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How to use a Line focus ruler on any website


What is a line focus?

A line focus is a transparent ruler that can be used to help you read text. Helperbird allows you to use it on every website you visit.

How to turn on the Line focus

Step 1: Open Helperbird, this is done by clicking the Helperbird icon in the top right corner of your browser window.

Step 2: The extension will open. Showing the quick actions and other features.

Step 3: Scroll until you find the Ruler card.

Step 4: Under the Ruler card, there is a Style feature.

Step 5: Change the Style to Line focus.

Step 5: Toggle the on/off switch to On.

Step 6: The line focus, will now appear on the page.

Step 7 (Optional): To turn off the line focus, toggle the on/off switch to Off.

Ruler features

Follow cursor

Follow cursor is a feature that allows the ruler to follow your cursor as you move it across the page. This feature is turned off by default.

Ruler color

Ruler color is a feature that allows you to change the color of the ruler. The default color is black.

Ruler size

Ruler size is a feature that allows you to change the size of the ruler. The default size is 100px.

Ruler position

Ruler position is a feature that allows you to change the position of the ruler. The default position is top.

Ruler opacity

Ruler opacity is a feature that allows you to change the opacity of the ruler. The default opacity is 100%.

Ruler Width

Ruler Width is a feature that allows you to change the width of the ruler. The default width is 1px.

Ruler Styles

  • Dyslexia Ruler
  • Line focus
  • Reading guide

Video Tutorial

  • Coming soon.

Need more help?

If you encounter any issues with the activation process, please contact the Helperbird support team for assistance.