How to use Speed reading on a Website or PDFs

How to use Speed Reading Playback in Helperbird

Enhance your reading experience on web pages and PDFs with Helperbird's Speed Reading feature. Here’s how to navigate the playback controls:

Starting Speed Reading

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

Step 2: Use the search function within Helperbird to locate the 'Speed Reading' feature.

Step 3: Highlight the desired text for speed reading.

Step 4: Hit the 'Play' button that appears after highlighting to begin speed reading.

Playback Features

Display: As the Speed Reading feature plays, it shows the current word centrally, with the previous and upcoming words listed for context.

Pause: Click the 'Pause' button, which replaces the 'Play' button during playback, to temporarily stop reading.

Navigation: Use the left and right arrow buttons to move backward or forward through the text, one word at a time.

Customizing Speed Reading in Helperbird

Tailor your Speed Reading experience to suit your preferences by adjusting several settings. To access these options:

Step 1: Click on the Helperbird icon in your browser to open the extension.

Step 2: Use the search feature to find the 'Speed Reading' feature.

Step 3: Click the 'Settings' button within the Speed Reading section to open customization options.

Adjusting Speed

  • Speed: Drag the slider under 'Speed' to increase or decrease the Words Per Minute (WPM) rate.

Changing Color

  • Color: Choose your preferred color for the speed reading text by clicking on the desired color circle.

Bold Middle Letter Mode

  • Bold Middle Letter: Toggle 'Bold letter mode' on to highlight the middle letter of each word in a distinct color, enhancing focus and readability.

Phonics Mode

  • Phonics Mode: Switch on the phonics mode to have words broken down into phonetic segments, facilitating better pronunciation and comprehension.

Video Tutorial

  • Coming soon.

Need more help?

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5 out of 5 stars

“After using Helperbird I can't say enough positive things about it. This extension has truly transformed my online reading experience. Whether it's adjusting font sizes, reducing eye strain with the gray filter, or using the dyslexia-friendly fonts, Helperbird offers a range of features that cater to individual preferences and needs. The customizable color options and text alignment have also been incredibly helpful for personalizing my browsing. And the speed reading feature? It's a game-changer! Overall, Helperbird is a versatile, user-friendly tool that enhances accessibility and makes online reading a breeze. Highly recommended!”

Charlie Nishelle Calkins
Charlie Nishelle Calkins
Helperbird Pro user

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