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.
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.
- Speed: Drag the slider under 'Speed' to increase or decrease the Words Per Minute (WPM) rate.
- 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: Switch on the phonics mode to have words broken down into phonetic segments, facilitating better pronunciation and comprehension.
- Coming soon.
Need more help?
If you encounter any issues with the activation process, please contact the Helperbird support team for assistance.