On the internet, what you see everyday is a number of websites with their designs unique in themselves. Colors, fonts, width etc. all vary for sites. The overall appearance of a site plays a great role in luring a reader into spending more time on the site. One of the components is the font. The font face and size differ variously and some sites that use really tiny, barely legible fonts distract you a lot. Readability can be a good solution in such cases.
There’s also a useful firefox addon - Readability created by the same group and serving a similar purpose. Readability is a Firefox add-on that can also make reading web pages simpler. It in a way, is much advanced and provides more functionality than the readability bookmarklet. After installing the Readability firefox addon, you’ll see an “R” icon on Firefox status bar. Right click on the icon to use it. Right clicking also brings up a menu of styling options for the text. Or if you want to employ a faster method for doing it, just use Ctrl+Alt+R, the keyboard shortcut for Readability.
Readability also has an auto scroll feature. Begin using Autoscroll by using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+A. To quit it, simply press Esc. You can use some quick keyboard shortcuts to tweak the speed of autoscrolling. ‘-‘ is be used for decrease scroll speed and ‘=’ for increasing it. Besides, autoscroll can work without enabling Readability.
Readability is a great tool for reading out from websites in a clutter-less screen. It is also useful for printing web pages in less.
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