A+ FontSize Changer

Chrome Extension

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A+ FontSize Changer is a Chrome Extension that lets the user customize the font text size, text color and background color on a page. It actually changes the fontSize of each element unlike Chrome's action with CTRL+ and CTRL- which zooms the page. Sometimes you wish to increase the text size without zooming the page so that paragraphs do not scroll past the edge of the screen.

A+ FontSize Changer works where others fail! Even on pages with dynamic (ajax) content! Even on pages with iFrames! Just use the buttons to change the fontsize or use keyboard shortcuts ALT+ and ALT- ( or use ALT+Up Arrow and ALT+Down Arrow. You can change these hotkeys at chrome://extensions/shortcuts )

Some webpage authors use a gray text color instead of black which can be hard on the eyes. With A+ FontSize Changer you can also change the text color and background color on a page. With this feature you can also create your own custom Night Mode where you choose the text color and background color yourself and it does not invert image or video colors so that they are still viewable.

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PRO FEATURES: (Available for purchase)

  • Create profiles to save font settings and color schemes.
  • Saves custom font type for each website you visit
  • Saves custom font size for each website you visit
  • Saves custom font color for each website you visit
  • Saves custom background color for each website you visit

Support FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

The extension is asking me to Upgrade even though I purchased it

For the extension to get your proper license and purchase status you must sign in to Chrome with the Google account that you used to purchase the extension.

  1. In the top right corner of Chrome click on Profile icon
  2. Sign in with the Google account you used to purchase the extension. Make sure Sync is on.
  3. Click on the extension icon and scroll down and click on "Check".
  4. If the "Sign in with Google" screen appears then you must click on "Allow" for the extension to get your correct license and purchase status.
  5. If it still does not get the correct status then you may need to enter your order number in the "Order ID" field and press "Check" again.
  6. Another extension may have corrupted Chrome causing problems. To troubleshoot go to chrome://extensions/ in Chrome and disable the other extensions by clicking on the switch at the bottom right of each extension so that it turns gray. Then restart the computer and try again.
  7. If it still does not work then Chrome may be corrupted. Follow the instructions to Reset Chrome. Resetting Chrome will remove all extensions and custom settings and sign accounts out of Chrome. Afterward, restart your computer and sign into Chrome with your Google account. Then reinstall this extension from the Chrome Web Store.
  8. If the extension still does not get the correct license after following the above steps then your computer OS (Windows) may be corrupted. You may have to run diagnostics, possibly an OS update and possibly update drivers. You may also have to completely uninstall Chrome from the computer and then reinstall it.
I can't find the extension icon on the Chrome toolbar A recent Chrome update has changed things so that newly installed extensions do not show up on the Chrome toolbar. Instead they are hidden behind an "Extensions" icon on the toolbar that kind of looks like a jigsaw puzzle piece. To pin the extension icon to the toolbar click on the "Extensions" icon and then look for the extension in the list and click on the pin icon next to it.
Error: The user turned off browser signin

For the extension to get your proper license and purchase status you must sign in to Chrome with the Google account that you used to purchase the extension with.

  1. In the top right corner of Chrome click on Profile icon
  2. Sign in with your Google account. Make sure Sync is on.
  3. Click on the extension icon and scroll down and click on "Check".
  4. If the "Sign in with Google" screen appears then you must click on "Allow" for the extension to get your correct license and purchase status.
  5. If it still does not get the correct status then you may need to enter your order number in the "Order ID" field and press "Check" again.
Error: The user did not approve access.

For the extension to get your proper license and purchase status you must sign in to Chrome with the Google account that you used to purchase the extension with.

  1. In the top right corner of Chrome click on Profile icon
  2. Sign in with your Google account. Make sure Sync is on.
  3. Click on the extension icon and scroll down and click on "Check".
  4. If the "Sign in with Google" screen appears then you must click on "Allow" for the extension to get your correct license and purchase status.
  5. If it still does not get the correct status then you may need to enter your order number in the "Order ID" field and press "Check" again.
Error: OAuth2 not granted or revoked.

For the extension to get your proper license and purchase status you must sign in to Chrome with the Google account that you used to purchase the extension with.

  1. In the top right corner of Chrome click on Profile icon
  2. Sign in with your Google account. Make sure Sync is on.
  3. Click on the extension icon and scroll down and click on "Check".
  4. If the "Sign in with Google" screen appears then you must click on "Allow" for the extension to get your correct license and purchase status.
  5. If it still does not get the correct status then you may need to enter your order number in the "Order ID" field and press "Check" again.

