Rated 4 out of 5by Sean Ryan, 6 years ago
I find this extension extremely useful, but it always hangs on site https://msdn.microsoft.com/vba/office-vba-reference. For most pages in the site, I regularly get the message "A script in the extension "Legibility" is causing Firefox to slow down". The interruptions continue even after I uncheck "Enable" in the Legibility pop-up, and the only way to browse without disturbance is to disable the extension under about:addons. To re-create the problem, navigate to the above website then click random entries in the left-hand column under "Table of Contents". The extension misbehaves only on these Microsoft pages.
- Rated 4 out of 5by Giorgos, a month agoIt is configurable and it seems to work well for me for the time being. It indeed makes the text more readable (more than what the "Font Contrast" add-on does).
The 1 star down is because there is no way to set options per site (whitelist/blacklist etc) and also (as the developer says in User Guide):
1. The add-on is now abandonware so no more updates to keep up with changes in websites
- Rated 2 out of 5by Firefox user 13800108, 3 years agoIt does a great job on website text. However it does not increase the font size of the toolbars: bookmark tool bar, menu tool bar and there consequent texts. So I am still peeering at these (for me) tiny names and texts. I am 74 years old and my eyesight is not as flexible any longer. I treied resetting the fonts in Firefox options as well as in Windows settings. None of them address these situations. Thank you for trying.
- Rated 1 out of 5by malau, 3 years agoThe latest Firefox Mobile update broke the app.
The Dev will only notice if I give this 1 star. In reality it is a FIVE STAR APP. So apologies to the Dev for having to bring it to your notice by this route.
- Rated 3 out of 5by Firefox user 15003978, 4 years agoI love what this extension does and how it does it. It's a good design, and the live updates as you tweak the settings really helps find the optimal setting for each site.
By default the "Keep up with changing content" interval is set quite low, to a few seconds. On slow or very busy machines, this can lead to update problems. If these occur, try making the update interval longer.
However, the "Disable" check box simply does not work. The only thing it disables is the Settings window. The extension continues to apply the current settings to every tab. (It even applies them to the captions that accompany streaming videos from TED, YouTube, and Netflix!)
To actually disable it temporarily, you need to disable the extension itself. I have been doing that, but it takes longer than it should.
"Text Legibility" also lacks site-specific settings, which is a major drawback, especially for productivity sites (Gmail, Google Calendar, etc) that use custom shading and font colours extensively.
I expect the author intended it to be an elegant way to made global decisions for all sites, but made it too useful for users to want to use it like that.
We love having the ability to customize the appearance of each website on the fly, which this extension provides. We would love to be able to have custom settings for each website. Unfortunately, this is a big change in the design, and I'm not sure the author is motivated to make this change.
So dear reviewers, PLEASE BE KIND when asking the author to take that big step, and to put in those hours! This is a free extension, and the work is completely voluntary, so we need to treat the author with respect!
- Rated 2 out of 5by perlancar, 5 years ago(5-star) Very useful addon to deal with websites that use too little contrast, set text sizes that are too small, etc. Still has trouble with text-shadow though.
UPDATE 2019-04-10: downgrading it to 2-star for now. It is causing frequent freezes which is very annoying when typing in Firefox.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Darto, 5 years agoWith a big scroll bar that you can pop up, it is possible to quickly and easily adjust the text on any website. You see in real time what is happening, i.e. you do not have to reload the page to see the effect.
A zillion stars for wonderful Add-On!
- Rated 5 out of 5by Firefox user 14175405, 5 years agoI Love the developer who just's wants a bowl of soup. And some to talk too.... Once I figured it out on Chrome I cam here to get it for my Firefox! oh yeah babbyyy!
- Rated 2 out of 5by grahamperrin, 5 years agoDisable is not reliable.
1. visit https://www.logilab.org/
2. use the Legibility icon to disable Legibility
3. close the tab
4. open a new tab
5. visit https://www.logilab.org/
- no effect of Legibility
- effects of Legibility
– but the workaround is not persistent.
I first found this problem with Legibility for Firefox, added to Waterfox 126.96.36.199_7 on FreeBSD-CURRENT.
Reproducible with Legibility on Chromium 65.0.3325.181 (Official Build) (64-bit) on FreeBSD-CURRENT.
- Rated 5 out of 5by elaine, 5 years agoAfter installation I configured settings but can't find the control after making web search results page text too dark. How can I reach settings for add on again?
- Rated 3 out of 5by Firefox user 13892648, 5 years agoVery useful Add-on but I had to uninstall it. When the app is disabled it still formats text. I have to enable it and then disable it for the original page presentation. At first I thought the add-on created a registry of visited urls and saved their settings, but that isn't the case. It would, however, be a great feature. I would continue using this add-on because I agree with the developer's premise: light gray text on a white background is completely insane. I hope the developer has some input, which I would eagerly welcome.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Firefox user 13808075, 6 years agoI installed this on my windows 10 computer, and my android tablet.
It works great on both, and now I can read everything, without screwing my eyes up!
- Rated 4 out of 5by nakivagyok, 6 years ago1. Please increase the line spacing because the lines are too crowded for larger font sizes. Let me change the line spacing as I like.
2. I would like the addon to remember its site's settings.