XKCD Alt Text
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Overview

The XKCD Alt Text extension makes it slightly easier to read the XKCD web comic. It's primary function is to add a description…

The XKCD Alt Text extension makes it slightly easier to read the XKCD web comic. It's primary function is to add a description beneath the comic, so that you don't have to try and read the tiny hover text before it fades away. It can also move the header below the comic, to increase visibility. This feature can easily be disabled. Update 2.8.1: Works over HTTPS

4.1 out of 517 ratings

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FaviFakeApr 28, 2023

Extremely bad. It has ONE JOB, and somehow manages to completely fail at it. It never shows the alt text of the xkcd ANYWHERE on the page. The only thing it seems to do is show the *title* text (which can always be easily read without the extension by simply hovering over the comic), but the alcual *alt* text is nowhere to be found. 100% misleading

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Chris HarveyOct 13, 2017

alt != title Great extension and works perfectly as expected. However, the feature moving the site header below the comic—although it can be overridden—should not be the default, as it isn't the main function of the extension. Headers are important for accessibility & navigation and this feature rearranges the actual source markup, which affects screen readers. This feature should be opt-in, not opt-out. (And should use CSS only [e.g. Flexbox] to reorder the view.) Also, one minor distin... Show more

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Isak HvarfnerFeb 3, 2016

Uses a background page (which consumes RAM even when not used) and doesn't sync options.

Details

  • Version
    2.8.1
  • Updated
    January 26, 2014
  • Offered by
    James Kwan
  • Size
    57.64KiB
  • Languages
    English
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