Closed Bug 1193199 Opened 9 years ago Closed 9 years ago

Reader mode wastes a lot of screen real estate


(Toolkit :: Reader Mode, defect)

39 Branch
Not set





(Reporter: prasannatsmkumar, Unassigned)


User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:39.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/39.0
Build ID: 20150806001005

Steps to reproduce:

Open any page (for example and switch to reader mode in a wide screen monitor.

Actual results:

Content is available at the middle of the screen, there is huge white space in left side and right side.

Expected results:

The content should use as much screen space as possible. It seems only half of the screen space is being utilised. Would be better not to waste big part of the screen area.
Component: Untriaged → Reader Mode
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
I don't think there's a better solution here.

Yes, there's a lot of blank space on the sides. However, it's important for ease of reading to have short line widths -- having a line of text that spans a large width of the screen makes it hard for the eye to track it's position. The only thought that comes to mind is having multiple columns of text, but that also complicates reading the article and placing images.
Closed: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
At least an option can be added how the page should be. This will let the user decide how much of the screen space to utilise.

This provides choice to the user and let them decide what to do.
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