Reader view

Some websites are too busy to read. This little trick helps fix that.


Since the update to Windows 10 Creator’s Update, I have been enjoying Edge a little more than I was before. It was when I made this website, though, that it ruined itself in my opinion. If you look at this site on Edge, it jerks through the background images, while on Chrome it remains smooth. So I came back to my preferred browser: Chrome.

Today I was reading a document for my university studies, and remembered reader view in Edge. So I used that to read my first document and it was amazing. It turned an unreadable website into an eBook on the cloud:ReaderView

This is nice, but now that I have decided that Edge is not for me, it seems silly to keep going back and forth. And then I thought of the Chrome Webstore. And sure enough, the first result of my search was exactly what I needed. So I hereby recommend this extension: Reader View for Chrome which works in basically the same way, creating an “R” icon in the extensions bar that turns into lines of text when a page is suitable for reader view. It even works nicely on this very website, keeping the image above, but not keeping all the other screen decoration.

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