How to auto enable on new tabs? Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I would like every new tab/page to load without css instead of me having to right click / press shortcut everytime. Isn't there a setting for this? if not, it would be great (and 5 stars) if you added the feature.
Also, the "disable styles" context menu entry checkbox doesn't show the actual state sometimes. I just ignore it but it was confusing at the beginning.
BTW, is the "support site" link correct?

Thank you for the 3 Stars :-)

Hello TdTR,

the add-on hasnt updated for some years. You can add new features, as you like, It works perfectly as it should. There are no settings, its just a "switch". In other add-on you may could find a style-handler for all tabs.

Whats about the "support site" link you wrote? I couldnt find those.

Page content / Right-click / Disable Styles = Read Easily on windows 7 , firefox 29.0 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Yay, I see now that there is no toolbar item but there is right-click on the page text 'disable styles' (NB not 'read easily'). It works great, thank you! ps I hope you will post a github repo for fork/pull requests.

5 Stars & a question Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for a great extension. In my Profile's extensions folder, what is the designation? (It's not one of the extensions listed by name). Don't be scared by the small # of users (896). More people should discover & try this!
UPDATE: Found the answer to my question. In the location bar, enter: about:support

Re: designation

Hi. Mostly its a random alphanumeric string.

You can try to open the xpi with winrar or winzip and look inside the archive.
Or the other way is to order your extensions by date and time.

Thank you very much for your Comment.

With best regards

Must have. Totally. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

An extension I've missed for the long time. It lets me easily switch between dark scheme, which are comfort for eyes and site's original design when needed. Must have, in other words.

not especially useful Rated 3 out of 5 stars

sorry, but this wasn't very useful. there are other better readability add ons. this just made things more confusing.

Youre right ;)

There are more complicated tools.
There are more better cars, im using ;)

But ReadEasily is fast and 1-Click-able :D

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for your speedy reply and 1.0.9 update. The (CTRL+ALT+Z) hotkey works perfectly now, although I still prefer using the mouse whenever possible.

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Essential extension Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very good, thank you. I never will miss it again.

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

incompatibility nonsense Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Turn off compatibility tests and reinstall from the "View Older Versions" link.

This extension works fine in all versions of Firefox, both with the toolbar button and with the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Shift+Z). Shame people think they have to find a substitute. Perhaps the "Add-on Compatibility Reporter" reporting in Firefox Betas will restore some sanity to the ongoing lunacy about incompatible extensions. Meanwhile see

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

HOW TO MAKE IT WORK IN FIREFOX 3 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really liked having Ctrl+Shift+Z for fast page style toggling. So I was disappointed when this didn't get upgraded for Firefox 3. But just now I learned how to get it to work in FF3.

Here's how:

1) install the add-on. A nice guide is at

But in case the link is down, here's how to do it: You'll notice that the "Add to Firefox" button is grayed out. But below it click on "See All Versions". Now right click on the "Add to Firefox" button for version 1.0.3 and choose "Save link as" to download the .xpi file. This file is basically a zip archive, so use a tool like 7-zip or Winrar to open the xpi archive. You need to modify one variable in the install.rdf file - maxVersion - which is currently set to 2.0.0. Change it to 4.0.0 or higher. Then save the new install.rdf and import the modified xpi into FF3 with File->Open. This will now install the add-on, since the maxVersion is okay with FF.

If everything works fine now, you're done. But the Ctrl+Shift+Z shortcut didn't work for me right away. So I had to do another step:

2) figure out which function is already using Ctrl+Shift+Z and replace it with Read Easily. The way I did it was with another add-on called Keyconfig (located here: It allows you to modify all keyboard shortcuts (both built-in FF and add-ons), so I sorted by shortcut and it had the Ctrl+Shift+Z conflict highlighted. Then I disabled the other function and now Read Easily works perfectly, just like it did in FF 1&2.

