1. Google Chrome browser comes with a handy feature that cleans websites from sidebars and ads. 2. You can enable Reader Mode by clicking on an icon in an Omnibox.
For a long time, the Reader Mode was an experimental Chrome feature that users could activate by going to Chrome flags.
Right now all users can use Reader Mode without changing anything – and with just one click.
How to enable and use Reader Mode in Chrome browser
1. When you visit a website and want to read an article in a clean interface, simply click on a special icon placed on the right side of Omnibox.
2. You can change:
Font size – 10 levels.
Font face – sans-serif, serif, and mono – these font faces are the same as in Chrome’s main settings.
Background color: white, sepia, and black.
3. Once you set your preferences, they are being kept even after you restart the browser.
4. Reader Mode works also in Incognito Mode.
5. To disable the Reader Mode, simply click on the icon again.
Another way to enable and disable the Reader Mode in Google Chrome is to click on the three-dot menu in the top-right corner and select the option “Enter Reader Mode.”
Please note that the feature may not work on some sites. In this case, you won’t see the dedicated icon in the Omnibox.
Benefits of using Reader Mode in Google Chrome
It’s a replacement of ad blockers.
It lets you focus on reading the main article.
It’s a way to read web content right away instead of saving it for later (which sometimes mean you will never read it).
It removes elements of the page that may distract you: sidebars, banners, inserted blocks, announcements, or alerts.
It lets you copy the text without extra styling.
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