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Reader is the ultimate Reader tool for your Firefox that brings the Safari 5 Reader features to Firefox and provides you the best reading experience by transforming text on any website using fonts, colors, and layouts of your choosing in a clean and distraction free environment.

✓ 16 Million Color

Reader lets you adjust your Reading pane to the ultimate possible level. You can choose any color from Color Pickerpanel for your text, background and anchor elements.

✓ Custom Fonts

Reader lets you assign any Font on your Operating System for your Reading pane. You choose your favorite font from Helvetica to Verdana.

✓ Print Less

Reader lets you print your Reading pane in user and economy friendly way.

✓ Auto Scroll

Reader provides Auto Scroll functionality so that you can read your web pages in a steady pace.

✓ Select and Read

Reader lets you select any portion of the web page and read it by choosing Read in Reader option in the context menu.

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33 Responses to “Reader”
  1. u.linder says:

    nice, but i think there there should be some short cuts like used in “readability” or in safari 5.

  2. swiney says:

    Nice but one bug that should be fixed… when printing on OS-X, it prints all the action icons (print, configure, etc.)

  3. Ohh, I like this! Thank you :)

    I’d love for you to implement some more options such as letting the user select the specific font and font-size and colours to make a custom theme if they choose to. I usually read text at about 80pt due to low vision, but I can’t use Firefox Reader to do that because the font options don’t go that high. I also usually use a high-readability font called APHont but again, its not on your list. I don’t mean for you to add these specific options – that would only help me, but not other disabled people. If you’d be interested in adding options that would specifically help people with disabilities I’d really love to help you test this and then write about it in my blog, too.

    Thanks again for a great and useful extension :)


  4. cchris says:

    I have installed 0.1 on FF3.6.6, the plugin is shown as installed, but there is no icon nor menu item to interact with it that i can see. I have tried going to about:config and change the version from “0” to “0.1”, to no avail. Setting a keybard shortcut proved just as succesful. What can be done about this?


  5. cchris says:

    * Upgrading to FF 3.6.7 doesn’t solve problem
    * The Organize StatusBar plugin doesn’t show any icon/button in the statusbar; I hoped it would reveal it
    * The Readable plugin has the same issue
    * Readability works fine, thanks :)

  6. Hes says:

    Does what it says excellent addon

  7. Ramesh says:

    Great extension, thanks! I can confirm the earlier comment about the icons printing on Windows XP and Vista.

  8. Baris Derin says:

    cchris, sorry for the late reply.

    It is indeed really strange. I have no problem with the status bar icon on Windows. Which operating system do you use?

  9. cchris says:

    I’m using WinXP Pro SP3.
    The recent upgrade to FF 3.6.8 didn’t help.


  10. Darin says:

    Baris, a few issues with the latest Firefox nightly (Minefield), at least on the Mac:

    1) settings are not automatically re-loaded after a restart (or after closing the last page). I have to right-click on the Reader icon and change one of the settings for it to begin working again.

    2) It would be nice to be able to toggle the Reader mode off again with the same icon/button in the toolbar, rather than the in-window button.

    3) It would be nice if there was a keyboard trigger to toggle Reader mode on and off.

    Keep up the great work!

  11. Gaudenzio says:

    Great extension, I do love it!
    Unfortunately the print feature is broken under Mac OS X. I whish it’ll be fixed soon in the upcoming versions.
    Thanks a lot.

  12. Brandon Field says:

    Reader is the best thing that happened to the Internet!!! Thank you for developing it.

    Please make a similar extension for Chrome. It’s the only reason I haven’t switched from Firefox. (Readability Redux for Chrome is OK, but it doesn’t have as many options as Reader.)

  13. CCrawford says:

    Great plug-in, just what I wanted after reading “The Shallows” by Nick Carr. (Explains why it’s so easy to get distracted when reading on the web.) One suggestion: Ability to ‘stealth’ hyperlinks. Change default style to match body text, but hover makes them traditional blue.

  14. Vincent says:

    Hi, thanks for your app, it’s great.
    I’d like to ask you a feature that, I think, would be fabulous.
    It would be the possibility (by configuring reader, not by default), when you activate reader, that it “opens” in fullscreen automatically.
    I think it would be very useful for people who have wide screens and who generaly don’t display there webbrowser on the whole screen.
    Thank you.

  15. MBI says:

    Hello it’s a very nice addon are you still developing it for firefox 4 ?

  16. Cláudio Júlio says:

    Hello! The Reader has some bugs to be used in Google Reader. If you view it with an article not see match any other. Thanks!

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  17. Szkrobi says:

    I’m looking exactly the same for Opera 11
    I wonder if it exist because it’s exellent for reading articles.

  18. JC says:

    Thanks for making a great addon for firefox, I hope you are still making/Developing it?! It makes reading faster and easier!

  19. Alexander says:

    Nearly perfect! Introduce the option to display the text in columns for us widescreen users and I will marry you ;)