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4Chan Plus For Google Chrome, Improves 4Chan's Usability

4chan, love it, hate it or be indifferent to it. The web forum is one of the most controversial websites on the Internet these days. The website itself feels dated on the other hand, especially the way threads and forums are displayed to the user.

4Chan Plus is a Google Chrome extension that adds many features to 4chan that improve the website's usability. All features of the regularly updated extension are optional which means that users can make use of them but do not have to.

4chan plus

Lets take a closer look at the features:

  • Hoverable images - Grab the full image and display it on mouse over directly on the same page without loading another one. Option to preload images on request or always. Option to replace thumbnails with the large versions automatically.
  • Expandable images - Open images in a new tab on double-click. Option to define the size of that image (original, fit screen, custom size)
  • Post Preview - Displays referenced posts on mouse over.
  • Show the number of unread posts in the titlebar
  • Restore postnumbers in /b/
  • Autofetch new posts - Set to every 3 seconds by default, can be changed to every second or every 10 seconds. Autoscroll when new posts appear, scroll quick-reply box with auto-scrolling.
  • Quickreply - Activate on board pages and within threads, remove original box.
  • Bookmarks - Add thread bookmarks to access them at a later time again.
  • Smartbar - Displays information and options at the bottom of the screen, for instance to preload or expand images, see the number of repllies, favorite it or reply.
  • Quickreport - Add a button to quickly report a thread to moderators.
  • Content features - Play Youtube videos directly on 4chan, make links clickable and restore original filenames of images.
  • Sounds - Add sounds for specific events.

4chan extension

The Chrome extension makes life on 4chan a lot easier, especially for regulars. The developers have plans to add the following features in upcoming updates:

- retract expanded threads
- backlinking
- improved postpreview
- screenshots!

- (auto)saving images to disk*
- support for other sites (confirmed!)
- styling options / themes
- sage highlighting
- auto-noko + switch
- 'comment too long'-expansion
- filter

Chrome users can install the 4Chan Plus extension directly from the official Google Chrome extensions gallery.

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  1. B said on January 20, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Great extension to 4chan, I’ve been using it since it was released.

  2. aMe said on February 22, 2011 at 7:06 am

    I was hoping you would add a feature in which you can archive a thread in its original form (seeing the original size of the pics when you click and all) with schedule options as well! Please?

    I really, really need that feature! I am humbly begging you!

  3. Anon said on January 16, 2012 at 5:30 am

    There should be a feature where you can save the whole page, the html and all of the images into a .zip file

  4. what said on February 14, 2012 at 8:17 am

    is it possible to have an option to allow you to save images with original file name?

  5. Anonymous said on February 22, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Any chance of compatibility with Opera?

  6. Anonymous said on March 11, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    There’s about six new boards that need to be added to the quick-menu!!

  7. Anon said on April 3, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Can we get it updated to work with https? This is a great ext.

  8. Michael said on May 14, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Been using this extension for a while, but lately its just been acting really weird. When I click on the New Thread button it splits the screen in half for some reason.

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