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How to Use Reading View in Modern IE11 in Windows 8.1


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The modern Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 provides a reading view for a more streamlined, book-like reading experience of webpages, without the distraction of unrelated or other secondary content on the page. Reading view is a view of IE11 in the new Windows UI that, when available for a given webpage, can be toggled on or off.

This tutorial will show you how to use and change settings for reading view in the modern Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) for your account in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

Note   Note
The reading view feature is not supported in IE11 on Windows 7, or the desktop IE11 in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.


Modern IE11 extracts the following information from a webpage for display in reading view:

  • Title
  • Byline (author)
  • Date
  • Dominant image(s)
  • Captions of dominant image(s)
  • Main text content of the page
  • Copyright


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Internet Explorer 11 Modern - Switch to Reading View STEP ONE Internet Explorer 11 Modern - Switch to Reading View
To Switch to/Leave Reading View in Modern Internet Explorer 11

1. While on your Start screen, open the modern Internet Explorer 11.

2. While on a webpage, right click on an empty area of the webpage or swipe up on a touchscreen to see the address bar.

3. If the webpage supports reading view, then you can click/tap on the Switch to reading view Name:  Switch-to-reading-view.jpg
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Size:  1.0 KB icon on the far right of the address bar. (see screenshot below)

NOTE: You could also press the CTRL+Shift+R keys to toggle between Switch to reading view / Leave reading view.


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4. If you want to leave reading view for that webpage, then you can click/tap on the Leave reading view Name:  Leave-reading-view.jpg
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Size:  1.1 KB icon on the far right of the address bar. (see screenshot below)


Note   Note
You could also press the CTRL+Shift+R keys to toggle between Switch to reading view / Leave reading view.

If you open another webpage in the same tab, then you will automatically leave reading view.



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Internet Explorer 11 Modern - Switch to Reading View STEP TWO Internet Explorer 11 Modern - Switch to Reading View
To Change Reading View Settings in Modern Internet Explorer 11

1. Open the Charms bar while in modern Internet Explorer 11, and click/tap on Settings.

2. Click/tap on Options. (see screenshot below)

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3. Under Reading view, customize the settings for how you want the background style and font size to be in the reading view. (see screenshot below)

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4. When finished, you can click/tap anywhere on the webpage to close Options.



That's it,
Shawn