Introducing the new Home Tab for Safari

My most beautiful Safari extension is now available in the Apple App Store. The Home Tab for Safari is a Safari Extension that replaces your new tab page with a big current time and date on top. That with your chosen wallpaper or your own chosen custom background image. With the option to show your favorite shortcut. Which is available for iOS 15 and macOS 12.

Home Tab for Safari - Your personal home page when opening Safari web browser on iOS and Mac
Home Tab for Safari – Your personal home page when opening Safari web browser on iOS and Mac

Customizable Home Tab

When you open your Safari web browser on the Mac or on your iOS device. You will be personally greeted that depending on the current time of the day. Which will brighten up your day when opening your web browser.

Everything can be customizable to your personal touch and feel so that it gives your personal authentic style. For example, you can toggle on or off the current time and date, greeting, search box, and shortcut. And you can choose up to 5 built-in wallpaper where I shot this photo on my personal iPhone device.

The Safari extension is designed for users who want to be productive on the internet and get the information they want to see at a glance. That makes Home Tab the best start page for Safari. This useful and premium Safari extension works across macOS, iOS, and iPadOS.

Safari extension features:

  • See a landscape as the background in your new tab page, which includes 5 immersive backgrounds: Forest, Sea, Port, Lake, and Sky
  • Choose your own custom background color or load your own background image
  • Toggle to show or hide the current Date & Time
  • Option to choose for 24h or 12H clock format system
  • Option to choose your font family
  • Customizable the Date Today colors
  • Option to show or hide the search box
  • Option to choose your default search engine (Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, or Baidu)
  • When the search box is active it dims the content around it
  • Option to show or hide the greeting text (Good morning, Good afternoon, Good evening, and Good night)
  • Customize the greeting text to your name or any other text you want to see
  • Option to show or hide the shortcut
  • You can add, edit and delete all shortcuts according to your personal preference
  • Support for Dark Mode

This premium Safari extension is engineered from the ground up, to get you the best Safari experience in a simple and user-friendly way. Once you use it as your default Safari home page, you just do not wanna go without it anymore. So get it now the Home Tab for Safari on iOS and Mac! And make it the place to be… home sweet home.

New Mac app updates available, add 3 best widgets for macOS Big Sur

New updates are available for the Hard Disk, Memory Check, and CPU Check. The best and unique utility tool you can use on your macOS computer. All these new Mac apps support now also the new Apple Silicon Chip designed by Apple that uses the ARM architecture. And now it supports the latest macOS Big Sur with the new widgets for you to customize.

Best Widgets for macOS Big Sur

Hard Disk – Monitor Disk Usage (app + widget)

Want to see your totally free space left on your hard disk? See today’s current free space of your internal drive at a glance. And in the new version, it adds the new macOS Big Sur widget, so you get a colorful overview of your storage usage. Get the Hard Disk app Now!

Hard Disk app on macOS Big Sur with the notification widget visible
Hard Disk app on macOS Big Sur with the notification widget visible

The following high-quality widgets are available in this widget bundle:

  • Shows the progress bar and the label for free, used, and total capacity (in small, medium size)
  • Detailed Usage of your current hard disk with the device name on top (in small, medium, large size)
  • Shows the colorful progress bar with the type of files such as Songs, Photos, Videos, Apps, and Unknown files (in small, medium, large size)
  • Percentage Usage of your current hard disk in the larger font size (in small, medium size)

Memory Check – RAM Usage (app + widget)

See your total RAM usage at a glance. Now you can see your total memory usage in the application and also as a today widget in your notification panel.  Get Memory Check app Now!

Memory Check app on macOS Big Sur with the notification widget visible
Memory Check app on macOS Big Sur with the notification widget visible

The following high-quality widgets are available in this widget bundle:

  • Shows the progress bar and the label for free, used, and total capacity (in small, medium size)
  • Detailed Usage of your current memory with the device name on top (in small, medium, large size)
  • Shows the colorful progress bar with the type of memory such as Active, Wired, Compressed, and Free (in small, medium, large size)
  • Percentage Usage of your current memory usage in the larger font size (in small, medium size)

CPU Check – Monitor CPU Usage (app + widget)

See your total CPU usage at a glance. Now you can see your total CPU usage in the application and also as a widget in your notification panel. The CPU Check app is a handy and informative tool to monitor live all your processors. Get CPU Check app Now!

