Re: reader mode in Chrome

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>


There is, technically, a reader mode built into Chrome but using it is a bit clunky.

In order to activate it you have to go into the properties dialog for the Chrome shortcut and add a command line argument at the end of the first edit field.

If Google Chrome is on your desktop, point to it and press alt-enter to open the properties dialog. At the end of the first edit field containing the path where Chrome is located add


and press enter.

As an example, my edit field reads

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --enable-dom-distiller

Don't change the path to match mine in case your copy of Chrome is located in a different folder. The above is just an example of how the edit field should read.

In order to get to the Reader view, press alt-F, from within Chrome, for the Chrome menu.

Arrow down and you'll find a Distill Page option, which opens the page in Chrome's reader view.

The above method is, in my opinion, unintuitive and inefficient.

What I've resorted to is the Mercury Reader Chrome extension from the Chrome store. Once you've installed this extension and, presumably, other ones which are similar, you can go into the extension's settings and set up a hotkey to invoke the reader extension. For Mercury, I've set up ctrl-R to render the page in the Mercury reader view.

Hope that helps.

David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist WWW.David-Goldfield.Com

On 11/1/2018 12:55 AM, Dennis L wrote:

Hi, is there a reader mode in chrome?  If not what are some good extensions that will do the job?


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