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How to enable Reader Mode on a specific web page?

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I've downloaded the Firefox Beta to my Samsung Galaxy Nexus but am having trouble using Reader Mode. First, Mozilla's instructions advise using a "Menu" button on my device, but there is no such button on my Nexus. When I open a web page, such as an article I want to read, sometimes the book icon appears in my address bar, so I can click it and open the page in Reader Mode, but usually that icon does not appear and I can't use Reader Mode. Any suggestions?

I've downloaded the Firefox Beta to my Samsung Galaxy Nexus but am having trouble using Reader Mode. First, Mozilla's instructions advise using a "Menu" button on my device, but there is no such button on my Nexus. When I open a web page, such as an article I want to read, sometimes the book icon appears in my address bar, so I can click it and open the page in Reader Mode, but usually that icon does not appear and I can't use Reader Mode. Any suggestions?

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Donnie 31 solutions 331 answers

You may actually be better off grabbing an extension or add-on to do this for you.

See:

Find and install Add-ons on Firefox for Android

You may actually be better off grabbing an extension or add-on to do this for you. See: [[Find and install Add-ons on Firefox for Mobile]]

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You may be right, but it's frustrating: When I can get Reader Mode to work as advertised, I like it much better than any of the add-ons I've seen; and there are so many add-ons that it's daunting to consider evaluating all of those that seem similar to Reader Mode.

I'm hoping that someone can suggest a means of making Reader Mode work for me, as it's supposed to do. If no one comes up with such a solution, I guess I will have to plunge into the add-ons.

Thanks for your suggestion.

You may be right, but it's frustrating: When I can get Reader Mode to work as advertised, I like it much better than any of the add-ons I've seen; and there are so many add-ons that it's daunting to consider evaluating all of those that seem similar to Reader Mode. I'm hoping that someone can suggest a means of making Reader Mode work for me, as it's supposed to do. If no one comes up with such a solution, I guess I will have to plunge into the add-ons. Thanks for your suggestion.
kbrosnan
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The page must fully load to get the reader mode option. If there is a specific page that you are unable to get reader mode to work on please let us know.

The page must fully load to get the reader mode option. If there is a specific page that you are unable to get reader mode to work on please let us know.

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Yes, that makes sense. I reviewed the rather scant and fragmentary description of Reader Mode in the FF Beta for Android and realized that this feature works only on specific articles, not on entire websites. But it does work.

Can you direct me to any relatively complete description of Reader Mode, and/or instructions on how to use it?

Yes, that makes sense. I reviewed the rather scant and fragmentary description of Reader Mode in the FF Beta for Android and realized that this feature works only on specific articles, not on entire websites. But it does work. Can you direct me to any relatively complete description of Reader Mode, and/or instructions on how to use it?