safari reader on Mac

macOS & Mac Apps

Does anyone know how to use the safari reader on the Mac? I went to a article and was unable to get the reader to come up.



Submitted by mehgcap on Monday, August 14, 2017

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

You toggle the Reader with cmd-shift-r. If the page is supported (that is, Safari can identify what to keep and what to remove), Reader is invoked. As mentioned, you dismiss Reader with the same command. If it fails, the page can't be parsed. It's rare for Reader to fail on articles, in my experience at least, but it can happen.

Submitted by Milica Milić on Monday, August 14, 2017

if that doesn't work the website might just not support it. Hope this helps.

Submitted by Piotr Machacz on Monday, August 14, 2017

You can just press command shift R to go in and out of reader view on a site. You can also do it by choosing "Show Reader" from the view menu. If after pressing the key nothing happens and there's no option in the menu, then Safari didn't find the article. That doesn't happen very often, but it might on occasion.

Also, and this is public knowledge, Mac OS 10.13's safari will have a feature that can automatically turn the reader view on on websites that you designate, which will make the experience even faster after you set it up.

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