Last updated on June 22, 2021
Created on February 12, 2021

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1. Posted By: Lucian Andries - - February 14, 2021, 11:42 am
Has this been here all along???? The chat... If so then, clicking random links pays off sometimes. :P

So, I see you fixed the text sizing issue as well. Nice! The issue for 1,1x size, when returning to the site or reloading the page will go to 1,3x instead....... So that's good! '

2. Posted By: Lucian Andries - - February 14, 2021, 11:48 am
About the WWW issue:

The easy fix for it is saving settings with and without WWW prefixes. As this does not occupy any real memory, my suggestion was to save settings 2 times, one with www, and one without www. This should fix the issue very easy and 100%.

3. Posted By: Lucian Andries - - February 14, 2021, 11:50 am
Colored Links:

Hmm... Petition to add the option to set a custom color for them. OR, change the yellow and green into a lighter blue, to keep consistency. :P

4. Posted By: Lucian Andries - - February 14, 2021, 11:52 am
New issue:

These is an issue with youtube. Changing the background color, screws up with its "div.ytp-gradient-top" and "div.ytp-gradient-bottom" overlays. Making them colorful and not gradient anymore...

Yes, youtube already has Dark Mode, so why change the background color you ask? Well, the issue is not youtube.com, but other websites that have embedded youtube videos. Seems this is still related to the fix for coloring videos with transparent controls.

One thing gets fixed, something else breaks... :(

5. Posted By: Lucian Andries - - February 14, 2021, 11:57 am
Feature request:

Hey. Is it possible to add an option to make the big text not be so bold? Make it a little thinner... Or should I just play with the fonts? I guess that's a way too. But changing fonts on some websites, breaks their buttons and icons, if I remember from a past issue...

6. Posted By: Lucian Andries - - February 14, 2021, 11:58 am
Also: First!!! :))

7. Posted By: Jeff - - February 15, 2021, 12:22 pm
Hi Lucian Andries,

The extension does not change the font thickness. It just uses what the website is already set to. In the future I might be able to add a setting to change the font-weight. It might take a while to fix the youtube gradient issue also.

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

8. Posted By: Lucian Andries - - February 15, 2021, 8:32 pm
Cool, no problem!

9. Posted By: Lucian Andries - - February 15, 2021, 9:40 pm
Hey.

So, I turned most of the Google pages Dark. It works well, just few minor stuff.

For example:
-On Google Translate there's a bar not wanting to change color.
-On Google Play Store, Google Maps and Google Translate, there are a few buttons that turn Dark, as well.
-And on most of them the color changing as 1 second delay, especially on Google Drive... Going from folder to folder, always resets some colors back to white, for 1 second.

It's nothing that game breaking or important right now. But maybe in the future, if you don't have as much work to do, you can have a look.


And if I'm on the subject:
Some Light pages have dark lines separating certain parts of those pages, etc. And making the background Dark, those lines remain dark and make the pages look "weird", if you know what I mean.

Now, if changing the background color would have an opposite effect on them, to get Lighter instead...?
But I imagine this might be something impossible to do.

10. Posted By: Lucian Andries - - February 15, 2021, 9:51 pm
Ah I forgot.......... Please add a Turn On/Off button for the extension!

As it's much easier to test/see something, than having to reset the colors and setting them back. Or even Disabling the extension...

Thank you and take care!

11. Posted By: Lucian Andries - - February 23, 2021, 5:03 pm
Small stuff:

In the menu, on the top, where it says "A+ FontSize Changer Pro": when you click it, it sends you to the "A+ Lite" version, instead of the "A+ Pro" version...
I'm talking about the Chrome Store redirect.

Small stuff, but worth mentioning.

12. Posted By: Lucian Andries - - February 25, 2021, 3:07 pm
The text resizing issue came back! :((((((((

The issue where you set the text to X size, it does NOT stay on THAT size.
When you return to the website or just reload the page, that specific size you set, will jump to 3-5 sizes BIGGER than what you set.

Why is this happening??? And it's on all websites. :((((

Can you implement a logging system, so I can send you the log file or something?

13. Posted By: Jeff - - March 1, 2021, 6:41 pm
Hi Lucian Andries,

Since the extension code has not changed from the time it was working for you then I am guessing that the websites are loading external stylesheets and/or dynamic content and your Internet provider or DNS provider are resolving the resources slower than before. The extension gets the default sizes of each element before it changes them. If external stylesheets or dynamic content come in later then it can have the wrong default size to calculate from. I can't think of a way to change it. The only thing that could be done is to make all the text on the website the same size. But that is not a good option because most users are happy with the way the extension works.

