«Reading mode» in Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1
One of the new features in modern versions of Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 8.1 is called «read Mode». I suppose you already guessed why it is needed. «Reading mode» works the same way, like some browser extensions (Readability and Clearly, for example), and takes away from the web page, all that has nothing to do with its contents – ads, menus, blocks, etc. It is a very useful feature, especially when you want to read articles published on the website with lots of advertising banners and other distractions. Let’s see how it works.
How to enable or disable the «reading Mode» in Internet Explorer 11
First of all, launch Internet Explorer 11 from the start screen of Windows 8.1. Then open any web page. You can even this article.
When the page is fully loaded, the right side of the address bar you will see an icon that looks like an open book. Clicking on this icon enables or disables the «read Mode». So, click on it.
When you turn on «reading Mode» will reload the current page and remove all ads, menus and blocks that are not associated with the actual page content. Thus, you will be able to enjoy reading without any distractions.
To deactivate this mode, simply click again on the icon in the address bar. Keep in mind that when you click on the link from the page that is open in read mode, to another page or website, the «read Mode» is automatically disabled and the new page or site is loaded normally.
«Read mode» only works on internal pages of sites, so you will not be able to use it to read the main pages. On the home page of any site icon to enable this mode simply will not be available to you.
In addition, this function is not in the desktop version of Internet Explorer 11. Of course, it is unfortunate that Microsoft does not care about it.
«Read mode» was absent in pre-release versions of Windows 8.1 and was included only in the final Assembly, so I was very surprised when I discovered it. I am sure that many of you will find this helpful, especially the owners of tablets. If you have any questions, leave a comment.