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Some of the important features about Reader View (Dark, Light or Sepia) addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview about this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function and 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 in this page or the contact form in 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. Next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided in 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 (Dark, Light or Sepia).
4 Reasons to Use Reader View (Dark, Light or Sepia)
Open any website directly in reader view via toolbar popup UI
Has dark, light or sepia modes.
Has the option to adjust font size.
Available for Chrome and Opera browsers on all operating systems.
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
What is Reader View?
Reader View is a lite and multi-browser add-on that let you open any website or online document in a simple and clutter free view. Simply Open toolbar popup UI and click on the first button (Open in reader view). The page will be reloaded in a plain format called reader view. There are three themes available for reader view. Default option is sepia color. But you can choose, dark or light options as well. Moreover, font size can also be adjusted in toolbar popup. 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 the eye strain if you spend a long time surfing the web. Please note that all changes are auto saved to the memory in toolbar popup.
How can I work with reader view?
In order to work with reader view, simply add the addon to your browser and start surfing internet. Please note that you need to refresh all already opened tabs once the addon is added to your browser for changes to take effect. Once a page is loaded completely, please open toolbar popup UI and click on the - Open in reader view - button in toolbar popup. The page will be reloaded in reader view mode. Default color is sepia, but if you dont like the color, click on the switch mode button to adjust the color to your desire. If you want to revert the reader mode back to normal, please click on the - Open in normal mode - button. The active tab will be reloaded to the normal mode. In reader view mode, you can change font size by clicking on the increase or decrease font size buttons in toolbar popup. As mentioned above, all changes are auto saved to the memory.
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 firefox browser, this feature in built-in by default. So you dont need to add an extra addon for reader view mode if you use Firefox browser.
Can I choose a custom color for reader view mode?
No, unfortunately, currently only three color are available to choose from (dark, light or sepia). In future, support for other theme colors will be added.
Is it possible to customize Reader View defaults?
Yes, in Reader View, open the popup UI to bring up the controls. You can change the size of the text, or change the theme color from light to dark or sepia for better reading experience.
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.
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.
Can I open reader view in a new tab, instead of reloading the current one?
No, unfortunate in this version, 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.
How can I revert the page back to normal view?
There are two option available to open the page in normal view. The first option is through toolbar popup and by clicking on the - Open in normal view button. 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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