It is definitely one of the super-nice things to have baked in straight in the browser, and probably one of the major differences I see between Chrome and Firefox in day-to-day usage. I just wish that somehow it was persistent for certain rules, but I can see how that is a slippery slope.
I use it profusely along with Puppeteer in Node and it's an awesome building block for web scraping!
Firefox and Safari have decent reading modes, though.
Um, it’s not? Chrome 78 on macOS here, text is rendered in 14px Roboto, content box width is 75% (on 2560px viewport). I find it fairly pleasant to read, my only problem is page reloading on exit as I already mentioned.
Edit: The mode is gone after updating to 79, seems to be gated by a command line switch now. What the hell.
I just updated to Chrome 79 and now the distilled mode is gone. For anyone who's looking on how to re-enable it, here's a thread: https://support.google.com/chrome/thread/22576539
In Firefox for Android is the only non-essential icon in the navbar (besides the tabs and more settings) for articles. On desktop it shows at the right on the search/url box.
Soliciting booster comments is even more against the rules.
I find it somewhat ironic that Reader Mode's own site is filled with large images, tiny pop-out boxes, and a tweet carousel. But it certainly isn't the worst product website I have seen.
If not, can you add one?
(Sorry, i don't have chrome to try it out. Justified alignment is what I miss in Firefox Reader mode.)
NOTE: Involves restarting Firefox.
1. Locate the Firefox profile directory on your system.
On Windows, this is typically a directory like :
2. Within the above identified profile directory, open the sub-directory chrome. If a chrome sub-directory does NOT exist within the profile directory, create it.
3. In the above chrome directory, create an empty file userContent.css.
4. Open the above userContent.css and add the following lines to it :
Visit the about:config page in Firefox, search for the property toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets, and ensure it is toggled to True.
6. Restart Firefox.
7. Open a page, switch to reader mode, and enjoy the justified text!! \(^.^)/
I don't have Dyslexia but when having migraines I can't read online properly anymore so that will help.
I just wonder whether it's worth the fuss as I have Reader View in Firefox already.
1. When I click on "not interested", the page jumps to the top
2. Vimium does not work on pages altered by the extension. Sadly, that's a dealbreaker for me.
3. Maybe the icon is too similar to outline.com.
It comes with dyslexia support, text annotating and highlighting, text-to-speech and many other customization tools.
Here’s the quick highlights of what it has and can do:
- Distraction-free and ad-free "Reader Mode"
- Theme customization
- Custom CSS
- Print pages
- Fullscreen mode
- Auto-run ability
- Deletion of unwanted elements
- Save edited pages
- Share To Twitter
- Dyslexia Fonts
- Dyslexia Ruler
- Text To Speech
- Text annotating and highlighting
- Note List
- Auto-scroll functionality
- Dark Panel Mode
- Google Search
- Google Translate
You can use "hackernews20" code at checkout to get 20% discount :)
I don't use Google spyware - only for testing things.
Btw, you’re on the front page of HN :)
Just a nitpick: when trying to test it with a Medium article, I was already a few paragraphs down when I clicked on "Not interested" (for now) in the popup. This scrolled the page back to the top.
One thing I couldn't find was activation keyboard shortcuts, and the ability to dismiss it by hitting esc. It'd be nice if it had that.
(I know this post is treading the line on insinuations about shilling. Sorry dang.)
this post: http://archive.is/c3Mpu
front page: http://archive.ph/HKaBA (#4 now, it was #1 a few minutes ago)
I have been missing something like this on Chrome but never went looking for it, until it appeared here on HN.
It is sad though that the product owner has asked people from outside to upvote and even comment this post.