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Microsoft Edge’s Cool Reading View

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet, Windows 10

John has a question about Microsoft Edge: “Prior to Windows 10, F11 allowed you to hide the tabs in explorer and Google Chrome. This option does not seem to work with Windows Edge or I can’t find the information. Help.”

John, you can still use Internet Explorer and Google Chrome if you like in Windows 10. While the Edge browser is included in Windows 10, these browsers work fine as well.

Edge doesn’t have a function to hide tabs, but what it does have is reading view. Reading view is a full-screen that strips away anything extraneous. It’s not available for every site, but let’s look at how it works.

Here’s a webpage in standard view:


Here’s the same page in reading view. You’ll notice that everything except the meat of the article is stripped away.


Here’s how to use Reading View in the Edge browser. Look for this icon to the right of the address bar, and click on it.


As I said, it’s not available for every site, but it’s a pretty neat feature.

~ Cynthia

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One Response to “Microsoft Edge’s Cool Reading View”

  1. Genie says:

    The original question is referring to the full-screen option, which is something totally different to what you’re describing. Full-screen isn’t available for Edge yet, but may be available at a later date.

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