Read Mode (Generic)
Many web pages include advertisements, links to other articles, and other features that can distract the reader from the content of the page. Modern browsers have a feature known as "Read Mode," which displays the content of a page without the distractions of the surrounding (or embedded) materials. This can make web use much more efficient for those with limited attention.
To activate Read Mode in Chrome:
Install a "reader mode" extension from the Chrome web store (e.g. Just Read). This will install an icon (the icon varies with the extension) to the right of the address bar. When on a page that is distracting, click the icon of the extension to receive a simplified view.
To activate Read Mode in Microsoft Edge:
When on a page that supports Read Mode in Microsoft Edge, an icon resembling an open book will appear on the right of the address bar. Click this icon to enter Read Mode. In this mode, the page behaves like a printed book, without the distractions, and reformatted to show two columns of text that can be navigated by "turning pages."
To activate Read Mode in Firefox:
When on a page that supports Read Mode, an icon that resembles a printed page of text appears on the right of the address bar. Click this icon to enter Read Mode. Click again to return to the normal view,
To activate Read Mode in Safari:
When on a page that supports Read Mode, an icon will appear to the left of the address in the address bar (not all pages support this view). This icon is intended to look like lines of text on the page. Click the icon to enter Read Mode. Click again to return to the normal view.
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This is a generic entry. For more information about this type of feature, type or paste the following search phrase into your preferred web browser: "read mode [your operating system/device]."