What is a Website overlay?
Generally, an overlay is a graphical content box appearing in the middle or center of the web page compromising the background view and its content.
They are added because to show some important message or an offer to the user and in turn, annoys them as well. It’s very irritating when you get such overlay while you are in middle of reading an e-paper on a website.
Here we are with a friendly solution that can help you to get rid of such annoying overlays by just customizing your Chrome and Firefox web browser.
Solution for Chrome Web browser users
Recently, Google has added few of the extensions in their web browser that are so compatible to resist and shut down such web browsers to appear on your web pages. Here is the list of few good extensions for Chrome.
• Behind the Overlay
• Auto Overlay Remover
• f*ck Overlay
How to add any overlay extension in Chrome?
Just follow this steps
• Go to settings and find extensions
• In the search bar of extension, enter Overlay extension name
• Click on “ADD” on the extension display and you got your extension added
Behind the overlay is considered to be one of the most reliable overlay blockers for the chrome. It closes website overlay with just one single click. It closes all kinds of website overlay including the transparent one too.
The keyboard shortcut is ‘ CTRL+SHIFT+X ‘ for Windows and Linux users and ‘CMD+SHIFT+X’ for Mac.
Auto Overlay Remover is just another alternative for Chrome user. The extension developers claim that it is a lightweight extension that shuts all the popup windows automatically. Unlike the previous extension, it detects and removes any website overlay by itself. We suggest you not to use it because the extension already had problems in the past including the bugs and others and rating to this extension is also very low.
3) f*ck Overlay
There are many more Overlay extensions that you can find in the Chrome extension but f*ck overlay has an impressive 5-star rating throughout its usage. Many users have loved using this Chrome extension as its a very light weight facilitated with the option of deleting anything that appears on the web browser and refreshing the page will get the content.
Just click on the Extension and delete your desired items out of the web page or shall we say “f*ck” item out of web page
Solution for Firefox Web browser users
There are few of the extensions that are available for Firefox and helpful to shut the overlays. Here is the list
• Behind the Overlay
• Pop-up blocker
As we discussed earlier, we can use Behind the Overlay for Firefox browser too and it serves the same purpose.
Pop-up blocker is the extensions available for the Firefox browser and it has a very good rating of 5 given by its user. The extension blocks any kind of pop-up message that appears on the web page. Around 60,000 users have been using this along with their Firefox browsers.