How to Use the Dyslexia Ruler with Helperbird

Using the Dyslexia Ruler

The Dyslexia Ruler feature in Helperbird is designed to aid reading by providing a semi-transparent ruler that follows your cursor. It's especially useful for individuals with dyslexia or anyone who needs help tracking lines while reading.

Step 1: Click on the Helperbird extension icon to open the menu.

Step 2: Use the search feature to quickly find the 'Dyslexia Ruler' option.

Step 3: Toggle on the Dyslexia Ruler. A semi-transparent bar will appear on your screen, highlighting the line you're reading.

Step 4: Move your cursor to have the Dyslexia Ruler follow along, helping to maintain your place in the text.

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Customizing the Dyslexia Ruler

Change the Dyslexia Rulers Height

Step 1: With the Dyslexia Ruler active, go into Settings button.

Step 2: Adjust the 'Height' slider to change how tall the ruler appears on your page.

Adjusting the Dyslexia Rulers Width

Step 1: Access the 'Settings' while the Dyslexia Ruler is turned on.

Step 2: Use the 'Width' slider to set the desired width of the ruler, making it span across the text appropriately.

Changing the Dyslexia Rulers Color

Step 1: Ensure the Dyslexia Ruler is enabled and open 'Settings'.

Step 2: Select a new color by clicking on one of the color choices to change the ruler's appearance.

Set the Brightness of the Ruler

For reading comfort under different lighting conditions or to reduce eye strain:

Step 1: Activate the Dyslexia Ruler and open 'Settings'.

Step 2: Find the 'Brightness' slider and adjust it to increase or decrease the transparency of the ruler, ensuring the text stands out for easier reading.

Follow mode

The Dyslexia Ruler can be set to either follow your cursor automatically or stay stationary. Here's how to control this setting:

Step 1: Activate the Dyslexia Ruler by clicking on the Helperbird extension icon and turning it on.

Step 2: Go to 'Settings' within the Dyslexia Ruler options.

Step 3: Look for the 'Follow Cursor' toggle within the settings panel.

Step 4: Click the toggle to set the ruler to either follow your cursor as you move it (toggle on) or stay fixed at its current position on the screen (toggle off).

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