Friday, December 27, 2013

2013 A Year To Be Proud Of

2013 was a fast year. There are things you have seen and are then removed from the internet. Example such as the iGoogle homepage, Google black toolbar. Here an overview of my activities in 2013:
Today I am still a Chrome TC (English) and Mentor in the Chrome Help Forum. Helping new Chromie users and guide the Rising Stars in the best help forum.

The year 2014 will be a big surprise for all users and a big smile to educate. Thanks also everyone who uses my products and please don't forget to support my work.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Introduces the Night Mode

Stefan updated today the Turn Off the Lights browser extension to v2.3 and introduce a new great feature.
Overall, this browser extension has more than 50 amazing features inside. Such as the Atmosphere Lighting, Dynamic Background, Eye Protection and the customizable options for the YouTube website. That included the AutoHD and AutoWide mode.

The Night Mode
This new feature helps you easily make the page more darker with a single click on the Night Mode button, that is located bottom left of the page. When you click on the button, it automatically replaces the white (CSS) background for example in the YouTube website to a black background color.

This feature is compatible for YouTube and the Google Search website. Default this feature is disabled for existing users, but to use this feature enable the Night Mode in the Turn Off the Lights option page.

Try it now on Google Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Safari and Maxthon!

Support my continued development by making a small contribution. And we'd love to hear your feedback!
Please don't forget to share this news with everyone and rate my browser extension to 5 stars!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Aurora Player The Most Colorful Video Player Ever

The new Aurora Player is everything about the Aurora Player was and more, with an improved engine of the atmosphere lighting.

Get Aurora Player for Windows 8.1 »
To receive the update now, go to the Windows Store. And tap or click the notification about Updates in the upper-right corner of the Windows Store.


Play your favorite video with an atmosphere lighting around the player. This will you give you immerse viewing experience.
Aurora Player supports the most used media file types: ".wmv", ".mp4", ".mov", ".avi", ".mpeg".

Media Controls

In the app bar you can change the player status, mute the sound, play the next or previous video or seek in a part of the video.

Custom Background

Don't likes the black background? You can change to an other solid color or even your own desktop wallpaper.


With one click you can add/hide stars around the video player.


When you move this app in the side of your screen (know as the snapped mode). You can see easily all your videos in that playlist.
Want to delete a video from the playlist, hold you mouse for about three seconds on an item. The delete button will come visible.

New Player Features

The atmosphere lights engine is improvement, the previous version have a light source calculation for 4. And now it has more then 36 sources. It's an increase six times of the previous version.

When you pause a video, it quietly decrease the amount of lights until the value is zero. Click again on the play button it go smoothly back to the preset value.

This all together make your video more realistic and more enjoyable.

Get Aurora Player for Windows 8.1 »
To receive the update now, go to the Windows Store. And tap or click the notification about Updates in the upper-right corner of the Windows Store.

Turn Off the Lights With Redesigned Interface and New Features

Turn Off the Lights will drastically improve your YouTube video-viewing and internet experience. Daily millions of people searching new things, watch videos and movies online. The user want it easy to play a video and navigate to a new page without any problems. And at the same time it must be more powerful and friendlier. That’s why we’re so excited about the all new Turn Off the Lights for Windows. It’s totally different and better than ever.

Get Turn Off the Lights for Windows 8.1 »
To receive the update now, go to the Windows Store. And tap or click the notification about Updates in the upper-right corner of the Windows Store.

The New Look

With the Turn Off the Lights Windows Store app, we have made it more modern and beautiful. And add new necessary elements for your video entertainment.

Of course just likes the browser extension Turn Off the Lights you must click on the lamp button to make the webpage dark and it highlight automatic the video player. In the settings flyout you can change the color of the dark layer, opacity, fade effects and add the atmosphere lighting feature.

New Features

With Windows 8 you have more controls of your video player. All the important tools are in the bottom app bar. To open the app bar swipes from the top or bottom edge of the screen, or right click with your mouse.

Repeat Button

This button makes it possible to repeat the current YouTube video when the video is just finished playing, so you must not click again on the play button.

Auto Wide Mode

When you open a YouTube video, this will make automatic the video screen larger. So you can enjoy your video on the big screen.

Automatic Stop the Playing YouTube Video

Default all YouTube videos playing automatically when you open the webpage, but now you can automatically stop the playing video when you open a new YouTube video. And press self manually on the play button.

Auto HD

To have a great video experiment we add an option to automatically show first the most highest resolution of the video. In addition you can specify also self the video quality with one of the below settings:

  • Highres
  • 1080p
  • 720p
  • 480p
  • 360p

Share Bar

Now you can easily share every web page to your friends. And share it with the three most used and known platform, Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

Freeze the screen

This is an Easter Egg feature in the application, when you click on this button. If freeze automatic the whole screen. And the freezing will stop until you see the unfreeze button. Now you can make the screen cleaner by swiping with your finger or with one click on the single button.


Want to open the current page to another browser, example Google Chrome and use their the Turn Off the Lights browser extension. Just on the browser button and choose your browser in the list.

Premium Feature: Related Notes

This are features for the advanced users who need to get the most out the web.


Is one that allows multiple webpages to be contained within a single window, using tabs as a navigational widget for switching between sets of web pages You can easily enable this option in the settings flyout.

