Some of the important features of the Reader View addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Reader View.
In short, Reader View is a lite tool to view any page in simple and clutter free reader mode, plus has dark, light or sepia templates.
4 Reasons to Use Reader View
Open any website directly in reader view via toolbar popup UI
Has dark, light or sepia modes.
Has the option to adjust the font size, line height or page width.
Available for Chrome and Opera browsers on all operating systems.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Open In Reader View is a convenient add-on to make your life easier. This extension is user-friendly and can make surfing through different sites easier. This add-on can give you a general view how the website looks like. You don't have to scroll through different pages. People who want to find different number of ways to perform a task don't have to scroll through the whole page and look closely. They can easily open the website in this add-on and enjoy the distraction free view. You just get the points and things you searched for. Relevant information is given in a window for your convenience.
This extension is another way to read articles and reviews in a better manner. You don't have to scroll through images and all the distractions to get to your article. What you can do is right-click on the website's URL. The drop down menu will open up. You can simply go to the option where it says open in reader's views and have the relevant information in front of you. This add-on opens website directly in reader's views. It opens the URL's in a reader's view as well and it can be accessed from the context menu whenever needed. This makes it user-friendly. You don't have to go through a hassle to turn on this add-on. It's there, right in front of you.
I would certainly recommend this add-on to you if you have a habit of reading a lot of blog post daily. If you're tired of searching for what you were looking for, then this add-on can make your life much easier. While you see what website provides you the best information, do it in a precise way.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Reader View?
Reader View is a lite and multi-browser add-on that lets you open any website or online document in a simple and clutter-free environment called reader view. Simply click on the toolbar button to open the reader view UI. The current page (active tab) will be reloaded in a plain format. Once the reader view UI is open, you can see a toolbar in the top left corner. The first button from the top is the close button. If you click on this button the page will be reloaded in the normal view. Click on the second button from the top to open the settings popup. There are three themes available for reader view. The default theme is the - Light - color. But you can choose, Dark or Sepia options as well. Moreover, font-size, line-height, and page-width can also be adjusted in the settings popup. The third button is for printing the open document. The reader view is a format with minimal distractions. No, buttons, toolbars, background images, ads, or banners are allowed in reader view. This view is much easier on your eyes and reduces eye strain if you spend a long time surfing the web. Please note that all changes are auto-saved to the memory in the add-on.
2. How can I work with reader view?
To work with reader view add-on, simply add the add-on to your browser and start surfing the internet. Please note that you need to refresh all opened tabs once the add-on is added to your browser for changes to take effect. Once a page is loaded completely, please click on the toolbar button. The page will be reloaded in reader view mode. The default color is light, but if you dont like the color, click on the settings button from the toolbar (discussed above) to adjust the color to your desired one (dark, light or sepia). If you want to revert the reader mode to normal, please click on the close button within the toolbar. The active tab will be reloaded to the normal mode. In the reader view mode, you can change font-size, line-height, and page-width by clicking on the designated buttons in the settings popup. As mentioned above, all changes are auto-saved to the memory.
3. How can I download the source code for Reader View?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. How does the reader view mode work?
Reader view addon uses an open-source library developed by Mozilla foundation. You can get more info about this library at this GitHub repo. Please note that in the firefox browser, this feature is built-in by default. So you dont need to add an extra add-on for reader view mode if you use Firefox browser.
5. Can I choose a custom color for reader view mode?
No, unfortunately, currently only three colors are available to choose from (dark, light or sepia). In the future, support for other theme colors will be added.
6. Is it possible to customize Reader View defaults?
Yes, in Reader View, open the settings popup to bring up the controls. You can change the size of the text, line height, page width or change the theme color from light to dark or sepia for the better reading experience.
7. Is there any options or setting page available for this addon?
No, all the settings and options are placed in toolbar popup UI. Please note that all the changes are auto-saved to the memory by default.
8. Can I change the font style in reader view mode?
No, there is only one default font style available for this addon. You can only change the font size and theme colors in reader view.
9. Can I open reader view in a new tab, instead of reloading the current one?
No, unfortunate in this version, the current tab will be reloaded to the reader view mode. In the next version, an option will be added to open reader view in a new tab.
10. How can I revert the page to normal view?
There are two options available to open the page in normal view. The first option is through the Reader View UI by clicking on the close button (with cross icon). The second option is from the Reader View page. In the top section, there is a link to the original document. Please click on this link to open the original page in a new tab. Please note that, following this option, reader view mode will be kept open and the original page is opened in a new tab.
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