Select a text to read from the New tab. The words you should be reading will be highlighted darker than the rest of the text. Use the mousewheel or hotkeys to jump forward/backward in the text. You can change the speedreading options at any time by clicking the Options button.
Most people read at about 250 words per minute. I suggest starting there and gradually working up to higher speeds. If you have trouble reading at a high WPM, try increasing the Grouping, Punctuation Pause, or Paragraph Pause options.
If you find any bugs, please report them to Isaac Nygaard.
|WPM||This controls the reading speed in words per minute. Internally, this is converted to a characters per minute (CPMn) reading rate. This assumes the average word length is 5.1 characters.|
|Punctuation Pause||This will add a pause wherever there is common punctuation (e.g. period, comma, colon). A value of one will pause for the time it would take to read one word. A value of five would equal five words. Note that the effective CPMn rate will be increased so that the target WPM rate is still met.|
|Paragraph Pause||This will add a pause at the start of every paragraph. Paragraphs are indicated by an indentation or two line breaks. The pause duration follows the same rules as Punctuation Pause; the CPMn rate will also be adjusted.|
|Grouping||Indicates how many words should be grouped and shown together. Use this option to read in chunks, rather than each word individually.|
|Fade In||How many word groups should fade in before being read. If you have trouble tracking which words you should be reading, try setting this to zero.|
|Fade Out||How many word groups should fade out after being read.|
|Spacebar||Start or Pause reading|
|Home||Scroll to the start of the text|
|Page Up||Scroll up 25 lines|
|Page Down||Scroll down 25 lines|
|Up Arrow||Scroll up one line|
|Down Arrow||Scroll down one line|
|Left Arrow||Subtract 10 from current WPM|
|Down Arrow||Add 10 to current WPM|