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Reader view cuts off articles and little editing options

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When using the reader view, articles get cut off. A good example is newyorker.com or washingtonpost.com. Is there a setting or two where I can ensure the entire shows up?

When using the reader view, articles get cut off. A good example is newyorker.com or washingtonpost.com. Is there a setting or two where I can ensure the entire shows up?

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Provide examples of the issue. Links to the articles and screenshots of what it looks like.

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The first link is a recent article from the New Yorker website in reader mode. The screenshot is the same page.

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The second link is the direct link to the same page not in reader mode. The second screenshot is the same page not in reader mode. link text

It isn't just this website. I often get duplicate images and cut-off text from other news sites (e.g., New York Times, Washington Post, etc.). I prefer to use reader mode, but am not sure how to proceed.

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Reader View is complicated as this is about showing text placed within specific HTML tags that meet special requirements, so this is about how the page is build in HTML and to work properly its creator would have to check the page.

There is a minimum character count for containing elements that show in Reader mode, so you may not see all the text if the page isn't designed to be used with Firefox Reader mode.

  • view-source:resource://gre/modules/reader/Readability.js

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That helps explain the problem but I'm still looking for a solution. I know it's Apple but the reader in Safari is near perfect. (Don't yell at me... I know Apple has trillions of dollars... I get it). I want a reader 90% close to that in Firefox. I've tried the tranquility extension, but despite the option, the photos get cut off. Are there any alternatives or ways to edit the default reader in Firefox?

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