Is there a keyboard shortcut to entering Reader View in Firefox?

I visited Firefox support page at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/keyboard-shortcuts-perform-firefox-tasks-quickly but it doesn't mention one.

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You can use Alt+V, then R to open the Reader View quickly through the menu bar.

These shortcuts may be different in non-English versions of Firefox. Just figure out what the equivalent shortcuts are for (in the main menu) ViewEnter Reader View.

As of Firefox 50, you can also use Ctrl+Alt+R (or Cmd+Alt+R on a Mac).

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    This depends entirely on the UI language. I doubt the key sequence you state would work, for example, on a French or Russian version of Firefox.
    – user
    Jan 17, 2016 at 19:27
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    @xypha No View > Enter Reader View here, Firefox 44.0. See i.imgur.com/e3W8FPo.png
    – DavidPostill
    Feb 7, 2016 at 9:42
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    @DavidPostill - This works only when the page is compatible with Reader View, which superuser.com is not - try a different webpage such as gravitytales.com/blue-phoenix/bp-chapter-136
    – xypha
    Feb 7, 2016 at 10:28
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    This works in Firefox v44 - had to type "Alt", then "v", then "r" consecutively. Alt + V didn't work for me
    – xypha
    Feb 8, 2016 at 14:54

Yes there is, as of Firefox 50.0 (November 15, 2016). This shortcut was just added with the release of Firefox 50.

Ctrl+Alt+R (command+alt+r on Mac)

Source: 50.0 Release Notes


Is there a keyboard shortcut to entering Reader View in Firefox?

Short answer:


Long answer:

There is an open (unassigned) bug report requesting that one be added:

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Source Bug 1144749 - Create reader mode keyboard shortcut

  • is there any other way to trigger Reader View? like autohotkey or phraseexpress - to which I can assign a keyboard shortcut, instead of clicking on the tiny button in the address bar
    – xypha
    Oct 9, 2015 at 5:15
  • Not as far as I know. I suggest you vote for the bug. If enough people do that it might be assigned and fixed.
    – DavidPostill
    Oct 9, 2015 at 6:55
  • there is now a way to enter Reader View in Firefox version 44 - please view the new answer
    – xypha
    Feb 7, 2016 at 8:50

Now, you can press F9 to toggle Reader View.

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