macOS High Sierra

Read articles clutter-free

You can use Safari Reader to view a webpage article in one page, formatted for easy reading, and presented without ads, navigation, or other distracting items. You can adjust font, font size, and background color for Reader.

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An article in Reader Mode, with all ads and navigation stripped away.
  • View an article using Reader: Click the Reader button at the left end of the Smart Search field. The button appears only if the webpage has an article that Reader can show.

  • Change how your webpages look in Reader: In Reader, click the letter button that appears at the right end of the Smart Search field, then do any of the following to adjust the settings:

    • Choose a font size.

    • Choose a white, sepia, gray, or black background.

    • Choose a font.

    Reader always shows you the last font, size, and background you chose.

  • Stop using Reader: Click the Reader button again or press Esc.