Microsoft Edge’s Immersive Reader that strips distractions from web pages is getting even better. Microsoft is currently testing the ability to automatically enter Reader View for eligible pages in Edge and added three new fonts for the user to choose from.
Immersive Reader is one of the best features of Microsoft Edge after Vertical Tabs and Collections.
Edge has recently added support for Wikipedia for the same and collapses data tables to let you focus on other key data tables.
By turning on the dark theme (there is a “dark gray” theme too available under Page themes) in Text Preferences, you can relax your eyes while reading.
In a nutshell, Immersive Reader
- reads out the content for you.
- Translate the page into another language.
- Provides Grammer tools for language learners
- Offers preferences for focused reading and a picture dictionary that illustrates the meaning of selected work with an image.
You can enter Reading View on Edge by pressing F9 or by clicking on the book icon in the address bar.
Auto Immersive Reader
Now and then, you may want to force or Edge to enter reading mode automatically for certain pages. Edge dev and canary version now offering a flag for that. When enabled, Edge automatically loads edible pages in immersive mode on the visit.
Enable edge://flags/#edge-auto-enter-immersive-reader and restart browser to test it out.
Note: There is no way to prevent Edge from automatically entering Immersive Reader. So be wary, you may not want all the websites to open in Reading view, Edge may also trigger a “no data found” error when you visit the home page of a website.
Three new Fonts
Microsoft added three new fonts named Calibri, Sitka, and Comic Sans to Immersive Reader in Edge.
The new fonts are rolling out to select users in Edge 93 canary.
You can able to select a font in Text Preferences, check the below screenshot.
Here is how you can change the font in Immersive Reader in Edge
- Visit the website you want to read in Edge
- In the address bar, click on the book icon or Press F9 to enter immersive Reader Mode,
- Click on the Text Preferences option
- Choose the desired font from Calibri, Sitka, and Comic Sans. Edge applies the font to text immediately upon selection.
What’s your take on Edge Immersive Reader? Have you found it useful for reading content on the web? Let us know in the comments below.
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