CPU Check app on macOS Big Sur with the notification widget visible
CPU Check app on macOS Big Sur with the notification widget visible

The following high-quality widgets are available in this widget bundle:

  • Shows the progress bar and the label core and threads (in small, medium size)
  • Detailed Usage of your total processor with the device name on top (in small, medium, large size)
  • Percentage number of your all processors (in small, medium size)

All these 3 best widgets for macOS Big Sur are available on Apple App Store. These premium and high-quality applications monitor your Mac computer. The great utility for everyone. Get it Now!

New Powerful Update for Aurora Player for Mac Video Player App

The new Aurora Player update is now available for the unique media player application for the Mac. That with a design improvement so that it matched with the macOS Big Sur design guidelines. And with some new features to make this the best video experience like never seen and done before on the Mac.

Aurora Player on the Mac App Store - The Cinematic Experience for all your favorite online and offline videos
Aurora Player – The Cinematic Experience for all your favorite online and offline videos

Aurora Player is designed and engineered from the ground up for the macOS. It gives a new way of entertainment to enjoy your favorite video. That from your offline videos but also the online YouTube videos you are watching on your web browser. Build for MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, and Mac mini. And it is the ideal tool for and the A-plus for students, video lovers, musical lovers, YouTube watchers, and cinema fans. This new Aurora Player for Mac support also the new Apple Silicon Chip designed by Apple that uses the ARM architecture.

New features from Aurora Player on Mac

Here a brief overview of the new features you can use in the media player app:

  • Picture-in-Picture mode to get your video on top of your desktop
  • Adjust live the volume of the current video player with the scroll on the trackpad and mouse wheel
  • Option to pin it on top of all your windows on your desktop
  • Click 2x on the video content to activate the full screen, click 2x again and it returns back to the normal player view
  • Add a Safari extension to open your HTML5 or YouTube video directly to the Aurora Player app
  • Support for Touch Bar to control the play/pause, seek time status, and share it
Touch Bar support on the Aurora Player Mac app
Touch Bar support on Aurora Player Mac app

You can this unique and high-quality Aurora Player on Apple App Store. And be blown away by this cinematic experience and the realistic glow effects on your personal device. That is only available for macOS 10.15 and higher. Try now the Aurora Player for Mac!

3 New and Amazing Widgets you need to use on your iPhone and iPad

I am so excited to release today my first 3 amazing and useful widgets for your iPhone and iPad device (for iOS 14). So you can get instantly your full-size calendar on your home screen, see the internal storage left on your personal device. And see a greeting text, with a beautiful sunrise or sunset on the background that depends on the time of the day.

The Amazing iOS 14 Widgets

Third-Party home screen widgets that you can try out. That is available for iOS 14 users.

Date Today – With Full-size Calendar

It is the best widget to see the current time of the day. And with the Date Today widget you can get a full-size Calendar on your home screen or lock screen. So you will see all the days of the current month and with the current day marked in a red circle. And if you want it simple, you can get the 2×2 mini calendar. Or if you want it more personal, you can place a Date Today widget with the current day and a box that show you the current battery level of your device. And you can place them anywhere on the home screen to see what is today’s date at a glance.

You can get the Date Today app now on your iOS device. And it has up to 6 widgets you can choose from, and it is fully customized to your personal style. With your colorful & fun themes. And you can add widgets of the following sizes: small (2×2), medium (2×4), and large (4×4).

Date Today widget on iOS 14 that on the iPhone and macOS Big Sur. And you place many widgets as if you wanted.
Date Today widget on iOS 14 that on the iPhone and macOS Big Sur

Hard Disk – Monitor Disk Usage

The Hard Disk widget is a handy and informative tool to monitor the device’s current storage usage. And it gives you a sense of how much space you have left on your internal storage. That with the graphic representation of a progress bar. Or you can place the detailed widget, that will show you the total numbers of photos, videos, music, and unknown files on your device. The app is designed for users as professional who wants to keep monitor his available hard disk space on his personal devices such as photo editors, heavy video editors, 3D designers, and document writers.

You can get the Hard Disk app now on your iOS device. And choose up to 5 widgets from small, medium, and large sizes.

Hard Disk widget on iOS 14 that on the iPhone and macOS Big Sur. And you place many widgets as if you wanted.
Hard Disk widget on iOS 14 that on the iPhone and macOS Big Sur

Sunrise – Greet you each time with a different background scene

Sunrise is a unique widget that shows you the digital clock on the front. And in the background of the widget, you will see one of the sunlight phases during the given day. Furthermore, for each scene, it provides you a unique and beautiful glance and that is never seen before in a widget. You can see different scenes at each time of the day on your iPhone and iPad. Sometimes you can see in the distance a fishing boat, other time a sailboat, and at night even the full moon. Or something very special at 2 AM that is more and beyond the X-files.

