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How to use a Reading guide ruler on any website


What is a Reading guide?

A Reading guide 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 Reading guide ruler

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 Reading guide.

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

Step 6: The Reading guide, 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.