (Blocks, Frequency and Music Tunnel)
+ Option to loop the current HTML5 video player
+ Option to place the Night Mode switch to toggle YouTube in black or white theme, with whitelist/blacklist filter
Time stamp: Activate the Night Mode within the chosen time
Blackout: Dims the web page and activates the Night Mode
+ Option to stop YouTube and HTML5 videos from automatically playing.
+ and more…
This is the initial public release of the extension, which currently stands at version 188.8.131.52. Install the extension from the link below and let us know in the comments what you think.