Great But .. Rated 3 out of 5 stars
I use this add-on because I am partially sighted, and it does a great job for the most part. It has a good set of options that work well, and I usually end up with good results. The real problem I have with this add-on is the menu interface. It has to be one of the worse menu interfaces I've ever used. It is just a slab of buttons, all very hard to see and distinguish. Additionally, as far as I can tell, there is no way to know if an option is selected or not. The button changes between 2 states, but I have no idea which is on or off. I have no idea why the developer made such a great add-on and then ruined it with a silly menu system. Why not just have some real options instead of the ridiculous buttons. It made me so sad and frustrated that I registered an account just so I could write this review.
I'm glad that at least you think it works great. The interface indeed has usability issues for partially sighted people, not to mention color blind people. I'll see what I can do to solve these issues.
The problem with textual options is that those need to be translated into at least ten languages to become usable for about everyone, so I often employ iconic buttons with tool tips. The buttons and panel were made small so as to not obscure web content when element selection is used.
In addition to commenting here, please also consider contacting a patient organization to let them agree on a set of requirements and make them donate $5000 in order to get a fully customized extension with an interface and presets that suit people with different kinds of sight limitations.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Pretty neat. Unfortunately it can freeze the browser for a looong time by clicking a few buttons. Maybe web workers or threads could solve this.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.4).
Web workers are being used for image data, but cannot be used for traversing the document. I have looked into using native dll's or the GPU, but these provide only a minor improvement. The bottleneck seems to be the DOM interaction (as usual). This might perhaps be solved with a fully native implementation, but newer CSS versions may provide a simpler solution in the future. UPDATE: And of course pages may stall while CT is reloading and transforming several 8000px x 4000px background images which some 'web designer' thought he couldn't do without.
Very useful Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great add-on considering most sites are blindingly white, just what i was looking for and does what it promises!
But how come you can't place its toolbar button in the middle of a toolbar? it goes back to the right side after restart.
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
This is an amazing add-on, but I am rating it 1 out of 5 stars because: it doesn't automatically apply the changes before displaying the webpage making it completely unusable at night (versus the way Stylish forces changes before load, thus stopping websites from flashing white before the color is changed), it really needs a blacklist when a global color scheme is set (I don't want it to show on cert error pages) and it makes page hang while loading a new page more noticeable because it takes longer to load pages. Perhaps you (developer) could make Color Transform save changes to Stylish?This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2).
The flashing of new tabs could be remedied by changing the browser element background color, which I have added to the desired features list (please donate to make it likely to happen :). Colorific, one of my other add-ons, has an option to delay the first paint of web content, which usually suffices to prevent flashing of loading web pages (but you might not like that solution). It also has an option to apply color transforms to white-listed domain only (it has no black-list).
As for Stylish: Color Transform and Colorific work with custom transforms, not CSS transforms. This makes it possible to use arbitrary algorithms for color transformation, but makes it impossible to generate user style sheets. I will consider changing my implementation when the new CSS color spec with HSL filters is implemented in Firefox.
huh? Rated 1 out of 5 stars
I guess i must be missing something here, but when i installed it, i saw no options link, and it didn't appear anywhere in my [latest] Firefox menus.
The invisible extension, that does nothing!?
The Color Transform menu button, which should have been added to the Navigator Toolbar, may for some reason have remained in the Customize Toolbar. Right-click on a toolbar, choose 'Customize', locate the button and drag it to the toolbar of your choice. In case you cannot find the button in the Customize Toolbar, please contact me by mail and let me know your Firefox version and your list of active extensions.
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Сравнив с Colorific 5.4 и Blank Your Monitor + Easy Reading 1.9.7 от dlento предпочел последний.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1).
Since BYM simply sets the Firefox color options, it completely wipes out functional differences between text colors and it may lead to unreadable text on top of background images.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Finally after searching everywhere I found a way to change the background color in my browser. I had tried everything including other browsers then I found this.
It is great ! Thank you.
Color Transform Rated 5 out of 5 stars
-Excelente.Sufro bastante de la vision y me ayuda mucho.
-Pienso segir utilizandolo.
-Muy facil de manejar
-Practicamente todas las funciones me son muy utiles.
Excelent! [A white-list please. :-D] Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I like this add-on a LOT!
To put it simple it's the best add-on to change in a fast way the colors of a webpage which make it an excellent add-on for reading articles and other things.
For me it's already a 5* add-on, but please please include an option for a white-list for use whit the automatic transformation of all pages, make like a automatic transformation of all white-listed pages! Please. :-P
Other small options like a custom amount of something increase/decrease would also be very appreciated. :-)
Anyway, many thanks for you work.
A white list is indeed a good idea, but it will need secured local storage, which I still have to look into.
Besides, the button named 'LS' enables you to toggle between small and large steps for the HSL transforms, but I understand that you want more control. An implementation with sliders could work, but I'm also still thinking about an easy way to specify a color transformation using a fully graphical approach.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This seems to do a better job than anything else of changing page background and text colors without wiping out other elements of the page. Would be nice if I could specify my own color scheme.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.0).
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Colorific brought me here, and this add-on is much better IMHO. I've been searching for a decent dark global theme on userstyles for days, and this add-on is the only one that actually does what I want -it doesn't hide pictures, doesn't remove background images (creating transparency and overlapping text), and is quite customizable.
In the future, I'd like to see a custom "transparency factor", which defines how intense the presets should be, or even better: a presets editor (e.g. make the "Blue on Black" backgrounds darker while keeping the text intact).
Also, I've seen that you've got the auto enable feature planned, but is there any workaround to auto enable it for now?
Thanks for letting me know your opinion and wishes. Currently, there is no way to auto-enable Color Transform or Colorific, but I have started to work on this feature. The presets editor is also on my to-do list - it will probably be implemented as a sidebar with sliders for the coefficients of all effects. Transparency options and a faster approach to image effects are also on my list. Please have some patience :)
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
it would be nice if the effects for websites are not storedThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.2).
You probably mean you want to be able to apply the effect automatically. This feature is on my to-do list for both Colorific and Color Transform, but it will probably take one or two months. (I have been asked for this before, but I first improved the speed of the color transformation.)