GuideHow to use reader mode to remove website distractions in Chrome, Firefox & Edge

A step by step guide.

  • Today we will walk you through how to to do it.
  • First, you will need to download Helperbird and install it on your browser.
  • You can use it on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
  • Now that you have it installed, visit any website
Step one of how to use immersive reader in Google docs
Step one of how to use immersive reader in Google docs

  • Once it is open, open Helperbird.
Step one of how to use immersive reader in Google docs
Step one of how to use immersive reader in Google docs

  • Either scroll until you see the Reader mode option. You can also search for it using the search bar feature.
Highlight the text you want to use in Immersive reader.
Highlight the text you want to use in Immersive reader.

  • Click the switch from Off to On. This will enable and turn on Reader mode on any website you visit on Google Chrome, Firefox or Edge.

  • You can also change the theme from light to dark.
Click the first book icon in the toolbar to load immersive reader.
Click the first book icon in the toolbar to load immersive reader.

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What is Helperbird?
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Does Helperbird and OpenDyslexic work on Google Docs?
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