Reading Ruler

Reading Ruler

This is a simple reading ruler, useful when you are reading long texts on web.

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What is Reading Ruler?

'Reading Ruler' is a user-friendly Google Chrome extension designed to enhance reading experience on lengthy web texts. Features include line highlighting, easy arrow key navigation, automatic page jumping, and colour and size adjustments. It does not collect, track, or send user data, ensuring privacy. It serves as a useful tool, especially for dyslexic readers, by helping them easily maintain their reading place on a page.

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Users: N/A
Rating: 3.05 (58)
Version: 1.4 (Last updated: 2018-05-01)
Creation date: 2018-05-01
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
Size: 38.28K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

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Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge

Reading Ruler is a Google Chrome extension that helps you to read long texts on web pages. This tool can assist dyslexic readers to keep their place on the page they are reading.


  • Highlight current reading line
  • Move the current line with arrow keys
  • Automatic jump to next/previous page
  • Smart adjustment when page resizes
  • Color, opacity and Shadow adjustments


  • Double click on text to start
  • Key Up/Down to navigate
  • ESC to cancel

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  • Works well on Wikipedia
  • It can highlight lines of text
  • Useful tool for users with reading difficulties
  • Does not work on many websites
  • Not compatible with PDFs
  • Double click to activate often interferes with other functionality
Most mentioned
  • Need to restart Chrome for it to work
  • Does not work with many websites
  • Issue with double click functionality
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Risk impact

Reading Ruler may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Reading Ruler has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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