Reader mode in desktop version?

Andreas Johansson mail at
Tue Nov 5 21:30:45 UTC 2013

Great news indeed. I read through both bug's comments and it seems like progress is being made. I will keep an eye on what’s happening and also build my own version with the patches applied and create an idea on what the current state is and what’s left to be done. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

On 05 Nov 2013, at 01:30, Matt Brubeck <mbrubeck at> wrote:

> On 11/3/2013 8:50 AM, Andreas Johansson wrote:
>> What's the status on getting reader mode to the desktop version of the firefox browser? I read that a group worked on it last year but I’m having a hard time finding out status reports from their efforts. Are they nearly complete, is it on hold or do they just need a little help?
> That team's patches are here; they were abandoned for a while and so are a bit out of date:
> But, good news: A new student team has been working on adding Reader Mode to the new "Metro" UI for Firefox on Windows 8.  They started by updating parts of the desktop Firefox patches, and are actively submitting patches for review:
> The patches in that bug add core Readability and about:reader code to Toolkit, where it can eventually be used on desktop, Metro, and Android.  There's still some work to get the desktop UI finished and landed, but this should bring it much closer.

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