This was the only thing I missed from FF2 and now I have it again!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

There's another current add-on that does this Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Pity it has not been kept current. If you need a current add-on for similar functionality checkout Blank Your Monitor + Easy Reading at

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

Still needed? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

'Read Easily' was great. I didn't need it often, but it was very useful when I did. But, although I'll miss the convenient toolbar button, you can do the same thing in Firefox 3.0.1 with View - Page Style - No Style, can't you?

Heck, I don't know. Maybe you could always do that. But I thought I'd mention it here. I'm still giving 'Read Easily' five stars, because it really was nice.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

A work around. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A bit of history - Before the Read Easily extension was updated earlier, this kludge worked for the FF ver 1 to FF ver 2 cutover - if you have MR Tech Toolbox installed as an extension. From the main MR Tech "extensions" window, click to open the "my config" window, then from the bottom bar you can open the "options" window. There, select the misc. button, and uncheck the "enable add-ons compatability checking" box. Then a restart will have the Read Easily button installed where it had been in the earlier browser version, and working. HOWEVER after the restart, be sure everything works right - as other disabled extensions will also be enabled by that change sequence. For example, I have four other disabled add-ons I use that are "not compatible" and I manually in the main MR Tech Extensions window disabled each of them. One, Tabbrowser Preferences, (which had allowed the tab bar to be set at the window bottom), put all tab control into the ozone, no tab bar anywhere, until disabled. Another, Enhanced History Manager, installed the icon but opened up a blank window or sidebar, until disabled. BOTTOM LINE, you have disabled extensions awaiting updates - disable all but Read Easily manually, after disabling the compatibility checking. Clearly, it is a kludge, but it seems to work without interfering with FireFox and other extensions compatible with ver 3.0.1 - "seems" being the key word. No warranty that it will be problem free - you probably use a different extension set than I do. But Read Easily is such a fine utility (that the MS IE community lacks), so that the kludge was worth it for me. If you have problems with your configuration, you should be okay if you simply back out of disabling the compatabilty checking in the MR Tech "Options" window, and restore vanilla. Finally, I use default themes, and the No Script script blocker, etc., so for possible script or themes conflicting results - I cannot say much about that.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

@ FF3 Users: If you're using PrefBar you don't need this Rated 4 out of 5 stars

If you are using the PrefBar extension, go to and install the "CSS Checkbox 1.0" button. This will create a new item on your PrefBar which happens to do exactly what Read Easily did... :-) HTH

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

Great extension--please update! Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Given how many poorly-designed websites exist, this extension is a godsend, especially for those of us with vision problems. Unfortunately, while the version change hack worked fine when updating to 3.0, I haven't been able to get it to work for 3.0.1.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

Read Easily continues where AdBlock stops Rated 5 out of 5 stars

When less is more, this extension brings the essential to Web design on any site!

With a keypress you can overcome the kinky color schemes, fixed-width paragraphs, unusable font sizes and other pests that ruin your Web reading experience. Really empowering.

Use in conjunction with AdBlock for maximum riddance.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

Read Easily clears things up Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Read Easily is a godsend when viewing HTML text as an alternative to using the PDF display that takes ages to load and display. When you view the HTML it is jumbled and difficult to read. But by clicking on Read Easily to remove the formatting it is converted to plain text that is easy to read and scan. Also web pages that were optimized for Internet Explorer that have overlapping text are clarified using Read Easily. Try it if you don't like it you can always uninstall it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

Brilliant Add-on Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on is superb for dealing with those sites that have good content but whose creators insist on using dark backgrounds, and suchlike. Makes them so easy to read. Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

Thanks for fixing Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I used it since FF1 and I am happy it is fixed now for FF2 :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

*clings* Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Read Easily is probably one of my favorites extensions. It has saved me from blindness more than once. ;) And all I have to do is click on a little button. This extension proves that sometimes simple is better, in all kind of ways.
Thank you very much.
P.S. Only 8 out of 10 because it's not compatible with FF 2. Otherwise, it'd deserve a 10.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2).