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Safari Reader Mode (Command-Shift-R)

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Ray Bentsen
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Safari Reader Mode (Command-Shift-R)

Post by Ray Bentsen » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:36 am

With Safari 10 and 11 (in macOS Sierra and High Sierra) you can make many website articles much easier to read ... without seeing ads and other stuff. It does't work with all websites, but I have recently discovered that it works with many.

The feature is called "Safari Reader", and is activated with the keystroke Command-Shift-R, or in Safari 11 by using the "Settings for This Website..." command in the Safari menu.

Compare the two screenshots below showing the same news article before and after invoking Reader Mode. Which do you think would be easier to read?
;)

P.S. If you are using Safari 10 or 11, try typing Command-Shift-R right now and see what happens!
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Re: Safari Reader Mode (Command-Shift-R)

Post by Stephen Hart » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:33 pm

You can also click the text-lines icon on the left, as seen in the screenshot below.
iPad also has a reader feature.

It's especially good to get rid of jiggly ads.
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Re: Safari Reader Mode (Command-Shift-R)

Post by Ray Bentsen » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:08 am

And if you use Keyboard Maestro, the default settings provide "arrow" keystroke shortcuts in Safari, including "down arrow" to invoke Reader ! ;)
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