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

14. Posted By: Lucian Andries - - March 1, 2021, 7:49 pm
Hey.

"The only thing that could be done is to make all the text on the website the same size"...

What do you mean? I don't get it, I'm dumb. :(

I get what you say with loading external stuff. Hmm, can changing the Font help with anything? It's set on Default... But I don't see how this could help.

Instead, what about adding a little delay to it, so it would apply to the loaded crap? This might work. There no issue if it has a delay, as long as it will work as expected on all websites.

Or you can make it monitor the first 2 minutes of being on a website, and continuously fixing itself, if it detects new font styles being loaded to that site. Hmm?

Also, you could add an option that blocks globally or per site, the remote fonts/cosmetic stuff, as a last resort. A small checkbox?


To be continued...

15. Posted By: Lucian Andries - - March 1, 2021, 8:11 pm
Continuation...


But I'm wondering: If it saves settings for each website, then why can't it save the setting like this:

""I was set to change the text size on THIS SPECIFIC font style/cosmetic whatever, on this website. So next time I will apply myself on THIS SPECIFIC font stile, when I detect it.""



Would this be impossible to do? I would expect tricky, but not impossible... :/


Also: You say I'm the only one with these issues......
Umm, says who? If a person does not report it, it does not mean he/she is not experiencing it.
They just don't use the Extension as much to even care. And fyi, I'm a heavy power user, I use it and Speech Recognition non-stop. :)
There are also people that don't know technical stuff, and don't know to identify this as an issue, etc.


And Jeff, your extensions are the only ones that impressed me that much, to really want to buy them. Meaning, I really care about them and I want to see their final form, perfection. And I want to help

16. Posted By: Simon - - March 3, 2021, 3:11 am
Hello, I work in a college and am supporting a student with a significant vision impairment. We would like to provider her with a copy of your software / app but I'm not sure how we would go about this, as the college would want to make the payment but the student would require the extension license for their own use.
Is this possible, for the software to be purchased by an institution but licensed to a different individual?
Thanks, Simon

17. Posted By: Jeff - - March 3, 2021, 7:25 pm
Hi Lucian Andries,

I'll work on it and see if there is anything that can be done.

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

18. Posted By: Jeff - - March 3, 2021, 7:25 pm
Hi Simon,

I sent you an email with information.

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

19. Posted By: Lucian Andries - - March 3, 2021, 7:30 pm
Hey @Simon:

As far as I know Google doesn't do that. And this is dependent on Google, not the owner of this software.

Still, if the college wants to pay for it, then why not go to her, press the purchase button and introduce THEIR credit card info? And after that, they would remove their credit card from her Google Account?

It's very easy and safe.

20. Posted By: Lucian Andries - - March 3, 2021, 7:49 pm
Thank you Jeff! I meant it, when I said I want to help.

By the way: There's a "small" issue on this website, when trying to write comments...

Here is a screenshot with the explanation:
imgur.com/a/EROlCrP

Thank you!

21. Posted By: Lucian Andries - - March 5, 2021, 4:55 pm
"Version 1.4.2 - Hopefully fixed it so that text size does not get larger than set size on some websites on page refresh because of slow loading external stylesheets or dynamic content. It will not work in all cases, otherwise the extension would have to be delayed for 10 seconds or more on some websites with many external resources"...

First: Thank you for the update!! It seems to work.

Second: For websites that load very slow, you don't need to delay it 10 seconds. You can just make it refresh/reload itself again after those first 10-15 seconds.
Wouldn't that be a better solution?

Jeff, this is coming along just fine!''''''"

PS: On the icon menu, when you click on its name, it redirects you to the Light version, on the store...
Thought you should know.

PPS: I still want an empty profile slot, where I can save only my settings(no preloaded ones), and also export them to a file... :(

PPPS: Did you read the one about this website?

22. Posted By: Lucian Andries - - March 9, 2021, 8:04 pm
Thank you for increasing the text size to the chat box!!
Can you make it accept emojis too? Every time I use them, it looks like it's censoring hate speech... lol

23. Posted By: Lucian Andries - - March 10, 2021, 12:53 am
Hey, yeah, no..... The Site didn't get fixed....

I said to increase the text size on this website, ONLY and EXCLUSIVELY for the BOX we write the comments IN. Everything else leave it how it was...

But now EVERYTHING is HUGE....... :(

24. Posted By: Lucian Andries - - April 7, 2021, 10:18 pm
Hey!

Yeah, dunno what happened, but the text getting bigger issue got worse...

