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I find the "text only" option in Safari - you know, those lines to the left of the URL bar - extremely useful on my iPhone and iPad. However on my Windows laptop for work, I use FireFox and would really, really like that feature. I know I could use third-party apps like Pocket and the like but frankly I would like something "built-in" which doesn't require bloatware.

On a side-note, does this feature have a particular name?

  • It's called Reading List – Rob Mar 17 '14 at 12:57
  • @Robuust Isn't reading list the feature of "collecting articles" for later use rather than the feature of "transforming webpages to text only"? I don't want to store anything. – George E. Mar 17 '14 at 13:00
  • Are you talking about the Reader ? – Matthieu Riegler Mar 17 '14 at 13:01
  • @MatthieuRiegler Is that the thing which I am referring to? So... open webpage (usually an article), click "icon with four lines" on the left-hand side of the URL bar, webpage is turned into text only (text size dictated by OS text size setting). I would argue that it is related to Apple software so entirely relevant. – George E. Mar 17 '14 at 13:07
  • Yes. that's the reader. – Matthieu Riegler Mar 17 '14 at 13:08
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Firefox has no built-in reader feature. But you can install an extension to add this feature : Reader for Firefox

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