Open Bug 1304154 Opened 7 years ago Updated 1 year ago

Add a download mode to Reader View


(Toolkit :: Reader Mode, enhancement, P5)

48 Branch




(Reporter: u474331, Unassigned)


User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:48.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/48.0
Build ID: 20160824215626

Steps to reproduce:

Option to download as a PDF or Epub to read later, read it in other device, or to archive the document easily.
Component: Untriaged → General
OS: Unspecified → All
Hardware: Unspecified → All
Component: General → Untriaged
Severity: normal → enhancement
Component: Untriaged → Reader Mode
Ever confirmed: true
Priority: -- → P5
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
We currently suggest you use Pocket or the share button for this. On recent nightlies you can share directly to a device, and even on current release you can share links via various mediums (social as well as email and such).

You can also use File > Save Page As... to save a local copy, just like with any other website, or print to file/pdf using the regular printing options. Upcoming versions of Firefox will also allow you to use reader mode when printing something directly from the print preview functionality.

A direct "save to pdf" feature (e.g. as a button in the reader mode toolbar) would be interesting and I would potentially take a patch (assuming it wasn't unduly humongous) but I don't think the core team will work on this in the near future because of how many other ways there already are to accomplish what you want.
Severity: normal → S3
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