Internet, Networking, & Security Browsers How to Use Reading View in Microsoft Edge Get rid of all the distractions as you read By Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated September 29, 2019 Jens Magnusson / Getty Images Browsers Microsoft Chrome Safari Firefox Tweet Share Email Most websites are inundated with various types of content, such as advertisements and video clips that might distract you from what you are really interested in on the page. The Reading View feature in Microsoft Edge strips unwanted distractions, rendering just what you want to see. Learn how to enable Reading View in the Edge web browser. Instructions in this article apply to Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. Enter Reading View When active, the content that you are reading becomes the focal point in the browser immediately. Reading View works as expected only on websites that support the feature. Open Microsoft Edge. Navigate to a website with content you want to read. Select the small book icon near the right end of the address bar in the Edge browser window. Alternatively, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+R. If the icon is missing or greyed out, this means that the web page you are on does not support Reading View in Edge. Select the Reading View book icon again or press Ctrl+Shift+R to exit Reading View. Once you select Reading View, the icon will change to blue and Edge will reformat the current page to improve its readability. Along with removing navigation elements from the page, Reading View presents an estimated reading time. The page is formatted to fit the window and scrolling moves you through the content horizontally. Scrolling down takes you to the next page while scrolling up moves you to the previous page. Right-click anywhere on the page while in Reading View and select Read Aloud and the page will be read aloud for you. Reading View Settings Edge allows you to tweak some of the visuals associated with Reading View to provide a better experience. Tap or click on any text in the article and select Text Options. The Text Options toolbar will appear near the top of the page. Select Text Options. Increase or decrease the font size under Text Size. Choose Light, Sepia, Gray, or Dark under Page Themes, if desired. Select Learning Tools. Toggle Text Spacing to On to change to wider spacing. Select a different page theme from the gallery, if desired. Select Grammar Tools and choose Get to add free grammar tools that could improve reading comprehension. Select Reading Preferences and toggle Line Focus to On to only view one, three, or five lines at a time, if desired. Return to the page to continue reading.