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Using the Reading Guide Feature in Helperbird

The Reading Guide feature in Helperbird helps you focus on the text you're reading by providing a solid bar that follows your cursor. This can be particularly helpful for users with dyslexia or anyone who wants to improve their focus while reading online content.

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

Step 2: Utilize the search bar at the top of the menu to find the 'Reading Guide' option quickly.

Step 3: Toggle the switch next to 'Reading Guide' to turn it on.

Step 4: Once activated, a solid bar appears on the screen that tracks with your cursor, helping to guide your eyes through the text.

Customizing the Height of the Reading Guide

Step 1: Activate the Reading Guide by toggling it on.

Step 2: Click on the 'Settings' button within the Reading Guide section.

Step 3: Find the 'Height' slider in the settings modal that appears.

Step 4: Drag the slider left or right to decrease or increase the height of the guide bar, respectively.

Customizing the Width of the Reading Guide

Step 1: With the Reading Guide active, open the 'Settings' modal.

Step 2: Look for the 'Width' slider.

Step 3: Adjust the slider to set how wide you want the guide bar to extend across your screen.

Changing the Color of the Reading Guide

Step 1: Ensure the Reading Guide feature is enabled and open its settings.

Step 2: Scroll to the 'Color' section.

Step 3: Select your preferred color by clicking on one of the color circles to change the guide bar's color.

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Charlie Nishelle Calkins
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