Google.com for example, is very bad.
Also, try writing slowly a sentence in the searchbox, and you'll see it with each letter added: getting big, getting normal, getting big, getting huge, etc.............

And this is after enough wait for the dynamic fonts loaded in.

I can't believe this issue is so hard to get fixed.... So frustrating.

Here's a new idea: If delaying doesn't work, then how about locking the text size to a set number of pixels? That way the dynamic fonts will get shrunk after loading in late?

Still, why can't it be always active, like Speech Recognition? To actively monitor pages and force text to X size. Not just do it when first loading a page, but for the whole time that page is open. How much system resources can it use...... Give it a test. It's not like we have PCs from the 90s, you know? Also, it's just handling text size...


25. Posted By: Lucian Andries - - April 7, 2021, 10:25 pm
Also, YT embedded videos still suffer from background color affecting its transparent controls...

Not pestering, just writing it in the right place, I guess.

Take care man!

26. Posted By: Lucian Andries - - April 21, 2021, 11:06 pm
Hello Jeff!

Text Color Issue:

I discovered an issue: It is not able to set ALL the text on a page to be the same color. This depends on the website it is on.

I dunno if it has weird iframes or whatever is causing this... But on this website and page, it can't set all the text to white, the gray text still remains gray......

www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/3926597184026195/?locale=en_US

27. Posted By: Jeff - - April 28, 2021, 1:59 pm
Hi Lucian Andries,

The web designer for the www.oculus.com app description pages decided to put an alpha transparency of 0.6 on the text color. I've never seen a web designer do that before. I don't know if they did it for a good reason or if they just did it to make the text look gray on black instead of white on black.

28. Posted By: Fonteen - - April 28, 2021, 7:43 pm
Why is baidu search gone?

29. Posted By: esam kanadily - - May 11, 2021, 11:24 am
does the extension save web sites data ( font size magnification , colors... etc) in my local hard drive or in my google account ( and thus the info is not lost when i format my hard drive )?

30. Posted By: Jeff - - May 12, 2021, 1:50 pm
Hi esam kanadily,

The extension saves the data on your local hard drive.

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

31. Posted By: Lawrence - - June 13, 2021, 4:23 am
coupon code doesn't work. Says "coupon has been used too many times"

32. Posted By: Jeff - - June 13, 2021, 2:25 pm
Hello Lawrence,

Sorry about that. It should be working now. Thank you for letting us know.

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

33. Posted By: Adrian - - August 4, 2021, 5:57 am
I am using your A+ Font Size Changer in Chrome on my iMac.

It is only changing the fonts in one of the container on the lh side of the page.

I have tried different fonts and different extensions only one other worked but only using Georgia font. ???

Hope you can assist me with this issue.

Thanks in anticpation



34. Posted By: Jeff - - August 4, 2021, 8:43 am
Hi Adrian,

I'm not sure if I can help or not but I can take a look. What website is it doing this on?

Jeff
http://www.seabreezecomputers.com/

35. Posted By: Adrian - - August 5, 2021, 12:51 pm
Thanks for the Prompt Reply Jeff ...not sure why but I tried it just now and bingo !!! appears Ok.

The website was :-
https://www.racingnsw.com.au/

Take Care and Stay Safe
Regards
Adrian

36. Posted By: Lucian Andries - - August 14, 2021, 10:26 am
Dude, it's been a year. Please FIX the embedded youtube videos already!!!!!!!

This is how videos look: https://imgur.com/a/JXlHIhw


Not to mention the font size is still erratic........... I set 1X, and it goes to friggin 5X the size...


No offense Jeff, but it is a PAID product. And you've been at this FOR YEARS..... I don't need my money back, I need a working app.
Your company Sea Breeze Computers, needs more programmers, if you're the only one in it. :((

More heads are better than one, in fixing these HUGE and very OLD, issues.

Well, take care.

37. Posted By: Pat - - September 16, 2021, 11:31 am
Hi, the app is pretty good. I am using it to track multiple dates from my work scheduling site and it's having some issues tracking multiple dates and times. I upgraded to the paid version and it's not any better. Hoping we can sort it out as I plan to use this ongoing to import my work schedule to my calendar. If you'd like a screenshot of the issue I'm happy to provide.

Thanks

38. Posted By: Jeff - - September 17, 2021, 11:17 am
Hi Pat,

Unfortunately, the Add to Calendar extension may not be able to get the proper dates and times when there are multiple events on one page if the web page author did not separate things in logical html order. If that is the case, then you might have to highlight all the information for just one event with your mouse and then press the Add to Calendar icon.

Jeff
http://www.seabreezecomputers.com/