Windows 8.1 includes an updated version of Internet Explorer i.e version 11 which includes many new features and improvements. You can now set the tabs and address bar to always show on screen as well as control most of the settings from Modern-UI version. The Modern-UI version of Internet Explorer has also got a new feature of ‘Reading View’ which lets you read the web page in a reading layout and other extra things from the web page aren’t showed there.
Reading View feature has been added for the first time in the Modern-UI version of Internet Explorer of Windows 8.1 RTM and it wasn’t present in the Windows 8 nor preview version of Windows 8.1. This awesome feature is best for people who want just want to read the specified page on the web without seeing anything from around that page.
Why Reading View feature is useful?
Reading View feature has the following advantages:
Only the web page e.g. an article is showed on the reading view in a book like view starting from left to right
Advertisements aren’t showed in the reading view
Just the content of web page article and images are showed whereas, the header like logo and other things from web pages aren’t showed there
So, if you want to turn-on the reading view in the Internet Explorer 11 Modern-UI version, simply follow the instructions below.
First of all, open up the Internet Explorer 11 Modern-UI version and visit your favorite web page which you want to view in ‘reading view’.
Once the web page is open, you will see the book icon in the address bar (refer the screenshot below). Press it.
Note: All websites may not support reading view but, most of the sites offer this feature. And, our blog, Windows8Core.com also offer this feature for individual posts/articles
Pressing the book icon will change the layout of your browser to the reading view where just the article view would be showed.
You can now read the web page in a distraction free mode and without any ads or other things.
Note: You will not see the bulleted items from articles in the reading view so, you might have to switch to normal view to view them.
Here is a quick video showing the reading view option enabling disabling on a couple of web sites.