You can get the Sunrise app now on your iOS device. And it is available in all 3 sizes: small, medium, and large. With the option to hide the digital clock, or show the percentage value of the day is completed.

Sunrise widget on iOS 14 that on the iPhone and macOS Big Sur. And you place many widgets as if you wanted.
Sunrise widget on iOS 14 that on the iPhone and macOS Big Sur

You can get all these very unique and high-quality widgets in the Apple App Store. And enjoy today this amazing and premium experience on your personal device. That is only available for iOS 14 users. Furthermore, if you have any feedback or suggestions, it is all welcome to improve this experience at the support website.

Zoom Chrome extension update instantly shows the zoomed content

The Free Zoom Chrome extension

Today I released the new Zoom Chrome extension version 2.6 engine, which is available in the Chrome web store. This new update has improved many features so you get the best zoom experience in your web browser like you never seen before. And you are in control of the zoom values for all your websites.
One of the major improvements is when you load a web page. If the zoom value is different than default the page zoom scale. Then it will instantly show you the new zoomed page. And no zoom jump or zoom flash effect from the default scale to the new zoom layout scale.

Instantly zoomed page with the Zoom Chrome extension

One of the annoying problems I received by the feedback of my users, is the zoom jump problem. I take all the feedback from my users very seriously and with this browser extension update, there is no more zoom movement of the layout when the page is loading. You get instantly the correct zoomed page to see in your web browser.

Google News page load instantly the new

That thanks to the new update that uses the chrome.webNavigation API. One of the powerful Web Extensions API to detect the status of the web browser navigation. So at the level “onCommitted”, it starts to set your new zoom value. And that is fast because when you must wait for DOM (Document Object Model) content is completely loaded. That can take a few seconds longer if it is a long web page with many multimedia elements. But now it instantly shows you the correct zoom value before the web page is visible.

Event order chrome.webNavigation

onBeforeNavigate -> onCommitted -> onDOMContentLoaded -> onCompleted

Design improvement Zoom Chrome extension

Also, there is a small design improvement that is better for accessibility software users. In the Zoom popup panel, it will show you now tooltips for the ‘zoom in’, ‘zoom out’, and ‘reset’ button. And at last, the reset button is a little larger to fit the complete text in the button width. When you choose the large popup view option in the Zoom Chrome extension Options page.

Improvement Dark Mode icon

Zoom Chrome extension Z icon with a white border when using Dark Mode
Zoom Chrome extension Z icon with a white border when using Dark Mode

Furthermore, if you are a user that works late at night. And when you are using the Windows or Mac Operating System and set your work environment in a Dark appearance. You will see the Z icon of the Zoom browser extension more visible in the dark toolbar.

If you are an existing Chrome user, the Zoom browser extension will be automatically updated. And if you are a new user, you can get the new Zoom browser extension for all web browsers that include Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Microsoft Edge.

If you like this free and useful update, please do not forget to support my work by making a small donation. That to support further development and to continue to make this useful tool available for all users.

New Powerful and Latest Features Update for Full Screen Chrome extension

Full Screen Chrome extension for Google Chrome

Today I released the Full Screen Chrome extension version 1.6.0.0. As it makes this the most ultimate and powerful window management tool ever for your web browser. Where you can get your current tab in the best window style. That to full screen, or as a popup window that will show you no toolbar, no address bar, no tab strip, no navigation buttons, and no extension toolbar. It shows you only the important website content.

Full Screen browser extension is an easy, powerful one-click way to get the current web page in full screen. So you get the ultimate browsing experience in full screen. And that without showing any user interface of the web browser or the operating system. Furthermore, it can bring only the video player, images, and games to the full screen. Full screen Anything!

What is new in the Full Screen Chrome extension?

Double Click menu

In the Full Screen browser extension, there is now a fast way to control the web page. And also to customize the button action. When you click 2X on the extension icon you get a mini settings panel with two tabs inside.

Full Screen Chrome extension - Double Click menu
Full Screen Chrome extension – Double Click menu

The first tab, that includes all the one-click action buttons. Such as “maximize current window”, “maximize all windows”, “full screen current window”, “full screen all windows”, “open in popup window”, “all tabs in a popup window”. And when you are on the 2nd tab, that is to customize the browser button action. You can change to the many radio button options, and when you select a radio button. Then it will automatically save this new setting value.

Full Screen Chrome extension - Button action
Double Click menu – Button Action

Enhancing up to fourth screen

When you click on the one click button “all tabs in a popup window”. You will see all your tabs and this screenshot:

Full Screen Chrome extension - Popup windows in 2X2 matrix mode
Full Screen Chrome extension – Popup windows in 2X2 matrix mode

It supports 2 (window side by side), 3 (one large window, and 2 mini window) and 4 (in 2X2 matrix mode).

