Is there a way to tell Safari to automatically use Reader when it recognizes an article which it is able to display with Reader?

Right now I have to manually click the Reader button at the right side of the address bar.


I've tried to figure this out myself, and haven't yet come up with a way to load safari-resource:/Reader.html programmatically.

If necessary, I fall back to Readability, the 3rd-party Safari add-on Apple used as their basis for Reader. Combined with Safari Stand, I can modify the appearance of pages when they load.

  • Could the downvoter please explain your issue with my answer? – Dori Jan 11 '11 at 1:17
  • Wow, the Readability is absolutely awesome! Thanks Dori – senlamy Jan 11 '11 at 9:13
  • @senlamy - glad to hear you like it! If it works for you, please consider accepting my answer. – Dori Jan 11 '11 at 23:25
  • By the way, Readabilty has just been dramatically improved - blog.readability.com/2011/01/the-new-readability – Randy6T9 Feb 2 '11 at 22:03

Try CMD + SHFT + R to save the effort of the precision mouse motion.

  • Yes, I know about that, but I wanted something automated and the "Readibility" bookmark as posted by Dori is absolutely bombastic, since it Safari Reader doesn't work on all sites. – senlamy Jan 11 '11 at 9:12

I've built a Safari extension for this. Download it from here:


  • Hi @Fin, thanks for your first answer, and thanks for attributing your involvement in the product you link to clearly (we are getting a lot of self-promotion spam, although this looks fair to me). – stuffe Sep 6 '13 at 15:47

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