Improve Readability

Better Readability in Firefox

In a day where we have fantastic website designs, terrific layouts and tons of stuff to check out on the web – we sometimes forget that some people have more readability problems than most.  The Readability add-on for Firefox looks to change that.  It strips all the fluff from the webpage you are looking at – and delivers pure content.

This extension to the Firefox browsing experience makes reading webpages much more simple.  Once installed, all you need to do to activate it is click the "R" icon in the Firefox status toolbar.  The add-on will also auto-scroll for you too – to make reading any article a hands free experience.  All you need to do is press Ctrl + Shift + A to start the auto-scrolling experience.

Here are a few more tips to help you get more out of the auto-scrolling feature:

0-9 : Set scroll speed, 0 being stand-still and 9 being skim-speed
– : Decrease speed
= : Increase speed
shift + – : Decrease speed quickly
shift + = : Increase speed quickly
ESC or q : Quit

For people out there who want this nifty tool, but do not want to install another add-on into Firefox, you are in luck.  They do have a bookmarklet option available too at  All you need to do is drag their bookmarklet to your bookmarks toolbar – and you can make any webpage article more readable.

For those who want the Firefox add-on experience, you can pick up Readability from the Firefox Add-ons website.

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