Navigation Color

Don't like the default black color as navigation bar? You can change it easily to white, green, yellow, red, pink, blue and more.

Change the homepage URL

In the basic settings flyout, you can change our default speed dial homepage to your own favorite website.

Bookmarks bar

Want few bookmarks below the URL box. Open the advanced settings flyout, add the five bookmarks with text name and a link to that web page.

Rotate the video for 90 degrees

Sometime you see a video online that doesn't use the landscape view. That is why this feature can help you rotate that video player with one tap or click.

Get Turn Off the Lights for Windows 8.1 »
To receive the update now, go to the Windows Store. And tap or click the notification about Updates in the upper-right corner of the Windows Store.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Proper Menubar That Is Everything From Google In One Place

Recently Google to remove black bar in favor of new "App Launcher". And most people don't like the new way from Google.
No worry anymore, because the Proper Menubar add the black toolbar back!

This browser extension now adds a long list of Google services on the menu bar. And in the option page you can control/limit the links you want to use.

Features in this browser extension:

  • You can easily change the color and opacity of the bar
  • Add or remove links in the bar
  • Option to choose a background image
  • Option to change the Google country

It's available for:
Google Chrome

Support my continued development by making a small contribution.
Don't forget to star my browser extension to 5 stars and share this news with your friends!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The Web Player

Again a great day, because I publish now my "Aurora Player" web app. This my second Chrome packaged app that I created. With this app you can play all your favorite videos in an ambient light effect.

This app is a rewritten version of my Windows Store app. And it includes improvement in the user interface and its 'Atmosphere lighting' engine of the "Turn Off the Lights" browser extension.

Features Overview:
  • Play all file types: '3gp', '3gpp', 'avi', 'flv', 'mov', 'mpeg', 'mpeg4', 'mp4', 'webm', 'wmv'
  • Right click to open the player control 
  • Mini player mode
  • Option to show/hide the Stars background
  • Option to add subtitle 
  • Option to change the background color
  • Option to change the background image
  • Option to increase/decrease the blur
  • Option to increase/decrease the spread
  • And more...

You can get my Aurora Player on this website:
If you have feedback about this app, please submit it on this website.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Opening Bell

I'm so excited today that I can finally launch my "Finance Toolbar" app. It's my first Chrome packaged app that I created. And a Chrome app like you've never seen before. Get real-time stock quotes & charts, currency conversions, or track your portfolio and more.

Features Overview:
  • You can add and remove easy the stocks in my option page,
  • Change the speed of the dynamic scrollbar,
  • Option to show your four favorites currency with mini graph,
  • Option to show the graph of that stock,
  • Option to invert the color red and green (for Asia users),
  • Increase or decrease the width of the toolbar,
  • Change the font type and the height,
  • and more.
You can get my Finance Toolbar on this website:
If you have feedback about this app, please submit it on this website.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

And It's Real!

The most popular Turn Off the Lights browser extension receive again a summer update (v2.2.0.5). The topic for this summer update is to make this extension more comfortable and entertainment for the users.

Custom rectangle size
Most users use my special mouse options to highlight a text part or image. And the users love this feature very much. But now you can do even more, when you created the rectangle you can change now easy the size of the rectangle. When you mouse is over an border, hold down the mouse button and drag it.

Want it bigger? Now in my Turn Off the Lights option page, you can choose self the size of the search light feature.

Sneak preview of the future
The web is still growing and most video sites will use the latest HTML5 technology. Also YouTube is using this technology to make his video site available on all platform.
Today I announce that all HTML5 videos on YouTube (that use the blob technique) can receive now the real atmosphere lighting colors from the video content. And this is very unique for a browser extension. Make sure you have the latest Google Chrome version installed, and YouTube HTML5 trial enabled.

Also we create a small video ads about this:

Support my continued development by making a small contribution.
Don't forget to star my extension to 5 stars and share this news with your friends!

I just recently watched Armin van Buuren feat. Fiora - Waiting For The Night (Official International Music Video).

Thursday, February 28, 2013

What's new in this month?

Aurora Player Windows Store App
That's the new video player for Windows 8. Here you can play your favorite videos in the ambient light player. This month we add a whole new video wall style, and bring improvement in the player. By adding a seekbar and increase the length of the playlist. Also now there is an option to show the subtitle, and there is an option to add a stars background behind the video player.

Zoom Chrome extension
This is a Chrome extension that add an extra button in your Google Chrome browser, so you can zoom in or out with two clicks. But now you can do it even with just one click and a scroll up or down. Because now it detect the scroll event, to zoom in or out the web page. And it make direct live changes to the web page.

Turn Off the Lights Windows Store App
The most knowed browser extension but kindly here in a new browser with a lamp button. There we have improve the loading of the wrong URL format. And add an option to change the homepage URL to your favorite start page.

Also since February 19 Turn Off the Lights has been selected as a finalist in the 2013 Readers’ Choice awards. Turn Off the Lights has made it onto the final ballot. But we need your help, please vote today Turn Off the Lights as the best Overall (Non-Security) Add-On. (voting can until March 19)
1. Visit this website
2. Select the "Turn Off the Lights" extension
3. Type your email (or login with your facebook account) and click on the submit button

Also we want to thank you all for your feedback! And don't forget to support our work.

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