IE Surfgear 1.1

IE Surfgear is a simple Internet Explorer add-on. It helps to wrestle some wide-spread design problems making web pages difficult to read: too small fonts, objectionable colors, background images. Now, you can remove them in a single click.

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The Problem

It looks like web design became a kind of web disease now. Every web master does his best for his site to look bright, cool, amazing and so on. Unfortunately, too many of them forget that the main value of Internet is information. But design itself usually contains no information; it is no more than a pleasant add-on. However, too many web designers don't realize it. Too often, surfing the Web, we encounter web sites, which cool and amazing design features make text on that site almost unreadable. And just text usually contains most information. In such case web design becomes a problem for site visitors.

3 pixel height text

Red on black text

Normal text

IE Surfgear live demo
Click on IE Surfgear buttons to see how they work


IE Surfgear is designed to remove a few most wide-spread design glitches which make web pages difficult to read. Now it can remove the following problems:

IE Surfgear adds three additional buttons on Internet Explorer toolbar (see screenshot). Each one of them removes one of the problems described above. So, you can make most web pages readable in a single click on toolbar.

See detailed description of each IE Surfgear feature.

It is possible to solve most of the problems described using only Internet Explorer built-in features. However, IE Surfgear tools offer much more convenient and usable solution. See comparison of IE Surfgear tools and Internet Explorer Accessibility Options.

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True Freeware!

Now, IE Surfgear is freeware. Moreover, it is true freeware! It means that it doesn’t contain any advertising component or other malicious code.


The product was tested to work properly with the following versions of software:
Internet Explorer: 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 7.0
Windows: XP, 2003, 2000, 98, ME