When you are in a popup window, and you want to restore this window back to the regular web browser. You can click right inside this web page, and select the menu item “Toggle back in your web browser”. And it will instantly add the web page in back your web browser.

If you are an existing Chrome user, the Full Screen browser extension will be automatically updated. And if you are a new user, you can get the new Full Screen browser extension for all web browsers that include Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Microsoft Edge.

If you like this free and useful update, please do not forget to support my work by making a small donation. That to support further development and to continue to make this useful tool available for all users.

Get the most wanted and valuable file menu bar back in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge logo with the Proper Menubar browser extension

I, Stefan Van Damme, as a web browser expert see many users complaining on online forums about the bad user experience when they using the new Microsoft Edge Chromium web browser. And I understand the pain points of the users when they use this new web browser. Since the years of Microsoft Internet Explorer, everyone uses and loves to navigate with the classic menu bar. That includes the menu items File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Window, and Help. So they can get quick access to the menu for editing and printing a web page. However, that menu bar is not available anymore in the new Microsoft Edge web browser.

In Apple Safari you have the Apple menu bar to control and navigate your Safari web browser. And in Firefox, there is an option to see the menu bar when you press the alt key on your keyboard. Now in Microsoft Edge, there is no menu bar anymore. The web browser is more designed for touch screen devices like mobile phones and tablets. And everything can be found in the 3 dots icon near the top right in your Microsoft Edge web browser.

Microsoft Edge web browser with the Proper Menubar enabled
Microsoft Edge web browser with the Proper Menubar enabled

Proper Menubar in Microsoft Edge

I understand the frustration that there is no menu bar on the web browser. That is why I as a web browser expert created this free Proper Menubar Microsoft Edge extension. So users can experience the real classic window menu design in his web browser. That from below the address bar and also in the extension icon as a vertical menu bar.

Here are the steps on how to get menu bar in the Microsoft Edge web browser:

  1. Go to the Microsoft Edge Addons
  2. Click on the blue Get button
  3. And when you open a website, you will see the black menu bar below your address bar

If you want to hide the menu bar you can do it from the black rectangle with the white + icon. Click on the + icon, and click on the big red button to change it from “Proper Menubar is OFF” to “Proper Menubar is ON”. Then you see it add this bar on all open tabs.

Proper Menubar with the vertical menus in your web browser toolbar
Proper Menubar in the vertical menu

If you have any questions about the Proper Menubar browser extension. Or you have any feedback to improve this experience in your web browser. You can always reach my support page. I am are here to help. So you have the best web browsing experience.

Useful one-click Chrome Policy Remover for Mac

Google Chrome official logo

I, Stefan Van Damme, am a member of the Google Product Expert program. Those are users who volunteer their time to help others with Google products. And I am a product expert in the Chrome web browser. Meanwhile, it is today 11th Google Chrome birthday. And this year we have seen many posts in the community about having unwanted software on his computer which has made changes to his computer settings.

Chrome Policy Remover for Mac
chrome://policy with policies

That especially on Windows and Mac computers, where bad developers misuse the Chrome policies. Therefore, bad developers force the user to use his Chrome extension and or search engine. Furthermore, makes it very difficult to delete this Chrome extension and search engine in the Chrome settings page. Because the delete button is disabled, and the users will only see this message “Managed By Your Organization“.

However, I am happy to announce that I created a simple and one-click application solution to delete all these Chrome policies. And doing this manually can be complex for a nontech savvy user.

Chrome Policy Remover for Mac

This AppleScript application is a free tool and can delete the following bad settings: weknow.acSearchMine searchSearchbaronsearch-operator.com, akamaihd.net, etc. from the Mac Chrome web browser. When you execute this application it will do the following actions:

  • Close the Google Chrome web browser
  • Delete all the configuration profiles on his Mac computer (such as “AdminPrefs”)
  • Delete all the Chrome policies

Here are some steps that may help to resolve the issue:

  1. Download the Chrome Policy Remover for Mac
  2. Close all open Chrome windows
  3. Unzip the file you just downloaded
  4. Double click on “ChromePolicyRemover-for-Mac
Chrome Policy Remover for Mac with clean policies
chrome://policy after the scan

When you open now your Google Chrome web browser, you will see that there are no policies that change your search engine and new tab page. And you can easily delete now all the Chrome extensions.

If you have any questions about the Chrome web browser. Or you experience an issue on Chrome desktop web browser or mobile app. You can always reach our Chrome community forum. We are here to help. And we look forward to seeing you at our help forum.