Needs small nav menubar icon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works very well.
Needs a small icon for the navigation menubar.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.2). 

Update of my previous review about conflicts between column reader and IDM Integration Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Here is the reply from IDM support:

We have tested it more closely.

Indeed if you not simply restart browser but close and open again, such problem persists.

But IDM add-on does not have code that deletes elements from popup menu, even for its own elements. But Column
Reader has several times deletion of some elements from menu, and it uses some complex ID of elements, so they
could easily mix something.

We are sure that this but is only from Column Reader, you should contact their support.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.2).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

When I move the file "overlay.xul" from IDM CC to a simpler extension and unhide the two items which are hidden by the xul by default, then five items are added to the "contentAreaContextMenu", one with a submenu. Installing/uninstalling or enabling/disabling Column Reader does not result in any changes to these items, so I do not experience the issue you encounter. When I look at my own code, I conclude that Column Reader removes only its own item on disabling/uninstall, and could not possibly remove five (!) items from the menu. Nor does Column Reader ever hide any elements, not even its own.

Perhaps you could have a look at the error console (Ctrl-Shift-J) after start-up or after installing Column Reader?

Anyway, it is much easier for the developers of IDM to test & modify Column Reader than it is for me to test & modify IDM (because of the dll's and the Windows Registry references and the jar archive and the XUL overlay and the need to restart after every change). I will not look into this again until the developers of IDM get this add-on reviewed and hosted on AMO.

Thankyou :) cool addon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This addon has made me easy to read long articles which otherwise seem a daunting task for me. I simply use this addon when i want to do speed reading, and it helps me to see chunk of text like pictures! I love this addon as i found it by myself and consider it as my prized possession.Firebug can be used to change the font size too

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love this add-on for ease my eyes when reading long articles. Wondering is it possible to have an option to keep original foreground color when using light color theme.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great add-on, exactly what I was looking for!
The only thing would be better in my opinion is to have an option to remove the infinite scroll, which makes me a little disoriented sometimes... but still, great add on, thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1.1-signed). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

An exceptional addon, but it's lacking a pretty basic feature as far as I'm concerned. That is the ability to change the text-font size. If said option gets added into the configuration menu, I can't imagine anything else to ask for.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1.1-signed). 

1) The first reason for this option being absent is that there are many settings that override or modify a given font size in pixels (application zoom, page zoom, text zoom, minimum font size, CSS transform, font-size scaling). Adding another size to that merely leads to confusion.
2) The second reason is that within Column Reader I try to make only those changes to the layout which are needed for a column view, in order to prevent unpredictable styling conflicts.

I'm willing to look into this again to see whether I can guarantee a single absolute font size (or compressed range of absolute font sizes) for all text (not including compensation for minimum font sizes as set in the Firefox preferences).

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A special and awesome addon,performs very well.Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellant,
Realy great viewer addons. Thanks a lot for your work.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1.1-signed). 

I want to like this addon, but the fade-away effect makes needs to go Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I really like that this add-on is lightweight and allows you to select the specific element to apply it to. Of course, as others have said, it could really use a better/more user-friendly user interface, and perhaps that is where my problem comes in.

I cannot for the life of me figure out how to disable that fade effect on the top and bottom margins. It's making certain lines of text unreadable, which defeats the purpose of an add-on like this. Example: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cugomsmthwms6cf/Capture.PNG?dl=0

How do I get rid of that fade effect? It needs to be gone.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1.1-signed). 

Column Reader is content-agnostic, so it cannot correct for lines that are cut in half - the fade out merely keeps these lines readable and makes clear where to start reading at the top of the column. I guess it takes some time to get used to.

In the future, I might create an extension that makes use of CSS columns, which do have content-aware layout. However, CSS columns did not exist yet when I developed Column Reader.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

FANTASTIC! This makes it super easy to read articles, etc. The layout is wonderful. It truly makes reading from a website like reading from a book!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1.1-signed).