Acrolinx for Chrome - Release Notes

Version 1.4 (25 May 2020)


We're happy to announce a new release of our Chrome integration! In this release, we focused on improving checking . We also updated dependencies and libraries to improve overall performance and security.


Better Scrolling in Text Editors

If you use Acrolinx in Quip or Quill-based text editors, this is for you! Acrolinx used to scroll so that a selected issue was at the top of the page. But this meant that you couldn't see the issue because it was often behind the header banner. Obviously, that made it pretty difficult for you to find the issue in your content. We improved this behavior so that issues are now in the center of the screen.

Acrolinx Now Checks Open Shadow DOMS

Elements in a shadow were hidden from the actual Document Object Model (DOM), which was why Acrolinx couldn’t extract content from them. We now traverse all the shadows in the web page to see if there’s content we can extract. Technical details aside, this means that Acrolinx now checks more content within the browser.

Improved Extraction Criteria

Behind the scenes, we added a more stable way to specify the extraction criteria for an Acrolinx check, which improves our ability to locate issues. This improvement means you'll get less false positives, and a more accurate Acrolinx Score. 

Security Improvements

Improved Security Within Iframes

We improved the security within the browser iframes by tightening up how Acrolinx interacts with them. This means that you can breathe easy - as always - when using our browser extension.

Platform Support

We developed and tested this version of Acrolinx for Chrome with Chrome versions 70.x and above.

Acrolinx for Chrome requires the following:

  • Acrolinx version 2019.5 or later