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How to enable and customize reading view in Edge for Windows 10

You're almost always reading as you browse the internet, but when you want to concentrate on an article, ads and links can be annoying and distracting.

Microsoft's Edge browser has a built-in reading view that removes any unnecessary content with just one click, letting you focus on what's important. Here's how to enable, disable, and customize reading view in Edge for Windows 10.

How to enable and disable reading view

First thing: let's see how to enable and disable reading view on a webpage.

  1. Launch Edge from your Start menu, desktop, or taskbar.
  2. Navigate to a webpage that contains an article you'd like to read.

  1. Click the reading view button — it is located near the top of the window and looks like an open book. If it is grayed-out, reading view is not available on this page.
  2. Click the reading view button again to return to the regular webpage.

How to change view style in reading view

Many people find reading black text on a white background to be a strain on the eyes. There are a few different viewing options when you jump into reading view that you and your eyes will appreciate.

  1. Launch Edge from your Start menu, desktop, or taskbar.
  2. Click the More button — it is located near the top-right corner of the window and looks like ...

  1. Click Settings.
  2. Click the dropdown arrow beneath Reading view style. You might have to scroll down a bit in the menu to find it.

  1. Click a view style. You can choose from:
    • Default
    • Light
    • Medium
    • Dark
  2. Click the More button again to close the menu. The next time you jump into reading view, the view style will be changed.

How to change the font size in reading view

One of the best features of reading view is the ability to change the font size — you can have a smaller font for when you're skimming through content and a larger font for when you're ready to read. Here's how to change the font size.

  1. Launch Edge from your Start menu, desktop, or taskbar.
  2. Click the More button — it is located near the top-right corner of the window and looks like ...

  1. Click Settings.
  2. Click the dropdown arrow beneath Reading view font size. You might have to scroll down a bit in the menu to find it.

  1. Click a font size. You can choose from:
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
    • Extra Large
  2. Click the More button again to close the menu. The next time you enter reading view, the font will be resized.

You and reading view

How often do you use reading view in Edge? Have you customized it at all? Let us know in the comments section.

Cale Hunt
Cale Hunt

Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.

6 Comments
  • Also can do the same thing on Win 10 mobile. Similar steps.
  • I use it all the time in default mode, it's perfect for me
  • I seriously hope they bring narration to Reading Mode in a future build of Edge. It's one Firefox feature that I really enjoy.
  • I use TextAloud for that, system wide. Anywhere I can select text, I can have my Surface Pro read it to me...
  • My view style option has disappeared completely. Its not even there. Got it. Under build 14986 when you click on the font size at the top right you get the theme setting
  • Always use this feature with the black background and white letters. So easy on the eyes!